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Urbanity Image Review #11

The subject maketh the shot… “There are the two basic controls at the photographer’s command – position and timing – all others are extensions, peripheral ones, compared to them.” David Hurn You can read more about my thoughts on Hurn’s quote here. I had found the spot – which gave a great downward looking perspective. […]

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Urbanity Exhibition 2014 – The Complete Set

Here are all the images that made up the 2014 Urbanity Exhibition – A mix of images from both Hong Kong and Melbourne. There are a couple of extras that were on the short list, but didn’t quite make it to the print and framing stage! I am still intending to review most of these […]

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Urbanity Image Review #10

Sometimes, ya gotta get back to basics… one of the first things any composition book will teach is to look for natural frames for your subjects. Frames are not something I think consciously about often enough. This shot features a frame within the frame, which helps take the composition heightens the interest. The two subjects are […]

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Urbanity Image Review #9

Taken in Hong Kong, March 2014. There are weddings happening all over Hong Kong during the week. They appear quite random. Just the bride, groom, maybe one or two others and photographers with magnificent kits of gear. Probably not much different to Melbourne, it is just unusual to see them all week on the streets […]

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Urbanity Image Review #8

Taken in Hong Kong, March 2014. Temple Street Night Market. Well, there is a theme here – a few shots from the Temple Street Night Market made the cut, and there were a few more that got very close to be included in the Urbanity Exhibition. The more you practice a skill, the more you […]

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Urbanity Image Review #7

Taken in Hong Kong March 2014. Another ripper from the International Finance Centre. Make sure you give it a good look if you are in town. The simplicity of this image is what I love. Simple tones and colours, clearly framed in three key blocks, let the composition elements stand out. Things in threes continue […]

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Urbanity Image Review #6

Another image taken in Hong Kong, March 2014. Taken at night in the bright lights that don’t seem to have an off switch. The complete cool indifference of the girl to her surroundings is a universal truth for all “door bitches” around the world. She is some kind of gatekeeper for the “VIP Bar” up […]

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Free Download of Urbanity Exhibition Catalogue

The Urbanity Exhibition is now complete for 2014! Thanks to those who dropped in to have a look, and a little extra to the peeps who purchased a framed print. If you missed the exhibition, feel free to download a PDF version of the exhibition image catalogue by clicking on the link here : UrbanityCatalogue If you […]

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Urbanity Image Review #5

Beware, I get a bit more technical liney on this one… Taken in Hong Kong, March 2014. I am pretty sure this was at the International Finance Center. A perfect set of circumstances for black and white film… The IFC is surrounded by some awesome overhead covered walkways and connects through to the Hong Kong […]

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Urbanity Image Review #4

Taken in Hong Kong, March 2014. For the record, I shot a total of 32 rolls of Ilford HP5 and AGFA APX 400 on this trip – approximately 1000 shots for a total of 13 final images for the exhibition. A hit rate of 1.3% if my math is correct? Hmmm, if you are going […]

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Urbanity Image Review #3

Taken in Melbourne, August 2014. Location is Degraves Street, I think? The Flinders Street end. The only image in the collection leveraging the use of a model. Sometimes ya gotta try new things. There were a few ideas I had that were going to be much easier to realise with a more predictable set of […]

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Urbanity Image Review #2

Taken in Hong Kong, March 2014. Some careful preparation rewarded with an opportunity.   The Hong Kong Cultural Centre is regarded by many as one of the worst eyesores in the city. It looks just like a massive block of concrete, without windows, without hope, like a jail. The concrete provides some great texture and […]

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Urbanity Image Review #1

Taken in Hong Kong, March 2014. A somewhat “lucky” shot. There are three distinct planes in the image defined by the location of each of the subjects. I am starting to love finding different, clearly defined planes in images. The suggested lines of diminishing perspective (the long arrows!) are accentuated by the lateral lines of the […]

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Urbanity Photographic Exhibition – The Story

Below is an updated article (original here) featured in the Image Catalogue for the Urbanity Exhibition. Over the next weeks, I will be presenting a review of each image and some thoughts around why it appealed to me.   Ever found that you have started taking the same image over and over? A particular type of […]

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Thoughts on Preparing for an Exhibition

Only a couple of hours until the joint exhibition I am hosting with Roberts Birze opens. Thought it might be worth sharing some more thoughts in general on exhibitions. 1. Yes, You Should Hold an Exhibition. No matter if it is putting up some photos in coffee shop with the permission of the owner or […]

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Invitation to Urbanity Opening Night

Feel free to come along to opening night to see a collection of images from local Melbourne Photographers Roberts Birze, and Damian Young. Opening 5pm – 7pm Saturday 1st November Hogan Gallery, 310 Smith Street, Collingwood. More Facebook details here : https://www.facebook.com/Urbanity2014

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Free Open Source Street Photography Course

Eric Kim is a great source of inspiration for street photographers. He sets a great example by bringing a disciplined approach to learning and the creative process. He has brought together a whole bunch of his great content into a structured Street Photography course. You can find the course here : http://erickimphotography.com/blog/2014/02/04/free-open-source-online-street-photography-course-all-the-worlds-a-stage-introduction-to-street-photography/ There is some […]

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Urbanity – Melbourne Street Photography Exhibition!

Opens Saturday 1st November. Come for a beer, stay for the art! After making a commitment twelve months ago to refresh my approach to street photography, the time has come to show the results. Urbanity is a joint exhibition featuring works by Roberts Birze, one of my favourite Melbourne photographers, and yours truly. More information […]

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