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Archive for January 2011


Emma Phillips on set with Hamish and Andy.

– posted by Sally

Emma Phillips shot Hamish and Andy for their CD called 'Celebrating 50 Glorious Years,' which came out at the end of last year. 

Check out their website for details of the CD and we hope you enjoy some of the behind the scene photos from the shoot.

Can you pick the shot Hamish took?

Yup.... the one he's not in!

Nice work Emma, and Hamish. 


Vincent LaForet

– posted by Kerry

Photographer Vincent LaForet discusses film making and production. It's an interesting read.

Vincent has a theory about "FAST-CHEAP-GOOD." -You can only ever have two of these at any one time. 

His blog is great and well worth a look.


Morgan Brown visits Tsukiji Fish Market

– posted by Sally

In 2010 Morgan Brown visited the Tsukiji Fish Market in Tokyo.

Have a read of what he has to say about his project;

The Tokyo Metropolitan Central Wholesale Market commonly known as the Tsukiji Fish Market is the biggest wholesale fish and seafood market in the world.

Located just outside of Tokyo, the market has been in operation since 1935 and has long been an integral part of Japanese culture.

Having a strong interest in documenting gritty large scale industry, it was very important to me to document this piece of history before its planned modern upgrade and relocation to a new site in 2012. 

I was initially drawn to the sheer scale of the place and the unique contrast to the modern metropolis of Tokyo.

What I discovered inside was a chaotic microcosm brimming with life and a routine that hasn't changed for decades.

I wanted to be like a fly on the wall and unobtrusively observe and record these traditional methods that occur there early every morning.


Need some inspiration?

– posted by Kerry

Photographer Mary Cooke sent us this video to have a look at. 

Get yourself a cuppa, sit back and enjoy.


Photography 11A

– posted by Kerry

Marcus Thompson will be showing his work at Brunswick Street Gallery in a group exhibition, "Photography 11A."

The exhibition runs from 21st Jan- 3rd Feb and opens at 6pm on Friday 21st January.

We're looking forward to seeing the work.

Brunswick Street Gallery, Fitzroy. 10am- 10pm


Martin’s DIY instructional video.

– posted by Mel


You've no doubt heard the expression;

"behind every Sally Brownbill is a talented, loving, handsome and supportive husband"...


Well that's probably because you haven't met Martin Stevens. He's Sally's hubby-and admittedly, he's is the only one who actually uses that expression, but that's all about to change.

Martin has stepped out of Sally's larger than life shadow (and by that we mean mouth) and fronted a course on the

Most of you will know, Sal has been helping out Mel Kerr with her online photography course business called photography campus.

Not only has she supplied wonderful photographers such as Sam Karanikos, Kerry Pryor, Jim McFarlane, Michelle Williams, Michael Wearne, Jules Tahan and Andrew Wuttke, she's supplied herself, her daughter and now her betrothed.

Martin takes students through the challenge of making DIY lighting equipment.

And he does a fine job.

In fact he could do his own tonight show.

It seems there's nothing this man can't do with a few plumbing supplies and a bit of gaffer tape.

No wonder he's been able to hold the marriage together for so long (get it? Sticky gaffer tape? Hold?).

Yes Martin is a laugh a minute, which given he's been married to S.Brownbill for so long is no mean feat.

Apart from his brilliant tips and tricks, he also accomplished what few others could - keeping Sally from wandering in to frame too much (well as much as she'd like).

If you want to learn how to make a scrim, back drop and softbox for as little as under 200 smackas, or you simply want to marvel at the man who managed to get Sal to say "I do" (the first time she's ever been limited to two words in her life), check out DIY Lighting equipment at

Oh and look out for Sally's dog teaching how to shoot great backyard shots from the comfort of the couch.

Coming soon.


Breath- Liam Lynch’s Photographic exhibition.

– posted by Sally

Melbourne Photographer Liam Lynch is holding his first exhibition. The works venture beneath the Pacific Ocean and show Lynch's characteristic combination of skill and awe.

Read more about the exhibition.

Opening: January 17th, 6pm
Melbournestyle Gallery Upstairs
155 Clarendon Street
South Melbourne
Tel: 96968445


Marnti Warajanga–we’re travelling, exhibition.

– posted by Kerry

Marnti Warajanga–we’re travelling is a collaboration between photographer Tobias Titz the Museum of Australian Democracy and Wangka Maya Pilbara Aboriginal Language Centre. 

In Marnti Warajanga you will meet Indigenous Australians from the Pilbara region of northern Western Australia, and non-Indigenous people who have worked closely with their communities. In their own words they bear witness to momentous historical movements and reflect on their ongoing work for social and political change at a community and national level.

In Tobias Titz’s unique collaborative portraiture process, each person is photographed with a large format camera using Polaroid Type 665 film. He then photographs the same space without the person in it. Following this, the subjects write something of their choice into the wet ‘empty’ negative. The texts relate to questions about major events such as the Pilbara Strike of 1946, the 1967 Referendum and the 2008 Apology to the Stolen Generations.

Tobias says that providing a place where often long-buried stories can be told “allows us to understand where we come from and how to move forward”.

Join these Australians as they tell the story of their journey towards equality in their own country.


Happy New Year!

– posted by Kerry

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