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Archive for October 2012


Astrid Piepschyk

– posted by Rachelle

"I became enamored with wet plate photography halfway through this year, and decided to use it for my graduation folio at RMIT. I have to work hard for each picture I take, not just because of the cumbersome 8x10 inch camera I use but also because of the financial cost of each plate I make. I like the idea of photography being precious, we can take photos at any time, any place and share it over the internet with our friends, but will we remember those images in a year's time? Creating a tintype on an aluminum plate is to hand make a direct positive photographic image that is unique, un-editable and a one-off. No two images are ever the same or repeatable and there is no negative involved, think of it as a 19th century version of Polaroid."

Astrid Piepschyk

You can see Astrid's stunning images at the RMIT BA Photography Exhibition NOV 1 - 10


RMIT Graduate Exhibition

– posted by Sally

Always a highlight on the calendar each year is the RMIT BA Photography Graduate Exhibition. Having taught all these students it's great to see the culmination of all their hard work. The show is on 1-10 NOV so get along and see work from the next crop of super stars.


ACMP Student Photographer of the Year

– posted by Rachelle

A call out to all students, don't miss entering the ACMP Student Photographer of the Year awards. A great opportunity to get fantastic exposure and win fab prizes! 

1. Portraiture (includes formal and editorial portraiture)
2. Commercial (includes sport, travel, corporate & industrial)
3. Fashion (includes editorial, catalogue and beauty)
4. Advertising (includes still-life, food, cars, product and people)
5. Documentary (includes sport)
6. Architecture (includes built environment, urban & rural spaces)

9th of November 2012

Enter here


Zoe Wetherall

– posted by Rachelle

More exciting news from Zoe...

"The award I won recently and went to New York for was from the photo contest held by APA (American Photographic Artists) New York.
I also entered the APA National Photo Contest and just found out I won the landscape category for that with a different image!"


Congratulations Zoe!



– posted by Rachelle

Make your way to the Centre for Contemporary Photography 8pm on Thursday 1 November and Thursday 8 November as they hold two special openings to celebrate In a Lonely Place the Gregory Crewdson exhibition.


the countdown is on…

– posted by Sally

Stay tuned, is opening its doors Tuesday!

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We’ve all been asking for a comprehensive directory like this for years. Everyone listed at The Brownbill Effect  comes recommended by myself, or by those whose opinion I respect. And I’ve been connecting our industry for over 20 years. The best part? You can talk to people directly and avoid those agency fees.

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Email me if you’re interested and want to get involved.




Jon Love

– posted by Rachelle

"Some jobs can be more physically demanding but also provide opportunity to shoot pictures for the fun of it... of those trying a new 'sport' with a difference, that provides a chance to find the limits of self-inflicted pain over 19km of mud, ice water and electric shocks." Jon Love


Head On Photo Festival

– posted by Rachelle

Head On is now inviting photo artists and venues to apply to be part of the 2013 festival. The festival includes exhibitions, events, education and public debate from 17 May - 23 June 2013.

Find out more here



Winston Struye

– posted by Rachelle

A graduating photography student at RMIT University, Winston Struye recently returned to Melbourne from his native Los Angeles after embedding himself in Australian photographic culture. After his extended absence from L.A., Struye noticed upon returning he’d gained a new eye in visualizing what he had seen so many times before. Channeling his new eye onto skateboarding, Struye explored lines, shapes, textures and the dynamic nature of skateboarding.

Winston Struye’s WOOD & CONCRETE engages in the relationship between skatepark design, the sport of skateboarding and the Los Angeles environment.

Exhibition Dates
Oct. 23 - Nov. 4

Opening Night
Friday Oct. 26

No-Vacancy Gallery
Tenancy 32 The Atrium, Federation Square

Presented with the support of :
RMIT Link Arts & Culture
3 Ravens Brewery
Printext Printing
NICE Isotonic Coconut Water




Craig Greenhill / News Limited David Kelly  / The Courier Mail Jason South / The Age

Nikon-Walkley 2012 Finalists Announced

– posted by Rachelle

Congratulations to all the finalists….

Daily Life/Feature Photography - SPONSORED BY NIKON
Graham Crouch, The Australian Magazine, "Broken Lives"
Alex Ellinghausen, Fairfax Media, "Paralympic Swimmers: Team Photo"
Nicolas Walker, Weekend Financial Review, "The Kattle Run"

Sport Photography -  SPONSORED BY NIKON
David Kelly, Qweekend, The Courier-Mail, "Synch and Swim"
Phil Hillyard, The Daily Telegraph, "Sally – The Race for Gold"
Chris McGrath, Getty Images, "London 2012 – An Overview"

News Photography - SPONSORED BY NIKON
Lukas Coch, Australian Associated Press, "Australia Day Protest"
Dan Himbrechts, The Australian, "Malcolm Naden"
Trevor Pinder, Herald Sun, "City Square Protest"

Photographic Essay - SPONSORED BY NIKON
Sam Ruttyn, The Sunday Telegraph, "Josh Carter, Super Boy"
Jason South, The Age, "Occupy Melbourne"
Craig Greenhill, News Limited, "No better friend, no worse enemy"

Nikon-Walkley Press Photographer of the Year - SPONSORED BY NIKON
Jason South, The Age
Chris McGrath, Getty
Justin McManus, The Age

The winners of the photography categories will be announced on Friday 30 November at the 57th Walkley Awards for Excellence in Journalism at Parliament House in Canberra.

See the images at Eleven40 Gallery 17th - 28th Oct


Glenn Campbell

– posted by Rachelle

"Had a big week with the publication of a 6 column photo above the fold
on the front page of the Sydney Morning Herald and the release of a
national promotional campaign that I shot for the reality show "NT Cops"
on Foxtel... Love those warm tones!"



Anna Turner

– posted by Rachelle

I contacted Anna to see what she had to say about working with Sally...

"I met with Sally in August, the meeting was fantastic, we chatted about my images, the industry and the direction I should take, it was very beneficial. Sally is gorgeous, it was lovely."

And about her work...

"My wedding work is inspired by films, fine art and fashion. I look at engagement/wedding shoots as a chance to collaborate with the couple and make art together. I love shooting weddings  - it is so much fun.


See more of Anna's wonderful photography and personal work here


Nikon-Walkley Press Photography Awards

– posted by Rachelle

Not to be missed the full exhibition of the Nikon-Walkley Press Photography Awards finalists will show at Gallery Eleven40 in Malvern. The opening of the exhibition is Tuesday 16 October from 6.30pm to 9pm, with the work showing until Sunday 28 October.

Winners will be announced on Friday 30 November.


Armelle Habib

– posted by Sally

Recently I contacted Armelle to see what she has been up to and as you can see she has been travelling everywhere and doing the most amazing work.

From Armelle...

Just returned from 6 weeks in Europe and have also been busy shooting food for Feast magazine, Real Living, Sunday Life mag and for a number of clients in Melbourne.

I'm fortunate to shoot the weekly 'home' pages for Sunday Life mag in The Age.

Here is some of my recent house stories that have been seen in a variety of publications such as Monument architectural magazine, Living etc UK interiors magazine,  Style + the City in The Weekly Review and 'home' Sunday Life magazine.



Mardiana Sani - “Tobias & Wally”

– posted by Rachelle

"When I first saw Toby, he was strolling casually on a footpath right behind my home.
Many ideas came to my mind about how I wanted to photograph him but I always knew his natural hipster-esque dress code would be essential to this shoot.

Through Toby and Wally, I was trying to suggest how choices over visual identity between various races have evolved over time, implying how far we have all come.
I don't think you would've seen a black hipster walking a poodle back in the 20's.

Toby is involved in film production."


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