Dos Amigos en España

I visited Spain for the the first time in 1963; I was twenty-four. It would be another twenty-eight years until I returned in 1991 and again in 1994. CAMPELLO Campelló in 1962 I went to Campelló in 1962. Dusty, dirty streets; unkempt houses andreal-life local bars, no pubs. I didn’t realise at the time thatContinue reading “Dos Amigos en España”

A bit about me

I’m a photographer – artist with a Degree and Post Graduate Diploma in visual art from Sydney College of the Arts at University of Sydney. I live in Newtown, Sydney, with lots of other queers. I was born in Kings Cross in 1939 and have lived in Sydney ever since. I read this somewhere andContinue reading “A bit about me”

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”

A walk by the Pacific Ocean

The other day I went for a walk from Coogee to Clovelly. These are two beaches along the Pacific Ocean coast of Sydney. We are fortunate to have about seventy beaches, approximately thirty-nine of these are ocean beaches. My walk started at Coogee, easily reached by bus from my home in Newtown. As well asContinue reading “A walk by the Pacific Ocean”

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”