Patpong, Bangkok. The red light district. It’s dark except for the cacophony of flashing signs and pools of light as doors open into sweaty bars. Sue Stubbs and I are weaving our way through a throng of mostly men, and into the bowels of a seemingly never ending warren of alleys. We try not to
I was sitting in a dark theatre, entranced by the black and white portrait on the screen. A freckle-faced Irish child with wonky teeth and a cloth cap crinkled his eyes as he looked into the lens of Dorothea Lange. It was 1954 and Lange had been on assignment for Time Life Magazine when she
As many of us emerge gingerly out of lockdown one thing is clear. Nothing is certain. Feelings and reactions amongst my community of photographers are diverse and ever-changing. From gratitude, excitement and cautious optimism to fear, anger and a sense of abandonment. ‘I have everything I need. I am so privileged’ said one photographer yesterday.
As strange as it may seem, in November I edited numerous print folios on beds and sofas in Hong Kong hotel rooms, in time for the CA+ review event. I’m pleased to report that all the folios were well received with some creatives and photographers continuing discussions and at least one photographer finding a new agent. I’m a very proud ‘mum’!
Amongst all the folios I edited in November and also into December, there were a couple of stand out shots and these made the final two Top Shots for 2014. In the next few weeks I’ll announce the creative who’ll be selecting their fave from all the gorgeous images I shared last year. In the meantime, enjoy the last two of the year- both photographers have featured on this blog before, and both constantly producing fresh work.
January- Ian Robertson This image of a New Zealand native Tui, its plumage beautifully captured with a gentle, yet scientifically detached approach, was part of a larger series Wellington photographer Ian Robertson shot of NZ natives. Ian is not the kind of photographer who takes these things lightly- he cares enormously for the environment and the
As strange as it may seem, in November I edited numerous print folios on beds and sofas in Hong Kong hotel rooms, in time for the CA+ review event. I’m pleased to report that all the folios were well received with some creatives and photographers continuing discussions and at least one photographer finding a new
September and October saw work from factories to near extinct wildlife cross my desk. From crazy studio fashion shoots in Melbourne to car racing in Salt Lake City, Utah. Beaches from Adelaide to Nelson and beyond. Way way beyond. But I was particularly in love with the two I chose as they were both personal shots,