Today, at last, images of the bulk of the large format colour and black and white film photographs I created two decades ago have been uploaded to my new website. The images represent two kinds of approach to the subject of landscape: celebratory/documentary (the colour work) and interpretative/expressive (the b&w images). Many of the places shown have changed significantly since the pictures were taken from both ‘natural’ and, more commonly, human impacts. To the extent the images record a lost past many are now historical documents.
Salt, skin and stars
I have just uploaded illustrations of the latest (and probably last) artworks in my nine-year ‘Syzygy’ project. Syzygy involved creating images by exposing photographic films to the ambient light of the stars at night at Lake Tyrrell in the Victorian Mallee. The last artwork of the project, ‘Flay‘, is a nine-piece series of human body prints reiterating the graphite imprint on architects paper of two dancers performing on the dry salt bed of the lake in April 2007.
Photographer, ex-student and friend Craig Schwanfelder unnerved passersby when he displayed this kangaroo shadowgram from my ‘Contact‘ series outside his home in the USA last Halloween…
Welcome to my new website
For the last six years I have had a website. It did its job but its content, look and navigability were not of a quality I would have liked. From today that’s changed. With the help of Kristina, Gregor and Prakruti at Juggler Design in suburban Eltham (Melbourne) this new website is the kind of elegant, navigable on-line presence needed. It can and will be continually updated. Welcome.