George Cobden Bradshaw – A Soldiers Story.

This work formed part of my assessment requirements in the unit HAA107 Families at War – Diploma of Family History at the University of Tasmania.

Sgt George Cobden Bradshaw was my 1st cousin x2 removed.

Click on link to read  George Cobden Bradshaw – Soldiers Story

Click on link to the WWI timeline George Cobden Bradshaw TIMELINE

War Photo George Cobden Bradshaw

George Cobden Bradshaw:-

Service Number: 1956

Place of Birth: New Norfolk

Place of Enlistment: Pontville, TAS.

Next of Kin: Bradshaw, Cope (father)

Down by The River

Down by The River

My work is currently centred on the interplay of time and weather on the environment – the role the elements play in changing the structures and decoration of North Queensland locations and dwellings.

click on link to view images: down-by-the-river-photo-essay-ann-williams-fitzgerald

There has been a desire for the comforts of the new – a letting go or tearing down of the dwellings that were passed on from generation to generation. This has led to a slow merging of buildings and items back into the landscape.

The importance for me as a photographer is not just to record the growing desolation of isolated items, buildings and locations but to react to what I see – exploring the interplay of light, texture, and colour as an item slowly falls apart. Previous owners provided the raw materials of structure, form, and function at the old boat jetties along the Pioneer River.

My role has been to see and capture the abstract images created by the impact of the elements on those materials – images that were changing even as I recorded them.

These images illustrate that process. For me, they stand alone – inheriting their form and beauty, but relinquishing their physical ties.

My inspiration comes from the works of street and urban photographers Eric Kim[i] , William Eggleston[ii], Christian Richter[iii] and Kenneth Provost[iv].

[i] Eric Kim  http://erickimphotography.com/blog/start-here/

[ii] William Eggleston http://erickimphotography.com/blog/2013/04/01/10-lessons-william-eggleston-has-taught-me-about-street-photography/

[iii] Christian Richter https://www.dezeen.com/2016/09/11/christian-richter-photographs-abandoned-empty-buildings-europe/

[iv] Kenneth Provost https://totallycoolpix.com/magazine/2016/02/urban-exploring-pictures-from-provost-kenneth

This work was part of my UTAS Photo Essay Assignment task#3.

My first blog post

My first blog post

I have decided to start a Blog, this will be the case of teaching an old dog new tricks. At 64 you are never too old to learn.    This will be a place where I can share my thoughts and things of interest to me.   Family history, photography, inspiration and basically whatever takes my fancy.   How liberating…. not sure if anyone else will read this but it will be here for those who find me.