Encounter Studio is the photographic base for the poodlewalk snapshots that are taken around Victor Harbor, South Australia and elsewhere. It has its own blog where I talk about my photo sessions–the how of the photography as it were. The studio has its own Facebook page.
The southern Fleurieu Peninsula in which the studio is based, is rapidly changing, due to seachange, with much of its architectural history in danger of being lost. The towns along the southern coast of the Peninsula — Victor Harbor, Port Elliot, Middleton and Goolwa— are high tourist spots, and form a summer playground for those living in Adelaide.
Encounter Studio is photographic studio, and it is a still life and landscape photography one, though it’s brief also includes photographing coastal seaside architecture, urban photography and various road trips.
The photos taken on poodlewalks are snapshots made with a digital camera (initially a mirrorless Sony NEX-7, then a full frame Sony a7 R111 ) with one lens (a Leica M 35mm) using a Novoflex adaptor. The photos work within the boundaries of a transitory vernacular photography, which can be interpreted as a form of folk art— the folk art of photography as it were.
In contrast, most of the other kinds of photography undertaken by the studio are film-based, disciplined and more deliberative. The Fleurieuscapes project, which is photographic project to represent the landscape and architecture in and around the southern Fleurieu Peninsula of South Australia, is one example of a more considered approach.
The pictures on these other projects are usually made with medium (Rolleiflex SL66 and 6006) and large format (eg., a Linhof Technika 5×4 and a Cambo 8×10 monorail) cameras in both colour and black and white.
These other projects can be viewed in the galleries on the Thoughtfactory website.