On a “recce” looking for the ultimate “Oz Rock” location. Photo courtesy of Michael Williams.
I was recently contacted by Tessa Elieff, who is a curator at the National Film and Sound Archive in Canberra. To my great suprise and delight, she has invited me to submit my film and video work to the archives so that in the distant future monkeys will be able to access and assess the cultural value of Australian music videos, TVC’s and short films generated at the turn of the 21st Century.
I am deep into the process of collecting the various masters, crew lists and treatments and must admit to rather enjoying this wistful stroll down memory lane. I should also say, I owe a debt of gratitude to James and Martin Gardener at digitAll for providing me with the tools to get the job done and to Simon Burton who applied maximum foresight when filing those call sheets back in the murky, early 00’s.
I’m very happy to report that the band Number Station have chosen one of my photographs to adorn the cover of their latest single.
“End of the World” sent me spiralling back to the 80’s, dragged me begrudgingly through the 90’s and left me questioning the validity of everything that occurred during the 00’s.