Black and White Photos

Bull Creek tree ferns Cradle Mountain Valley

Posted on
Bull Creek tree ferns

Bull Creek tree ferns is an image I am yet to print. It was made in 1988 on a friend’s property at Bull Creek,  in the Cradle Mountain Valley, Tasmania. We had spent a wet day hiking through myrtle forest and tree ferns on the slopes above Lake Cethana locating the old survey pegs. In […]

Black and White Photos

Photographic Print Types

Posted on
Canning River Sheoaks raindrops

Below I have listed four photographic print types using silver and chemistry as their basis. These include traditional silver gelatin fibre based prints, Polaroid prints, Type C colour prints and Cibachrome or Ilfochrome prints. There are many others, including a whole range of printing substrates available to digital printing. If you have a favourite printing […]

Black and White Photos

Bush – naming and possession

Posted on
Bush Canning River Regional Park

The dust jacket of the book Gone Bush, edited by Roger McDonald, describes the Australian landscape as diverse. The writers’ essays in response to this landscape “explores a country defined by ideas of naming and possession”. In the next sentence if further elaborates that the collection of short stories by twelve Australian authors  also “… […]

Black and White Photos

Ferns Polaroid Type 55 positive negative film

Posted on

Ferns Polaroid Type 55 positive negative film. Polaroid is quite a remarkable photographic medium. Quite apart from the instantaneous imaging it could provide, the prints themselves are quite unique in their characteristics. Polaroid introduced the Type 55 P/N  film back in 1961. It produces both a positive print as well as a black and white […]

Black and White Photos

Photo Canning River Kent St Weir Perth recent rain

Posted on
Kent St Weir Canning River

Photo Canning River Kent St Weir Perth.  Printed this morning in my darkroom, I made this image last weekend just after some recent rain. It was rather impromptu in one sense. I had been out earlier walking the dog, minus my camera, and noticed that in the late afternoon the weather had abated and everything […]

Announcements

Looking Glass Magazine Issue 8 Aug Sept 2015

Posted on
Looking Glass Magazine issue 8 Aug Sept 2015

Looking Glass Magazine – Tales from the lens -Batteries Not Included.  I am delighted to have several images and a short essay published in this month’s Looking Glass Magazine. That two of those images were made literally down the street from where I live in suburban Perth is even more satisfying! Looking Glass Magazine is published […]

Black and White Photos

Laundry shed Margaret River

Posted on
Margaret River Australia

Laundry shed, Margaret River. I didn’t set out to deliberately make this image. Call it exploration or perhaps just a happy accident. I had my medium format camera set up on a tripod outside my late grandparents’ farm house looking out across the paddock. For whatever reason, I abandoned my initial plan and turned the […]

Black and White Photos

Canning River Photographs Perth Australia

Posted on
Canning River photographs

I have just reposted a collection of about 40 contemporary Canning River photographs in a 50 page publication. The photographs were made around the Kent Street Weir within Perth’s Canning River Regional Park. During 2011, I used my old Yashica 124G twin lens film camera to make daily images of the parkland. Sometimes I went […]

Black and White Photos

Canning River Wetlands Samphire Environment Perth

Posted on
Canning River Wetlands Perth

Canning River wetlands Perth. I often make my more personally satisfying images when I am alone. It’s not that I don’t photograph when in company, it is just easier to immerse myself more fully with my subject when alone. When I am in company there is always an imperative or priority which more often than not […]

Black and White Photos

Canning River Perth oxygenation trail river environment tryptich

Posted on
Canning River Perth oxygenation trail tryptich

Canning River Perth oxygenation trail tryptich Canning River Perth oxygenation trail. Tryptich made of three 8×10 inch hand printed silver gelatin fibre based prints. Matted and window mounted using 100% cotton rag museum board. Framed in 100x40cm aluminium – colour graphite. Each image is from a three sequential 35mm frames, made down stream from the […]