I attended my second Sydney Fujifilm People with Cameras event in Chippendale on Sunday, October 29, 2017. Here is a selection of photographs, shot on a Fujifilm X-Pro2 with Fujinon XF 23mm f/1.4 using the full ERF image within the OVF in manual mode with back-button focussing for the technically inquisitive, then quickly processed to proof quality in Capture One Pro.
I stared writing some tech notes to go with this gallery article and then they expanded far beyond the few words I had originally intended.
So now I have spun them off into their own fully-fledged article that can be found here:
The bi-annual trade show and convention of the Australian branch of SMPTE – Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers – returns to Sydney’s Darling Harbour after an absence of what feels like forever. This time the SMPTE Conference and Exhibition will be held at ICC Sydney aka the International Convention Centre Sydney and runs from the 18th to 21st of July 2017.
Opening hours are Tuesday 18 to Thursday 20 from 10am to 6pm, and between 10am and 3pm on Friday 21.
SMPTE Australia has been advertising that registration to attend will be open from today, 1st May. So far that has not occurred so I am hoping that the organization gets its registration mechanism up and running soon. Better to register early than put it off then forget.
“Save our Sirius,” said the man sitting on the pavement not more than three metres away from Sirius, the social housing icon of Brutalist architecture in Sydney’s historic The Rocks. “Why do they want to save a pub?”
The Sirius building is anything but a pub, as my first story about it illustrates, a fact that can be easily determined by those who care to glance upwards from their comfy perches.
More than a thousand citizens of all ages, who clearly do know what Sirius is and stands for, took part in a rally on September 17 to protest the imminent eviction of the last remaining longterm residents of Sirius and the planned sale and destruction of their homes.
People from all walks of life took part, including present and past residents of Sirius, Dawes Point and Millers Point, architect Tao Gofers who designed Sirius in the 1970s, local and state politicians, as well as architecture enthusiast and radio personality Tim Ross….
The Sirius building is an inner city social housing project in the heart of Sydney’s historic The Rocks district, under threat of destruction.
It is a rare, iconic example of the Brutalist movement in architecture, extant from the 1950s to the 1970s.
Brutalist architecture, like Brut champagne, is form derived from function, unsweetened with needless ornamentation, constructed with concrete cast into moulds often lined with roughened timber….