Since getting access to a client's rooftop for shooting downtown Wellington I've had little chance to put together many of the panoramas. Here's a shot of Jervois Quay that has made it out of the gate however:
Recently a client requested a piece from my Art School graduating year. I've unearthed these black and white mural prints and put them on the site for perusal. They were created using Imagine 2.0 running on an Amiga 4000 in 1995. I output the resulting renders to a newspaper style line-film negative process and then enlarged onto large format black and white photographic paper from there.
Otago Polytech School of Art had a custom enlarger built for this purpose. I recall thinking that it looked like a sort of a steampunk inspired wooden train engine built from toilet-rolls and all sorts of odds and ends... it was on rails to facilitate focusing and different enlargements. I had to roll the resulting prints through large open PVC pipe toughs to develop and fix them. It was a lot of fun!
Take a look... click on any of the thumbnails to go to the gallery and see the rest:
Gizmodo have been running shooting challenges for a little while now covering different techniques and subject matter... the latest being the self portrait. I'm finding the collection of ideas is fascinating with some really good entries - things that make me want to try it out - take a look:
So... a few people have mentioned the fact that 'avfx' is kinda ... well.. what exactly? Nothing easy to remember that's for sure. I have purchased www.julianbutler.com and in the coming months will transfer both the photo site and blog site over to this much more easy and clear URL for my purposes.
In fact it's already live and points to the photos. But at some point, this will reverse and avfx will simply forward to www.julianbutler.com. Onwards!
A client gave me access to their rooftop today to shoot a piece. It was great to be up high in Wellington amongst shiny constructions. I could do a whole series just of rooftops! I'll post some glimpses in due course...