Week 08 – Moving

Theme for this week’s project 52 is moving.  Bring on slow shutter speeds and low ISO. I’ll be using the A6000 again as my Ricoh has been shipped to Melbourne for repairs. Didn’t realise how much slower and awkward it is compared to the Ricoh. I am highly considering an X100t when the prices start dropping.… Continue reading Week 08 – Moving

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.

Week 02/52 “Nail” – Selection

Did not have much time to shoot this week due to work. So the choices were few. But in the end, the photo selected happened towards the end of my photo hunt today!

 

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Pigeons are assholes – Perth

An alternative image for this week. A pigeon smashing and trying to pretty much break the neck of this other white pigeon to steal its bread. Brutal. Who knew they could be so aggressive.

 

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Pigeon Nail – Perth

Straight to the point here. A nail of a pigeon.

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Grip – Perth

From the initial post of the week. I was quite happy with this one as well. Minimal and obscure.

 

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Busted – Fremantle

Just as I was going in the station, a scene which I initially wrote down as a potential concept was right in front of me. Sometimes the universe just gives you things 🙂 I took three frames of the scene and opted to choose the one shot from the back  as shown on the featured image as it was cleaner and had a more minimalist story and aesthetic. I also like the gestures and expressions of the officers. The writing on the back of the guy’s black shirt is also a bonus.

But I could have really gone either way. Shooting different angles and compositions, adds a whole level of complexity and justifications when choosing. Initially I thought the composition from the side when looking at it through the ricoh’s lcd. However one’s you see it on the big screen, in lightroom, you see alot more detail.

Which frame do you guys prefer?

 

 

Week 01/52 “SECRET” – Selection

Week 01 has come to a quick end and now its selection time. The theme secret was alot harder than I thought. I made some photos which I really enjoyed however they did not go with the theme and thus did not make the cut. This culled quite abit of the photos, simplifying the selection process.

The photos below are the ones which I believe relate the strongest to the theme.

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  Mastermind – Cottesloe Beach
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Hide – Margaret River
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Veiled – Elizabeth Quay
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Penthouse – Northbridge
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Back of house – Fremantle
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Profile – Fremantle

In the end, the photo that won for me was the inital shot I took in Fremantle from New Years Day of a woman sitting by herself outside a cafe. Although it doesn’t have a strong story, I like the ambiguity, colour pallate ,small details and subtlety of the image.

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Hair – Fremantle