Kate Hughes

a short distance
September 18, 2011, 8:06 pm
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I live a short distance from many rambling native parks. Stepping off the street and into native woodlands that completely immerse you. Recently some land has been cleared destroying the illusion of solitude in an infinite bushland. More sports grounds I am imagining.


powerstation 2
September 18, 2011, 1:14 pm
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These shots were taken on the same day as the fuji instaxs I’ve previously posted. The building is long abandoned White Bay powerstation in Rozelle. It was a scorchingly sunny day causing plentiful overexposure but I don’t mind it in these shots. The prints have a blue tone which I greatly dislike and in future I will desaturate my digital copies of these prints.

There is a lot of difference from my last roll shot on a lomo super sampler, it is a new replacement camera, 100 speed fuji film instead of 400 speed ilford and the processing was done at a different photolab. The camera is a massive improvement on the original the film and lab I am not so sure about.

Clear blue
September 12, 2011, 6:24 pm
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followed by a haze of grey.

September 11, 2011, 5:51 pm
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White Bay Powerstation shot with my fuji instax. There was too much sun for the majority of shots, washing out the rubble covered ground and decaying walls. I don’t think this will be a camera for the summertime. Of the sixteen shots taken these four are the only that capture the textures and surrounds of this derelict building.

Round the corner a dead end
September 8, 2011, 7:40 am
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Wolli Creek, the train provides tantalising glimpses of a creek banked by tall grasses and the aged remains of industry leading me to disembark. Every turn off the train however is met with disappointment. Trapped on one side of the tracks surrounded by empty apartment blocks and parks fenced like prisons, there is nothing to do but wait for the next train.

Photopolymer etching
September 6, 2011, 7:19 pm
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These are the results of a workshop I took on photopolymer etching at Warringah Print Studio under the guidance of Janet Ayliffe. They are not as high quality as I’d hoped for but they do lead me to believe that the medium has a lot of potential for my work. Consequently I have invested in some more photopolymer plates to be used when time permits.

The Convent
September 6, 2011, 6:47 pm
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A little colour and agriculture by the Abbotsford Convent.