Friday, April 23, 2010

Reality and its image

These three shots play with the concept of the hyperreal - reality preceded by its model. In the last image, I like the way there is a copy of everything in the frame. As well as the two women fishing, you can also see two cranes on the skyline in the background; two each of both types of silver bollard on the wharf; and two wooden benches. All shots taken around the shores of Canberra’s lakes.

“Reality itself has been confused with its own image. Reality no longer has the time to take on the appearance of reality. It no longer even surpasses fiction: it captures every dream even before it takes on the appearance of a dream.”
- Jean Baudrillard

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

La Jetee

The jetty in the foreground is where fishing boats set out and return. In the background, you can see a section of a boardwalk taking you around the edge of the estuary. There is a strange duality about these two wooden structures – both evil and good flowing together as part of the same tide. On this night, a boat with its prize – the body of a large Marlin with eyes still bright – arrived back at the jetty. On other nights, from the boardwalk, you might see Manta Rays glide at peace over the sandy sea bed.

Location: Wagonga River Inlet, Narooma.

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Timeless Interval

A shot taken in front of the Canberra Theatre during a showtime interval. The interval has a timeless, disappearing quality; and it seems to exist outside (or in between) the reality that is the Show.

"Every photographed object is merely the trace left behind by the disappearance of all the rest."
- Jean Baudrillard

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Signs of a New Ministry

This former church – now in private hands – displays a mix of signs and symbols.

Location: Braidwood, New South Wales.