The month of March has been thrilling, with the number of exhibition openings during the busy awards season, in Melbourne. Renowned photographers (both professional and emerging) have been diligent in getting their finest works printed in the most high-ranking centre for photography printing in Melbourne. PSC’s Peter Hatzipavlis at the PrintShop gives us a snapshot of the artists who have come to us for their prints and who’ve given us their perspective on some contemporary topics in photography.
Bill Bachman – Commercial Photographer, Photojournalist and PSC Teacher
“I think the future of photography is brighter than it has ever been. Never before have there been so many opportunities to publish images across such a variety of platforms, and technology will continue to offer new, challenging and perhaps surprising opportunities to stretch the medium.”
“While we may currently be experiencing peak technology in terms of image capture, processing software, colour management and printing equipment, it still takes human expertise to get the best possible results out of a digital file. I recently revisited some old transparencies that had previously only been printed in a darkroom, and with Peter’s help to massage the files and match them up with the right paper, the resulting prints were by far the best I’ve ever seen of those images.”
Peter Clarke – Commercial Photographer
Peter Clarke is an established photographer with over 20 years experience in his field. Over the years, Peter has gained extensive knowledge and experience documenting the built environment, as well as natural and man-made landscapes. His collaborative approach and strong vision has seen his unique graphic style applied to a wide range of industries including architecture, construction, mining and aviation. Peter works with a diverse range of clients including architects, design practices, government bodies, listed companies and publishers (source).
Katrin Koenning – Artist and PSC Teacher
“I’ve been lucky to have been working with Pete for almost three years now, and his deep understanding and knowledge of the visual, and of how to translate this into a materiality, makes him my master printer.”
“The future of photography is a big question that we’re all trying to navigate. All I know is that we are moving in exciting times, in which scope and processes of photographic storytelling are begging to be re-learned, re-evaluated and re-negotiated.”
Aleks Danko – Artist
Aleks Danko is a prolific visual artist who worked across a range of media, such as films, books and public commissions. He has focused on creating a body of work which critically engages with the social, political and cultural landscape of Australia.
Jo Scicluna – Artist
“There are many spheres of practice sitting under the umbrella of photography. Photo-based practitioners are no longer bound to the rules and debates of what the medium should be, but are now asking what it can be. We have gotten over the ‘rupture’ that the digital revolution presented and now approach this process as just one option in the image maker’s tool kit.”
“The future of the medium acknowledges and draws upon the multitude of processes, methods and outcomes that photography offers. This future allows for the photograph to communicate beyond the confines of the image, exploring the scope of the object of the photograph and the varied material and spatial processes and outcomes that this presents.”
March has indeed been an invigorating month for Peter @PrintShop . We look forward to seeing more distinguished photographers come by to use PSC’s stellar services and welcome you to come by to say hello!