I wasn’t very happy with the first slide show I did of photos from this years FotoFreo. It was unfortunately a rush job and the work wasn’t really up to par and it has been bugging me for a while. Today I sat down and re-edited and I’m much happier with the result.
Over the last week I have been covering FotoFreo for a photographic magazine. It has been a blast, lots and lots of fantastic work and people. I’d like to thank the festival director Bob Hewitt for all his help in making it possible.
A frantic day today. We traveled down to Fremantle to hang my exhibition and that of my partner. Thankfully both were hung without hitch. Here is a slide show of my exhibition:
Nemesis is an autobiographical narrative about how an accident causes change. It explores the loss of innocence and the struggle to come to terms with life in an altered physical and emotional state and how with perseverance and persistence it is possible to over come those circumstances. The story is told over a series of ten monochrome photos which combine text and imagery. The title for the story and the captions, came from actual conversations with people as I went through this experience. While the telling of this story has been cathartic it has not provided instantaneous emotional relief and self-awareness. In the same way a pebble when dropped into a pond causes ripples that slowly spread and then dissipate, the accident and its consequences have played out over a long period of time. I count myself lucky, many are not so fortunate.
Nemesis is part of the FotoFreo 2012 Open Exhibition Programme. The exhibition is being shown at the Fremantle Chamber of Commerce, 16 Phillimore Street, Fremantle and is open from 16th March to 13th April 2012. I hope as many people can see as possible.
My partner Helen has curated a group exhibition entitled FotoVisPo and this being shown now at The Fremantle Library.
For more details of FotoFreo 2012 visit www.fotofreo.com .
The countdown to FotoFreo 2012 has started in ernest. Again this year I am participated in the Fringe, or as it is known from this year on the ‘Open Exhibition Programme’. The photos have been printed, mounted and framed.