We are in the process of moving premises at the moment so publishing will be less frequent than lately.
Apologies to my readers for not being able to report on this event at Ted’s World of Imaging in Sydney on Friday March 13 in words and images, but given that members of my family live with serious autoimmune conditions, I thought it wise to forgo attending.
I still have not had hands-on experience with the Fujifilm X-T4, X-T200, X100V and X-Pro3 cameras, so will consider providing some substitute content of some kind here if possible.
Recently I had the rare chance to slip into the Sydney central business district from our family eyrie way up in the highest point of the Sydney Upper North Shore above the aerial pollution line and walked around some of the inner city streets where I lived and worked for many years.
I badly miss living in the heart of this city and walking its streets as I did every day back then, but house prices and rents in the city and its inner suburbs have risen far beyond the ability of the ever-underpaid Australian creative classes to afford.
Not to forget the ill effect that pollution has on many of us nowadays, even when it comes to just a quick visit.
Since the long months of catastrophic bushfires, “rain bombs”, floods and grey, grey days, the hot and sunny summer days of yore have been all too rare and I have not felt the pull of the inner city streets as often as I used to when living within them.
The magazine that changed everything, ‘not only Black+White’
The article header image above depicts the less than salubrious entrance to the third floor offices of the specialist ethnic and fashion magazine publisher to whom I had to give away the rights to publish what became ‘not only Black+White’, a now long dead but incredibly influential magazine of Australian creative arts, culture and photography.
I have written about that publication at About Unititled.
The photographs below depict some of the mean streets I trod every day, reminders of the urban documentary photographs I made when I lived there and that I would love to make again, provided we get a break or several from these cold and grey or sunny and searing days of the Australian climate emergency.
“I had the honour to interview Yosuke Yamane-san during the Asia Pacific regional Lumix S series launch event in Tasmania, Australia. In this interview, we talked about the development of Panasonic Lumix S1 & S1R, the L-Mount alliance, Lumix GH6, DFD Autofocus, and a few other things….”
- 4/3 Rumors – Interview with director of Panasonic Imaging Division – Yosuke Yamane San
- Richard Wong – Interview with director of Panasonic Imaging Division – Yosuke Yamane San
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As we are in the process of moving our offices, studio and home right now, new articles will be less frequently published than usual.
Apologies to all our dear readers.
Normal service will be resumed once this move is completed, all the many known and unforeseen complications of the Christmas/New Year season allied with the effects of extreme climate change and our tragically worse-than-mediocre national telecommunications infrastructure aside.
Due to family medical needs and serious chronic illness requiring urgent surgery for which the system demands long waiting times, longterm treatment and full-time care, content at ‘Untitled’ will be updated intermittently and unpredictably until further notice and until restoration of normal service sometime in the New Year.
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The deaths of photographer Khadija Saye, her mother and all the others lost in the Grenfell Tower fire in North Kensington aka Ladbroke Grove, London, have affected us very deeply here at Untitled. They were killed by local and national government policies punishing those who are not wealthy or who are of the “wrong” background, social class or age.
Being born somehow wrong and how that intimately affects your life and career is something we both know well. Each of us has lived in and loved West and Central London, their people, their cultures, their places, their diversity, their creativity and their opportunities. The happy memories of our friends and experiences there have stayed with us ever since, the high points of our lives.
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Evening everyone! This week we're so very pleased to welcome Khadija Saye (@saye_photo) in taking over our feed! Khadija's work includes some amazing alternative photographic processes, which are currently exhibiting at the #DiasporaPavilion with @icf__ as part of the #VeniceBiennale2017. • • • #MetroImaging #MetroPrint #MetroTakeover #StayTuned #Photography #Tintype #ctype #giclee #printisnotdead #filmisnotdead #instatakeover #london #gallery #photolab #kodak #fujifilm
Ms Saye was on the verge of a major career breakthrough, having been selected to show her work in the Diaspora Pavilion at this year’s Venice Biennale. She was the student of a student of a student of mine from when I was a university art school photography teacher.
- British Journal of Photography – Obituary: Khadija Saye, fast-rising artist killed tragically young in Grenfell Tower
- Facebook – Khadija Saye
- Independent – BBC pulls documentary featuring Grenfell Tower victim
- Metro Imaging
- Instagram – Khadija Saye
- PetaPixel – Photographer Khadija Saye Dies in London Grenfell Tower Fire
- The Observer – Khadija Saye, my dear artist friend whose laughter I will never forget
- Twitter – Khadija Saye
- Venice Biennale
I have been trying to obtain a GH5 loaner so that I can really put Seercam’s cage through its paces in real world conditions, but as an interim measure I will examine and report on the cage in words and pictures shortly. Please come back soon!