Saturday, 24 September 2011

Magic Lake

The crazy Melbourne wind has set me on edge today! I need some stillness and serenity...

Wallaga Lake, Bermagui NSW

Monday, 19 September 2011

Silver Shade 100

My first shot with Impossible Project's Polaroid Silver Shade 100. I still need to experiment with this film but it does seem a lot more stable than the Colour Push film which I'm about to give up on! Its a little more sepia toned than I prefer but I still love the ghostly quality.

Auckland + Melbourne + Shoot by Design

I have just completed a 6 week online photography course run by Sydney photographer (now residing in Vancouver) Amanda Gilligan.  I have followed Amanda's blog Mocking-bird for some time now and there has always been something about her images that really resonated with me. When she announced she had created a course I jumped at the chance and enrolled.

I have to say the last 6 weeks has been an absolute creative joy! I learnt so much more than I expected not just technically but more about myself and why I love and NEED to stake pictures.

Not only was Amanda a fabulous teacher but having access to students from all over the world with a similar passions and fears was a gift that seemed to come to me at a time when I really needed it.

I have already posted some of the shots I've taken over the last six weeks. Our last assignment was to collaborate with another student. Mary based in Auckland and I decided to share our neighborhoods - this is some of what we came up with. This was a lot of fun and definitely something I'd love to explore further...

Auckland + Melbourne

Auckland + Melbourne

Melbourne + Auckland

Auckland + Melbourne

Friday, 2 September 2011

Dear Melbourne... You're OK

Sometimes I forget how lucky I am to live smack bang in the middle of Melbourne. Always taking it for granted we are more often than not in the middle of a love hate relationship. Some mornings I wake up and like to pretend I've just landed here and try to see this town for the first time, so rather than burying my head in a book in a cafe as I usually do - I decided to look up....

All taken at or on the way to 'Captains of Industry'