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stuart murdoch
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Shall I pack away my cameras?
Yeah! Nah!
“Surreality” is an aesthetic that references how we visually make sense of the new ways in which we consume culture and share information.
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Cant believe i missed your party and then l have infected arm by 5 concerned spin two of the queue of course I don't wanna go so much for securing the high ground and my 5 friends at RAH jump me and my elbowowand that is how I have a lot to do with the cue and I never said i can bit of a message; as I nurse bruises and a broken wrist my pain oh my for the party is particularly palliative care and then some more prescription for a modern rock song and the other half of sinister lows in my heart blows up my arm is not going to do my head after tigermilks triumph a shot in the games we play with you can get it....... Leeds. Ah
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I love photography! ALL Photography is magic!
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More bookmaking for anyone who cares
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Some new analogue work!
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indeed!
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who said film is dead?
We've featured quite a few "bullet time" projects in the past that involve freezing time using rigs of tens or hundreds of cameras, but have you ever seen
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Never heard of this till today, might be worth chasing down?
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My first play with these tools today, at the price these are going for this is a tool NOT to be sneezed at, lookout Adobe and Photoshop!
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all the Robert Adams!
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The year was 2000. My life was undergoing some big changes.... At last I was about to get my darkroom. It had only taken 8 years.
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Artist, Photogrpaher, Teacher, Mac Nerd
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  • Deakin University
    Sessional Lecturer, 2015 - present
    Sessional lecturer, in Photogrpahy.
  • PIC photographic imaging college
    Make Art & Teach Photography, 1993 - present
  • Victoria University
    Sessional Lecturer in Digital Fine Art Photography, 2004 - 2014
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stuck between a rock and a hard place, gathering moss-that's just how I roll
Introduction
s2art, husband/artist/picture maker/educator

What do you do is a difficult question all the time for me. I'm not sure how others answer, but my response varies from 'public servant' to artist. It depends on who is asking and where and why.

So, to give some background on myself I guess I should begin at the start, i.e. my first job. In what seems was a lifetime ago,[and indeed it was] I left school and got work doing what any self respecting suburban boy did. I secured an apprenticeship. They were 4 long long years and it seemed an eternity, wrong, wrong, & wrong.

I completed the apprenticeship, then moved out of engineering all together and worked for several years in a variety of service jobs, my last one being a Cab driver. My favourite though was 'Blind Fitter'.

Cab driving seemed to me to be the bottom of the spiral taking me nowhere and not keeping me focused beyond the next weekends parties. So a return to school seemed to be in order. This I did at the ripe old age of 26. And here I am now, three degrees and a very rewarding job later. But none of this describes what I now do.

Let me put it another way, if money were no object, I would teach sessionally at a University, say 2 or 3 days a week, for 2 semesters @ 12 weeks each. [I'm passionate about sharing knowledge, as I feel it is the only way to repay the teachers who taught me.] The rest of my time would be devoted to making pictures and marketing myself as a fine artist, making books and exhibiting my work.

My creative outlets include, my flickr stream, tumblr, and instagram.

My flickr stream for the last few years has focused on an organised flow, in a somewhat cerebral exercise. If you want to see my work from a more traditional approach, then start with my sets.

One of my tumblr blogs [lo-resdaily], features a single photo uploaded daily, again in a kind of stream of consciousness approach. This blog operates in fits and starts. My working methodology with both flickr and tumblr is to make images frequently and often, then in sparodic bursts sit down and look for connections, and use these to draw a longer thread.

Some of my favourite photo artists include, Frederick Sommmer, Robert Adams, Richard Misrach, Stephen Shore, Gary Winogrand, Hiller & Becher, Martin Parr, Emmet Gowin.

Frederick Sommer once said:-
"When you go out to make a picture you find you are moved by something which is in agreement with an image you already held within yourself”. 
This pretty much sums up my day to day image making, other projects are more long term and rarely appear on the web until, they are complete.


So that's me in a nutshell, artist/picture maker/educator/mac nerd
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I can use *both* analogue AND digital
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s2art, stu slabovic, bbq_s2, s2, s2z,
As more and more of my students resuscitate old analogue cameras the need for odd and obscure batteries rises. These guys have them all!
Public - 2 months ago
reviewed 2 months ago
Great location.Great food. Great service. The food particularly was fresh and tasty, highly recommended. At the Smile House Bar & Restaurant.
Public - 2 months ago
reviewed 2 months ago
We stayed at Mai Samui as part of a larger group of people who came for a wedding, from Australia and the UK. We enjoyed our stay immensely. The location of the hotel is a little troublesome, however, so we hired a driver for several days, which was quite cheap by western standards, so if you want to get involved in the action in the town on the island you may need to hire a bike or car to drive there. This is a wonderfully serviced hotel. If you are into poolside relaxation and entertainment this is the place for you as it is brimming wth pools. It is actually a little difficult to get around without encountering them so if you have trouble with steps and stairs then keep this in mind. Our room was spacious and clean the staff polite attentive and friendly. The happy hour at the beach side bar was also busy and fun. The beach itself is not much by world standards [especially at low tide] but it didn't bother us, we enjoyed our time in this friendly relaxed place and highly recommend it.
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Public - 2 months ago
reviewed 2 months ago
Great spot to watch the sun set and have a few drinks
Public - 2 months ago
reviewed 2 months ago
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Great location. Service was average at best. Some of the food was good. My wife and I dined here on a balmy Saturday afternoon. Sitting by the river soaking up the views was fabulous. However. Choose your seat carefully. The seagulls and pigeons are a REAL PROBLEM. Try sitting nearer to the tree on the deck. The birds swoop on any plate left with food EN MASSE IMMEDIATELY. The staff response to this was less than desirable. We ate the fish and chips, delightful, light crisp and hot. The other two dishes left us disappointed. The chicken wings while full of flavour looked as if they had just been microwaved. The beetroot dip and bread lacked depth and seasoning. But really something needs to be done about the birds.
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Public - 2 months ago
reviewed 2 months ago
This is a strange place! Part Zoo, part entertainment facility, part lookout. The views back over the coast are amazing. There is even a swimming pool where you can swim and look back out over the view, pretty stunning in itself. The zoo houses mainly birds and plenty of them, good for kids I suspect. It was quiet when we were there, which was a bonus.
Public - 2 months ago
reviewed 2 months ago
The room we stayed in was modern comfortable and well appointed. The service in the hotel, exemplary. Highly recommend staying there.
Public - 11 months ago
reviewed 11 months ago