Loveliest Magazine published their second issue ever yesterday, and featured these four photographs of mine.
I can't explain how charismatic my photos of the Coogee-Bondi coastal path have been. Shot with my old Powershot SD1400, an exceptionally slim camera with good quality standards for a non-fully manual point and shoot, these photos have compelled publishers to put them in their magazines--Halcyon Magazine, Window Cat Zine Press, Magnolia Review, Beechwood Review, and now Loveliest. I shot them on a two-hour walk on a very sunny day, and used my (at the time) very basic editing skills to polish them. They were shot in jpeg as my camera didn't do RAW, and with a lot of limitations.
I've run out of photographs from that shoot sooner than I've run out of places to send them to. I think a lot of the appeal is the carefree, saturated, colorful feel, especially to a bunch of miserable people in the middle of winter. There's an energy to a summer day--December in Australia--that I love to shoot. It's funny to look back and reflect on them, because the camera's limitations are in full view, especially in the high-res, TIFF format that Loveliest requested. The lens distorts some corner edges. Some sharpening issues that post-processing can't solve. Yet the beauty, I think, shines through.
I have some photographs from a Maine summer that I hope will do as well, taken in a location that's more familiar and intimate to me. The new camera I have is better than the old one, but I'm still coming up against some frustrating limitations.
Now that I've retired the collection, I can post the remaining photographs on DeviantArt. Some of them are already online in this gallery.