These pictures were often made as snapshots while I was documenting artists work for catalogues, books and records. As well as a the big Sinar 10x8 and 5x4" cameras used for making colour transparencies, I always had a few 35mm cameras with me to make snapshots of the visual artists whose work I was documenting. Originally consigned to the unprinted snapshot collection these were eventually looked at as a separate body of work following the Howard Taylor portraits of 1988 and 1995. They were subsequiently considered again during the preparation for John Austin Survey II exhibition in 2017 and 2018.
My pictures of musicians were mainly photographed in 35mm from the outset, but there are some square negs I am currently trawling through.
My next planned artists portriats are to be Western Australian Southern Forest and Wheatbelt artists.
- Artists Portraits 1981-2020