Not many people would purposefully visit a museum when it is closed, but I did exactly that during a recent short stay in Hobart.
Of course, the museum is no ordinary museum – it was the Museum of Old and Modern Art – and, actually, I did not have much choice about it being open or not as the only day I could visit was Christmas Day. Continue reading “Visiting: MONA”→
On a recent trip to back to Scotland, I went on a very short road trip, the primary objective of which was to visit the newly completed Macallan Distillery. Having viewed the video of the new facility under construction, this has been on my list of ‘must sees’ for the last year and it certainly did not disappoint. Continue reading “Visiting: Macallan Distillery”→
The inspiration behind the design of the new cultural centre in Narre Warren for the City of Casey Council is based on two aboriginal stories: the meeting of many paths and the Bunjil, a mythical Aboriginal creature often depicted as a Wedge-tailed Eagle.
Both of these inspirations are clear to see in the way the approach paths converge on the dramatic entrance and in the laminated timber structure that depicts the legs and feet of the eagle supporting the lightweight roof structure forming the wings. Continue reading “Visiting: The Bunjil”→
In July 2016 I wrote about the features images I took of Flinders Street Station. These were for a contractor’s submission for the repair and refurbishment of the station. The contractor, Built Pty Ltd, was successful with their submission and has subsequently appointed me on behalf of Major Projects Victoria to take the progress photographs of the project.
Photographing interiors is never straightforward, with a lot of time spent tidying up the subject before shooting. On a recent assignment to photograph a newly fitted out office interior, I arrived early in the morning before the cleaners to find the corridor floor covered in white marks. On enquiry, I discovered that the air conditioning engineers had been in the day before and had been poking around above the ceiling tiles, hence the mess.Continue reading “Sssh, don’t tell my wife!”→
Thousands pass through it every day, but how many notice it’s classic design?
Flinders Street Station is one of the many Melbourne architectural icons that present great backdrops for visitor and tourist photographs. Yet the majority of the photographs of the building are taken from across the street or attempt to capture the whole building from an immediate proximity.Continue reading “Flinders Street Station – close up”→