Photography Project

Seeing the unexpected in the ordinary – a day in the life with my newest project: Peaceful Days – By Derek Lluisma

Within one month in Arizona and one week in Florida, I spent my free time photographing everyday surroundings in an increasingly directed manner—strategically targeting specific subjects such as houses, lawns, grocery stores, fast food restaurants, playgrounds, recreational areas, etc. I had no goal—no ambition like with other projects—no intent to create groundbreaking work—but to let loose and have fun. I had a chance to see what I could do with the plainest of things among the ordinary—to photograph not simply the ordinary but the most extremely ordinary among the ordinary—things so boring, common, or ever-present that nobody would bother to really notice nor look at in detail—to the point it becomes unnoticeable or rather hidden in plain sight—such that when described in vivid detail with maximum clarity—it becomes the unexpected. This is another take on the philosophy that anything is photographable.

Glenfield Station sign

A Commuter’s Travelogue – by Leah de la Cruz

During my daily commute, I realised that I know nothing about the many stations that I pass and don’t alight at. Are the takeaway shops nicer than at my station? Which has a cafe serving the best oat milk latte? Do the vending machines get jammed all the same? With all these questions swimming in my head, I gave myself the very ambitious task of finding out – one station at a time.

A bunch of film cameras, books and some film ready to go

Film Friday, Saturday and Sunday – By Röd White

Why use film all of a sudden? In a world filled with digital distractions, it’s nice to get away from it all and do something completely analogue occasionally. It doesn’t come any more analogue than using a mechanical camera with no electronics and shooting film. Doing so will almost certainly sharpen your photographic skills. You’ll have to work out your exposure and do everything manually so there’s plenty in which to immerse yourself.

The Gratitude Project – By John Pemberton

It’s that time of the year.  Joy felt Holiday celebrations are ramping up and resolutions are being planned to contribute to a brighter year ahead.  Photographers make resolutions as well.  Most frequently these relate to various year long projects that require us to make pictures on some scheduled basis, a switch in media or a different aesthetic forcing us to escape our creative cocoon.

Project Cameras

A Year of Projects and Community Events (#TwentyTwentyDo) – by Billy Sanford

It was episode 272 of the Sunny 16 podcast entitled “Blue Magic Tree” that kicked off 2022 and on which Graeme Jago proclaimed the year to be “Twenty Twenty Do”. The spirit of the proclamation was to do with inspiring us all to rise from the ashes of a pandemic and be creative. To help with the inspiration, the hosts suggested monthly themes that everyone could use to keep their creative momentum going throughout the year. “Blue”, “Magic” and “Tree” were three of those themes and so as you might be able to tell, the themes included opportunities for both literal and abstract interpretation. I decided to participate and to try and keep it going for the whole year.

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