We had planned to spend Sunday at Crosslands catching up with our neighbourhood friends but it has turned out to be an incredibly wet weekend so we postpone the plans for a picnic and head out to Paddington to the Australian Centre for Photography and visit the exhibition highlighting the winners of the Head On Portrait Prize. I have had my eye on this exhibition for a couple of years but never really got my act together to submit one of my own portraits – the genre that is probably my favourite. I have copied the images that won from the website but there were many others that caught our fancy.
(Photos copied from website - http://headon.com.au/)
I think my favourite was the image of the man in the top right photo – a photo capturing the starkness of a boarding house in Surry House that he calls home.
I also loved the exhibition by David Alan Harvey, an internationally renowned photographer presenting a collection of work capturing the vibrancy and cultural energy of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The photos, shot over a two year period are meant to show the raw, real and passionate side of Rio. I am quite excited to learn he has been documenting cultural storied around the world for a living and feel inspired by his work.
We have a late lunch and spend the afternoon at a Paddington Cafe, sipping hot chocolates and reading up on our respective interests. I am inspired to capture my own portraits of Steve in the interesting light of the cafe as I dream about my own future as a portrait photographer…
“A man finds room in the few square inches of his face for the traits of all his ancestors; for the expression of all his history, and his wants”. ~Ralph Waldo