The phone is my darkroom

When I was a child there was no phone in our home. When I graduated from art college there were no mobile/cell phones. I have always been interested in exploring technological advances and how they might encourage me to broaden my art practice. These advances have been a bonus for me as I have aContinue reading “The phone is my darkroom”

Walls, doors, windows and such

A friend recently asked me if I was familiar with the photographs of Grant Mudford, an Australian artist working in the US for many years. I first encountered Mudford’s work when I was at art college in the 80s. His photographs appealed to me immediately and still do. I think of Grant Mudford’s art asContinue reading “Walls, doors, windows and such”

Artspeak didn’t satisfy but the trees did.

March is Art Month here in Sydney. There are gallery tours, studio tours and talks aplenty. Last evening I attended a debate in Kings Cross (as part of the Art Month program) called Contemporary Art Is A Joke. I have no view as to whether or not contemporary art, as a whole, is a joke.Continue reading “Artspeak didn’t satisfy but the trees did.”

I do like Cezanne

My life underwent a dramatic change of direction when  I went to art college. I started at East Sydney Tech (now the National Art School). I was forty-one years old; the other students were pretty much straight from high school. I faced quite a deal of staff opposition to my enrolment because I had nothingContinue reading “I do like Cezanne”

How I became a photographer

All images here were made by me and are an expression of my ‘way of seeing’, to borrow John Berger’s phrase. All images which identify people were made with their permission. My personal art practice is primarily photography, thoughI have a general interest in visual art. My primary creative commitment is to working in aContinue reading “How I became a photographer”