20, 9 or 1?


This is the door to an ambulance station near where we live.  I liked to contradiction of the sign and the number of windows.

For those serious photographers out there, yes it has been ‘photoshopped’ for effect.  Can you see where?



…the way objects are made and their purely visual aspects. In painting, formalism emphasizes compositional elements such as color, line, shape, texture, and other perceptual aspects rather than iconography or the historical and social context. (wikipedia)

the back story…

the back story

We have all done it.  Walked passed an unexpected object on the ground, wondered how and why it came to be in that place.

I thought…  are these two connected?  Probably.  What events came to them being left behind?  Is it from a car?  What type of car?  Was the person male or female? Do they realise?

Finally… should I pick them up?  No, they are best left for someone else to ponder!

Division of Labour

I saw these different perspectives of workers in Shinjuku whilst visiting Tokyo recently.

Division of labour



As we exist in the world, fragments of that existence are presented to the world.  These fragments are captured by all people in various forms, through sight then storage in their brain, then recorded or written in a book, through photographs, art, video and film, etc.

Almost all of these fragments never reach a medium outside the observer, but are elegantly and efficiently stored in our brains conscious and sub-conscious.

Many of these glimpses are innocuous or mundane, they lack the gravitas or circumstance for reproduction.  Destined or stored in the deep vaults of our consciousness, never to be reclaimed.  Are they completely removed from our being? I am not sure.

The ‘glimpse’ series explores and presents some of these innocuous and mundane recollections.  The objective is to trigger a recollection of someone you know or have met, or an event that you had long forgotten. It could have been a deeply personal relationship, someone you met briefly, perhaps only once, or something you experienced in private.  Perhaps it was something important, irrelevant, joyous or sad.

This ‘glimpse’ allows us to ponder and speculate moments of ours and other lives that may have been lost.

I hope you find some memorable!



As we exist and perceive the world, nature and civilisation often collide. A beautiful scene interrupted by construction, or vice versa.This Interference Series explores perspectives where nature and civilisation collide. These visual collisions create interference, leading to starkly contrasting or complementary scenes.

Individual perspectives will differ on the aesthetic nature of the interference.

I am interested in your thoughts…


Recently went to climb (a generous word) Mountt Kosciuszko and took a few pictures along the way.  At 2228m, Mount Kosciuszko is Australia’s highest mainland peak, quite small really, but still it is the largest Mountain you can easily climb in Australia territory.  The two other taller Mountains, are way south towards the Antarctic.

On the flight from Canberra to Adelaide (Mount Kosciuszko is around 2 hours drive from Canberra), the flight attendant asked me what I had been doing.  I mentioned walking to the top of Kosciuszko from Thredbo.  She replied, ‘Oh.. I think I have heard of that, is it near Canberra?’  I mentioned it was Australia’s highest mountain, she looked puzzled.

The pathway to Kosciuszko from Thredbo, with mountain in the background.

The pathway to Kosciuszko from Thredbo.
The pathway to Kosciuszko from Thredbo.
A view to the east from Mount Kosciuszko
A view to the east from Mount Kosciuszko
A view on the way from Thedbo to Mount Kosciuszko
A view on the way from Thedbo to Mount Kosciuszko
A view on the way from Thedbo to Mount Kosciuszko
A view on the way from Thedbo to Mount Kosciuszko
Rock and snow at Mount Kosciuszko
Rock and snow at Mount Kosciuszko
A northern 180 degree panorama from the top of Mount Kosciuszko
A northern 180 degree panorama from the top of Mount Kosciuszko


In 2011 Lance Armstrong was awarded the keys to Adelaide by the Adelaide City Council for his contributions to South Australia, the Tour Down Under and cancer research.

This week, the Adelaide City Council voted 6-1 to remove the honour bestowed to Lance Armstrong.  Today whilst in the Adelaide Mall, I saw this billboard above the Nike store.  Without condoning the vandalism, it shows the sentiment here in Adelaide and South Australia towards the recent revelations.



I used to roll the dice
Feel the fear in my enemy’s eyes
Listen as the crowd would sing:
“Now the old king is dead! Long live the king!”

from Viva La Vida (Coldplay, 2008)

The golden ratio…

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Leonardo Pisano Bigollo (c. 1170 – c.1250) also known as Fibonacci, introduced western society to the concept of a series of number where the next number is the sum of the previous two.  For example… 0, 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, 21, 34, 55, 89, 144, 233, 377, …

The longer the sequence the closer the ratio between two numbers reaches 1.618, which is also known as the golden ratio (1.618033…).  For example 377 divided by 233 equals 1.618025…

The golden ratio can been seen in all parts of our environment, including the plants and the natural world, architecture, painting, photography, music and industrial design e.g. mobile phones, computer and TV screens, postcards.  The golden ratio can also be represented by the numbers we see every day.  These numbers can have a personal context, representing times, places, people and events we have encountered.  What do these numbers mean to you?