« September 2008 »
1 2 3 4 5 6
7 8 9 10 11 12 13
14 15 16 17 18 19 20
21 22 23 24 25 26 27
28 29 30
Entries by Topic
All topics  «
100 people
365 days
artists wanted: exposure
book covers
digital post-processing
divine diptychs
f-stop magazine
gig photography
greeting cards
jpg magazine
mixed bag
mooncruise* magazine
photography books
portraiture sessions
road trip 2009
road trip 2010
rosebank, nsw
saatchi showdown
shots magazine
the big issue
the bubble
toyota travel award
travels with kyle 2012
vignette press
visible ink
You are not logged in. Log in
4 September 2008
truth lies beyond
Now Playing: tv on the radio - desperate youth, bloodthirsty babes
Topic: exhibitions

truth lies beyond

"We must never be afraid to go too far, for truth lies beyond" – Marcel Proust.

Four self-portraits I created at Aradale Mental Hospital this past weekend will be included in the Picture This 08 Prize opening at Brunswick Street Gallery at 6pm on Friday 12th September.

If you're in Melbourne please come on down and check out the show. If I'm not mistaken there will also be a photograph of me in the show taken by someone else *shock! horror!*

Also, there is now a People's Choice Award within the Photography.Book.Now competition that I have entered my book "darkness & light" into. You are only able to vote for one book in the competition so registration is required, however if you've already bought a copy or have created your own book you'll have already registered on Blurb.com, and if you are going to buy a copy then you'll need to register, so it's not too big a deal ;o) Voting is open until September 10, so get to it!

Posted by Bronwen Hyde at 05:36 BST
Post Comment | View Comments (2) | Permalink | Share This Post
2 September 2008
morgue chic
Now Playing: black box recorder - the facts of life
Topic: fashion

untitled #329

untitled #367

untitled #332

untitled #350

untitled #21

untitled #331

untitled #15

*inspired by the work of Guy Bourdin

**thank you to sandy and karen for being brave and crazy enough to climb into freezing cold morgue drawers in the aradale mental hospital on a cold night.
i love my friends...

Posted by Bronwen Hyde at 13:03 BST
Post Comment | Permalink | Share This Post
1 September 2008
la mort
Now Playing: the cure - bloodflowers
Topic: death

untitled #26

untitled #22

untitled #10


untitled #49

untitled #45

*thank you to tony and greg for being brave and crazy enough to climb into freezing cold morgue drawers in the aradale mental hospital at 2am in the morning.
i love my friends...

Posted by Bronwen Hyde at 14:51 BST
Post Comment | Permalink | Share This Post
31 August 2008
Now Playing: mirella freni and teresa berganza - stabat mater: sequentia
Topic: aradale

untitled #57

I've just returned from the most wonderful weekend away that I've had in a long time.

After weeks of excited planning and imaginings, myself, Karen, Greg, Tony, Sandy and Rob ventured up to Aradale Mental Hospital on the invitation of Melissa Kirkham, to take photographs within the buildings and grounds of the disused institution.

As I have stated to the four wonderful models I brought along with me on a number of occasions over the weekend, I could not have chosen a better bunch for this trip. The enthusiasm, respect and professional manner which they all demonstrated, not to mention their extremely photogenic appearances, made the weekend an absolute pleasure and made the job of capturing them, whether laid out in a morgue drawer or decked out to the nines, an inspiring and satisfying experience for me.

I also managed to sneak in some self-portraiture today, as well as posing for the very talented Paul Louis Villani.

And though I managed to create some wonderful images and enjoyed a very full weekend of shooting, I hope that the opportunity will arise again to visit this wonderful site and further explore and record its architecture, ambiance and history, both as a backdrop to portraits, fashion and narrative cinematic images, as well as on its own.

Posted by Bronwen Hyde at 15:43 BST
Post Comment | Permalink | Share This Post
22 August 2008
cat on a hot tin roof
Now Playing: beirut - gulag orkestar
Topic: mixed bag

cat on a hot tin roof

I've been a bit AWOL from the internets the past week or so.

I managed to catch a winter cold (only my second cold for the year, which for me is good going), and had a sore throat from last Saturday which moved into a fever on Monday night, then lots of nasal congestion on Tuesday and Wednesday resulting in excessive tissue burn and a split / fat top lip from nose-blowing. Luckily the paracetamol I've been dosing myself up on seems to be working its magic and my split lip is healing along with my tissue burn. Further proof that working in offices is bad for your health. The only two times I've been sick this year have been when I've been in an office environment for extended periods (NEIS course and current part-time temp work).

I also managed to max out my peak internet allowance last month (my billing month just ticked over this morning at midnight, thank goodness!), and as 12pm to 2am is currently my only usage time, being shaped down to 64kbps from ADSL2+ was just unbearably frustrating and I had to walk away from the computer.

I have also been spending a lot of time working through ideas for the asylum trip I'm going on next weekend. I'm taking along a small group of my friends as models, but will be joined by a bunch of other friends and artistic folk I know through RedBubble, as well as many artistic folk I don't yet know through RedBubble. I organised a little meet-up on Monday evening for the (non)-models I am taking up for the weekend to get to know each other before spending a weekend in each other's faces, and it was great to see the way they got along (which I expected), and their excitement and enthusiasm for the upcoming weekend was so awesome :o)

By the time I leave for the asylum I'll have done my dash for work external to my business for this quarter so I am excited to have September to work completely for myself. I'll also be heading up to Spring Migration in Yackandandah the first weekend of September and will take more photos there as well as possibly do some road-tripping with Pete Charlesworth.

I didn't manage to get shortlisted for the travel award I applied for. It was my first time applying for a grant / award like that so I am interested to read the feedback once the organiser has a chance to respond to me. I am okay with not being selected for a couple of reasons, the primary one being that, although I have unfinished business with Blighty I feel like I have more to do here before I leave these shores indefinitely (which my proposal being accepted would have led to).

My itchy-feet syndrome may be resolved in another manner anyway, but I'll reveal more if and when that happens.

In the meantime I've had the guilty pleasure of costume / outfit shopping, which is something I can so rarely afford. Having spent a lot of money last week on some great stuff for the asylum weekend (including some cute lingerie stuffs like the negligee shown above reduced to only $10!) I was concerned about covering my costs for the two upcoming weekends away, but my tax refund should cover everything well and truly.

In the meantime I have more shopping to do this weekend including buying a couple of new bras as all of mine are now too large (that's a sentence I never imagined having to say) and a number of Katie West's prints in her final internet print sale, and also Lou O'Bedlam's book of gorgeous polaroids *swoon*

I'm not going to go into the excitement of the outfits / costumes I found last weekend, but suffice to say when you find a particular costume that happens to fit you perfectly and it's almost the first thing you saw when you walked into the store, it would be sacrilege not to buy it.

Oh, and if you happen to have some spare cash lying about, I think you should check out the details of my print and portrait session sale which is on for only one more week; or maybe you might like to buy my book?

Posted by Bronwen Hyde at 14:28 BST
Updated: 22 August 2008 14:30 BST
Post Comment | Permalink | Share This Post
11 August 2008
death in the afternoon
Now Playing: gorillaz - demon days
Topic: saatchi showdown

untitled #70

I have an image in the latest round of Saatchi Online's Showdown, you can vote for it here.

Posted by Bronwen Hyde at 15:32 BST
Post Comment | Permalink | Share This Post
10 August 2008
print and portrait session sale on now!!
Now Playing: the divine comedy - victory for the comic muse
Topic: photography

untitled #55

That's right! I'm having my first ever print and portrait session sale!

Until the end of August 2008 you can buy any¹ non-limited edition standard² size print from my website for only AU$45.00!³ That's 25% off my standard print price!

Or you can buy a limited edition print, framed or unframed*, and get a bonus non-limited edition standard size print of your selection for only AU$30.00 extra!³

And if that's not enough for you, I'm also offering 20% off my tailored portrait package prices until the end of August 2008!**

To take advantage of any of these offers:
- head over to my website and take a look around,
- then email me at propaganda@bronwenhyde.com with the URL of the image(s) you would like to purchase;
- or if you're after a portrait session fill out the contact form on my site or email me directly with as much information as possible and I'll get back to you with a discounted quote.

So what are you waiting for?!

The fine print:
¹ Some exclusions apply.
² "Standard" is defined as any single image printed at 7"x10.5", 8"x12" or 10"x10".
³ Postage & handling additional.
* Unframed limited edition print prices as shown in the 365days and alternate worlds stores, framed prices available on request.
** The portrait session can take place after 31 August 2008, but the booking must be made and the non-refundable booking fee of 30% of the total quoted portrait session price must be paid on or before 31 August 2008 in order to secure your booking and lock in the discounted rate.

Posted by Bronwen Hyde at 09:32 BST
Post Comment | Permalink | Share This Post
9 August 2008
faith in the nighttime
Now Playing: isaac hayes - the best of isaac hayes
Topic: jpg magazine

untitled #55

You still have a little bit of time to vote for my images submitted for issue #18 of JPG Magazine:
On Stage

And I've also submitted images to the new themes for issue #19:

And buy my book.

Posted by Bronwen Hyde at 10:40 BST
Post Comment | Permalink | Share This Post
morning ritual
Now Playing: john zorn - cartoon chamber music
Topic: exhibitions

untitled #44

Last night I went to the opening of the Melbourne Silver Mine's second annual Unsensored exhibition at Collingwood Gallery.

The place ended up full to the brim with admirers of the wonderful images created by 30 members of the group, all taken using analogue cameras.

If you're in Melbourne I highly recommend you drop by and check it out.

Posted by Bronwen Hyde at 06:44 BST
Post Comment | Permalink | Share This Post
7 August 2008
when i'm sixty-four
Now Playing: tv on the radio - desperate youth, bloodthirsty babes
Topic: photography

untitled #159

Five of my images appear in Issue .30 of F-Stop Magazine.
They can be found in the third row of the group exhibit.

Five of my images are also included in Release #64 of Phirebrush.
One is in the featured section,
and it and four other images are in the
bottom row of the first page and the
top row of the second page of the photography section.

Buy my book!

Posted by Bronwen Hyde at 16:33 BST
Updated: 7 August 2008 17:04 BST
Post Comment | Permalink | Share This Post

Newer | Latest | Older