1. Tuen Mun, New Territories, Hong Kong  2015-07-05  11:47:30 on Flickr.Psychogeography tour day 2,

    Tuen Mun, New Territories, Hong Kong 2015-07-05 11:47:30 on Flickr.

    Psychogeography tour day 2,

  2. REBLOG if your icon is actually you.

    amchphotography:

    julesfalkhunter:

    qbnscholar:

    nosealviewing:

    Of course my icon is actually me…

    Mine is recent, too.

    this is actually me, the feet over on JJ are my daughter Laura’s : ) 

    Sure my icon is me! 

    It’s me! EVERYWHERE!

  3. By all the traditional measures with which one judges the craftsmanship of the artist, photography fails to deliver because of its mechanical nature. I remember reading the first photography review in the Independent, and the opening line was, ‘Photography is a fundamentally repellent medium’. I was amazed at this, but I guess I shouldn’t have been, because it reflects the prevailing misunderstanding about artistic practice residing in craftsmanship. The mechanical quality of photography, considered a limitation, is precisely its strength. Most contemporary art strives to move towards some kind of quasi-mechanical mode of production, and photography is already there.
    Paul Graham (via alexjdsmith)
  4. Kimberley Road, Yau Tsim Mong, Hong Kong, 2017-07-14 16:11:19 on Flickr.
  5. analyticisms:

Debunking the myth that Tumblr is only used and populated by kids.
unwrapping:

Age Ranges of Tumblr’s Global Audience:Tumblr sees about 150 million global unique visitors monthly. comScore, an Internet analytics firm, averaged Tumblr’s age ranges over the first quarter of 2014 for both Dashboard and blog network traffic worldwide:
Ages 13 to 17: 15%
Ages 18 to 34: 41%
Ages 35 to 54: 29%
Ages 55 and up: 15%
"People are often really surprised to note that we have the same percentage of 55-plus-year-olds as we do 13-to-17-year-olds," said Danielle Strle (strle), Tumblr’s director of product for community and content, in an NPR webinar. “But over half of our audience is solidly in the 13-to-34 demographic.”

    analyticisms:

    Debunking the myth that Tumblr is only used and populated by kids.

    unwrapping:

    Age Ranges of Tumblr’s Global Audience:
    Tumblr sees about 150 million global unique visitors monthly. comScore, an Internet analytics firm, averaged Tumblr’s age ranges over the first quarter of 2014 for both Dashboard and blog network traffic worldwide:

    • Ages 13 to 17: 15%
    • Ages 18 to 34: 41%
    • Ages 35 to 54: 29%
    • Ages 55 and up: 15%

    "People are often really surprised to note that we have the same percentage of 55-plus-year-olds as we do 13-to-17-year-olds," said Danielle Strle (strle), Tumblr’s director of product for community and content, in an NPR webinar. “But over half of our audience is solidly in the 13-to-34 demographic.”

    (via craig)

  6. Coke? Icon or poison?

    Coke? Icon or poison?

  7. Happy Valley, Hong Kong, 2014-07-06 16:15:01 on Flickr.
  8. 120 + 5x4 = #winning #film #blackandwhite

    120 + 5x4 = #winning #film #blackandwhite

  9. From a recent Psychogeography tour of regional Victoria

  10. William Eggleston Documentary - In The Real World

    (Source: youtube.com)

  11. Some other blogs

    uchihara-2014

    molanus

    avardwoolaver

    ericfredine

    patrickjoust

    jckingca

    david simonton

    digitalsnaps

    im a photoeditor

  12. Three litres of D25 ready to go.  #altmelb #film #darkroom #blackandwhite #120 #5x4

    Three litres of D25 ready to go. #altmelb #film #darkroom #blackandwhite #120 #5x4

  13. Contemporary revolutions in photography, from omnipresent digital picture-taking to the advent of hundred-billion image repositories have prompted some practitioners, theorists, and critics to ask whether “photography” (at least as it was once understood) “is over.” I noted that the question has arrived at an ironic time – how could photography be “over” at the exact moment in history that it has achieved an unprecedented ubiquity? The reason is actually fairly obvious – “photography,” as it has been traditionally understood in theory and practice, has undergone a transition – it has become something else, something that’s difficult to make sense of within the existing analytic framework. To me, it seems that to begin charting a course forward, we have to develop an expanded definition of what we mean when we’re talking about “photography.” With a nod to Paul Virilio,[1] I propose a simple definition that has far-reaching consequences: seeing machines.
  14. Flying Flanéur

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    Today I travelled approximately 350 kilometres.

    When I departed at around 7:30 am I had a loose game plan in mind. Travel west to the nearest large regional centre and explore its western edge. On the way I formulated a plan for my return journey. Get home without using the main freeway that had transported me there to begin with. I succeeded on both counts and also managed to gain a sensation I like that is usually only achieved when in a foreign country or an unfamiliar place.

    I have no word to describe it, misplaced does not do it justice and anxious is too strict and definitive. Needless to say, it is a state I like to achieve and it helps my creative process of seeing what is before me.

    I achieved this sense in Hong Kong recently, and was, and am always surprised when I can achieve it; especially in my home state. So strange and sparse were parts of the area I was driving around in regional Victoria, that it could have easily been another country. The lack of density in this part of Victoria still to this day surprises me, especially that sudden falloff at the edges of our fair city. A place I have been loitering for many years now and still only need to drive 45 minutes or so too reach.

    After a morning of meandering around the western edges of Ballarat, I headed home, and managed to circumvent the freeway completely.

    The pictures I made were all taken on film, bar a handful of phone camera images I used to geo-locate some of the strange places I went, and may need to return to, to either remake the pictures or explore any ideas that stemmed from todays travels. I even exposed two sheets of 5”x 4” film. The results could be some time off, this suits my process nowadays anyway. I doubt I will have the time to drive so aimlessly again as I did today this year.

    Driving around these areas and following  your nose is something I’d like to do more often, because of that sense of heightened awareness and the discoveries that can be found. I managed to get off the beaten track several times and only resorted to using a paper map once. Again using my smart phone to connect and locate myself forms part of the experience of driving aimlessly.

    Next step in the process, is to process and proof the films shot and examine them for future possible directions or prints to exhibit.

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    Here is a map of the locations I snapped to geo-locate myself during the day and for future reference. The red line indicates the planned return route and the blue line roughly approximates the actual return route. At one point I ventured into a state forest and risked being bogged. My humble little Subaru did quite well and I managed to photograph some spots that few may have photographed in. Watch my flickr stream for updates on that.

  15. Dashboard serendipity, 20140726

    Dashboard serendipity, 20140726