Mobile phone photo-walk in Melbourne…

Street photography is not one of my creative strong points. And I barely know how to use my iphone!

So what do I do? I go to Urban Artistry, in Collingwood, Melbourne, for an artists talk and photo-walk sponsored by EyeEm.

Thomas Lim is an incredible mobile phone photographer with many accolades and awards under his belt. Maurizio Salvati is an experienced street photographer with an eye for the unusual and more front than Myer! And photographer Richard is a beautiful soul with a big heart and generous spirit.

We were treated to a show and tell at the studio (thanks Richard!) followed by an urban expedition out into the streets of Collingwood, armed with nothing but our iphones, procamera 8 and EyeEm apps.

For those that know me well know that I am so singularly focused in everything I do (no multi-tasking for me!). So I got stuck on one reflection in one window and really didn’t get much further down the street than that.

I only got a few images shot before the vietnamese restaurant beckoned me with promise of sugar cane prawns…yum!

Make sure you check out Thomas, Maurizio and Richards work in the links below

Richard

http://1camera1000smiles.com.au/urban-artistry/

Maurizio   

https://mauriziosalvati.wordpress.com/

Thomas

http://www.thomas-lim.com/

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Photogravure…

Photogravure is a non-toxic photo/printmaking process where a metal plate is coated with a light sensitive emulsion and exposed to a film positive. Through exposure, the plate is etched and produces a very detailed image ready for the traditional print press. It is all printmaking from here on in, which is something that I have never done before, but the results produce exquisite tones and detail that would be very difficult to create with traditional etching. Of course there are many imperfections in the print but that only adds to the beauty of the final image and it’s handmade quality.

I was fortunate to be able to attend a photogravure workshop on the weekend, held by my lovely friend and mentor, Silvi Glattauer, at The Baldessin Press. The studio is an artwork in itself, nestled in the Australian bush just over an hour out of Melbourne. http://www.silvi.com.au/ http://baldessinpress.com.au/

I am really happy with the end results and can’t wait to get back out to the studio to learn more!

An Article in The Age newspaper…

Very excited to have a feature article in this weeks Sunday Age! They heard about the book and contacted us earlier this week to organise an interview and photoshoot at the market. We managed to round up several of the stall holders and their products and you can see all of the images on The Age website below.

 

(The Age article by Carolyn Webb and images by Chris Hopkins)

http://www.theage.com.au/victoria/more-than-hippies-honey-and-tiedye-st-andrews-market-turns-40-20150117-12sey4.html

The book “Meet me at Market…

And here is the book….finished, printed and selling fast!

We have done a limited edition print run so once they are all sold that will be it! Take a look at our Facebook page for more info. https://www.facebook.com/marketbookstandrews

You can purchase a copy of the book via the link below or, if you are local, head out to our stall at St Andrews Market and come and say hello!

working on layout from the book

working on layout from the book

working on a layout from the book

working on a layout from the book

Final proofing before print

Final proofing before print

The book cover

The book cover

Purchase the book here – https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=5W93H5CFDYEHL

‘smile’…vistors to St Andrews Market

Some of the many happy visitors to St Andrews Market…

The Meat Mask…

Here is the final image from the Laudanum Project shoot. You can book in for their new Fringe Festival show below.

http://www.melbournefringe.com.au/fringe-festival/show/the-grand-guignol-automaton/

decisions, decisions…

Jo and I are slowly feeling our way around how to publish our book. So many things to think about! Do we find a publisher or self publish? Apply for grants or crowd fund?…….and on and on and on!! It isn’t an area we are familiar with but we are determined to see our project to completion. Almost there now. Here is a bit of a mock up of one of the pages that I just did.