two rooms that attracted my attention
I walked around the streets towards the end of the day. In a new place, I wanted to photograph everything, everything. So much to look at, sometimes it was better to put the camera down and just look. But not for long…. I looked through the viewfinder. Ah.
As photographs give people an imaginary possession of a past that is unreal, they also help people to take possession of space in which they are insecure.
Susan Sontag On Photography
I have been cruising my hard-drives. It is possible. At times like this, perusing old images, the expression memory lane comes to mind. These images, concrete now in my mind - and for me there are emotional responses to the pictures. How pictures can catalyse. Least said. Need to take some new shots…..
I was lucky enough to work on a documentary in a place of great beauty in Western Australia – the place Wittenoom, the filmmaker Caro MacDonald. Looking back at these images, I feel the sense of excitement I experienced the day we arrived. The landscape is extra-ordinary. It is a town of ghosts, closed due to asbestos, there were 8 residents whilst we were there in 2006. I wept when I left. http://wittenoom.net/