It's surprising how often you can find new and interesting things on the familiar streets near your home. This leaf was in the laneway just next door.
Corrugated iron is everywhere in Broken Hill, probably because it was available when many of the older homes were built to house the miners. This modern home has embraced it.
Late last year I was interviewed by Lyndal Irons for Excerpt Magazine. This was for my show 'The Kind Warmth Awaits', we also spoke a lot about my approach to photography, and my goals an influences.
Late in 2014 I spent a lot of time looking at books by Lewis Baltz, and reading all the interviews I could find online. I first discovered his work through the 'New Topographics' book, a reprint of the catalogue of the 1975 exhibition of the same name, subtitled 'Photographs of a Man-Altered Landscape' which included work by Robert Adams, Stephen Shore, Nicholas Nixon, and other great photographers. This work in this book taught me to see, it clarified things that I had been trying to work out, but had not quite managed to realise. While I am not usually saddened by the passing of someone I've never met, the work of Lewis Baltz has not just interested and intrigued me, it has helped me along my way.
This is perhaps the only picture I've made where I have intentionally made something in his style, a minimalist approach could well become something I am more aware of as I make my own pictures.
The interview below is very interesting.
Getting some framing done in our lounge room today, nearly ready for the show opening at Colour Factory Gallery, Fitzroy November 6-29.
I am brining my show 'The Kind Warmth Awaits' to Colour Factory Gallery in Fitzroy, Melbourne. Opening November 6 and running through to the 29th, please join me for a drink!
The images include urban landscapes made in urban and regional parts of Australia, primarily made with a 4x5 view camera, with a few 6x7 images included. I have printed them on fibre paper.
Facebook event - https://www.facebook.com/events/7384...ilter=upcoming
Colour Facory Gallery - http://www.colourfactory.com.au/gall...geoff-roberts/
The Kind Warmth Awaits
6-29 November 2014, Colour Factory Gallery
409 – 429 Gore St
Fitzroy, Victoria 3056
03 9419 8756