Monthly Archives: May 2015

Look Closely

Looks can be deceptive. Photography can be deceptive. Or should I ask, “is seeing believing?” Look closely what do you see? How many horses are there in this picture? If you said one horse, you’d be wrong. Look again. There … Continue reading

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Look Down

Photographers are often reminded to diversify their camera angles by looking upwards to capture imposing perspectives of buildings or majestic canopies of trees. Whilst this is essentially a terrific suggestion especially in Melbourne, where we have many architecturally beautiful and … Continue reading

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The Mother of All Mothers

She “wanted it to be a holy day, a day of sentiment, not profit,”  dismissing greeting cards as “a poor excuse for the letter you are too lazy to write.” First celebrated in 1908, when Anna Jarvis held a memorial … Continue reading

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Gary Cooper ~ Style Icon

Day 365 of Colourisation Project – May 7 Challenge: to publish daily a colourised photo that has some significance around the day of publication. Dressed up like a million-dollar trouper Tryin’ hard to look like Gary Cooper, Super duper                            … Continue reading

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Rudolph Valentino ~ Archetypal Latin Lover

Day 364 of Colourisation Project – May 6 Challenge: to publish daily a colourised photo that has some significance around the day of publication. His birth name was Rodolfo Alfonso Raffaello Pierre Filibert Guglielmi di Valentina d’Antonguolla.  Born this day, … Continue reading

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Violet Jessop ~ Miss Unsinkable

Day 363 of Colourisation Project – May 5 Challenge: to publish daily a colourised photo that has some significance around the day of publication. Lucky or unlucky? Either way she lived to tell the story through her compelling memoirs titled, … Continue reading

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Alice Liddell’s Age of Innocence

Day 362 of Colourisation Project – May 4 Challenge: to publish daily a colourised photo that has some significance around the day of publication. As popular today as it ever was, Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland was first published in … Continue reading

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