This working life

A craftsman carves a Huon Pine plaque at The Australian Wooden Boat Festival

I’ve started a new blog called This Working Life, devoted to the photographic documentation of work as it is in the opening years of the Third Millenium. This a long term project in which I hope to cover all aspects of the modern working life. It will be interesting to see where it leads me…


Filed under art, Australian, documentary photography, Photographer, Photography, Photojournalism, Rob Walls, Stock photography

6 responses to “This working life

  1. A fantastic project, Rob. I look forward to seeing the end result in a couple of years.


  2. Thanks Roel. Been looking for something to get my teeth into for a while.

  3. Pete

    Good to see some images after you talked to me in Melbourne about it Rob. This is just an observation but I find it interesting that all the images so far are B&W…..

    • Pete, because this subject is so reliant on content , I think colour would be a distraction. I love colour photography, but find that stripping a picture back to black and white makes the information a picture contains more compelling…you are not thinking about the colour of a subject’s shirt, or distracted by a splash of red in the background. That is not to say that I might not change my mind at some point during the project: I’ll be shooting colour digital files, but thinking in black and white. However, the end result will be a dual archive of both. (Now back to editing those wedding photos…groan).

  4. Love the black and white new blog Rob .

    • Thanks Irene…this is just the beginning of probably the longest project I’ve ever tackled. I’m planning to take it into fairly radical directions in terms of a commentary on work. Have I got the energy? Time will tell.

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