The Redwood Forest…

It’s funny to have discovered a place so beautiful that has been on my doorstep all these years. The Redwood Forest in Warburton is a stand of beautiful American Redwoods, a place that is dark and mysterious, filled with willow sculptures and a silence so serene as to lose all sense of time.

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Malham Tarn…

Malham Tarn, Yorkshire. Location of a scene from Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.

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Travel 2016…

3 weeks in Italy in Winter.

3 sisters, 1 Alpha Romeo & la dolce vita!!

Italia by iphone…

I travelled to Italy in December/January 2015/16 with 2 of my sisters, no kids or husbands allowed! We hired ourselves an Alpha Romeo and took off down the Amalfi coast and slowly made our way all the way up to Venice. It was an amazing trip with lots of laughter, food, wine and yes, even a bit of sunshine! I very quickly got sick of lugging my heavy camera around with me so ended up shooting most of my images on my iphone. The additional help of a couple of apps (Pro Camera 8, photoshop) and the results aren’t too bad. Of course it will never replace my camera but I am happy with some of the results.

Our cousin Pete joined us for a few days in Roma and we decided to recreate an old photo of the 3 of us in our Grandfathers garden in the UK from around 1972 (Ang, the third sister, wasn’t born at this point so she took the photo). Below – Peter, Maxine, Arrayah

 

 

Nillumbik…

Nillumbik, thought to be an Aboriginal word meaning no good, red or bad earth.

Despite my continual attempts to defy that definition with my gardening efforts (I fail miserably!!) I still love the little town where I live…Hurstbridge.

Here are a few images taken on a warm late summers day…

 

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Baldessin Press Student Workshop

Each year Silvi Glattauer, of Baldessin Press, invites students from Melbourne Polytechnic and RMIT for a day of photogravure magic. This year we had nearly 40 of my students over 2 days inking up plates and printing beautifully detailed images onto fine art papers.

Silvi created the printing plates from the students black and white digital files. The images are printed directly onto light sensitive photo-polymer printing plates ready to be inked and put through the traditional print press. You can see the fine tonal detail that this produces in the images below.

Thanks to Baldessin Press, Silvi Glattauer and all of the students for a fabulous day of creativity, good food and joyous company!

Until next year!!

http://baldessinpress.com.au/

(The photos were taken with my iphone so the quality is not great)

Melbourne Polytechnic Grad Show 2015…

Even though I haven’t done much personal work lately, I have had a very busy and rewarding year teaching across two photo-imaging schools. It feels wonderful to see all of the students reaching their potential, producing amazing images and putting together their graduate exhibition…the culmination of all their hard work!

I hope some of you will be able to make it along to the opening, but, for those that can’t, I will endeavour to post some of their images in the weeks after.

Here is the invite with Lisa Minogue’s image to the left…

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