Some shots from last night’s get together in Lismore. A really good night. Pulled the camera out a bit late in the piece but the general ambience is there. Cheers guys.
This house once stood a couple of doors down from mine. One day it just vanished.
The shot of the house was taken almost two years ago. The shot of the empty block I shot just a couple hours ago. Both were taken in almost exactly the same position with the same lens (Nikon 50mm 1.8 G). The extra coverage is due to a recent upgrade to full frame.
I’ve always loved Jeffery Smart’s work. There seems to be a piercingly truthful element to his architectural paintings. He doesn’t produce this sense of verisimilitude by simply revealing the hidden flaws of our infrastructure, instead he forces us to gaze onto something we have been trained to ignore, highlighting the beauty that nestles within all sad scenes. It’s not a new concept at all, but I think he did it well.
I took this on my way to work in the morning with him in mind.