August 22, 2011

Ballarat International Foto Biennale - on now

I've just returned from the opening weekend of the Ballarat International Foto Biennale (BIFB). This year's Festival has an expanded range of artists exhibiting across multiple venues in Ballarat and its surrounds, and is definitely worth checking out.

A highlight for me - meeting Maggie Diaz. Maggie, who is now in her 80's, migrated from Chicago in the early 1960s landing in Melbourne where she carved a successful career as a commercial photographer. But it is only in recent years that her social documentary work has come to light. Maggie is included in my upcoming feature on the BIFB in Pro Photo and I'll be penning a dedicated feature on this fantastic woman and inspiring photographer in the very near future.

Maggie is pictured here on the right at her floor talk on Sunday (21/08/11) with the curator of her collection Gwendolen De Lacy. (Photo: Marty Williams)

August 19, 2011

Reality & Illusion Turns Ten

Happy Birthday to Us!

Reality & Illusion Productions has been in business for ten years this month! Over the past decade we've worked on some amazing projects, created concepts that have stretched boundaries and learned about all sorts of things from longwall mining in China to identifying the subtle nuances of premium vodkas (a favourite project), from how to take photographs from a helicopter without falling out to writing about the coolest technological innovations - don't believe there's nothing cool about geospatial equipment or printing presses!

After celebrating this weekend with French Champagne (when only the genuine article will do), it's back to reality. Thanks to everyone who's been with us over the decade.

Here's to the next ten years!