rock abstract #7

Another picture from the 5x7 Cambo monorail shoot near Kings Beach, Victor Harbor.  

It is a large format version of the 6x6 one in this earlier post. I was thinking more in terms of abstractions and modernism  than just rock studies and snap shots.  I was starting to reconnect with the art history past. A retro Australian modernism as it  were, which referred back  to the rock studies made by John Cato in the 1970s. 

Cato's abstractions developed the vocabulary of his own inner landscape and can be seen as expressions of his subconscious. I have no interest in this kind of transcendent photography that links back to Kandinsky. 

rock study #1

This is basically where I started exploring the coastal zone in a serious manner. I used a medium format camera, tripod and slow film  in the early morning.  I  climbed down and up  the cliffs with all the equipment to reach the  foot of the cliff,

The  foot of the cliff was  right on the  edge  of the sea at high tide. The dogs came with me on that occasion. I had to help them climb up the slippery waterfall section  of the cliff face.