Wednesday, 30 March 2011

The Govett

Saturday, 26 March 2011

The Perfunctory

Wednesday, 23 March 2011

The Ruined

Saturday, 19 March 2011

The Male

Wednesday, 16 March 2011

The Facilites

Sunday, 13 March 2011

The Damaged

Saturday, 12 March 2011

The Central

Wednesday, 9 March 2011

The Sunset

And the sunrise(ish).

Sunday, 6 March 2011

The Eugene

Once there was a renowned photographer and control freak called W. Eugene Smith.

For some inexplicable reason one of his most famous photographs is a sickly romantic cliche of little cultural, historical, social, or artistic value.

There's a spot near my place which I frequent frequently. And invariably during my frequencies I'm reminded of that nasty abomination.

Here is my 'homage'. It could also be seen, if you wish, as a homage to Peter Peryer, what with the anthropomorphism of inanimate objects.

Though I strongly suspect those thoughts were not running through my head at the time.

Thursday, 3 March 2011

The Liar

To look at it, would you necessarily think that a seat like that has view like this?

Tuesday, 1 March 2011

The Tariki

So did last month's posts bore you all rigid?! For March I might try something a bit different.

Starting here.

Those of you in Wellington can't help but have been aware that there is a Brian Brake show on at Te Papa.

It's an interesting show in that it reinforces that his work wasn't made for gallery walls. But more than that, it gives historical and contemporary perspectives on his work and doesn't try to suggest that his photography is anything more than it is.

There is also a book accompanying the exhibition, which while pricey, is worth getting hold of.

Anyway, this is one of my favourite shots in the show, taken by Brake in 1978.

As it is one of my favourite shots in the show I knew I was going to have to pay homage at some point.

That point was January 7, 2011.

It doesn't quite work when you can't see all the mountain. Also I didn't check my quick sketch regarding layout (probably because I couldn't see all the mountain). And obviously there have been a few minor cosmetic changes in the last 30 years.