these ones I posted a while ago). But this time, I decided to use some old colour film just for something different. I didn't think I'd love the results, but I really do! The wonderful fading means the yellow of the sand is tonally very similar to the blues, which I think makes for a lovely, harmonious image. And the cute factor of little Cash certainly helps the photo's appeal!
city-sky-gazing, so I thought I'd just get this slightly dated skyscraper on this slightly dated film. One thing that is interesting about this, which is due to overexposure on my part, is that the sky was totally clear - a brilliant blue. The washed-out result here, though, somehow suits the building I think. Nothing brilliant about it - which in this case is a good thing.
I wonder about the validity of photographing these kinds of kitsch artefacts; I mean, it's not exactly original. But I tend not to overthink my photography, so worrying about being original or otherwise is never at the forefront of my mind. Rather, if something appeals to me visually, and I can envisage it as a photograph, that's all the justification I need. However, if I was forced to justify these kinds of images as more than just trading in on the retro-cool factor of the objects, I would say that living in the inner north, too often beautiful remnants of our childhoods and markers of a suburb's character are demolished to make way for something that will one day be a childhood remnant, and come to define the suburb anew, for someone else. It's sad, but it's inevitable. The reality is, these things in the photo(s) will one day be gone. Even the generic beach shot above depicts a shoreline that will undoubtedly shift with the changing tides and coming seasons. And what is photography for if not to capture a time and a place - to prove that it existed and to prove that we were there, and to hold onto it and value what we have here and now?
ten unconventional wedding portraits from the wedding of my friends Sarah and Creg (I just can't bring myself to call him Craig, though for the record that is his name). Some of those images are pretty out there in terms of capturing something that is in fact really traditional. But I did actually take a lot of more photos, many of which are much closer to 'wedding photos' (but I still like to think they have something of a unique flavour). While I adore the oddball shots I posted last time, I wanted to share some of the others from the day, because the day was, and the photos are, very beautiful.