It has been quite some time.
Too long really, through a mixture of other projects to finish; an exhibition that travelled to Ireland and Tasmania, on-going health issues that have slowed me down considerably, not to mention trying to see where things were going with this work I have been remiss in updating this blog. Plus, I have overhauled my website to consolidate blogs and webpages. You will notice a new look and feel, I hope it is more efficient and somewhat more engaging.
I have completed the first edit of the series and am really happy with the work. There is a total of 56 prints and I am thinking about splitting it up into two exhibition packages for travelling to communities, hopefully I could show the whole thing in a larger venue like The Rooms and onwards. Some of these will also be printed very large on vinyl or other “indestructible” surface so they can be shown outdoors at, or near, the fish plants I visited. All 56 images, plus one or two for design purposes should appear in the book, I have yet to start working with an editor but this will most likely be my initial manuscript. I have some interesting sequences and paginations in mind for this.
I will use this blog to talk about the work, tell stories about the process, raise issues about photography and the image’s ability to relate “truth” or objective reality. Though this work is bracketed within a larger project with a social science and science lens, CURRA, I am hoping to bring in the potential role that visual culture can bring to a broad research base. My hope is that these images will engender discussion from a new perspective and engaging community and research in a new way.