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Inspiration: ViewBug’s Award System

I'm often conflicted when it comes to putting my best images online because it is so easy for people to copy them, breaching my copyright.  This is an issue in reverse when I like a photograph and would like to bookmark it in some way without breaching other people's copyright - and without having a … Continue reading Inspiration: ViewBug’s Award System

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Inspiration: Mapplethorpe’s Flowers

Aesthetically, my flower photographs look nothing like Robert Mapplethorpe's flower photographs.  He took structured studio photographs of flowers in vases, set against strong light, or coloured backgrounds. I take photographs of wild flowers in the bush with backgrounds of moss, lichen, fallen bark, rotting leaves, bracken and whatever happens to be there. Yet when I … Continue reading Inspiration: Mapplethorpe’s Flowers

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Inspiration: Curves and Cazneaux

Many years ago on a visit to Canberra, I happened across an exhibition of Harold Cazneaux's photography.  At the time he was unknown to me, but I found myself drawn to his photographs of ships and ferries in Sydney, all photographed in the early part of the 19th Century.  One in particular "A Study in Curves" … Continue reading Inspiration: Curves and Cazneaux