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I don’t have much to say at the moment (I think my brain needs a holiday), so instead of making things up, I’ll just share these…!

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It’s all systems go here at the moment! I’ve got an exhibition that starts on Sunday so all of my “spare” computer time has been organising prints and layouts and all those other things. Consequently these are sitting on my computer getting a little bit sad that I’m not paying them any attention, I’m sure!

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I came across a quote a while ago that I really identified with:

I’ve thought that when people appear in a picture, they automatically are perceived as the subject, irrespective of how they are represented. I wanted the only person in the picture to be the viewer.

It’s attributed to Lewiz Baltz– while I’m not 100% how accurate that is, I certainly take inspiration from his work!

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I’ve always debated with myself what my “style” of photography actually is… and landscape seems to suit the best. Sure, you might occasionally find a plant in them, but that’s about as close as I get to the traditional style (or, at least – what I think of when I think of landscape photography). I take photos of walls. Nice ones, admittedly, but walls nonetheless! On a whim last year I decided to enter a competition… and to my extreme surprise I was chosen as runner up – in the landscape category. Below are the six images I chose to submit as my portfolio – they’re officially Runner Up – 2015 Landscape Photographer of the Year. You can see the online post here, and if you happen to get a copy of the February issue of the Australian Photography magazine you’ll find a double page spread with my photos on it. Certainly a pleasant surprise to find that some other people consider my photos to be “landscapes”!

PS – in case you wanted to know why I’m not in the reflection of the mirror, it’s because I’m standing very carefully just out of view… it’s very rarely you’ll find me in a reflection or a shadow, as I try very hard not to!

… click the article to see a larger version of the text.

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I don’t know if it is just the glaring sunlight at the moment, but I have so many yellow photos that I could pretty much just do a post completely full of them! Instead, I’ve decided to space them out a bit to give your eyes a rest – they’re quite bright… but I can assure you, nothing compared to real life!

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