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Archive for September 2013


Shoot The Chef 2013 - Barton Taylor

– posted by Sally

Photographer Barton Taylor was a finalist in the Shoot The Chef competition. Barton photographed Lewis Taylor who is the chef at the Glen street theatre where the shoot took place.

John Clark made a behind the scenes timelapse of the shoot.

Shoot the Chef is an annual photo competition that combines Australia’s passion for food and photography. Open nationally as part of this year’s Good Food Month presented by Citi, it invites everyone to pick up their cameras and tackle the challenge.

The brief was simple:
Shoot a chef (or your interpretation of one!) and share it with us using the #shootthechef

There are two awards – Critics’ Choice and People’s Choice – and each winner will receive $2,500 cash to spend on their latest food or photography craving. The judging panel of esteemed foodies and photographers is looking for the best combination of skill and creative interpretation.

All entries are showcased here where you can also cast your vote for the People's Choice Award by 'liking' your favourite shots. Voting closes today (Sept 26).

Images selected as finalists will be printed and exhibited at the Star in Sydney.


Cricket in Fiji - Louise Cooper

– posted by Sally

I recently returned from another trip to Fiji, this time photographing cricket for the International Cricket Council (ICC) in the remote islands of Lau.

These remote islands have been crazy for cricket since it arrived in the region with the missionaries.

The images form one chapter in Oceans of Cricket: Photos from the Pacific - a book being published by the ICC in time for the Brisbane test later in the year.

- Louise Cooper


Photoshop Retouching Workshops - Mia Ostberg.

– posted by Sally

SYDNEY - Monday October 21, 2013

This Photoshop retouching classes is taught by Mia Ostberg. She will unveil her advanced and highly acclaimed techniques acquired through her lengthy years of experience.

Deconstructing her methods in a live demonstration, you will be walked through a progressive step-by-step exposé of expert skills which then you will have the opportunity to apply during class time.

Discover the genius approach that has seen her work work for an enviable mix of high calibre advertising clients and cutting-edge fashion/beauty magazines globally.

In this Intermediate class you will learn:

Workflow Analysis, Power of RAW, Using Smart Objects, Non destructive retouching using Layers, File preperation and best cleaning methods, Levels and Curves to correct exposure, color and contrast, Enhance images with Adjustment Layers and Layer Masks, Creativity with Blending Modes, Masking for Compositing, Sharpening and Output and much more!

For bookings please click here. Limited seats available.


How Sandy Hit Rockaway by Kisha Bari at PHOTOVILLE NYC

– posted by Sally

How Sandy Hit Rockaway is an ongoing narrative focusing on the residents of Rockaway in Queens, New York who have been affected by Hurricane Sandy.  This is the story of the unique obstacles to recovery facing each individual.

Almost a year after Hurricane Sandy hit the coastal areas of New York and New Jersey, the road to recovery is still long and hard. With so many images in the mass media depicting landscapes of devastation and disaster immediately after Hurricane Sandy, How Sandy Hit Rockaway focusses on the people affected by the disaster and the unique obstacles to recovery facing each individual. This powerful collection of emotive human faces brings to light the ongoing humanitarian issues of recovering after such an event. From public housing residents stuck in mold ridden apartments and small business owners paralysed by insurance to displaced families stuck in a hotel limbo for months on end, these are unique issue stories that need to be told. The people in this ongoing series are not just a fleeting news story. How Sandy hit Rockaway identifies with these individuals and makes us think about our relationship to the people of Rockaway recovering from such an enormous natural disaster and the issues this brings.

Kisha Bari has been working with the residents of the Rockaway Peninsula for over 10 months. Capturing intimate portraits and personal stories of how Hurricane Sandy has affected their lives, in both sober and uplifting forms, to raise awareness of the issues that New Yorkers are dealing with in the wake and recovery of such a disaster. A twenty-foot shipping container will house fourteen portraits alongside intimate audio interviews with these inspiring, resilient people.

PHOTOVILLE is the Brooklyn-based pop up photo destination built from freight containers transformed into exhibition spaces, opens up its photo village gates from September 19 to September 29 this year!


Children of Gaza Charity Exhibition -  Orient Gallery, Jordan.

– posted by Sally

In 2010 three international photographers Giuseppe Aquili, Anthony Dawton and Jim McFarlane with the support of Save The Children entered Gaza.
For nearly 2 weeks they photographed children and their families, victims of the Israeli incursion on 27th Dec 2008. These images tell of what happened to the Palestinian population and the damage inflicted upon them physically and psychologically, but they also tell of a people particularly the children to be bright, intelligent and full of hope.

The exhibition hopes to define the process in which art can bring understanding to seemingly intractable political conflict as well as highlight the terrible consequences, long and short term of such conflicts.
The exhibition also includes work created by the esteemed artist Dia Azzawi who used the images to inspire his work.

Over $100,000 has been raised through print sales and has been used to rebuild schools and establish mobile libraries in Gaza.

The exhibition has previously been shown in Doha Qatar, Kuwait City Kuwait and will show in Amman Jordan in September and go on to Dubai later this year.

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