Fringe defined

Part of the reason I picked this word besides the festival that is happening currently in Perth is the potential openness of the word. Seeing its definitions has sparked new ideas on how to approach this theme.   I could potentially go off the beaten path and photograph alleys, BOH, corners etc. Targeting the periphery.… Continue reading Fringe defined

Week 06 – “Fringe”

Theme this week is Fringe. To be more specific there is a fringe festival happening in Perth. I like the openness of this theme but it does make it difficult to narrow down the shots (as I found last week). I have a feeling Friday and Saturday will be the days to shoot the festival,… Continue reading Week 06 – “Fringe”

Week 05/52 “Chinese New Year” – Selection

Week 05 – Chinese New Year theme selection and B sides below. This was a hard one as I enjoy shooting this day and the images I managed to catch. To tell you the truth, i could see two to three images for number one, but alas only one can win. I enjoyed shooting this week, and I am happy I ended up with a short series that I can continue for next year.

The photo selected I felt epitomized¬† what I view as “Chinese” as well as the new year. The randomness of the scene, the camo clothing, the women and child holding mobile phones, the colours. Its chaos is somehow held by its coherent absurdity.

Would love to hear your thoughts ūüôā

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Smiling Tiger
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Shadow conversations
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Resting tigers

 

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Distracted
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Amongst the crowd

Week 04/52 “Australia Day”-Selection

Week 04 is now finished. Man its going pretty damn quick!  Shots were all taken from the Australia Day Skyworks celebrations in Perth. The usual fireworks were cancelled due to a plane crashing into the Swan River whilst doing tricks. A sudden sad turn of events,It will not be rescheduled this year.

B sides below which were mostly portraits. I think I may start an ongoing series on Australia Day.

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Green & Gold family – Perth 2017
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Aussie Blue Men – Perth 2017
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Hair Flags – Perth 2017

Week 04 – “Australia Day”

I thought I’d mix it up this week. Instead of randomly generating a theme, I decided to pick Australia Day as it is tomorrow. Now that is a public holiday for us and it has landed on a Thursday this year. Imagine having to come in¬†to work on Friday after all the revelry. It is predicted there will be about 200,000 sickies (Australian term for calling in sick but really you just wanted a day off to recover from your hang over and do not want to use your ¬†leave)

They also have events during the weekend. Hopefully some great photos come about.¬†Oh and in case you are wondering, I did not take friday off and no I will not take a sickie…

 

For now.

Week 03/52 “Insertion” – Selection

Pick for this week above. Although I explored “insertion” as engaging and interacting with the subject and making their portrait, I did not like this approach as it wasn’t evident at first glance without the justification/spiel.

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Alvin – Perth 2017

Alternatively, I went and searched for people in the process of inserting something. A straight to the point approach.

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A disappearing finger – Perth 2017
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Parking ticket – Northbridge 2017

In the end, I went with  inserting my self/shadow into the image. At least this way I was physically inserting my presence in the image, not just by the approach to create a portrait.

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Skater, shadows and mural – Northbridge 2017

The image I chose for the week was the juxtaposition of the mannequin and lady’s arms to portray the insertion. I also like that my shadow is visible in this image.