Wednesday, November 16, 2011

John Street featured on ABC arts online

John Street's current exhibition Slow photography at MGA is featured in this ABC arts online feature about the artist.

ABC arts online states:
In more than 50 years as a photographer, John Street has gone from shooting some of the 1960s' most iconic models to composing unique still-life images.
Street, who was born in England, began taking photographs after serving in the Royal Navy, using an Ilford Sporti camera he was given. After studying Rembrandt's use of lighting, he went on to photograph models such as Twiggy and Jean Shrimpton during the 1960s.
Street then moved to Australia in 1972, where he shot major advertising campaigns. He found an old wooden camera and customed it to develop a long exposure process. He fixes a 51 x 61 centimetre sheet of photographic paper to the camera and exposes it for up to 45 minutes to capture images of items such as foliage arranged on a glass plate.
During the extended exposures, various light sources are used to illuminate the subject from different angles and to modulate the spectrum of colour being captured by the camera.
His exhibition John Street: Slow Photography is on until 11 December, 2011.

Thanks to Mark Street and ABC TV Arts producer Klaus Toft.

Friday, November 11, 2011


Queensland Centre for Photography has announced the launch of its most recent publication, BEAUTIFUL LIES: Notes Towards a History of Australia by photomedia artist Peter Milne.

Edited by Maurice Ortega with Helen Frajman as photo editor and essays by Prof Michael Stone-Richards, Detroit, USA, Dr Courtney Pedersen, Brisbane, Australia and Prof Darren Tofts, Melbourne, this major project brings together 10 years of Milne's satirical photomedia projects.

The book will be launched by former Bad Seed Mick Harvey @ Loop Bar, 23 Meyers Place, Melbourne, 5.30 for 6pm on Tuesday 22nd November. You will need to RSVP by 14th November for this one to Michelle St. Anne

Published by Queensland Centre for Photography and T&G Publishing, Brisbane, 2011
120 pages
305 x 256mm
hard-cover with slipcase: $66 AUD (inc GST)
ISBN: 978-0-9775790-7-5

Peter Milne is represented in the Monash Gallery of Art, City of Monash collection.