All posts tagged: Edward Hopper

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Introductions: Adrian Donoghue

A couple of weeks ago I told you how my friend Chris is always telling me about great photographers and she has found another great one today as well. I’ve only known of Adrian Donoghue for a short time, but I am very impressed. His work is quite different to what I normally show. My first thoughts when I saw his work was that it reminded me a lot of the work by Edward Hopper. I asked Adrian about Hopper and he said that he loved his work and had one of his books. I think you can definitely see the influence. I asked Adrian where in the world he was. I live in the leafy surrounds of Eltham, a suburb North East of Melbourne. However when photographing, I am drawn to cityscapes, so I spend many weekends exploring the streets of Melbourne. He has some very iconic buildings of Melbourne in his images, and often you see them in ways we don’t normally. The image above, very rare to see an image of that …

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Influencing Me – Looking at Paintings for Inspiration

The other day I was having a conversation with Laura Macky and she was saying how she wants to start looking at paintings and artists from other times, or something to that effect.  When I was doing my fine art degree it was just something we had to do, Art History.  It was an important part of learning, to look at the work of other artists, and not just in the medium you were working in.  They were all important, painters, photographers, sculptors, printmakers, drawers, all of them.  Everytime I would start working on something new, one of my tutors would tell me about another artists to go and look at.  It was an interesting process, looking at the work of those would give you ideas for your own work, and sometimes reading about them would help you understand what it was that you were trying to do. It is something I miss about Uni, having someone to introduce new artists to you. Since then I’ve heard other artists saying the same thing.  I was …

Meeting Adjourned

It has been a couple of weeks since my invitation to the Manchester Unity Building, and I can’t get some of the images out of my head.  When we were on the top floor and heading down to the floor below Kia said to me, “you’re going to love this”.  He was so right.  My head spins when I think of this room. The Boardroom is so amazing.  Unfortunately, I didn’t have my tripod with me, and I couldn’t take the images I really wanted.  I had to turn the ISO up quite a bit, but these images were more exploratory, and when I go back I will be able to get some much better shots.  I think HDR images will work really well in this space as well.  There are lots of dark areas, and other areas that get burned out.  You can’t see the beautiful ceiling rose in this image. It is such a beautiful room.  I have been in other board rooms, we used to have meetings in the boardroom at the National Gallery of Victoria when …