2019 CLiP Award

Australia has a plethora of photography awards for portraiture, many of which carry considerable financial reward for the winner, from the National Photographic Portrait Prize, the now biennial Olive Cotton Award, the relatively new Martin Kantor Prize, and the established Head On. And while Head On has added awards for landscape and mobile photography some time ago there is little for landscape photographers seeking recognition & exposure in Australia and there is even less for photographers who are shooting the landscape in a way that avoids the clichéd blurry-water seascapes and over-processed mountain vistas.

So the humble not-that-financially-rewarding CLiP (Contemporary Landscape in Photography) Award offered by the Perth Centre for Photography is a welcome addition to the photography realm in Australia.

My second time as a finalist this year with Untitled (Gloucester Tops) - a 60cm x 60cm pure pigment print on cotton rag masterfully produced by Warren and his team at High Res Digital Australia - being posted off yesterday for the exhibition which opens on May 31, 6pm.

Maitland Civic Precinct Development

For a while now Maitland local government area has been one of the fastest growing regional areas in NSW, prompting Maitland City Council’s $43 million civic precinct development proposal.  The Town Hall Cafe (believed to be 170 years old), and the city’s town hall are both items of heritage significance, and will be integrated into the project.

I’ve worked with Maitland City Council’s architecture team across a number of projects for a few years now, including their new indoor pool, and the Town Hall interior renovation. For this project I provided the underlying imagery upon which architecture partner BVN rendered the final design proposals.

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