Category Archives: Photography

Enemy Aliens

During the First and Second World Wars, nationals of countries at war with Australia who were living in Australia were classed as “enemy aliens”. As soon as Italy declared war on Britain and its allies on 10th June 1940, Italian nationals … Continue reading

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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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