I was going to let this site die and do something quite different, but one friend who doesn't use FB, has asked and he is a friend I can't say 'no' to, so here it goes.
Some recent images... fog, sunset, and leaving work... isn't it incredible that we can find all this beauty in the midst of the everyday hustle-bustle? Take a moment and do something creative!
The day is upon us! Exhibition opening in 1 hour, but runs for another 2 weeks, if you can't make it today, drop in next Saturday at ~11 - I'll be there
ALERT: Exhibition starting on Monday, Opening - Sat 9th, 3pm at the Breslin Gallery, 254 Neerim RoadCarnegie (in the meantime, here's a few)
Should be a fun event, so if you're local, come - wine, snacks, music, good people and of course some decent photos (not mine, Dallas Graham's of course - he is the coexibitor!)
Being severely constrained for time, I just take my camera along wherever I go. Mostly the scenes that presents themselves are not what a photographer would probably seek out. Like the backlit midday suburban street or a tram terminus at night, but for some reason they still hold interest.
It's been a busy month with hardly any time for dedicated photography. Just snapping when opportunities present themselves. But sometimes the motivation just isn't there.. I guess the received wisdom is that it has to be meaningful for me without expecting to reach anyone else but this doesn't completely wash with an extrovert...
Right now I am not sure whether there is any point in posting any more pictures, but then come tomorrow I will probably be compelled to shoot again! I guess they have to go somewhere...
The lonely lost and disconnected characters of the big city. What is the rush, what is the point?
The fascinating characters and their juxtaposition agaisnt urban landscape continue to draw me despite the discomfort at privacy. Hungary's just passed a law banning this, what do you think? Incidentally, I posted two of these on dpreview Documentary and Street photography forum and received the following comment from Jeff Hladun, an experienced street photographer on #4 (it was both unexpected and got me to look deeper at my own images so I thought I'd quote it):
"This is very reminiscent of de Chirico's cityscape paintings, with brilliant light guiding our attention to the lonely figures in desolate yet intimidating urban settings, in much the same way de Chirico would separate his figures from the authority and oppression of his imaginary city. The figures look isolated against their surroundings, which is made poignant by the blind woman in red tentatively moving forward with the aid of a guide-stick. There is an irony here, placing a blind woman in harsh light, and it strikes me as a visual metaphor for the moment of exit from Plato's Cave.
Compositionally, what is so interesting about the image is the way the curve of the building's façade makes it appear as if the moment is tilted to the left (reinforced by the tilt of the right traffic light standard), even though the photo is level. For some strange reason, this leaves a feeling of paranoia with me, and at the very least lends an air of mystery to what is already a fascinatingly ambiguous story."
Hardly one day of sightseeing, so not much to show, folks, mostly a few snaps of tourist traps and some lovely geishas.
Last lot before I am off to Kyoto. Not sure if I am going to have much time for photos but I will try!