We are in control of how we frame an image, what we choose to include and omit, and the stories that we want to convey. This may have nothing to do with the ‘reality’ of the situation in which the photograph was taken, and all starts with our vision of the final image.
Although I enjoy all genres of photography and like trying new techniques, my passion lies with street photography. It’s a form of photography that allows me to practice almost every day, embraces the unexpected, allows a certain amount of preparation, but then relies on chance, and always throws up surprises on image review. The random images I take coalesce over time into coherent (to me!) series of images, some of which are presented here. To this end I also set myself a challenge last year to post one street photo each day to my Instagram feed. This has been a great experience and is almost a meditative space for me, which I look forward to.
I have learned to look for the abstract in everyday life, the play of light and shadow, and the isolation of colour. This is how I like to capture my street images, and spreads into all the work I do.
2017 Catwalk to Sidewalk exhibition : Melbourne Street Fashion, at the Victorian Archive Centre, image added to the VAC permanent archival collection
2017 Monash Gallery of Art - Friends of the MGA Ramp Exhibition - Best Creative Image
I am also actively involved in the following groups,
Camberwell Camera Club www.camberwellcameraclub.org.au
Image Chasers www.imagechasers.com.au