September 30, 2011

Ballarat International Foto Biennale feature in Pro Photo out now

My story on this year's Ballarat International Foto Biennale is in the current issue of Pro Photo (Sept/Oct). "In the eye of the beholder" features a number of interviews including photographers Maggie Diaz, Osamu James Nagakawa and Tony Whincup and festival director Jeff Moorfoot. I hope you enjoy it.

Photography by Maggie Diaz - Cover image
  Photography Osamu James Nagakawa

Photography Tony Whincup

September 21, 2011

Nick Moir Storm Chaser

My Pro Photo feature on Sydney photographer Nick Moir the Storm Chaser is out now... check out his amazing photos of the Australian outback

Photography: Nick Moir

Christian Blanchard Pro Photo story now available online

My profile feature on Christian Blanchard is now available on the Pro Photo website. Alison Stieven-Taylor Christian Blanchard

Photography Christian Blanchard

September 20, 2011

RAW Gallery Baron Wolman Book Signing

On Saturday 24th September (that's this weekend), Baron Wolman will be at RAW Gallery from 11am to 1pm to sign copies of his book, Every Picture Tells a Story: The Rolling Stone Years.

Now 74 years of age, Baron was the first photographer to sign on to Rolling Stone magazine in LA in 1967. Shooting at a time of seismic shifts in cultural attitudes, Wolman not only captured individual performances, but the vibe of a generation. This cover shot of Jimi Hendrix, says Baron, shows the sheer ecstasy Hendrix felt when playing guitar. In his book Wolman shares the transformational power that music has on performers, the audience and fans - the book also has a section dedicated to "the Groupies" because Baron "loves women".

Wolman describes himself as a photojournalist. His images are true to documentary form in most cases, and are the antithesis of the stylised marketing shots favoured by artists' management today. This book is a welcome addition to the rock'n'roll library.

RAW Gallery 11 Yarra Place South Melbourne (opposite St Ali Cafe - fabulous coffee).

Look out for my feature on Baron Wolman in a coming issue of Pro Photo magazine Pro Photo AST

September 19, 2011

Rolling Stone Photographer Baron Wolman

Totally psyched, have scored an interview with Baron Wolman who began photographing for Rolling Stone (US) in the late 1960s. His new book, "Every Picture Tells a Story: The Rolling Stone Years" is out this week. Check out the supporting exhibition at Melbourne's own rock'n'roll photography space RAW Gallery 11 Yarra Place South Melbourne opens Thursday 22nd September.

Frank Zappa (Baron Wolman)