Joel Meyerowitz is my photographer of the month, having just finished watching his masterclass course. The videos only took about a week of scattered viewings to finish the five or so hours of content, but my appreciation for photography as a way of life and an artistic endeavour has been warmly received. Perhaps the most refreshing aspect of the course was that other than a few brief discussions, the technical aspects carried very little weight throughout each topic, which is true of photography as you reach a certain maturity and momentum. The cameras, film and choices fall away and simply become the tools you wish to use to execute your vision.
I would recommend this course for advanced photographers who are well beyond the learning curve of exposure, composition and cameras and who are now venturing into the rich and infinitely subtle world of expressive and artistic photography, which is most often driven by deeply personal motivations. Joel’s words and discussion sits far above the nuts and bolts of capturing images and motivates deeper thought about why you want to photograph the subject matter you do and what drives your aesthetic and choices.
What I see every afternoon.
Guys, it’s to the right.
My new project is coming along nicely.
The legendary Story Bridge. Not quite as famous as NYC.
Foreshortening or foreshadowing?
Are you going ghost busting? Can I join in?
Going to print this
One day I hope to become a crossword puzzle solver.
Somethin’ in my shoe
Yeah, I know the feeling.
What has Trump done today?
Going against the grain
Grab a mate, go shoot.
Bowen Hills too?
Night on Tri-X
Love this one
Still lifes at Jamie’s Espresso Bar.
Mankind vs nature
The fox jumped over the lazy dog?
Simon with his Leica CL and 35mm 7Artisan’s “Chinacron” lens.
That’s a nice loo.
Getting a little formal lately.
South Brisbane station.
You had one job.
Closed… please? Hmm
“No Boxing Gloves”
Simon on a crate.
Let light be your subject
Life in West End
Where’s the stair case?
Yoouuuu shall not pass.
When are they gonna finish this?
Humans, powered by… natural gas. Lol.
My view each day
98 Station Rd.
Nice one. Pick up your damn rubbish.
Seems to be a theme here…
Definitely a theme that day