Monday, December 16, 2013

GUP Photography Talent 2014

This magazine would have to be one of the best photography 'books' going around at the moment. It's a resource of some of the most fantastic images to be currently seen through the Dutch Photography scene.

It's a shame there are not books like these where more of the worlds emerging photographers can get a break into the print market, and have their work shown on a larger scale.

Maybe that's something I need to to..

HHHHRRRMMMMM Note To Self........

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Like Me. The Selfie as Modern Day Portraiture.

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This is a set of portraits I took for my Final Folio for First Year at PSC.

It's a social commentary on how the world and we ourselves look at self portraiture now. The 'selfie' has all but taken over as one of the most popular ways of how we represent ourselves, but is it really the person we see? We see ourselves very differently an arms length away and in private.

You can read my research paper here at Wordpress.

Been far to long..

I must again apologise for the amount of time it has taken me to post something here. I have to admit I have been quite lax, and I have no one to blame apart form myself.

It has been a very busy year with study, work, and more study. Finishing my degree has made it a little tougher for me to get some of the work I would have liked to get done done, but I just have to keep plugging away at everything just a little at a time.

I have a few great ideas for next year for work to do, mainly for University not personal stuff. I have a personal project I plan on getting going, but more on that was it comes alive.

So my endeavour now is to keep this platform better updated. I say this every year and it all goes to shit very quick, but I need to be a lot more diligent, and I have some amazing ideas and things coming up..

Friday, October 18, 2013

Richard Misrach on "Destroy This Memory"

This is a wonderfully short and poignant way of looking at how people can sometimes find a comedic voice in devastation.

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Ian Strage at the NGV Melbourne


I have to admit something kinda silly here, I haven't heard of Ian Strange aka Kid Zoom before. I was at the NGV looking at this amazing graffiti covering the sides of houses, and a video of a house on fire, and I was awestruck.

I couldn't believe an artist could see the things he see's, and how he sees them. To quoted David Hurlston "SUBURBAN is a powerfully evocative and compelling body of work. Through his photographs and and videos Strange challenges the notion of the family home being a place of warmth and safety." and I have to admit, I agree intirely.

The work is powerful and haunting. standing there watching the burning house, you almost feel compelled to help. You are drawn in and thrown away, either in fear of the darkness of the images or wishing you could help those souls you think trapped and lost.

I implore anyone and everyone to visit the NGV and wander the exhibition while it is on..

Ian Strange 'SUBURBAN' will run from 27th July 2013-15th September 2013

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Lensbaby Muse Double Glass

dg_16mm_macro by Phynyght Studio

dg_16mm_macro, a photo by Phynyght Studio on Flickr.
Via Flickr:
Lensbaby Muse Fun.. It's only a flower, but looks to be a weird creature trying to collect you..

I have found that using both of the Macro Extension tubes stacked a top each other (giving 24mm) and a focusing distance of 1.5" (about 37mm for us metric folk). Attached to the Double Glass Optic in my Muse, I have managed to achieve some really lovely sharp Macro shots that have just an amazing drop off in focus.. The backgrounds just smooth out so beautifully, and the image is really super spot focused.

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

skull and plum

skull and plum by Phynyght Studio
skull and plum, a photo by Phynyght Studio on Flickr.
I shouldn't play with my fruit, but I do.

I have been having a tough couple of weeks, and well to be honest, it's not seeming to get any easier. I'm struggling with some personal demons, and know that it will get better not only in time, but when this time of year is over.

I took this shot thinking of Life and Death. Let me know what you think.

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

The Puzzle is Now Complete!!

Well It has taken a week or so, but the last piece of the puzzle arrived in the office today, a syringe.
It may seem like a weird little thing to have to wait for, but a 10ml syringe is the only thing that has been holding me back from getting onto developing my black and white film!! I wonder if the chemical companies out there realize how hard it is to measure small weird amounts of chemical easily and without fuss? And some of the companies that make kit to develop your film and images should realize that making the tubes and containers in better graduations would be more helpful as well (yes Patterson I'm talking to you).
But alas I have done what's needed to be done, and obtained the last object to be able to to perform the duties required, and I shall post a few of the results once I get everything scanned (as I still don't have a neg scanner).
Looking forward to this experiment and experience..

Water Drops Are Lovely..

macro_54 by Phynyght Studio

macro_54, a photo by Phynyght Studio on Flickr.

Via Flickr:
Rain Drop on Lemon Tree
Nikon D300S
60mm Micro f2.8

This was shot hand held in my backyard after a morning or raining in Melbourne. 

In my yard, I have many many trees. We grow a lot of our own fruit and veg here at my house, not just because we like to be a little more sustainable, but it makes for wonderful photographs at home. Being able to shoot at home saves me from having to travel a great deal. 

Technical details are Nikon D300S 60mm Nikkor Mirco f2.8 No Flash 1/160th sec @ f13 ISO 500. Small amount of post in Photoshop CS5.1 which totaled Small exposure compensation, dodge and burn, and clone out a few spots on the lens.

Hope you like it, and if you have any questions please just ask.. 

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Big Sky... In the Goulburn Valley

gv_bearri by Phynyght Studio

gv_bearri, a photo by Phynyght Studio on Flickr.

I had been on a bit of a road trip the last few days and have only just got home to be able to download everything off the camera, and get working on the edits..

Hope you like it..