Only a couple of weeks to go before it kicks off at LITVAI GALERIE FÜR FOTOGRAFIE im Ainmillerhof, Altstadt 195a / D-84028 Landshut / GERMANY. And I have to say, the tension is increasing too!
I´ve had a couple of odd weeks. After working flat out preparing for my exhibition which starts on the 28th of October, I handed my prints over to the framer a couple of weeks ago. It was quite a shock, really – what should I do now? And for a number of days I felt rather flat – but only for a while.
We´ve had a real Indian Summer here, but as the days progressed towards October, so the temperature has started to drop. Most mornings we had a fair amount of mist around. I had a shot in mind that needed this sort of early morning mist. It´s a landing stage on the River Isar, it looks east towards the early morning sun. So I thought that it would be perfect for a misty morning. Last week I went there to check it out – but as is often the way, things in theory don´t match the reality. The landing stage had a rather annoying sign on it – I´d never really taken notice of it before. Maybe it was because I´d often run past it and what with not stopping, just giving it a glance, I´d missed the sign. I guess I could have done it anyway and photoshop it out – but it took me out of my stride. Fortunately just a little further up the path, where the Klein Isar meets the Isar there is a rather photogenic point of land with water on both sides. So I took this shot instead. The observant amongst you will notice that´s it´s actually in colour, not black and white as has been my wont for many months lately. So now I have to prepare a print on demand catalogue for the exhibition, which I´d better get on with.
Contact microphones attached to a hotel window
Tallinn, Estonia, 2013. Early in the morning listening to the traffic below the hotel window. The sound of the quotidian sounding exotic in this unfamiliar terrain.
The act of recording that morning has deeply imprinted that simple moment into my memory. I remember a light layer of snow in the gutters slowly melting under a weak winter’s sun, the sound of traffic drifting according to the changes in the traffic lights.
It was the only recording I made while in Tallinn. I preferred to walk the streets without the feeling of urgency to capture sounds.
Years later, on the other side of the world, I listened again to that recording. With the aid of filters I pushed the recording beyond its original form. The traffic droned and washed past in previously unrealised pitches and tones. Somehow this distortion mirrored the evolution of memory, it…
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Last week I drove down to the Sexten Dolomites to have a look at the Drei Zinnen. I stayed up at the Drei Zinnen hut for three nights and wandered around looking for photographs that might be included in my upcoming exhibition. I took this evening panorama looking across towards the north face of the Drei Zinnen as a weather front broke up and moved away.
I´ve just returned from a few days in the Gesäuse area of the Enntal Alps in Steiermark, Austria. This was my first visit – but it most certainly will not be my last! It´s a beautiful limestone area, of jagged peaks and wonderful mountain meadows situated on the way down to Graz on the Austrian, Slovenian border.