For the past few years I have been working on a series of images that are a collaboration with international musicians Mark Lockett, free music improviser Jeff Henderson and expert in Taonga Puoro (traditional Maori instruments) Dr. Richard Nunns. Each image is unique and mirrors the music in that it is spontaneous yet still has an element of structure. The original recording and images were exhibited at Brunswick Street Gallery in 2013.
In 2015 Rattle Records released the album Redaction which included re-imagined images and music from the original ‘Finding Time’ project.
Music often influences my photography directly or indirectly so it was not surprising that I jumped at the opportunity to study music photography with Merri Cyr. We discussed all aspects of music photography from photographing for albums covers, publicity shots to live performances. The weekly assignments and group critique was invaluable. There are plenty of ways to improve your skills on-line but nothing beats face-to face.
For more of my music photography images please visit my music photography site or Music Photography by Veronica Hodgkinson on FaceBook.
I found this quote from The Amateur Photographer’s Handbook by Aaron Sussman (Thomas Y. Crowell Company: 1962). I think it says it all and explains why I love pinhole photography.
“Who would believe that so small a space could contain the image of all the universe? O mighty process! What talent can avail to penetrate a nature such as these? What tongue will it be that can unfold so great a wonder? Verily, none! This it is that guides the human discourse to the considering of divine things. Here the figures, here the colors, here all the images of every part of the universe are contracted to a point. O what a point is so marvelous!”
—Leonardo Da Vinci‘s comments on the “Camera Obscura” (Dark Room), or what we today call the pinhole camera.