Get Involved

2008-10-25 — posted by at 20:59

VICE Magazine has collaborated with user generated youth initiative Ctrl.Alt.Shift, to launch a unique photographic project that explores the global issues of Gender, Power and Poverty. The creative collaboration takes the form of an international competition, educating young people around the world on this major global development issue and inviting them to create photography inspired by this theme.

Competition winners will have their work featured in VICE and Ctrl.Alt.Shift magazines, displayed on CtrlAltShift.co.uk and exhibited in a London gallery– alongside work from campaign ambassador, legendary New York photo artist Nan Goldin.


Join the official Flickr group here – www.flickr.com/groups/922480@N21/


Casting Call

2008-09-29 — posted by at 10:30

This was forwarded to me by Mick.

It’s Mad Dame annoying you all again.

But! This is a Casting call!
This is a great opportunity to be involved in something a little bit different, and fun.

Or even if you really want to see how it all happens.

This is a great opportunity to be involved in something a little bit different, and fun. Or even if you really want to see how it all happens.

Calling for

  • extras
  • assistant/work experience
  • behind the scenes stills or video
  • back up MUA (for natural)

Major project.

Brief description of the shoot:
A Wedding scenario – an unlikely situation that can cause havok and chaos to that ‘one special day’ with a real ‘F&@# you’ attitude within the characters involved, involving a comical aspect. The setting is highly stylised, set up in a function centre.
Main characters are tbc, a bride, a groom and a dominatrix.

I require some ‘extras’ to play guests at the wedding setting, each person will have a certain pose and idea, expression happening within the whole image.

Shoot details
Date: Saturday 4th October 2008
Time: 12 pm – 2 pm
Venue: The Club Caroline Springs, Western Fwy, Victoria
Catering: provided
MUA: provided

There are NO age restriction for extras. (But under 18’s will need their parents to sign a model release)
Have own transport to the venue.

Formal wear, what you would wear to a wedding.
Girls – pastel like colours if possible, no black. If in doubt, bring alone a selection of outfits.
Guys – Long sleeved shirt, bring a tie for option, suit like pants and dark shoes.

Being involved in this project is voluntary. The final image/s will be emailed for folio use. Prints hmm maybe. All shoots are catered too – no one goes hungry!

I have to plan one more shoot, (An amazing funeral scene!!!) most likely within the following week, which i need extras for as well, if interested mention this for those details. TBA

If you have any questions do not hesitate to ask.


Submissions Called for Polaroid Exhibition

2008-08-13 — posted by at 23:42

This just in, my inbox [from Photospace in Collingwood]

The spring exhibition program at PhotoSpace starts with an exhibition in September titled “In a Moment”.

This is an open entry exhibition of original work by artists who enjoy the unexpected quality and playfulness of instant film such as Polaroid or Fujifilm. If you would like to be involved in this exhibition please email the gallery asap.

Also during September Lynette Zeeng will be running a workshop at Gold Street studios in Polaroid transfer. For more information please visit www.goldstreetstudios.com.au or ring Ellie Young on (03) 5424-1835

‘In a Moment’ runs from 3 to 20 September 2008.Viewing hours: Wed to Sat 12 to 5pm, Sun to Tue by appointment

34 Dight Street, Collingwood
PO Box 1612, Collingwood VIC 3066

Contact details: Veronica Hodgkinson
T: (03) 9415-6139
E: info@photospace.net.au
W: www.photospace.net.au


Motivation & Inspiration

2008-02-12 — posted by at 23:29

Here’s some stuff to get you up and running for the year.

Miscellanea Photogenica

PhotoSpace is pleased to present Miscellanea Photogenica salted paper prints by Ellie Young

Miscellanea Photogenica is homage to the father of photography, William Henry Fox Talbot (1800-1877). Drawn from the art, craft and science of photography the Ellie’s images are evocative yet quiet and wistful. Offering a timeless quality, reflecting the natural world though the exploration of texture, shape and design. The salted paper print was discovered in 1834 by Talbot and is still considered one of the most beautiful delicate hand crafted photographic print processes. Ellie has studied and explored the salt print extensively at many levels. Her work is held in public and private collections nationally and internationally including the State Library of Victoria.

Opening: Saturday 1st March 4pm – 7pm, by Assoc. Professor Gale Spring (RMIT University)
Exhibition duration: Wednesday 27th February to Saturday 22nd March

PhotoSpace is at 34 Dight St. Collingwood

Role Play Portrait Photography

25 October 2007 to 6 April 2008
Photography Gallery, Level 3
Admission free

Portrait photography is a complex and fascinating area of photographic practice that, at its heart, has a dynamic process of collaboration between the sitter, the viewer and the camera operator. In this exhibition, a provocative interchange between historical and contemporary photography has been created to suggest how photographers work to construct, question or reflect the notion of ‘role playing’.

Role Play contains three broad thematic groupings, namely allegorical portraiture (H.P Robinson, Julia Margaret Cameron, Cindy Sherman, William Wegman, Rose Farrell and George Parkin); portraits that either typecast or question social roles (August Sander, Edweard Muybridge, Anne Ferran); and theatrical photographs in which the sitter acts a role, (including G.B Poletto’s wardrobe photographs of Ava Gardner in On the Beach).



2007-11-23 — posted by at 07:46

Presentation night 2007, will be held on Tuesday 27th of November at PIC Photographic Imaging College, starting at 6:30pm . There will be Awards, dinner, and drinks, so make sure you come along to celebrate the year that has been.

In other matters….

Please back up all files, folders and projects from the school computers by Tuesday 27th. All computers will erased after this date.

If you have not collected your prints from the exhibition please do by Tuesday 27th. All images and prints left over are in the office.

2nd years and students who are not returning, please empty out your lockers by Tuesday 27th. We wish you well in all your further pursuits.

Students with work located in the lockers of the AV room, please remove them by Tuesday 27th.

We also need people to help with maintenance and taking tours for prospective students. Our interview period starts on Wednesday 28th. Please contact the school a.s.a.p, your help will be rewarded.

See you next Tuesday at presentation night!


In Photographic News Today

2007-02-15 — posted by at 22:38


Alfred Eisenstaedt’s iconic photograph of a sailor and a nurse celebrating the end of the Second World War with a kiss in Times Square has sold at a Valentine’s Day auction in New York for $15,000. The ‘VJ Day Kiss’ was purchased by an anonymous buyer who did not attend the auction in person. The silver resin-coated picture was printed in 1980 and is signed by the Polish-born photographer who worked for ‘Life’ magazine over several decades.

More here