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Bridge Series Film Photography Project

I am part of a flickr group called Street & Repeat 106.Every two weeks a new instruction is given to help photographers challenge themselves and see the world in a new light. For this instruction we are asked to pick a location and create a series. We are given six weeks to get our images rather than the usual two.  In the end we are to have three images to submit for review. I have decided to shoot it entirely on film as an additional challenge. So far I have been a massing a mix sort of images, from portraits to still life.

It has given me the confidence to engage and ask people for their portraits as well as handle rejection much better.

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Equipment:

Pentax K1000, 50mm and my Canonent QL17 GIII 40mm (for a slightly wider focal length)

Film:

Fuji Superia 400 for consistency.

My initial thoughts on the project.

The pedestrian bridge acts as both functionally and metaphorically, ie Perth City’s desire to connect the two hubs, Perth CBD and its more lively, bar and cafe filled neighbour Northbridge. The two areas were physically divided by a railway line, which has now been sunk and put underground in order for a new development approriately called the “Perth City Link” This pedestrian bridge is one of the few points which you could see the development, at a high point.

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Man on wheel chair

This pedestrian bridge is also one of two which allows pedestrians to bypass the street below and directly connects them to the cultral centre. As such the bridge acts as the inbetween space, where all sorts of characters walk by, arriving from the trains, on their way to either, the art galleries, cafes or bars. Mix this with the homeless people using the cultural centre as a place to sleep at night . I would like to capture the narrative of the City and its characters through this bridge.

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Woman running 

Perth Street Art

The street art scene in Perth has increased quite a bit. The local government has commissioned international artists to work all over the city. I usually dont like taking photos of other people’s work, so I try to take it in my own point of view. Sadly I do not know who the artists are and thus cannot give them credit. If you recognize any of the artist work please let me know. The films I used are Agfa Precisa CT, Kodak Ultramax 400 and Agfa Vista 400 & 200. All taken with the little Canonet QL17 GIII.

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Fremantle Beach

Part of my Beached As series. Went and drove to Fremantle one weekend with my Canonet loaded with Kodak Ultramax 400. Planning to make a book out of it after a year or so of going around beaches 🙂

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Beached As

Since coming back from the Philippines and shooting a local beach I have always wanted to shoot the beaches here in Aus.

I finally got the chance a couple of weeks ago when I visited Floreat Beach. It was a welcomed break from walking the concrete streets of Perth.

Mind you it is currently winter in Australia so the water would have been freezing but there were still people swimming and surfing.

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untitled-8I love how the blues were rendered by Kodak Ultramax. It really captured the mood. I have three more rolls to develop and they wont be the last! I feel like a beach project is developing 🙂 Thanks for visiting. Hope you enjoy the images.

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