Catch up on ANZAC day

It is ANZAC day here, our memorial day, I guess you would say. It is the anniversary of one of Australia’s biggest battles in the first world war. It was started for that battle, but also a day to remember all the men and women who lost their lives during all the wars we’ve been involved in.

I thought it would be okay to give you a brief update today.

Shop Page

I have had to remove the page for buying the magazine, Dynamic Range. The plugin I was using, I had to pay for, and the subscription has run out and since the magazine is not being produced anymore, it seemed silly to pay more for it.

If you haven’t purchased the magazine, but would like to, then you will need to contact me.

Workshops

This coming weekend is going to be busy as I have two long exposure workshops. One on Saturday which was organised by someone else, and then another one I’ve organised on Sunday morning. I’m really looking forward to both of them. They will be my first larger classes with more than one person.

I have plans for others and around different parts of the city as well. Perhaps with the idea of doing more around water.

I now have 6 holders and depending on the time of day or how bright it is, enough filters for them as well. I have decided that the classes should never have more than six in them. I think that is big enough.

My own work

I’m having a problem getting work done at the moment. My mind has been going so fast and I’m trying to work out what I want to do with my own photography. It seems like the experimenting time is done and it’s time to get on with the real work. I need to work out what I want to do.

In recent months I’ve started to realise that my work is more personal than I thought and what I want to do is all related to that. I haven’t quite nutted it all out, but I’m starting to work on some new things, and you can see those on Instagram. It is the start of looking at the world a little differently. I’m thinking that mental health and things that have affected my family are starting to come out. I want to go with it and see what happens.

The next thing is to start working on an artist statement to help me plan and work on the new work. I know I’m sounding vague, but that is because it is all that way at the moment. I will share more as I understand more.

Photos

Just a few photos, and ones that I have shown before. They are photos of the war memorials around me and the big one in the city.

8 Responses

  1. We are deep in “A Place to Call Home,” so for the first time, i actually understand what this day means to you.

    You are indeed an amazing artist.

    • I started watching that, how bitchy is that mother, though the actress that plays her is really nice. Yes, it is an important day, really too because we have fought so many wars, and most of them were no threat to us.

      Thank you Marily, that is so nice of you to say.

  2. Yes, I can understand the difference between commercial and the personal. Finding the commercial aspect, sometimes, is hard to determine. For example, here in Colorado, those images that sell well are the fall colors and the iconic shot of Maroon Bells near Aspen (winter, summer or fall, it doesn’t matter). Everything else is “meh” in appeal, it’ll hang on the gallery wall until it sells or the shop owner says, “time to take it down.”

    My former BIL did art but had a hard time figuring out his commercial niche. Did some shows, a little selling in local galleries. But, he sold well in Aspen and Vail where his abstract collage art was well received. Also, he was offered a regular gig of doing artistic renderings for a local architectural firm. For whatever reason, he didn’t pursue those opportunities.

    • I am told that you shouldn’t do work just to sell, but then again we have to eat. It is a hard balance, what is that line really.
      I would have pursued those things, you just never know. The only time I don’t do that sort of thing is if it really is something I don’t want to do.
      Thanks David, thanks for sharing that, it is good to think about.

  3. Thinking on ANZAC Day of all the Aussies and Kiwis who lost their lives to give us our freedom today from those dreadful tyrannies of the past. All the way from Canada…

  4. Leanne, you are a true artist. Because of that, you will forever be morphing in your art, which has always been beautiful and self-expressive. Keep going down that winding path. It suits you.

    • Thank you Anne, I like the way you have written that and I think it is so true, it is like that a lot. I will keep going down that path, hopefully I will never be happy and will keep going.

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