Wednesday, April 21, 2021

Rush hour

Or what rush hour used to be like.  I searched Google looking for the letter and it gave me this photo taken on the 28th of Feb last year.  It seems Google picked up the H in the upper right corner.



Live longer

Last year on this day I found this in my mailbox.  Just what you need in the middle of a pandemic lockdown.  I have no idea what was on it but there was zero chance of it going into my computer. Just a tip if you find something like this anywhere and you are not expecting it.  Do not open it as it is likely to be a scam of some sort.  At best you will lose some money at worst you could lose important data.



Monday, April 19, 2021

Laundry

Putting out the laundry at the World heritage listed 'Cascade Female Factory' in Hobart Tasmania. Pictured is the washing line and two steel cradles.




Laneway cafes

Back in 2018 I was on the way to work and snapped this image in one of Melbourne's many lanes lined with cafes.  This is the city of Melbourne's beating heart.  Part of my cinematic series.  Apologies that I haven't been posting for the last week.  I have a new job and it has taken a lot of my time.



Monday, April 12, 2021

Footprints

Yesterday Penny and I visited Rochester in country Victoria for a memorial service.  It was to remember Penny's brother Geoff, who passed away during the first lock down that we had here last year.  Because of this all who knew him were forced to grieve without others to help them through the process. 

The Geoff that I knew was an alcoholic, constantly in and out of rehabilitation and the footprints that I knew of him was the pile of discarded openers from beer cans on the chair near where he used to love to sit.

What I learnt at the memorial was that Geoff, was a teacher, poet, writer, musician and inspiration to many students that were in his care.  Nothing at all like I imagined.  The family buried his ashes in the roots of the apricot tree that he loved to sit under on warm summer evenings.  The real footprints he leaves behind are his children and the people that they have become.

In recent years I have been to a couple of funerals of significant friends and I must say that I much prefer this memorial service way of celebrating the life of those that are departed.  One year is enough time for people to remember the positive things about the person and the footprints that they leave behind

Vale Geoff,  sorry I did not take the time to get to know you better

Footprints echoes of a life well lived

Geoff's daughter Rebecca in a reflective moment under the Apricot tree
where his ashes now reside



Stuffed toys in his children's bedroom.  Untouched since they left home more than 15 years ago


Saturday, April 10, 2021

Book ends

This image was created for a scavenger hunt back in 2018.  I had the idea to create an image in context with the word "Ends" that contains all the other words.  I completed the task in PhotoShop and include the original unedited photo for comparison.  It turns out it is quite difficult to replace text on the spine of a book and make it appear like it was always there.




Friday, April 9, 2021

Invisible man

During lock down last year Penny and I snuck out to a local park to shoot the word shoes for the scavenger hunt.  The image is a composite of two images.  The idea was to have only the shoes and newspaper in the image.  I have included the original images