Journal

The best laid plans

Well the little Project 365 was going along pretty well. I’ve got 87 new images up on Redbubble since making little goal and have sorted through some images to find another few hundred to polish into a finished state.…

But as with most plans, they don’t often survive first contact with the enemy – and one fateful morning, hitting the ‘please update windows now’ button and thrown a spanner in the works. See what wasn’t mentioned in the ‘update windows’ alert, is that it would destabilise Photoshop elements* to the point it was no longer operational…and here in lies the problem, I like using Nik plugins…which have since become Google plugins…which are apparently no longer operational in PSE15 :-(

Long story short, I upgraded to the latest PSE15, went to install the Nik plugins again and – Ba

Another reason to love buyer feedback

Thanks to my anonymous buyer from Burlington, USA who picked up a vibe from one of my images; packaged it as a tote and then filled it with something relating to the image as a gift for a special person…what a great idea! I hope she’s thrilled with the present!

Buyers are really creative too!

Norman

Thanks for leaving a note

I really love it when buyers leave a note – so here’s a big thumbs up to my most recent buyer from Brampton, United Kingdom that left me a note following their purchase.

It’s a little window into the people buying my works…and I love it!

Cheers

Norman

Creating vs finishing art - against the march of time

Time marches on and 2017 is already almost 1/12th over. It’s always a good time to consider goals and the beginning of the year has become the traditional time for reflection, consideration and goal setting.…

It’s interesting to review which of my photographs people have been buying and broadly where they’re located around the word. Clothing seems to be pretty popular lately and there’s definitely going to be a crisp high five on offer when I bump into someone wearing one of my images on a tshirt!

It’s also great to receive pictures from happy customers of their new Norman Repacholi acquisition hanging in the bedroom, lounge and kitchen – I might be a little biased, but you have excellent taste and are part of a growing global community! ;-) I’m glad you’re enjoying your art and if there’s

Thanks very much to everyone buying my art!

Hello All!

Just a quick note to say thanks to everyone that’s been buying my art lately. Feels good to know that people are parting with their hard-earned to hang a little bit of my vision on their wall…or send to a friend!

Hot items have been metal prints, photographic prints, posters, cards and iPhone cases – it’ll be a funny day when I walk past someone talking to their phone with one of my images on its protective cover!

Thanks for sharing the love and giving me an extra jolt to get a bit more new work out there for you to enjoy – bit of stuff from California coming up!

Cheers!

Norman

Touching base

It’s quite amusing to look back on what I’ve written and then consider how far reality has actually moved from where I’d anticipated I’d be. Re-branding and web design in still on the cards, but probably a little while off yet.…

Unanticipated detours from the original plan have been a couple of visits to the northern hemisphere and a house/studio relocation – not to mention a few other things! Good news is I’m still finding time to make images and I’m very appreciative of those that have shown their support by purchasing my images in various formats.

Speaking of formats, posters and iphone cases have been big lately. So much so that I picked up an iphone case from Redbubble for my own phone and I’m impressed with the fit and finish. If you haven’t taken the plunge yet, don’t leave your pho

Back on deck

Well, I’ve had myself a little break…not really from photography, just from regular uploads to redbubble. It’s been a good break though as I’ve finally had some time to invest in compiling some really nice calendars featuring beautiful cities, scenery, landscape, or cars and hot rods. I thought that would be a nice starting point and a way for people enjoy small collections of my images over a 12 month period.…

Speaking of enjoyment…thank you very much to all the great people that have invested in my art over the last six months. I hope you’re all enjoying the prints, cards and canvas’ you’ve purchased very much. While many of you are in Europe, for those buyers in Melbourne that would like your art purchase signed, I’d be happy to do so…bubble mail me and we’ll see if we can work somethin

Two Years!?

It’s amazing how quickly time flies – it’s been almost two years since my last post! Turns out ‘going back in a flash’ to Japan actually took two years too but I still think it’s a magnificent place.…

Over those two years I’ve been working on many pictures…about 350 of which have since appeared on RedBubble. I’ve also covered what must be close to a squillion miles in the air and on the ground across Australia, USA, Europe, Japan, China, South East Asia and New Zealand and now I reckon it’s time for a little break, so you won’t see me much on RedBubble over the next little while.

Time to revisit the business plan, tidy up the image archive, (produce those calendars I’ve been promising for a while), get out there and enjoy a little of what nature has on offer and most importantly spend a li

'My Japan'

Late last year I was lucky enough to spend a couple of weeks in Japan on business. Between meetings, presentations, site visits and functions I just about always had a camera with me. Either the Pentax K5 or the Canon S95…or sometimes both!

Prior to this trip, I’d never been to Japan before, didn’t really know what to expect, but definitely looking forward to experiencing something different. Well, Japan certainly caught me by surprise!
Japan was so different – in the best possible way. I’ve never been anywhere where everything was so busy, but everything just worked so reliably, and where everyone was calm and polite. Helpful if you’re lost and very tolerant of the conspicuous foreigner gesticulating and mispronouncing the odd sentence of Japanese when trying to communicate. Not to ment

Taking a step back...

Oddly enough, not long after declaring my theme for 2012 would be to have fun making images, I just started to play in photoshop, experimenting, developing post processing techniques and feeling my way though what looks good…in fact I’m pretty happy with what I’ve come up with, to the point where I’ve been out with the camera specifically to create images that work well with this technique.…

The inspiration behind the post processing is to come up with an impressionist feel for some images. Simplify colours and elements to produce a crisper image that suggests its real appearance and gives you a little freedom when looking at it.

Not unlike black and white, this process helps me take a step back from reality and achieve something less literal – to free up my imagination to reinterpret the

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