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Ted Szukalski

Gallery of fine art photography.

Photographer and model in George Street


This photograph of a photographer taking photograph of a model with tattooed stars on her arm in the George Street reminds me of a dialog I had recently on an Internet forum on subject of street photography.

One of the studio photographers in response to the claim that street photographers meet a lot of people responded that he too meets a lot of people in the street and than … he takes them to the studio to take photographs. There is something tragic and yet funny at the same time that he could not comprehend how talking a person from the street into a studio would remove any authentic character from the person.

The scene of the attractive model in light dress on a cold day is the opposite situation. Here is a studio taken into the street to get some “urban” credence. Will it work? Only if you take photographs for glossy magazines, where reality doesn’t rate.

Girl thinking – Girl dreaming


What thought or dreams are on this girl’s mind?

I have watched an amazing biographical program today about an aboriginal actress Frances Djulibing. She names Marilyn Monroe to be her idol actress and in fact is shown watching Marilyn singing “Diamonds Are A Girl’s Best Friend” from the movie “Gentlemen Prefer Blondes”.

Whole story is off set by Frances’es reality of aboriginal life. So different to the world of film and movie stars. So unaccommodating when she wants to study performing arts. Passionate about her story telling via aboriginal song and dance she finds it hard to come to terms with the “non aboriginal reality” why, for example, performing arts school would rather see a hip-hop dancer then her. Please note that Frances Djulibing has played in the movie Ten Canoes and was considered a very natural actor by the writer/director of the movie Rolf de Heer.

The program was called “River of No Return” and I would recommend this compelling story to anyone.