Creating!

The canvas has been created! After a few weeks of exploring more on abstract photography, creating a  mixed media piece and experimenting what works and does not. Stage one complete.

Chrissy has really enjoyed this process and has started to look at putting material together, to create a scene for a photo shoot and she is really starting to explore different types of abstract photography, as it is broad genre.

I look forward to next week’s session, to start to take photos and see how her creative mind comes to the fore.

 

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Creating!

 

 

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Let the fun begin!

SEE Class Photography Workshop.

I had the pleasure of hosting a photography workshop with the SEE class which Nortec runs, this week. It was a lot of fun and I really enjoyed mentoring the students.

The day consisted of exploring basic composition, which includes the lesson of the Rule of Thirds and looking at different ways to take the photo. It is what everyone should understand when learning photography. I suggested not to stand at eye level to get the shot but to  move around, squat down, lie down and look at how many different ways there are to capture an image.

The other aspect of the day was a Photo Safari. The group chose some interesting words and phrases  such as triangle, texture and eyes. The object was to take photos that represent those things, in a creative way.  The Photo Safari challenged the students  and the results were amazing.  For example Karen found a Dragon’s eye in a paper bark tree which made a fantastic photograph.

The day was very enjoyable and I really liked working with the class and I am looking forward to working with them in the future.

 

Steve thinking outside the square.

 

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Having fun being creative.

 

 

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Lunch Time!

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What is Greg up to?

Vision 2- Exhibition.

Vision 2 ends this Sunday 8th of May. It has been an honour to be part of this exhibition and showing my work with such talented photographers.

If you have not checked out it I  highly recommend to do so. Natsky, the owner of Fox Photo Den, has created an amazing space and it is loooking great.

“The Unseen Machine” that my partner and I have created has been very popular and it is a sensory experience like no other.

This photo is my favourite one of “The Unseen Machine”.

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Three generations at play

 

 

I Love My Job!

I have the most enjoyable job that anyone could have. I get to be creative everyday with amazing people. I mentor people with disabilities in photography. Today I want to share with you one of the highlights. It is so rewarding to be  part of assisting one of the young ladies and  being able to explore her creativity and watching her achieve so much in such a short period of time. I feel very proud of her.

I have been working with her for around two and half years and she has limited mobility. Her sense of wanting to learn and create is incredible. We are working on creating an abstract canvas (Mixed Media) then will take photos of it in a creative way.  She even used scissors for the first time in her life, cutting out pieces of cardboard to stick on the canvas.

Stay tuned to see the final creation.

 

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Let the fun begin!

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That Smile!

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It is so amazing to see her paint and enjoy it.

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The first stage done! I am so proud of her and what she achieves.

Fox Photo Den!

Thank you to everyone that came on Wednesday night. It was great to see everyone. The photography is very diverse, which makes for a great show. It is so wonderful to see so many photgraphers that are local coming along and getting envolved.

I was part of looking after the gallery today along side Laura and Brad, who are both exhibiting photographers. It was a lot of fun and great to see the general public coming to view the work. If you have not already  dropped into the Den, it is definitely an exhibition not to miss.

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Three Generations enjoying the Machine!

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Locals that enjoyed the exhibition. This was their favourite. By Brad Mustow

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Anne and Luke enjoyed the machine so much they took a selfie.

 

Fox Photo Den Exhibition!

It has been awhile since I have blogged. I ended up getting quite sick after the Ballina Gallery exhibition. It was a great success and with 500 people walking through the door on opening night, there was no doubt it would be. “The Machine” and the visual experience that the viewers had was like no other. Everyone had a lot of fun experimenting with it.

There has been a new Photography  Den open in Lismore. I will be exhibiting in their second exhibition “Vision2” with both my photos and “The Machine”. This is a great opportunity for all photographers, no matter what camera or device you use.

So come along on Wednesday 30th of March at 5.30.

34 Union St  Lismore

Mad Hatter. International Finalist Photo in Lethbridge 10000 Small Scale Art Award 2015

Mad Hatter.
International Finalist Photo in Lethbridge 10000 Small Scale Art Award 2015

 

Come along on Wednesday night and play the Machine. Once you put on the special glasses all will be revealed in a visual extravaganza!

Come along on Wednesday night and play the Machine. Once you put on the special glasses all will be revealed in a visual extravaganza!

Unseen Exhibition

Delve into the UNSEEN with me tonight. 

This photographic exhibition is not to be missed!

I am very excited about my exhibition opening tonight night!. My partner and I have been working really hard on an interactive installation. It’s a musical instrument with visual effects. I don’t want to give too much away but one thing I can tell you is that you need to put on special glasses to see the UNSEEN. Here is a sneak peak of the master piece.

The master piece being created!

The master piece being created!

What could this be?

What could this be?

Come along tonight and all will be revealed.

Opening: 28th May, 5.30pm-7.30pm
Exhibition: 27th May – 21st June
Where: NRCG Gallery, 44 Cherry St, Ballina, N.S.W

Radio Interview!!!

I am looking forward to my radio interview on Saturday with 92.9 River FM! I will be on the air from 12.30pm. I will be talking about my exhibition and my project that I am launching, “Unseen”. This project is about people who have hidden disabilities or barriers that they deal with on a daily basis.

“Unseen”  brings awareness to the broader community about these sorts of issues. Be sure to tune in! If you are not in the Lismore area you can log onto http://2ncr.org.au and click on ‘stream’ to hear me live.

 

Finalist in Lethbridge Small Scale Award

It is a great honour to announce that I have been named, for the second year in a row, as a finalist in the Lethbridge 10000 Small Scale Art Award. This is an international award and it is an amazing feeling to have my work recognized at this level.

Stay tuned and I will keep you posted on the exhibition.

Finalists photo for Lethbridge Exhibition

The judges choice for Lethbridge Exhibition

 

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The judges choice for the online category

 

‘Unseen’: An Exhibition and Community Project

I am very excited to announce the ‘Unseen’ project and would love for you to come and see it or participate in one of the workshops. Unseen is about life with unseen disabilities and hopes to raise awareness as well as inspire and empower others to explore creativity as a form of escapism and self-recognition.

I have started this project as I have been diagnosed with quite a few different disabilities over the years and know what it is like to deal with unseen difficulties.

In 2008 I started my photography diploma and discovered a whole new world to immerse myself in. I use my photography as a way to escape all the craziness of life and the challenges that living with disabilities can bring. The exhibition offers a journey through my photography and my life as I have dealt with various challenges.

My partner and I have been very busy and having a lot of fun building an interactive installation based on the Unseen concept. The installation is as much art as it is a musical instrument and a technological novelty. The audience is required to wear special glasses in order to see what was previously hidden, and through a tactile touch system they are able to explore and create within the world of the Unseen.

The concept behind this installation is to impart the idea that….

“to see the unseen sometimes you need to look through a different lens”

Come along and have some fun and delve into the Unseen.

I hope to see you there.

Unseen Exhibition

Opening Night 28th May 5.30 – 7.30

Northern Rivers Community Gallery

44 Cherry St – Ballina

27 May – 21 June