Caught the last day of Ben Quilty’s incredible exhibition at the National Art School, Sydney.
Ben Quilty, you are absolutely phenomenal.
A recent commercial shoot inspired by my second exhibition series, Power Moves. If you’re a Fitness First member, keep an eye out for these images on posters in your gym in the coming months!
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On the topic of the Queen’s Jubilee, a portrait of Janet Williams from Janet’s Royalty Rooms in Wollongong. Janet collects royalty memorabilia and boasts a collection of over 10,000 pieces. A former hotspot on the tourist trail, before closing last year due to Janet’s retirement.
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Ok so tax time is never fun and we would all rather be out shooting, but there’s no escaping it. The best you can do is stay organised and find yourself a good accountant. I sure have, so if you need a good accounting whiz don’t hesitate to contact Darren Hooper from Tax Services Australia. He’s a genius and will make your life a lot easier so you can get back to the fun stuff much quicker.
* This is not actually Darren
© Nick Bassett. Circa 2006
Brushing the dust off some old photos to find one in particular and I came across this guy. It’s funny to think back on what I’ve done and to see where things have moved on to. I shot this back in 2007 for FBI Magazine and just the other day ran into the art director that I worked with on it. In some ways I cringe looking at how amateurish it was but then I just have to smile and remember how much fun it was :)
Switching back to portrait mode, check out the latest issue of Architecture Australia for a great article by Justine Clark on women in the architecture profession
Images © Nick Bassett 2012
Get your entries in to Head On Photographic Portrait Prize. Entries close 11th March, 11pm EST. Head On is also a major festival of photography so jump on the website and see how you can get involved:
Going through some old photos and I found these ones filed away. They really remind me of the album art photos of hip hop photographers like Danny Clinch, Mannion, etc, etc, who i’m more than happy to list as great influences.
There’s just something magic about the aesthetic of Brooklyn and the Bronx, at least for someone who grew up on Style Wars and early 90’s hip hop.
So often I see people that I have photographed pop up on TV or appear in magazines, etc. The other night this guy was on Can of Worms on Channel 10. It’s a terrible show but interesting to see what he had to say (from the ads, anyway). An intelligent guy behind the larrikin facade.
A photo-revolution in the making. This is a long video by Youtube standards, but worth every minute. It is absolutely fascinating and inspiring for any artist or communicator who wants to make an impact on a huge scale:
Another one from last year, this was a shoot that I did at the Australian Institute of Architects national conference in Sydney. Together with university lecturers Naomi Stead, Kate Sweetapple and Sandra Kaji-O’Grady, this project was set up to create a ‘collective portrait’ of the architecture profession. Seen as a whole, we can analyse the architecture industry’s practitioners and either confirm or dispel the stereotypes of architects in black turtlenecks. To a large extent, the results speak for themselves; a much brighter and more diverse collective than anyone really expected! This was an epic two days and a project that I would love to continue one day with a variety of different professions:
More images are available on Flickr: http://www.flickr.com/photos/30880783@N08/sets/72157623966401283/
Or for a more detailed explanation of the project, check out: http://www.architecturemedia.com/aa/aaissue.php?issueid=201007&article=10&typeon=1
© Nick Bassett 2013