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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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Partnering with artists to promote their work online.
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This last weekend and the one before saw me in a masterclass/workshop with Marshal Weber & Stephen Dupont, I can't recommend it enough! 
It's the last day of our workshop here at the CCP in Melbourne. It has been an incredibly moving a...
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Some new analogue work!
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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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Want to learn photography in a friendly supportive environment?
Apply now http://pic.org.au/apply-now/ #film   #photography  #college #course
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empty shop series, begun on instagram find it using the #emptyshops hash tag. of course on instagram they are all square crops, the images are made with this in mind, but since the uproar of the new t.o.s., I've decided that flickr is a better forum to share them. this work is ongoing.
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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
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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,
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reviewed 5 months ago
From photography to dance, motor mechanics to instrument repair this hands on creative college has it all. They are in fact one of the few colleges in Australia still offering full film processing facilities and printing for both black and white and colour as part of their Diploma of Photo Imaging. The Diploma of Photo Imaging is unique to this college and highly regarded in Industry and the Higher Education sector.
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FAST; FAST; FAST. Speedy service and great price very happy all round!
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reviewed a year ago
Great Breakfasts, and groovy atmosphere. Service can be a hit and miss depending on how busy things are. But a great spot to soak up the atmosphere and people watch.
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Great service delicious coffee and excellent food, all add up to a good experience here, and the location makes for a great spot to people watch too!
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
Food: Very GoodDecor: Very GoodService: Good
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reviewed 2 years ago
Great selection of gourmet burgers, service was a bit slow though
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