Main photograph above: Farm Land, Macedon. 4 x 5 infrared. By Danny Tasmakis.
View Camera Australia’s fourth online exhibition we showcase the recent work of: Andy Cross, Judy Hudson, Alex Bond, Mark Ruff, Ellie Young, Stuart Clook, Zo Damage, Shane Booth, Mark Darragh, Keiko Goto, Ian Raabe, Murray White, Bianca Conwell, Craig Tuffin, Morganna Magee, Gary Sauer-Thompson, Greg Soltys, Mick Lord, Peter McDonald, Keira Hudson, Jong Lee, Lee Lira, Ray Goulter, Tony Egan, Peter de Graaff and Danny Tasmakis.
Thunderhead forming. Was shot on a Sinar Handy 4 x 5 camera from an aircraft during a Marilyn Bridges workshop. Kodak tri-x film processed in WD2D pyro and printed on Cachet VC FB paper and selenium toned.
Vanitas x. 20 x 25 cm gold toned silver gelatin print from 8×10 digital negative. This photograph will be exhibited at the Anima Mundi 2022 Visions, Venice International Art Fair that will be held at Palazzo Albrizzi Capello from June 16th to July 06, 2022 and at Palazzo Bembo – Venice Grand Canal from June 17th to July 06, 2022, and at The Room Contemporary Art Space from June 18th to July 06, 2022 during the 59th Venice Biennale of Art. Website. Instagram. Facebook.
Canning River Wetlands 2021. Scan of 6 x 6 cm negative. Part of my ongoing Perth Waterways Project. Website. Instagram.
Portrait of Amy. Silver gelatin contact print from 8 x 10 pinhole camera. Website.
Karst I, Castle Hill, New Zealand. 20 x 25 cm Carbon transfer print from a 4 x 5 negative. Website. Instagram.
Equanimity II. 2022. 25.3 x 12.6 cm solarised silver gelatin paper negative. Three day exposure pinhole photograph. Website. Instagram.
Pretty Valley Sky. 2022. 20 x 25 cm silver gelatin print from 6 x 7 cm negative. Instagram. Facebook.
Spring in Japanese woodlands. 2022. Scan of 8 x 10 negative. Springtime is a very misty time in Japan Alps area. Cherry blossom is starting to bloom in the lowlands. Rivers are flowing fast with melted snow water. Up in the mountains, you can see snow still left on the steep hills. These photos are taken in Niigata prefecture which faces Sea of Japan. Niigata is well known for heavy snow during long winter months. Website. Facebook.
Ropers Hut, Falls Creek. 2022. 20 x 25 cm silver gelatin print from 4 x 5 negative. Website.
Brothers In Spirit. Eyre Peninsula west coast. 20 x 25 cm silver gelatin print from 6 x 7 cm negative. Website.
Oyster Shell Topography, 2022. 10 x 12 cm salt print, silver gelatin dryplate negative. Website. Instagram.
Hookina Creek floodplain, southern Flinders Ranges, 2021. Part of the Long Road to the North project. These old river gums lying on the Hookina Creek floodplain, near Hawker in the southern Flinders Ranges in South Australia, are in the Yappala Indigenous Protected Area in Adnyamathanha country. The concept behind this image is to try and make photos of the deep history of the Flinders and Vulkathunha–Gammon Ranges so as to represent and interpret the deep time and long history of this region. I have become aware and gained a sense of the region’s deep history through walking on several camel treks in these ranges and to Lake Frome. Scan of 4 x 5 negative. Website. Instagram.
Bromeliad. 2022. 18 x 18 cm carbon transfer print.
Steps to Ipswich RSL. 2022. 30 x 18.8 cm silver gelatin print from 6 x 9 pinhole camera negative. Rob Crapnell, Andy Cross and I met for brunch in Ipswich. Two of us used pinholes in photographing Ipswich buildings and parks.
Cemetery Tree. 2022. Scan of 4 x 5 pinhole camera negative.
Halston Z-14. 2022. Scan of a 4 x 5 hand coated DIY silver gelatin dry plate. According to Andy Warhol’s diaries, this was the smell of Studio 54 and one of his favourite fragrances. Instagram. Website.
Organ Pipes. Gawler Ranges National Park. 2022. Scan of 4 x 5 negative.
4 x 5 wet plate collodion. This is my first attempt at the wet plate collodion process to produce a tintype. I did a workshop with Adrian Cook a few years ago and when he relocated to New Zealand he created a few chemical kits to sell to potential enthusiasts. I decided to try it out in my home courtyard by re-photographing a large colour print I had taken at Bombo. I could be close to the darkroom and after a few exposure adjustments produced a reasonable plate. Shot in a Linhof Technica IV 4×5 camera with 240mm lens. Website. Instagram.
Peter de Graaff
Yarra River, Alphington. 2022. 4 x 5 Maco IR 820c Aura with infrared R72 filter negative scan. I came across some 4 x 5 Maco IR 820c Aura film which was frozen from the early 2000’s and it’s in really great condition. The ‘Aura’ part indicates the film has no anti-halation layer hence the dreamy glow (aura) you get around the highlights. Maco did make a version with the anti-halation layer also; it was just called Maco IR 820c without ‘Aura’. I’m enjoying the results of this film, for me it’s like photographing through a portal into another dimension, in a way it truly is, Infrared is an invisible world to the naked eye and we have a film that shows us what it’s like I find that pretty cool. Instagram.
View Camera Australia’s previous three online exhibitions can be seen here:
The fifth online exhibition is due to go online in September 2022