Mapplethorpe’s Flowers

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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 [...]

Curves and Cazneaux

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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" [...]