Journal

2 more weeks to see 32x32

32×32 is still on at Healesville Contemporary Art Space – until June 3.

It’s billed as a “photography exhibition” – I love hearing people say “that’s not photography… it’s not bad though…”

32 by 32

New work, finally.…

It’s been 3 years since I produced anything new, though that’s not to say that I haven’t been making images in that time. I just haven’t done anything “new”. So, with the upload of a couple of teasers, I give you “32 by 32”.

This concept came from the most obscure of places. I was producing some wall-art for my kids based on the 16×16 pixel texture squares from Minecraft tiles.

32 by 32 distills an image to the most basic of compositional and colour elements. From a distance, the images retain some integrity. Close-up, they dissolve into optical illusions and hard-edged squares.

32 by 32 is a simple comment on our obsession with living online via photo uploads. In an online life, our pictures represent our lives as perfect pixels. Camera marketers push the technology at

My iPhone App!

For those of you with an iPhone, iPod Touch, or iPad, check this out! It’s my first iPhone app release, in conjunction with the Yarra Valley, and Ian Chia. Its a pocket guide to the Valley, with the bonus of a coupla hundred bucks worth of free stuff (vouchers) for users!
Check it out here – it’s free!
(We’re pretty pleased with it!!)

The Joy of Fish

Bec and I have recently been shooting quite a bit together, and yesterday had the pleasure of shooting for chef Dale Prentice (Stones, Sous Vide Australia) at the restaurant of chef Michael Lambie, Taxi at Fed Square.

Dale’s sous vide water bath cooking system is amazing, and the results from this method of cookery are nothing short of astonishing. Yesterday, The Taxi Dining Room prepared salmon, kingfish, and pork belly for us to photograph. The dishes were all fine examples of the best of the sous vide technique, and made for beautiful photogenic image subjects. Here’s one:


Salmon, brined and cooked for 4mins at 60C. Amaaaaaazing.

More here if you’re interested.

Red Bubble made me money

I know many of us come here with the expectation that we’ll make a few dollars from selling prints and t-shirts, but that’s not how RB is making me money. Sure, I’ve sold a few t-shirts, and quite a few canvases, but that’s nothing compared to how valuable RB has been as a professional referral tool.…

Lets go back a few years… In 2006, I took up photography again as a way to excercise some creativity. Sure, I run a graphic design business, and I’m paid to be professionally creative, but I’d really gone stale. Others take up life drawing, I picked up the camera again. In 2007, I nervously posted an image on the fledgling beta site, Red Bubble. It got picked up by The Age newspaper’s creativity column. Bouyed by early success, I continued to submit images to Red Bubble, always staying true t

Product Review: Postcards

I received my first order of Red Bubble postcards today, in the new 6″×4″ format. I thought I’d throw my thoughts up for all to see.…

To get started, I thought I should share my expectations of the product when I ordered it. It’s worth noting that this is product is the least expensive of all RedBubble products. This is not a lab product like the mounted prints or large prints, or even like the old greeting card format. This is a commercial, ink on paper product as opposed to light-exposed photographic paper product. So, I would expect results similar to traditional and digital CMYK offset printing processes. Images will be made up of moiré patterns of cyan, magenta, yellow, and black ink (or toner) laid down on paper. This means that I fully expected the colours to be less saturated and s

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