November 18th, 2014 by Glendyn
Hot off the press. More Than A Feeling, photographs from the second series of Puberty Blues.
It’s taken a bit longer than I expected because of Gallipoli, but as I’ve been working through post production, I’ve been slowly getting a normal life back and I’ve been able to find the time and headspace to complete the book.
More Than A Feeling feels different to Flaming Youth. Not sure how, maybe in the way that Series 1 felt different to Series 2. I flick through the pages of Flaming Youth and feel an overwhelming pull of nostalgia. Flaming Youth feels as innocent as Debbie and Sue in Series 1. More Than A Feeling feels darker, perhaps revealing some of the sting of discontent that comes with older.
I think it feels more complete as a document and as a collection. It’s more stripped back and perhaps like Debbie and Sue in Series 2 slightly more confident.
Late one night I texted Brenna Harding to see if she would write an introduction. Brenna was studying for her VCE exams and she responded saying it was the perfect excuse to procrastinate!
Here is an excerpt… There is a place on the set of Puberty Blues that escapes the chaos of concentrated pressure. Here, the background noise fades to nothing and the challenges of the day are lost for a brief moment. It is in this place that the quiet beauty of what we are creating is realised in the click of Glendyn’s camera. Suddenly we are not in the high-pressure world of a television set nor even experiencing the newest development in character, but instead in a limbo between art and life.
September 22nd, 2014 by Glendyn
Rosebud shot in her natural habitat with a new piece of old Leica glass (M 90mm Summicron) and also my first dip into Lightroom since Apple killed off my favourite piece of software, R.I.P Aperture. It was so good while it lasted.
August 31st, 2014 by Glendyn
August 23rd, 2014 by Glendyn
Two heroes of mine punk rock singer Ian McKaye and photographer Glen E. Friedman discuss photos from Glens new book My Rules. Glen E. Freidman released one of my favourite photo books back in the day Fuck You Heroes. I’m looking forward My Rules.
And just cos… here is Ian McKaye belting out my favourite Fugazi song (and one of my favourite songs ever) Instrument.
August 21st, 2014 by Glendyn
August 8th, 2014 by Glendyn
July 30th, 2014 by Glendyn
I always haggle for the window seat…
Below, alien cities, roads to nowhere and crowded skies.
July 5th, 2014 by Glendyn
June 30th, 2014 by Glendyn
June 9th, 2014 by Glendyn
June 3rd, 2014 by Glendyn
I came across this wonderful episode of the BBC’s What Do Artists Do All Day featuring the photographer Tom Wood. I new nothing about him but was so inspired by his photography and his straight forward, honest and down to earth approach to making pictures. His longitudinal studies of his everyday surrounds is really incredible. Reminds me to photograph the regular things around me. The modern ugly cars and buildings in my street. I love how these documents can take on more and more meaning as time passes, things change and what currently seems mundane may one day seem remarkable.
Part 1 below…
April 28th, 2014 by Glendyn
Photos taken at the end of the shooting day, usually on wrap or very soon after…
April 13th, 2014 by Glendyn
Shooting Gallipoli is well and truly under way. Just finished week four (of sixteen-ish).
I love the rhythm and the routine of long shoots. Early morning pickups and late nights drop-offs. Long drives to set, listening to music and wondering how all the bits and pieces are going to fit together. Discussing a plan of attack on the way to set and debriefing the days wins and losses on the way home. Collapsing into bed physically and mentally exhausted. Dreaming of the shape it’s all taking.
April 6th, 2014 by Glendyn
Great for so many reasons!
March 30th, 2014 by Glendyn
March 22nd, 2014 by Glendyn
March 13th, 2014 by Glendyn
Ten weeks of Gallipoli pre-production came to an end yesterday. A huge challenge in many ways. I haven’t taken anywhere near the amount of ‘pre’ photos that I would have normally and this alone is an indication of how intense the process has been.
Gallipoli is a beast of a project and I think I would be a nervous wreck right now if I wasn’t surrounded by the best best people. I’ve really have the dream cast and crew and I feel totally supported going into this shoot that we all know is going to be very tough at best. I feel very privileged to be where I am right now (although I do feel like throwing up).
This snap of the writer Christopher Lee deep in thought, reminds me of the Ernest Hemingway quote “Writing at it’s best is a lonely life…”. Christof spent most of last year holed up alone writing the eight hours of television we are about to make. But for the past two months, he has sat in this room and for many of those days I sat across from him and we worked on the scripts together. Christof is one of the most generous and wise people I’ve had the pleasure to work with. It’s been a wonderfully collaborative and learning experience.
March 1st, 2014 by Glendyn
Germain McMicking, Cinematographer.
February 25th, 2014 by Glendyn
February 22nd, 2014 by Glendyn
Have never felt time move so quickly in pre-production. The Gallipoli pre-weeks are going by like days… Coming to terms with the fact that there will never be enough time to prepare for everything by the time we begin shooting in 3 weeks… Regardless, I’m feeling very supported by the team I have around me.