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HOW ENROLLING IN A PHOTOGRAPHY COURSE HAS ENRICHED ONE POLICEMAN'S LIFE

Posted by Mandarine Montgomery on 01/03/2019 5:45:10 PM

We spoke recently to Acting Sergeant Craig Farrell who is studying part time at PSC and wanted to share his experience of what it was like to undertake study as an older student, in a skill completely different to his day job.

Hi Craig, how did you become interested in doing a course at PSC and are you glad you joined?

Yes. 100%. I couldn’t be happier. I have really enjoyed the experience. No regrets whatsoever! I was at a careers expo and got talking to a PSC staff member. She told me about the college and that got me curious as I've always been interested in photography, but for many reasons never pursued it. I decided it was time to stop making excuses, and take my interest further. I was a complete photography novice, but I thought “why not?”, so I threw myself in.

 

 

 

 

 

 

What did you get out of it? 

A lot. From a camera skills perspective, a huge amount of

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PHOTOGRAPH THE BEST OF SOUTHERN CHINA AND HONG KONG

Posted by Social Media on 27/02/2019 5:00:00 PM

PHOTOGRAPH THE BEST OF SOUTHERN CHINA
AND HONG KONG

11 Days and 10 Nights:
Guilin, Lijiang, Yangshuo, Chengdu, Danba

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IMSS | Presents Artist, Kate Disher-Quill | 5 March 2019

Posted by Social Media on 21/02/2019 11:16:25 AM

Photography Studies College is proud to present Kate Disher-Quill for our first Image Makers Seminar of 2019. Kate’s talk will coincide with the launch of her latest photography book Earshot, and accompanying zine Fish on the Floor.

Both publications offer a rare, visceral insight into the world of deafness and hearing loss. After winning the POOL grant in 2014 Kate developed this work for a photographic exhibition, which was shown in Sydney, Melbourne and Canberra. Earshot is the latest extension of this project and uses photography, illustration and intimate stories from over 35 subjects to reveal the diversity and complexity of deafness. Diagnosed with hearing loss at 3 years of age and fitted with hearing aids when she was 10, Kate’s driving force behind this project was to create something that would have helped her accept her deafness much earlier in life.

This special event will be held in the PSC Studio, Ground entrance next to 65 City Road. Wheelchair access is available from the rear of our building in Fawkner Street. Our building is clearly marked. Call 9682 3191.

An Auslan interpreter will be used in conjunction with this talk.

IMSS | Book Here Kate Disher-Quill

 

 

 

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PSC Tutor, Hoda Afshar on 'Contemporary Art in the Political Present'

Posted by Social Media on 10/02/2019 4:16:00 PM

Coming up at ACCA on the 16th of February 4:00-6:30pm - a panel discussion on the theme of art in a global political climate including PSC's Lecturer, Hoda Afshar.

This event is hosted by Vault Magazine

 

 

'Panellists: Angela Tiatia (Artist), Hoda Afshar (Artist), Dr Danny Butt (Associate Director (Research) at the Victorian College of the Arts, University of Melbourne)

 The art world has always both reinforced and challenged questions of power. Through history, privilege and access have played as big a role as artistic talent when it comes to elevating artists and deciding which legacies to preserve. This panel addresses the growing conversation about representation and visibility in the art world. It also explores the impact of our polarised political climate on the process of making and showing art — as well as the pressures and possibilities for artists who’ve had to fight for their work to be seen. Ultimately, it asks: how important is for art to respond to this political moment? And how can we make the art world an equitable place for everyone?'

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Ivan Kemp is rocking it in his first solo exhibition - 'Cutting the Chord'

Posted by Social Media on 08/02/2019 5:15:00 PM

PSC Alumni Ivan Kemp is about to launch his first solo exhibition. Ivan transitioned his career from IT Software to photography. It was his love of portrait photography and music that led him to this exciting project.
We caught up with Ivan to ask about his exhibition, his journey and to share some of his valuable music photography tips!

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'Cutting the Chord - The Exhibition is an intimate exploration of Melbourne’s vibrant, dynamic, live music scene and is part of the Midsumma Festival. The images were taken over the last 18 months and capture moments in performance that cross genre, gender and venues.

Normally in an exhibition, photographs have the same colour palette to create uniformity. The images in this exhibition are anything but uniform. They are created to reflect the character of the performer, gig and the venue. Hence, black and white images and different colour palettes are used to highlight the diversity. Some of the musicians are well known but others are just starting their musical careers. All of them play to please their audience and to create their own style of music.' 


How did the opportunity to exhibit at the Midsumma Festival come about?

Last year, through a contact I was asked if I wanted the opportunity to photograph publicity shots for the production of Antigone X which was part of the Midsumma Festival 2018. I photographed the cast using the studios at PSC. This was followed up by photographs of the dress rehearsal. This was a great experience and introduced me to other opportunities since that event.

This year I took publicity photographs for Aidan Rolfe (singer / songwriter and guitarist) who has a show Kado Warehouse in Cremorne. After discussions with Aidan and Matthew Grant (owner of Kado Warehouse) we decided to combine a photography exhibition built around live musical performance around Melbourne with Aidan’s performance.

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"This job really is amazing" - Alumni Teagan Glenane

Posted by Social Media on 03/02/2019 4:56:00 PM

"The most rewarding moment at PSC was probably when I realised that my work could contribute to something bigger than just making an image.
It could tell a story, create emotion and feeling."

PSC Alumni, Teagan Glenane shares how she turned her creativity into a career.

 What inspired you to study photography?

Since I can remember I loved making things, and all things creative bought me so much joy. I love art, magazines, books, movies, all things visual, but it turned out I was actually pretty crap at painting and drawing. My studio arts teacher in year 11 took the paints away and lent me an old film camera instead. The first photos I took were pretty crappy, but they felt good to make. Watching those images form from nothing but light and chemicals in front of my eyes, was magic. 

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Topics: Latest Blogs, PSC Student

Fabrizio Evans - Why having a qualification is important!

Posted by Social Media on 23/01/2019 4:48:00 PM

"I wanted recognition. Proof that I could be a photographer. A degree gives you that and it also opens doors in the future. It could be the one deciding factor to getting a job."

Did you have a career change? If so, what were you doing prior to photography?  

Yes, it was a career change. But not a massive leap from what I have already done in the past. I’ve always been a creative. I’m a qualified graphic designer and I’ve made a living through photography and video in the past. Before going to PSC I was 50% owner of a design agency with 15 staff and a studio in Southbank. But the bigger the company grew the less happy I became. I wasn’t creating anymore. I was managing mundane issues, dealing with finances and fixing IT problems. So, I sold my shares to my business partner and went travelling. I took my family back to my homeland in Wales, and we spent 6 weeks hiking mountains and trying to rekindle my grasp of the Welsh language. 

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Fiona Cull shares how photography has "nourished her soul".

Posted by Mandarine Montgomery on 27/12/2018 5:15:00 PM

"Photography nourishes your soul. That’s essentially what it has done for me. You can’t place a monetary value on your creative soul. I am so glad to see Melbourne grow as a creative hub and really happy to be on my creative journey at PSC."

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Topics: News, Latest Blogs

Takeshi Miyamoto has forged an international photography career

Posted by Social Media on 20/12/2018 5:36:00 PM

It was a wonderful moment to have PSC Alumni Takeshi Miyamoto visit our shores from Paris, to attend the Photobook Making Workshop, here at the college.  
We seized the moment to catch up with Takeshi to ask him
about the international photography career he has forged since graduating.

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Takeshi has travelled from Paris especially to attend the Photobook Making Workshop with book designers- Teun van der Heijden & Sandra van der Doelen from Heijdens Karwei in Amsterdam. 
This workshop attracted many prominent international, national and local photographers to PSC over a five day intensive program in December 2018..

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Welcome back to Melbourne and PSC Takeshi! 

Tell us how you ended up living in Paris from growing up in Japan?

Thank you. It is very special to be back here and to see many familiar faces.

After graduating from PSC, I worked in Tokyo for about 4 years working for travel magazine, and I thought it was a time to discover new things in my life. I never lived in Europe before, and I was interested in the diversity of art & culture in Paris , so I lived there for one year and ended up staying.

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PSC Student - Stavros Messinis, Awarded at the CCP Salon 2018.

Posted by Mandarine Montgomery on 18/12/2018 10:57:35 AM

PSC student Stavros Messinis was recently awarded the Ilford CCP Salon Best Photobook Design Award for his title "Dream State".
We recently caught up with Stavros to ask him about his recent success and his love of creating photobooks.

Congratulations Stavros. You must be very pleased with the outcome.

How did “Dream State “come about?

Thank you. Yes, the award was a wonderful surprise which I did not expect. I was just happy to present my work at such a great photography exhibition.
The "Dream State" started as a personal style development project at PSC. Working on this project, doing research, shooting, editing and presenting photos in the class and with the feedback I was getting, I believe I finally found a new way to express myself poetically through photography. This project is inspired by Surrealism, like my poetry. So, working on this project was an exciting experience.

 

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Topics: News, Part Time Photography Course, PSC Student

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