Thursday, August 23, 2007

Harder not easier....

Somebody told me the other day that they had overheard a gallerist says that they didn't "get" my work. I took this as a great compliment and my resolve (as always) is to make work that is harder not easier. After all too much photography is made that doesn't rise above being "decoration" for the living room wall. So here are some new diptychs. Some of this and some of that.............. now you work it out.

Sunday, August 19, 2007

Made this picture today.....

Sunday and spring is out there at last. Worked on my new portrait series editing and sequencing with a friend who has a fine mind and a good eye. Special! And still time to make this picture, thinking of Richter. What might he have done.....

Tuesday, August 14, 2007


Why is it we have a fixation on measurement? On performance. Measure this. Measure that. Height. Depth. Width. Breadth. Length. Light. Heavy. Deep. Shallow. Reaching.....and all the same in the end.

Thursday, August 9, 2007

Auckland looking east - 7am Thursday August 9

Early morning. Early Bird. Getting lighter now each morning. Nice.

Wednesday, August 8, 2007

Auckland looking west - 3.06pm Wednesday August 8

Winter light. Wires. Red light. Red arrow. Stop. Clouds touched with rain. Band of cool infinite blue. Waiting.

Sunday, August 5, 2007

Baghdad comes to Auckland

Today, Sunday, I shot some production stills for a music video for a band called The Symphony of Screams. My friends Phillip Peacock directed and Suzi Jowsey produced. Made me think about art imitating life and the reality of the terror in Iraq. Came home into my world past my local supermarket New World. How strange......