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Lost Nomad | RE-VOLITION

Sunday, May 1st, 2016

A few weeks ago Ralf and I spent the afternoon with my dear friend and Sydney based Artist Gawaa, creating archival photographs of his work for the Newtown ArtSeat. We also captured reproductions for the May edition of Art Almanac and promotional images for his solo exhibition RE-VOLITION, opening next week.

A comment was made on facebook yesterday about about Gawaa’s Newtown Art Seat installation which caught my eye:

“Stopped by last night and had a good time viewing this. I loved the actual brush work on canvas instead of printed on paper. So powerful”

Why am I so excited about this comment? The artwork comprises of photographs and prints of Gawaa’s paintings. Our aim was to seamlessly represent his work as it should be seen in its original form. It just goes to show the importance of getting professionals to accurately document artwork for reproduction!

RE-VOLITION: THE ART OF NAVIGATING CULTURAL COLLISION IN THE INFORMATION AGE
A decade after leaving the Mongolian desert home where timeless nomadic traditions defined by connection to earth and family were his touchstone, Sydney artist Ganbold Gawaa Lundaa’s vision remains firmly rooted in the many complex cultural collisions he’s experienced since plunging head first into Sydney’s urban concrete jungle. Lundaa’s upcoming exhibition RE-VOLITION opens 5 May at Chrissie Cotter Gallery in Camperdown, promising a pop art infused meditation on the complex nexus between Gen Wi Fi’s high tech hipster sensibility and those more arcane cultural traditions which forged his own creative and socio political vision.

RE-VOLITION runs 5 – 15 May at Chrissie Cotter Gallery, 2 Pidcock St, Camperdown NSW.

See you at Gawaa’s show!

https://www.facebook.com/events/1764609247091786/

http://www.lostnomad.net

http://artpost.marrickville.nsw.gov.au/

 

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It’s a little late but … MERRY XMAS!

Tuesday, December 29th, 2015

This photo session was based on all the awkward Christmas photos travelling around cyberspace right at this very moment…

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A Sunday afternoon with new friends

Friday, March 29th, 2013

Its amazing who you meet in the park…

I was “on assignment” when I ran into a couple of super cool ladies in the park, looking to capture some awesome photos on a glorious day in Sydney.

Flick was interested in trying new things and I had a few tools in my kit that proved very helpful.

It was a wonderful collaborative afternoon and we plan to work together on future projects, so stay tuned!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Shoot yourself

Saturday, February 23rd, 2013

Okay, so you hear it from all sides, apparently the toughest challenge for a photographer is to turn the camera on yourself? what! Really!?

You betcha.

Sarah Lando made me do it :

http://strobist.blogspot.com.au/2012/11/self-portraits-good-bad-and-ugly.html 

Go on, try it and let me know if you need any tips on the technical side of shooting yourself.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In Cold Blood

Sunday, February 10th, 2013

Wikipedia states :

“A serial killer is traditionally defined as an individual who has killed three or more people over a period of more than a month, with down time (a “cooling off period”) between the murders, and whose motivation for killing is usually based on psychological gratification. Some sources, such as the FBI, disregard the “three or more” criteria and define the term as “a series of two or more murders, committed as separate events, usually, but not always, by one offender acting alone” or, including the vital characteristics, a minimum of two murders”

The following images were documented as evidence pre-post mortem, after the suspect – a dachshund known in local crime circles as “The Wah” , was taken into custody for questioning.

Warning :  Photos may offend some viewers.

 

Look Up. There’s Hope!

Friday, January 4th, 2013

I was really excited.

I hadn’t watched the fireworks on Sydney Harbour and the prospect of having such a great vantage point on New Years Eve was a very cool proposition indeed. My sister Joey and I were lucky to have the opportunity to attend Garden Island on Sydney harbour for the festivities. We had the makings of a fine picnic by the water including perfect weather, cheeseboard and vino. I had decided to stick with an instant film camera and my IPhone to document the event and leave the big guns at home.

As it turns out I was slightly oblivious to the excited gasps and “ooohhhhs” and “Ahhhhs” of the crowd surrounding me as I intently focused on capturing the perfect imprint of those magical explosions of light. In hindsight I missed an important element of the whole experience…

If I had my time again I believe I would have my phone officially confiscated and ask someone to help pry the instant camera out of my grasp to allow me to enjoy the fireworks display, just as it was. On pondering why I was feeling a little unfulfilled afer the event, I realised that there is time for work, there is time for play and if play involves being obsessed with photography – then that’s ok… BUT there is always time to stop, put everything down and look up!

I wish that you all have a wonderful 2013, full of HOPE and joy.

 

I took this photo via my Iphone and posted to Instagram. Instagram is like twitter but with photos instead of comments. If you want to check out my mobile work you can look me up on Instagram @transitlounger.

About a girl

Sunday, December 16th, 2012

I was sitting in front of the telly last Sunday afternoon when a neighbour decided to host a Singstar competition, directly above where I was sitting.

I figured it would be kinda weird of me to start rocking out to Singstar on my own  (although the thought was appealing) and compromised with  MTV’s  classic hits channel on Foxtel, cranking it up to cover the wailing that was going on upstairs.  Suddenly “About a girl” by Nirvana (Unplugged version) came on and I found myself hurtling into one gigantic flashback moment.

That album certainly had air time in my life. I think it became one of those pivotal albums that everyone had in their CD collection and was generally the soundtrack of every party. Every party that I went to anyway. I had a giggle about how unattractive Dave Grohl looked sporting a black skivvy in the film clip and pondered yet again as to what ever happened to “the other guy” from Nirvana?

I then found myself thinking about what my idea of Nirvana was and decided that it was the split second feeling when you are happily trapped within an amazing moment. You know? A moment of pure excitement, love or ...insert something here… usually accompanied by a soundtrack of some description.

I guess all we need to do is ensure we identify and capture these moments in some way so we can experience them over and over, again and again.

My sister Jo and I looking through old photo albums of our family on Christmas day with our father who you can just make out in the background. Unfortunately Dad was sick and passed away six months later from cancer. This image allows me to remember one of my Nirvana moments. Photo by Steve Gee – Christmas day, 2006.

The Wah

Monday, December 3rd, 2012

 

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Everybody Loves Stella

Sunday, December 2nd, 2012

Image not by me but finding out who took it!

I met Angela back in the 90’s and we bonded through a local Theatre company that we were both involved in.

She has always been a dynamic person with an ability to have time for anyone, even if she hasn’t seen you for like, forever – she can pick up where you left off.

When I say she has time, I mean she really listens.

(Please note this image of Ange taken whilst performing in “The Maids”  is not by me. Credit to follow)

Ange and I recently re-connected after I caved and joined the book of face. I was fortunate to be invited to her home on the edge of the Blue Mountains to photograph her with partner Paul, along with their very very new baby Stella.

When I arrived and as most new mothers do, Ange apologised for the state of the house, the bad phone coverage, her baby brain and all manner of things but what she may not have realised at the time was that this particular afternoon and everything that came with it was exactly what I needed.

To me, everything was perfect.

So, in exchange for capturing some awesome moments in the early life of her beautiful baby and her family, I was given moments of wisdom from someone who really understands.

Nurture your friendships and when you say on parting “We will make sure we catch up soon”,  Do it. Life is too short.