Its been a long time between posts …. but I’m back.
I have been invited to contribute photos to two upcoming exhibitions that are only days apart. The first exhibition is Adelaide Camera Expo on Sunday 29th September. Yeah just two days away, don’t panic Jeff! I am not fully ready for this but at least I have my framed prints ready. The second exhibition will be at the local Linhay Gallery in Auburn from 6th October. I will discuss this latter exhibition in a later post.
For Adelaide Camera Expo I will submit four prints from my ongoing Pools and Puddles project. For years I have found photos during walks by peering over bridges and in all sorts of pools, puddles and dams. In this first photo I am looking down from a bridge at the weeds, water and reflections. You can almost see my reflection obscured by some ripples. I guess its the kind of selfie I like – you can’t really see me.
This next photo is of a strange pool that fills a natural depression in a rock surface. It is close to a local church.
Next we have some sparkle from sunlight cast across weeds in a creek.
And last, another view from a bridge. It was a gloomy, drizzly morning when I took this photo with raindrops disturbing the reflection in the water. Again you can see my shape near the the bottom of the photo.
Most of these photos were taken with either a Leica M9 or a Monochrom and processed as black and white by me. Then I asked Black and White Photographics in Adelaide to print them onto Platine Fibre Rag paper at 12×18 inches. I am happy with the results. Platine is a semi-gloss art paper by Canson that works really well with monochrome images.
As a side note, this week these images were printed via a digital enlarger by Chris Reid at Blanco Negro using his digital enlarger and a wet chemical darkroom process. The silver gelatin prints are toned in sepia and selenium and look wonderful. But that’s a topic for another time. I have plenty to say about photography, maybe I should get a photo blog.