An addendum to my early post on the Melbourne then and now project I worked on while at the paper back in 2012. Here's the complete collection. Enjoy :)
Photo credit HWT image library and the Argus file collection.
Happy Holidays from The Boulevard in Ivanhoe. A christmas light wonderland. Happiness is a warm summer night with pretty lights.
2014 here we come!
A concept I'm working on that explores the way picture messages are treated in native mobile messaging apps. Currently in most mobile operating systems, pictures messages are stored in threads with text messages. Finding a picture requires arduous scrolling - often hidden and sandwiched between texts. It's hard to find picture messages, unless they're saved and stored in an album.
This concept could be included in any operating system, but I've shown an example within Windows Phone. Namely because I'm a win pho fan and wanted to explore the design language and motion principles for the operating system. I imagine iOS would have a button in the top right hand corner to switch views between texts and pictures. Android could have the native tab treatment to switch between views. As shown in the video, windows uses the pivot control.
It's not a revolutionary idea, just one that makes sense. I'd love to see this explored more and included in future releases.
Surely it must be time for another festival video, sí? ¡SÍ! Dorado llanos!
Here's a little clip from Golden Plains, the hottest weekend I've ever camped through. High 30's and cloud coverage and we were lucky if we felt even a skerrick of a northerly wind. It was magical.
It's a new year and I've got a shiny new kit! Which for the next few months is going to mean video, while I dust off premiere and get back into after effects. I've missed it so much. EJ and I ducked away last weekend to catch the sun in Anglesea. Here's a little clip from the beach.
Audio: Blear Moon - Boats for Sale
I wanted my last project at the Herald Sun to have a bit of me in it. A bit of a legacy. This image series ended up combining three of my loves. The city, black and white historical shots and Photoshop.
I spent a few days digging through the photo archives for iconic shots of Melbourne that I could recreate. Initially I wanted to create a before and after but back in the office I soon realised it was near impossible to line up the shots to the pixel. I ended up creating a retrospective montage, combining the new with the old. In the end I think they turned out stronger static.
There's about 12 in the full series and I'll be sure to update this page with a link when it goes live.
Credit: HWT Image Library.
The technical name for this is a "cinemagraph". It sits somewhere between a photograph and video. Kevin Burg and Jamie Beck (From Me To You) who coined the name, were the first artists I knew to use the technique. I admire their sharp ability to find a natural looping point. Slick work. This is my precious girlfriend Eliza Jayne. Isn't she beautiful? She's fiery and funny and smart as a whip.
She makes me happier than sun in the morning.
This was an icy day in Queenscliff, Victoria. This cinemagraph captures the moment perfectly. Better than video. Better than a photograph.