Place-making is usually associated with urban design in the sense of it being a community-driven process for designing public spaces (streets, sidewalks, plazas, squares, campuses, parks, and so on) that are mixed use, host a variety of activities for diverse audiences, and are well-connected to the larger city or town. The overall aim is to strengthen the local community
Place-making is what the Victor Harbor Council is doing with its upgrade and renovation to Ocean Street to counter the decline of the local shops along the town's main street as a result of shopping shifting to the Woolworths mall named Victor Central. This placemaking is making main street more attractive to tourists --building the city brand through revitalising the town and increasing its liveablity.
The weather conditions were good this morning for a 5x4 large format photo session along the coast early this morning. There was some solid cloud cover, low tide and little wind. The weather forecast was for strong westerly winds and rain along the coast today, so I took a chance.
I had about an hour on site with approximately 30 minutes carrying the gear to and from the site. I was able to make 2 photos of different subjects out of the 3 with the Linhof Technika that I had planned, before the conditions became unsuitable around 8am. This is a behind the camera photo of the second session:
This is the only 5x4 photoshoot that I have done along the coast since this one early in January:-- 3 months ago, before I had acquired the Sony A7r111. Basically I have struggled to find suitable subject matter for the large format photography, and when I have find something, the weather conditions have not been suitable.
Early this morning on a poodle walk at Petrel Cove:
I hadn't wandered around Petrel Cove for a quite a while and I decided to explore the rocks photographically, given the soft, early morning light.
This image is an outtake from the 15 images that have been selected for my forthcoming Fleuriescapes exhibition at the Magpie Springs Gallery in 2016. Apart from me nobody thought much of this particular image:
The digital files (ie., scanned 5x4 and medium format negatives) for the exhibition are with Atkins Pro Lab and I will check the small test prints when I return from my New Zealand in the second week of December. The exhibition, which will be in January/February 2016, is from a body of work that has been made over the several years that we have been coming to Victor Harbor as weekenders, and then more recently, from when we started to live on the southern coast of the Fleurieu Peninsula early in 2015.