Category: Photography


Feb
19
2010
Brian Ulrich Richard Pendavingh 19.02.10

Taking a superbly trained eye to consumer culture we have US photographer Brian Ulrich.

Feb
12
2010
Michael Johansson Richard Pendavingh 12.02.10

Shamelessly cross-posted from Scott Hanson's blog iso50 we have Swedish sculptor and installation artist Michael Johansson.

Feb
12
2010
John Short Richard Pendavingh 12.02.10

I Ffffound British photographer John Short not long ago and discovered that as well as a collection of vivid commercial still life images he also has a great collection of landscape photographs.

Jan
10
2010
Dan Tobin Smith Richard Pendavingh 10.01.10

I was born when this music video was the high water mark for computer graphics and I've watched as 3D modeling software evolved to allow for astounding photorealistic images and animation.

Nov
17
2009
Woefully Inaccurate Richard Pendavingh 17.11.09

I held off posting these photos because I didn't want to inadvertently promote the Star Wars exhibit at Melbourne's Scienceworks. But it's finished now so there's no danger of that.

Nov
12
2009
Visiting the Graves Richard Pendavingh 12.11.09

Today marks the 18th anniversary of the Santa Cruz massacre.

Oct
05
2009
Children of Zumalai (pt. 2) Richard Pendavingh 05.10.09

The median age in Australia is 37. In Timor Leste it is 21. More than one third of the population are under the age of 14. Many of these children have been orphaned by disease and war.

Oct
05
2009
Children of Zumalai (pt. 1) Richard Pendavingh 05.10.09

Some of the Children from Zumalai and the surrounding district of Cova Lima on the south coast of Timor Leste.

Oct
05
2009
Timor-Leste; Companions Richard Pendavingh 05.10.09

Last week I got back from the Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste. Here are some of my traveling companions.

Sep
02
2009
The Lucksmiths – Swan Song Richard Pendavingh 02.09.09

After 16 years Melbourne band The Lucksmiths have parted company. Their last few shows were at the corner hotel where they went back over 11 albums and picked out the crowd favourites. The Lucksmiths never get a lot of airplay but they had a great great number of nostalgic little songs about Melbourne celebrating domesticity and relationships.

Aug
22
2009
Save VCA Rally (Pt. 2) Richard Pendavingh 22.08.09

More shots from the VCA rally through Melbourne yesterday. I don't think the stills really do justice the theatrics of the students so I'll upload some video over the next couple of days as well. Geoffrey Rush gave a wonderfully impassioned speech about the importance of arts education and practical acting training before the rally started and you can see the first half of it here.

Aug
22
2009
Save VCA Rally (pt. 1) Richard Pendavingh 22.08.09

Students from Victorian College of the Arts staged a rally in Melbourne yesterday to protest the proposed changes to curriculum and cutbacks on teaching staff and courses.

Aug
07
2009
Dustin Humphrey Richard Pendavingh 07.08.09

I thought I'd post something up about my favourite photographic ad campaign this year. US photographer Dustin Humphrey has shot a series of surreal composites of surf action shots and underwater still-lifes for surf brand Insight. the campaign involved building elaborate beatnik set pieces off the coast of Bali above and below sea level. The campaign took out the Sony World Photography Award for commercial advertising.

Aug
12
2008
East Timor: Part 3 Richard Pendavingh 12.08.08

In the evening I'm starting to feel like I have a monumental hangover. Which is a marked improvement over what I was feeling at the start of the day.

Aug
10
2008
East Timor: Part 1 Richard Pendavingh 10.08.08

In 2008 I went to East Timor with some volunteers from my high school to install an electrical system for a school in a village called Zumalai on the south coast. We brought over some tools and electrical equipment and I brought back a few words in Tetum and a cute little tropical parasite.