Monthly Archives: May 2013

And just for a grin this little snap was lifted from the WSJ and put here for your smiling pleasure…

… that Southern Dandy and his colour snaps… and his boxes full of cameras…

While spiraling in on my own little whirlpool of fun (blinkered, self-absorbed, quiet and surrounded by little lunatics) all sorts of things have been happening out in the world around me… things that I watch and gently engage with… though the engagement is from a distance and at arm’s length.

The fantastical age of festivals is upon us and 2013 has kicked up a bunch in Sydney that are full of pictures, discussion, exhibition (and exhibitionism), chit chat, gossip, wonderful prints and unfortunately a little discomfort that has resulted in a touch of uncertainty and embarrassment.

Within the greater celebrations the claim, counter-claim, projector-scandal and “oh but children might see” issue properly raised its head in public early on the weekend and seemed to bubble along… and as the reports of contributors pulling images started to float about it was sad that such a knee-jerk lack of discussion could result in this making it to the ‘reported page’… for Reportage has been around for some time… with a track record… and as a known entity I fail to understand how it came to the 11th hour for “oh some of these pictures are a touch confronting”… unfair at best… to the photographers… to Reportage… to the punters…

Having said that the idea of ‘public projections’ would understandably be quite confronting… though surely this idea was neither a surprise nor unforeseen.

So shame that it made it to the point of ‘problem’… though yay that it would have raised the flag a little higher for Reportage and maybe added a degree of engagement from many who would not have had a look… fingers crossed for future success, future efforts and future snapper-pikky-photo-lurvers.

reportage.com.au

TimeMachineMag has released the new issue and announced it’s taking a little break to check the nuclear reactor driving it and make sure it doesn’t meltdown or succumb to the mind-hurting-late-night-questions that so many time travel movies inspire.

Sad to see TM hang up the boots for now… but happy to have been able to devour each issue as they landed on the doorstep only minutes off the press… those delivery kids are quick these days on their little pushies!

But have no fear… whilst the scientists are back at the drawing board the archive is available for you to trawl through and enjoy… so don’t sit here reading this shit… click and go go go!

www.timemachinemag.com

The new book is out in stores and flying off the shelves.

Sean Davey has released Dogfood & Oysters in a limited edition (some of which include a print no less!) and KP encourages anyone who loves picture books to snap themselves up a copy.

Pictures on pages… it’s always a good good ++Good kinda thing.

Get the book here.

The madman is pointing out at things. Things that catch his eye. Things that make him smile.

Tumble down. Tumble down. Sunday night and turn around that frown.

www.wvdv.tumblr.com

The Aftermath Project has launched the new website… what more do I need to say?!

Click and go… click and go…

It’s a fascinating endeavour and one that has supported some fantastic ongoing work.

R-E-S-P-E-C-T.

www.theaftermathproject.org