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February 24, 2015 / William Greenfield

Decay of Heritage

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Some more images made as part of my folio for my degree. Still working on expanding this series for my upcoming exhibition and hopefully will be able to get into the darkroom next week to work I some of the images made over summer.

February 16, 2015 / William Greenfield

Lightning

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A couple of the Best Lightning Photographs I made last during a storm near Bendigo, Victoria. Also some of the first digital photographs I have made in a long time, I quite enjoyed and will have to make sure that I use the Digital Camera more often. Still Film Rules.

February 1, 2015 / William Greenfield

Aradale Asylum

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The Two Images above where made last year as part of the my folio for university. For this shoot I visited the Aradale Asylum near the Victorian town of Ararat. Looking at this historic building I was interested in looking at the decay of the buildings and what has been left behind when the structures where abandoned. Going to keep exploring this subject, continuing to investigate abandoned buildings and objects around Victoria for an exhibition to be held later this year.

As Part of this I need to work out what to do next having just finished my degree. Need to work out how to make a living. Need to work out how and where to sell my work. Hopefully I will come up with some ideas soon.

September 22, 2014 / William Greenfield

Two Birds

Not one of the best photographs I have ever made, but it is one I have been trying to get for a while and so far this in the best attempt. I will have to keep trying and possible see if I can borrow a faster lens of someone. In the mean time this will have to suffice but since I not planning on printing it particularly large it will do the job.

2 Birds

September 21, 2014 / William Greenfield

Some Abstract Images – Analogue Photogaphy Agian

Just showing of some more of the Analogue prints I have been making.

 

Nut and Bolt

September 20, 2014 / William Greenfield

Water

Exploring the local creek and rivers in Victoria can be rather rewarding particularly since many of them are seasonal and only flow in the winter or after a decent rain. These to images were made as part of a series exploring the abstract shapes the water makes as it flows. Coliban River, Victoria

This image was made in the Coliban River at a place called the Cascades outside of Metcalfe. Shooting just before sunset I was able get a niee long shutter speed blurring the water and still see the denials in the rocks.

 

Sailors Creek, Victoria

The second image was made at the Blowhole, Sailors Creek near Hepburn Springs. The creek has been diverted through the hill to allow a large part of the creek to be drained for gold mining. I used a shutter sputter speed of 1/4 of a second with image in order to retain as much detail in the water as possible.

 

 

September 19, 2014 / William Greenfield

Beechworth Asylum

Beechworth Asylum also known as Mayday Hills Lunatic Asylum in Victoria has been partly abandoned since the government closed it in 1995. These images where made in the hospital and the female wing which included the drying room. Some of the buildings and have recently been re-purposed but large parts of the main building is slowing decaying.

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I often wonder when I see these old building why more effort is not made to re-purpose them and make then useful to todays communities. Leaving them to decay because of a lack of money and some difficulty with the laws surrounding heritage buildings seems to be a big waste to me.

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These images were made as part of a series exploring the decay of historical and cultural elements and the way many of them have been left to decay and rot in the name of prosperity. Beechworth Asylum - Drying RoomBeechworth Asylum - Morge

These images have been made on 35mm film and then scanned from prints made in the dark room.