The Last Decision about Chambers Here
Actually it will be my last post that I am going to be doing on the Council Chambers of the City of Melbourne. It seems like I have been doing these images for ages, but then again, it also seems ages since my last one. It is always sad when you realise that there will be no more, which is probably why I have put off doing this one.
I found this image quite hard to do. It was easy to photograph, I just stood at the back and pointed the camera to the front of the room. However, when I got it on the computer, I found it very confusing, I didn’t know where to look and I thought that people viewing it would find it the same.
I am going to include the original image so you can see what I am talking about. For me the challenge was to direct your eye to where I wanted it to be. The original is a nice record shot of the room, but I think the first image is more of an art image and is much better at directing you to see what I wanted, which is the chairs.
Someone said to me the other day, “your work is always so dark”, then she bought 4 postcards from me. So I said, why do you want the postcards if you think my work is dark. She replied that she didn’t say she didn’t like it, she was just stating that my work is dark. I suppose that is very true. It is quite dark, I like that, I don’t have a problem with it.
I have two more images for you, I just love these, they aren’t really important, but fun.
A little sign on the back, just so you know who sits here.
I was given an amazing opportunity to go and photograph the inside of the Council Chambers and I really want to say thanks to those that helped me. I will send emails for that. I find myself in the position now of, what happens next. I don’t know what to photograph next. I have a couple of ideas, but I need a new building. If you have any ideas, please let me know.
I thought, as this is the last post on the Council Chambers, I thought I might put a gallery with all the images I have processed from that room.
I hate it when projects finish. I added the images from today to the gallery as well so you can see them all in it.
Now off to find some inspiration somewhere else, in another building, I hope. Remember if you would like to see the room for yourself, you can, the City of Melbourne run tours of the Melbourne Town Hall daily and for more information the link is here.