As another AFL footy year closes I look back on the faces that passed by my camera each chilly Melbourne Sunday morning. This is the final instalment of the documentary series,  ‘footy photography – without the footy’. When these kids return next year with renewed vigour, taller and stronger, I’ll be there, to catch the moments behind the play, the fleeting glances, the concentration, determination and sometimes distraction but most of all the connection these kids have playing the game with the oval ball .

Round 12-Vs Brunswick North

Round 8-Vs Macleod B

Camp Australia

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Mascots, these are the parents who volunteer their time to sweat profusely inside a stuffy fluffy costume each Sunday morning. The mascot brings a bit of fun and laughter to the game, they lighten the atmosphere and are an important addition to the team. Well done to all the parents who survived the dress ups this year.

ROUND 5 vs Fitzroy Tackers 1

ROUND 5 vs Fitzroy Tackers 1

Round 12-Vs Brunswick North

With grit and determination these kids play Aussie rules. Each weekend at their local suburban ground these kids run in packs to chase down the ball. Scrambling and tackling to break free, their aim to make a play toward the goal. And in between their faces grimace, their only thoughts are on the ball. They stretch and bend to keep their bodies warm, awaiting the screeching siren’s call, to once again run in packs to chase down the illusive oval ball.

Camp Australia

Round 6-Vs Parkside R

Round 7-Vs Preston Bullants

These are the faces of the next generation, concentrating, listening, deciphering the instructions, learning the finer points of the game we call ‘footy’.

Round 3 - Vs Brunswick

Round 3 - Vs Brunswick

ROUND 5 vs Fitzroy Tackers 1

I started out shooting the game but soon discovered the shots between the play held much more of the emotion and concentration of this patched together team of nine years olds.

 

ROUND 4 vs St. Mary's K

ROUND 4 vs St. Mary's K

Round 12-Vs Brunswick North

road trip

September 3, 2013

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                                                    ‘everything ahead of me nothing behind’

                                                                                                          Jack Kerouac

Dragstar

March 19, 2013

Dragstar

I wonder how many paper rounds this bike managed to complete in the 70’s…..

miso + ghostpatrol

November 22, 2012

I had the very fortunate opportunity to hang out with Miso + Ghostpatrol the other day.

They have a residency at Harvest Textiles for the month of November.

Lucky Brunswick I say!

It’s always really interesting to enter the space of an artist. To grab an insight into what inspires them and to witness a work in progress.

I now get the whole screen printing thing!

Thanks guys !

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limited edition prints

November 16, 2012

I have put together some limited edition prints for those of you who may be interested in owning your own little piece of GGP

parallel

limited edition print of 44

print type : giclee print, canson fine art aquarelle rag 310 gsm

print size : 125mm x 125mm

mounted on 8′ x 10′ card ready to frame

$50

the gloaming

limited edition print of 44

print type : giclee print, canson fine art aquarelle rag 310 gsm

print size : 125mm x 125mm

mounted on 8′ x 10′ card ready to frame

$50

blurring the lines

limited edition print of 44

print type : giclee print, canson fine art aquarelle rag 310 gsm

print size : 125mm x 125mm

mounted on 8′ x 10′ card ready to frame

$50

Crewdson Exhibition

November 9, 2012

I recently had the opportunity to experience Gregory Crewdson’s exhibition ‘in a lonely place’ @ CCP. I say ‘experience’  because of the scale of the images particularly in the ‘Beneath the roses’ series. The images envelop you with their size, quality and incredible detail,  the feeling they portray depicts a certain uneasiness for the viewer perhaps a feeling that something has gone a little askew.

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