The first urbanlight zine “Mr Hoddle’s Opus” is out.
The zine is my photographic nod to all the people involved in the establishment of Melbourne’s grid of streets and lanes and is specifically dedicated to the work of Robert Hoddle.
The Hoddle Grid is a silent but significant contributor to any artistic representations of Melbourne. The Grid defines the character of the light we all make use of when creating a photograph. We all owe Robert Hoddle and all those who have maintained the spirit of his original plan for Melbourne a great deal.
The Melbourne Silver Mine has been commissioned by the folks at White Night Melbourne to help document this year’s event via a series of long exposure photographs.
The idea behind the MSM’s Exposure project is to use long exposure and pinhole photography to produce a unique photographic record of the event.
I’m very much looking forward to being a part of this project. in a rare moment of artistic pre-planning and forethought Lea and I took our light meters, stop watches and handy dandy notebooks into the city on Saturday night to test gear and assess practicalities.
Flinders Street Station from St Paul’s – 120 Second exposure
A twist to the whole roll project format this time as we turn out attention to instant photography via a 10 exposure pack of Fujifilm FP-3000B black and white peel-apart instant film, shot by Lea Williams in a Polaroid 220 Land Camera
Since 2007 I have been participating in the Melbourne Silver Mine Inc’s annual exhibition of analogue photography UNSENSORED.
The Melbourne Silver Mine is a non-profit collective of photographers who choose to shoot with film or use other traditional photographic techniques.
UNSENSORED13, the 7th Instalment opens at Collingwood Gallery, 292 Smith Street Collingwood at 6pm, Friday 1st November 2013. (facebook opening night event)
I am very proud to have been involved in the formation of the Melbourne Silver Mine and to have had the opportunity to share my participation in this great event with a fantastic bunch of inspiring photographers.
This year I am exhibiting four photographs, all captured with the Holga 120N medium format camera.
Holga 120N, Shanghai GP3 film, Rodinal 1+100 Continue reading
Matthew Joseph has developed quite a reputation for wide angle photographic landscapery. He wasn’t always a slick ‘every shot’s a winner’ exponent of this photographic genre however. In this edition of the Whole Roll Project he shares his first ever Super Wide Angle roll, shot with a 15mm lens strapped to a Voigtlander Bessa L.
Melbourne photographer Dave Carswell gives us our next insight into film photography sharing an entire roll of Kodak TriX400 120 shot with a Kowa Six
Dave Carswell whole roll of Kodak TriX shot in Kowa Six
Frame 1 top left to frame 12 bottom right (click for inverse)
Melbourne spring has totally sprung, and what better way could there be to celebrate the new season than with a roll of gritty grainy black and white film? No better way.
Our next Whole Roll Project is a roll of Portra 160C shot in a circa 1953 Mamiya 6V folder by Peter Westcoast.
Peter Westcoast Portra 160C
(Frame 1 top right through to 12 bottom left)
The urbanlight Whole Roll Project asks photographers to share an entire roll of film. Next in the series is Melbourne’s Barbara Fischer shooting a roll of Superia 400, in her Nikon FE.
Barbara Fischer – Fuji Superia 400 shot with Nikon FE
frame 1 bottom left through to frame 26 top right. Click for larger image