Dusty old cardboard boxes each about the size of a shoe box and weighing a ton. Looking through the glass plates they contained I could make out images of people as well as buildings and all sorts of things.
As a young lad I remember this treasure trove stored in a cupboard at my grandmothers home. How they came to be there and what happened to them I don’t recall but as young lad I was fascinated and so started my interest in photography.
Fast forward fifty plus years and here we are in the digital age.
Much has changed, so much so that photographic images now bombard our lives. My interest though is not with the short term message (get the shot, bang it on Facebook …..Look, I’m at Starbucks..) but something more, something that Fay Godwin eluded to when she said “I like photographs which leave something to the imagination”.
Most of the images that bombard us daily don’t get a second glance but occasionally one stands out and demands our attention …Hey look at me I’v got something to say ….
New image or old image, ones we have seen before, it doesn’t matter, for a moment in time we connect; our feelings align with that tiny fraction of something that caught our attention.
I guess we all have those moments and it’s that aspect of photography that has interested me from the moment I started looking at those glass plate negatives so many years ago.
Originally from England, Brisbane, Australia has been my hometown for nearly 25 years. I enjoy the warmer climate and the less formal lifestyle.
Photography is my hobby and Ambling Around Brisbane is my take on this city, its history and lifestyle. And my hope is that you will see something of Brisbane that makes you feel you are welcome.
Thank you for taking the time to visit my site. I hope you connect with the images and find them worth a second glance.