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An excerpt from my Gradshow presentation:


Body of Work-Part 2

Sue Wiggins

Nothing is more hateful to me than photography sugarcoated
with gimmicks, poses and false effects. Therefore, let me speak
the truth in all honesty about our age and the people of our age.

                                                            August Sander 1927

Body of Work is a series of nudes unaltered by digital postproduction processes.  As a comment on the body shame and anxiety that has developed as a result of the Western world’s engineered photograph, I have returned to the mechanics of photographic film, shot on a large format camera. My act of taking a photograph has slowed down enabling a rapport to develop between the subject and photographer and allowing subtle influences to come through and be genuinely thought provoking. This portrait series is a study in black and white, with a theme and documentary style which references the photographic work of August Sander. The subjects wait quietly, their poses unaffected with a self-possession that radiates in their bearing and expressions.

 The images in Polaroids Untouched were part of an exploration into image making with processes that removes the opportunity for post-production manipulation. Still working with the large format camera, these images were taken on expired Polaroid 5×4 film. They are self-portraits and portray the results of incorrect processing due to the aged film; the imagery, like the film, is not perfect but is still beautiful in their own right. They are displayed in light-boxes, enabling the viewer to look upon them as ‘positive negatives’ in their unmanipulated state.

 These images speak from the very essence of my project.

Studio work has been hung and visual diaries and all written work submitted – yeah!!

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Finally took my library books back today….and paid my fines 🙂


So after many dramas and sleepless nights…my book has been stitched, bound and published!

Unitec assignment completed 🙂

ever experienced the benefits and pleasures of sunlight, air and water on your whole body – in the wide expanse of nature?

My latest school assignment is finally taking shape.

I have been looking into the world of naturism, and trying to capture how ordinary it can be, and how easy it is to continue with life’s daily chores and be clothes free.
These people are not strange or freakish, they are just ordinary people going about their ordinary lives, confirming that naturism is more of an attitude or a life perspective as much as it is about actually being nude.

I too have some images in this show….very exciting!!

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Exhibition coming up! I had a sneak preview this morning and it looks like it is going to be an exciting show! My image has been used as part of the advertising, and another image by me will be presented in the exhibition. There will be a wide range of work by a wide range of photographers, hence the name “Full Basket”.

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While looking through past assignments I came across this one…an abstract view of life

Yikes!! It’s been awhile since I have logged a post, but I have been working hard on my Studio project.

It has consumed all my time, but I think I am almost there, and then this blog will have my full attention 🙂

I found this image amongst the work of last years Studio assignments.  It is another interesting blur effect, using the body as the focal point of the image.

My question was “If nobody is there to see you, are you really here?”  Echo’s of  “if a tree falls in the forest……” you know the rest 🙂

I wanted to portray a person’s feelings of struggling to be seen and I feel this one successfully showed that, with the subject disappearing off the page, and his organic form is in complete contrast to the lighting and hard lines of the concrete walls.