Happy Art Month Sydney!
Check out http://www.artmonthsydney.com.au/ for the goings on
Check out my friend Cath’s new website. Great designs and always for a worthwhile cause. Support those who are working towards a better world :)
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Check out this great episode of Australian Story, detailing the extraordinary historical photographs from the 1800’s of John William Lindt. These prints were purchased at auction for $100,000 in 2004 and were very generously donated to Grafton Regional Gallery. This collection is an absolute national treasure…
Images © John William Lindt
An interesting project by a young Japanese photographer, levitation self-portraits… some extraordinary results in some really bold locations. I especially like the middle one.
This year marks 10 years since I made a discovery that changed my life forever. I was in a bookshop (Ariel in Paddington, Sydney) and the whole experience was like an inspiration overload, surrounded by so many exciting and creative books. It was there that I stumbled across the book Hotel Lachapelle, by American photographer David LaChapelle. I was transfixed, to say the least. The 3 images that follow (in the order that I discovered them) completely revolutionised my whole view on photography, as these were not documentary images - they were entirely staged and were the visualisation of a pre-conceived idea, whereby the camera is just a tool in capturing that vision. The power of these images (not just Pamela Anderson’s figure, I promise…) grabbed me so much that I knew that I had to follow this path. My own aesthetic is very different to LaChapelle’s (and I have no interest in copying his style anyway) but I greatly admire the phenomenal legacy and brilliance of his work and am grateful for the way that it opened my eyes to a significantly different framework from which to create images.
Images ©David LaChapelle
The golden mean in full effect, surely one of life’s greatest marvels. This image is the result of a huge amount of work (mostly captured in camera). Hope you like it!
© Nick Bassett 2012
I love this girl’s photos. They are nothing like mine but I often wish my own work had this kind of carefree nature to it