— Writing —
‘…all we need to do is engage with the work right before our eyes’ – Eric Maisel
I found RedBubble (RB) as an outlet for my poetry, short stories and non-fiction.
— Photography —
‘For me photography is a mirror of life, and every photo that is even worth looking at must be a reflection of life- of reality, nature, man and his activity, from art to war.’ – Andreas Feininger
I dusted off the old film SLR (Canon EOS3000) in Jan 08 and began shooting … so about half of the images here are scans of prints. In Oct 08 I went digital, with a ‘point and shoot’ (Canon IXUS 90IS and now a Nikon), then in Dec 08 I went ‘serious’…and bought a Nikon D90 DSLR (and two lenses). Still, I am experimenting with staged shoots, landscape and candid, to discover what my ‘subject’ will be, so my folio is rather eclectic at this stage.
Achievements to date:
My entries in the Move Me competition were (N.B. these are not in my folio, only on the Judge Me page):
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Here is a selection of my most popular pieces:
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On a whim, I pulled out the camera this week to snap some photos in the backyard. As I scrolled through the images, I realised that it had been almost a year since I’d picked up the camera. I then discovered a bunch of pics I’d taken towards the end of 2010 that I hadn’t downloaded or used. So, I’ve spent a pleasant Saturday afternoon and evening putting some pics together…
Holy smoke! I’m a bit slow but I need to shout it from the roof tops that one of my images made it onto the RB homepage. This time, it was my photo / Retired Bicycle / Here’s a link to what the homepage looked like on 6 September 2011. / * See my journal entry about my last feature on RB homepage, 24 February 2011**
I’m gobsmacked!! One of my images / — Snake towards the Sun — / made it onto the RedBubble homepage on 24 February 2011. / I can’t believe it:: I never thought I’d make it onto this exclusive and prestigious part of the website. I just need to go lie-down for a while… (click on below image)
An international movement among the photography community is growing called Help-Portrait. / On 12 Dec 09, volunteer your time and expertise to help someone in need by taking their portrait, printing it and giving it to them. Your pics aren’t shown to anyone but them, but you share your story with the Help-Portrait community. / Get a group together to share resources and have some fun givin…