I first heard about The Candid Frame podcast on Radio National's show, Top of the Pods. It includes in-depth interviews with photographers, people in the photographic industries and educators. Ibarionex Perello is the host of the podcast and also manages a very informative blog and website. Ibarionex is a photographer, writer and educator - he runs workshops and is also an adjunct professor at Art Centre College of Design in California. You can listen via itunes or at the following link: http://thecandidframe.blogspot.com.au/
Radiolab is produced by National Public Radio in the US. Each show is a fascinating investigation into a variety of scientific curiosities and wonders. The hosts have a very inventive and entertaining way of presenting the show and content. I first heard about Radiolab when I went to see Ira Glass, the creator and host of another Public Radio show - This American Life - in Brisbane at an event called "Reinventing Radio". You can listen to an episode of Radiolab on the player below, or go to their website at: http://www.radiolab.org/. You can also listen to the latest episode of This American Life at http://www.thisamericanlife.org/.
I will try to do a post of Australian Podcasts in the near future...
Mullumbimby storm clouds
Although the last few days we have had blue skys, a calm ocean and warm winds, earlier in the week the sky was spectacular. Rolling storm clouds, lightning and thunder were the norm for a while. I took this photo in the Mullumbimby Industrial Estate before the storm hit. Out of interest - I found some incredible storm photos on an Australian site called Downunder Chasing. Anthony Cornelius is a storm chaser and meteorologist for Weatherwatch. You can see his photos at:
We drove through pouring rain today to get to Suvira McDonald's studio sale of pottery and ceramic sculpture. The drive through the hills on the way to Goonengerry was spectactular. Tunnels of trees, laden in mist and moss, shaded the pot-holed road.
Suvira's work is fantastic, and we left with a small platter and bowl. You can visit Suvira's website and see images of his work at http://www.suviramcdonald.com/
I'm working on a portrait - A drawing of the teepee I photographed above, is to be an element of the portrait.
The teepee seemed to work well in black and white. The dark background and tonal changes on the canvas, seem to stand out well in black and white. I'll post a picture once I'm finished.
I first heard a Rodriguez album when I was sharing a house in Sydney in 2000. One of my housemates was from South Africa, which happens to be the only place in the world where Rodriguez sold a lot of records; becoming a cult figure from the 70's when his albums were written, to the 90's when he first toured South Africa.
The South Africans originally thought he had died in tragic circumstances, but for almost 20 years he was working in construction in Detroit, oblivious to his popularity abroad.
The story of Rodriguez; his failing career in America and subsequent revival; the story of his family and his philosophy, is very well told in the recent Oscar winning doco "Searching for Sugarman".
I took the photo above at the Byron Bay Blues Fest last Friday, and feel privileged to have seen him perform.
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