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Archive for August 2013


Nicola Dracoulis - The story of the project.

– posted by Sally

Nicola Dracoulis is among six people who has been selected (out of 450 applications) to do an artists residency at Barracão Maravilha, a contemporary arts space in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, from mid-October to mid-November 2013.

This residency will enable her to revisit and expand on a photographic project she produced in 2006 called Viver no Meio do Barulho (Living in the Middle of the Noise).

"Building upon my established relationship, I aim to invite the subjects to work with me on their portrait, photographing them in their homes and neighbourhoods. I still have friends in Rio who can help me get back in contact with most of the young people. I have already set the ball in motion and am confident I can get time with the majority of them."

Nicola has set a target on Pozible at $5,000 and is already half way there.
Read more about Nicola's fabulous project here.


Mark Munro shoots his travels & it’s a far cry from the commercial work that he is known for.

– posted by Sally

After several years in the digital abyss, Mark Munro has finally decided to get with the times and create a Tumblr blog, as a way of showcasing personal work and random thought bubbles. "Sometimes a folio doesn't automatically lend itself to showcasing work that is incredibly personal, or a little bit rough around the edges.." said Mark, "..but I feel that a tumblr blog is a good place to experiment and perhaps expose some work to a wider audience that would not normally see my stuff."  As a testament to this philosophy, much of the work that has been uploaded to date is from recent overseas travels to Israel, Jordan, Hong Kong & the Philippines, which is a far cry from the commercial work that Mark is known for. "I have really caught the travel bug again, which is very exciting, although with 3 kids now, it definitely would have been cheaper to have caught that bug 20 years ago! But.. I really think it's great for them to see the world at the age they are now (8, 10 & 14) and for us to be able to travel together as a family makes the photographic experience all the richer for me."

The attached images were all taken in Israel in May, where Mark and his family enjoyed an amazing 2-week roadtrip. "We were invited to Jerusalem for a friends Barmitzvah, so we decided to make a proper adventure out of it! We hired a van & drove all over Israel & then took a trip into Jordan to see the amazing ruins at Petra. We all had a great time - it was really interesting to visit a region that is so historically, ethnically & politically complex - I can't wait to go back and explore some more! Technically speaking, I wanted to travel light, so I took an old Canon G10 compact, as well as a Leica M8 and one lens - a 28mm. All of the images here were shot on the Leica - I had not used a rangefinder since early in my career & I had forgotten how they really make you think differently about composing your images. It was a real revelation and certainly has rekindled that long-held love of street photography, more of which I intend to show through the blog in the future."

See Mark's tumblr blog here
And his website here.


BIFB13 Portfolio Review prize:  Amber McCaig!

– posted by Sally

The winner of the BIFB13 Portfolio Review prize:  Amber McCaig!

Congratulations Amber - her prize is the official title & the invitation to submit your folio for consideration of a place in the Core Program for BIFB15.

A little info on Amber.
Born in Melbourne, Amber graduated from Photography Studies College in Southbank in 2009.

Whilst studying, Amber gained three Silver Medals at the prestigious Canon APPA awards for professional photographers and two Silver Medals at the 2009 Victorian Student of the Year Awards.

Her domestic suburban scenes have also gained notice in the United Kingdom, where is 2009 she became a finalist in the Renaissance Photography Prize, which was judged by Magnum photographer Martin Parr. She was included in the finalist’s exhibition in London, and was published in the book of the exhibition.

Since graduating, Amber has continued her art practice with images that focus on the quirky side of life, with works featuring in the group exhibition ‘In the Kitchen Sink’ at Mars Gallery in Port Melbourne in 2010.

Most recently, Amber has completed her Bachelor Degree in Photography, producing her next major body of work titled ‘Imagined Histories’, featuring historical re-enactors.


Mauro Palmieri

– posted by Rachelle

"A time lapse of my 2013 mural at Kid Boston in Windsor, Melbourne AUS." (tune title 'Work' by Guru)

Mauro Palmier


Glenn Campbell

– posted by Rachelle

"Stone and Tin" is a journey through the landscape of remote Northern and Central Australia, telling the story of the NT from Stone Carvings in Central Australia through to the Cold War.

History leaves its mark on the landscape by what‘s left behind, intentionally or not from grand monuments to discarded tools , all tell a story about a people , a place.

There are sites in the Territory that have had the slightest brush with history and there are places where the magnitude of world events can be seen, quietly decaying in the scrub, places where the stone age and space age are equally represented by the fact they are valued by a people, accorded protection because these places tell their story. There are no Parthenon’s in the Territory, this story is told in names like Ewaninga , Ucharonidge and Arltunga, where the people who built them have long gone and only the things of Stone and Tin remain.

The exhibition is scheduled as an outside affair in the Old Darwin Town Hall Ruins during the Darwin Festival 8th through 28th August.



Stark Contrast - Ballarat International Foto Biennale

– posted by Rachelle

Paul X Stoney is primarily an artistic photographer specialising in traditional black and white analogue images and on the other side Trudy Schuringa is a commercial photographer specialising in digital photography and together they have produced a body of work in stark contrast. Trudy is also incorporating her love of food photography and tied in lyrical analogies of food and people...
eating humble pie, crying over spilt milk, adams apple, popped cherry, fish wife etc.

Trudy Schuringa is a Melbourne based commercial photographer whose clients represent some of Australia's leading brands and quality product, predominantly in the food and wine industry.
She also takes time to explore new ideas through personal projects and is a regular contributor to arts festivals, hubs, group shows and community and environmental arts' initiatives and is in constant demand for producing (often quirky) portraits and artist portfolios.
“The perfect photo is being able to capture what is unseen: The voice, the flavour, the moment that came next.”

Paul X Stoney has been creating images for many years. He only uses film and darkroom techniques. He has had many exhibitions during his artistic career and has an awful lot of fun producing and exhibiting in his own particular style which has changed his part of the world.
"Photography is my calling, my profession, my love and will drive me insane no doubt one day. I don't just photograph anything . .. I take pictures of how people make me feel. If I can make one person see a story because of an image I have made then I have told them how I feel. That is the fascination and power of our medium. It can change ourselves, and an image can change the world.

Launch - Sunday 18th August: 4pm-6pm

George Hotel 27 Lydiard St North Ballarat

Then open daily 10am - 5pm unitl 13th September

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