Thursday, April 21, 2011

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Visit to the Botanical Garden Melbourne

An afternoon walking around the gardens on in autumn provided many opportunities for colourful images.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Autumnal Equinox Group Show

Opening Saturday 16th April 4-6pm at 69 Smith St Gallery.
The show runs from 13th April to 1st May
Wed - Sat 11am - 5pm
Sunday 12pm - 5pm
I have entered 3 photographs in this show. The criteria was that they had to be inspired by the Autumn Equinox.
Here are my images.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Diana camera

New assignment for NMIT Visual Art Diploma - use a Diana Camera to create images emphasising the qualities of the Diana camera.

The Diana was a cheap camera made in the 1960s by the Great Wall Plastic factory in China. It uses 120 film  which can support  rich images, but the lenses on the camera are plastic and low quality. Hence a dreamy saturated characteristic sets the Diana apart.
I have taken my first roll of film using a borrowed camera from NMIT.

Here is one, I have put  the other  images on Flickr (click to see) 

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Three colour collograph

This is the first assignment for Visual Arts Print Making Year 2 
I started by making three collograpgh plates from pasteboard and proofing them to see what I had.
Then came the decision about colours. Because the three plates are printed on top of each other the colour combination is delicate.
After several attempts I found that low contrast worked best. Here is the evolution.
The plates are around 20 x 25 cm - a bit less than A4.

The first three are the proof plates.

I wound up not using the last plate but introduced a fourth plate - stripes on the sides