Table Talks @ Perth Centre of Photography

Posted: July 5, 2012 in Hillbilly with a Yuppy Hippy Coating, Table Talks

Table Talks @ Perth Centre of Photography

I have been lucky enough to be one of the 15 selected for Table Talks. Table Talks is a series of guest lecturers and critiques, followed by an exhibition of the final project.

I want to use this as a platform to get onto the Perth Arts scene and get my stuff out there.

Last night was the first workshop. Dr Juha Tolonen, the landscape photographer was the guest speaker, talking about the era of photography which we are now in. Seeing as most things have been done before, the way to bring new work to the world is to make photography a biography. “Your take on the world. Be selfish!” I found this very freeing, and not to be compelled to do this or that, just because i think i ‘should’

I found the discussions of our work very inspiring, having people to bounce ideas off. The project i think i am going to push forward during this time is Hillbilly with a Yuppy Hippy Coating. It ticks all the boxes, being personal to me in the way that it is about the people and places of Bridgetown (which is where i live now) Also that it is a moment in time, and as time moves on, so do people and places therefore change. Australian suburbia is still quite strange to me because it is so different from English suburbia but I am told by my Table Talk peers that it  is also considered pretty unfamiliar to the majority of Aussie’s, seeing as most of them live in the city.

Watch this space for new work coming soon!

  1. Nova says:

    That sounds awesome, cant wait to see the results

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