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 #3

Suddenly I was serious. I wanted to start doing  large format photography along the coastal zone. I had  restored the equipment and I wanted to use it. So  I carried an 8x10 monorail and associated equipment along the cliff top path  down  to the coastal rocks. 

It was a struggle to carry the gear in the early morning.  The poodles tracked me when they were walking with Suzanne.