Category: Musings

Individual rights and photography

Individual rights and photography

An image taken this morning. Why is it that people in public spaces sometimes feel they have a right to prevent photographers from taking their portrait?  Is it a reasonable belief or should we encourage photography in public spaces as a way of reminding ourselves individuals can contribute to democracy by coming together in public...

July 14, 2014April 23, 2020
Hypocrisy at St Ignatius College, Riverview

Hypocrisy at St Ignatius College, Riverview

St Ignatius College’s website states “Our Ignatian tradition calls us to enter into solidarity with the poor, the marginalised, and the voiceless, in order to enable their participation in the processes that shape the society in which we all live and work.” It seems Riverview has embraced this tradition by building a demountable classroom of...

February 1, 2014April 23, 2020
What demountable classrooms say about Australian values

What demountable classrooms say about Australian values

According to a NSW Department of Education release as at 30 June 2013 The Department has just over 44,788 teaching spaces in schools. About 10% per cent of these are demountable This equates to approximately 4,479 demountables. The same document states “In 2012/13 funding was provided for 39 new classrooms” which suggests that if this level...

January 28, 2014April 23, 2020
Photography and communication

Photography and communication

To begin with a quote from John Francis during a Ted Talk: “And so, on my 27th birthday I decided, because I argued so much and I talk so much, that I was going to stop speaking for just one day — one day — to give it a rest. And so I did. I...

January 4, 2014April 22, 2020

Photography and objectifying women

One photographic theme I am interested in exploring is the objectification of wives by their husbands. This theme isn’t  so much about exploring the sexual objectification of women as it is about how women feel when they realise they are are treated as objects by men they once loved. This theme has come about from...

January 2, 2014April 22, 2020

Photography and visual illiteracy

I am often asked about which camera people should buy. Conversly I have never been asked which photographer is worth studying. This may be because I am regarded as a technician and not as a photographer. Alternately, it may be that the language of photography is relatively unknown. I suspect that the latter interpretation is...

December 31, 2013April 22, 2020