For my Lighting Design unit at University, I had to present a set of images that displayed a consistent lighting and camera technique. I have used long exposures, intentional camera movement and focal length adjustments to capture this set. I wandered Melbourne on a cold night to capture the light. This first image is the Regent Theatre in Collins Street.
I might move off topic for a couple of weeks, as I have been concentrating on the final assignments for my first year at University, and thought I might share some things I have been working on.
So there I am, in people’s houses taking pictures of the third drawer down in their kitchen. Why? I had to come up with an idea for a Typology. It came to me in a flash of inspiration, I should have dismissed it and put it in the too hard basket. Anyway a couple of weeks later and I have a result.
Bernd and Hilla Becher, were best known for their Photographic Typologies in the 1950s and 60s, documenting industrial buildings in Germany and the USA and have influenced many photographers since. I have them to blame for my effort.
I’m a bit obsessed with patterns in the sand. I think about how individual they are, how they change each day when the sea comes back in and erases the past to invent a new pattern, using its own wavelength.
I was part way round the circuit of Altona Coastal Park when I was drawn, like a moth to a flame, off on a side track that led me to the neighbouring beach. More an area of sand flats than a beach, there were plenty of walkers with their dogs. Maybe this wreck was also drawn here like a moth by some invisible force.