This picture from the 1980s archives represents a change in the way that I had been photographing. It signifies a shift from the street photography and landscapes I had been doing previously to a more topographics style of photography:
It was a slow shift, as I was pretty much working blind. At this stage I was more or less trying to find suitable subject matter to photograph with the 5×7 Cambo view camera. I was slowly finding my feet photographing Adelaide as a place, and I didn’t really know what I was doing in terms of a topographic photography of altered landscapes in Adelaide.
The initial steps to topographics came to a halt as I gave up photography to concentrate on my academic studies. My understanding about a topographic photography of altered landscapes came latter, after I had returned to photography from a long break from photography whilst I was doing a PhD at Flinders University of South Australia and working full time in Canberra.
Adelaide Photography 1970-2000: Submissions called - Thought FactoryThought Factory
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