Loci

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This is a portrait of Loci, who lives in the tents behind him. We enjoyed having a chat and, he says “he once had a home with four (brick) walls”. He is quite happy to live where he lives, and he enjoys the company of the others who live in the park. I myself wonder if he is putting on a front for our conversation, but he tells me, “this is his community”. He gave up his old home as it didn’t interest him. He isn’t on a pension and lives on the donations of passers by and what ever else he can do. He is blind in one eye so so limited by what he can do safely, and originally from o/s so I’m not sure of his eligibility for a pension.

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Available Light Shoot

The last fortnightly assignment for the year, an available light product shoot.
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This is a self-portrait product shoot, which was was quite difficult to shoot. I think I rolled off about 80 frames, but I couldn’t place myself in the right position….too close to the lens, out of the frame, or my hair was messy. The camera was manually focused on the product and the timer was set to take the image in 30 seconds. That meant that I needed to get up, press the shutter and get back into position within 30 seconds. The image was shot in my shed which has a tin roof, no air-conditioning, and needless to say, hot. During the shoot my feet cramped up on both sides, so I have really funny photos of me in excruciating pain. For the next week I felt bruised all the way down one side after rolling on the cement floor to reach the camera shutter.