Monthly Archives: May 2010

Photos within photos…

Discarded memory © Rob Walls 2010

Photos within photos: a fascination. They are like a slice of time contained within a slice of time; a mirror reflected within a mirror. Like looking at a scene through a door framed within an open window. I came across  this discarded portrait of an Australian soldier. It had been rescued from the city dump. I wonder where he ended up?


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

Happy anniversary to this photographer’s blog

I see it is exactly one year since I started this blog. I’d  like to thank all those readers and commentators who have made writing about this photographer’s life, so much fun in the past twelve months.

Now in my 68th year, I find that there is still a lot of life left in this particular photographer. I’m about to embark on a major project; probably my biggest assignment ever, photographing the subject of work. (See This Working Life). This should see me traversing almost the entire continent (Australia) over the next 12 months. I’m sure it’s going to provide many anecdotes and a load of good pictures.

I’ll tell you more when it gets under way…


Filed under art, Australian, documentary photography, Photographer, Photojournalism, Rob Walls, travel

Urban postcards…

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Though I live on an island renowned for its scenic beauty, I’ve always found the built environment more inspiring than nature. You can take a boy out of the city, but you can’t take the city out of the boy, I guess. These are just a few of my favourite urban views from Sydney, New York, Penang, Hobart, Kuala Lumpur, Malacca and Amsterdam.


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

Some days you don’t even have to get out of bed…

Stock photo of a Twitter screen on my laptop © Rob Walls 2009

Licenced this photograph of my laptop screen to a UK newspaper last night. A pretty ordinary, but useful shot. There are dozens of pictures of computer screens of Twitter out there, but I think what may have swung the photo editor behind using this particular picture was the editorial slant I added by using the Tweet, “Still pondering the value of social networking”.

The nice thing about this shot for me, is that it is one of the pictures I made on the first day I bought my Canon G11. Exposure  #83. The little Canon was beginning to pay for itself right from day one.

As is my habit with every new camera, I take it and the manual to bed so I can  work through the settings and familiarise myself with the controls without distraction. While doing this with the G11, I decided to test its macro capability using my laptop screen.

Yep. Shot this while still in bed! There’s something so delicious about earning money without getting out from under the covers…

The cabling and USB connections at the back of my computer.

Didn’t have to go too far for this one that sold today (Friday 14th May) either…


Filed under Australian, Digital photography, Photographer, Photography, Rob Walls, Stock photography