Sunday, 3 July 2016

Upcoming Exhibition - Polaroid Android

I'm very excited to be involved in an upcoming exhibition this Saturday the 9th of July in Thirroul called Polaroid Android with 3 other talented ladies - Emma Burrows, Emma-Lee Crane and Nina Kourea - poster designed by the very talented Emma-Lee Crane. Love to see you there...

Monday, 28 March 2016

March Musings

I wanted to get a post in before the end of the month, so here it is. 
Like all instant pack film photographers I'm mourning the demise of yet another beautiful film - this time Fuji FP-100c. Already a campaign has begun in the hopes of saving this film or at least the machines that make the film to continue its production. The Save Packfilm site has a petition to sign here.

In the spirit of positive thinking I'm appreciating the latest batch of SX-70 from Impossible film. I've also purchased a new toy - a virtually unused SX-70 Model 2 with its original box and instructions.

I've also had my work published in the latest FND magazine (see pics below) and the lovely people at the Polaroid of the Day website invited me to feature some of my photos.

Tuesday, 9 February 2016

Experiments in Goop

So what is goop exactly? It's the Polaroid/Fuji film refuse - the stuff that gets disposed of. In the case of my experiments it was Fuji FP 3000b film negatives. I figure it's a travesty that this beautiful film is being discontinued so I wanted to honour it by keeping the positives and having some fun with the negatives. In fact I wish now that I'd saved every negative, but that's another matter. Flickr has a goop group if you'd like to check out what other photographers are doing here.

It's a fairly easy process, whereby you scan in the negative to photoshop and invert the image. Other photographers may do more manipulation in photoshop but I prefer to keep things simple.

Anyway, here are my versions. Thanks to my models, Marcelo, Chewie and Sophia.

Wednesday, 13 January 2016

Hello 2016

It's hard to believe we are here already - 2015 was an incredibly busy year for me photography wise, especially when I had to think of all of the things I'd been involved with. We had a tough start to the year with some personal losses - inspiration and motivation were hiding away for quite some time. Keeping busy and creative is always the best medicine, in this case being involved in 6 joint exhibitions. Three of my shots were exhibited in the first 
Film Never Die group show in April - Polaroid Resurrection, which travelled from Melbourne to Ballarat and Malaysia. 
I also had the wonderful opportunity to be involved in my first Artist in Residence at Parkes Shire Library in September. I did 5 instant film workshops with local schools in the area, an evening talk at Parkes Central library and a joint exhibition. 
At the end of the year I did manage a fun shoot with some really expired film.