For the final assignment of my Contemporary Photography unit at University, I used the theme of Suburbia to create a narrative about my home town. On the way into town, there is a welcome sign that says “Rural Living at its Best”, I explore whether this still holds true some years after I moved here.
I will only display 1 image from this set of 12 for now, as some of mine and other students’ work will be displayed in an exhibition opening this Friday in the University gallery. I will show the whole narrative at another time.
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.