A Day with J Forsyth
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#TOAFTakeover – Hi, I'm J Forsyth, a Melbourne based photographer and I'm your host for today's #TOAFtakeover! I've always been drawn to photography, even as a little kid – my very first camera was a gift from my Nanna, a little red point and shoot camera she gave me when I was 9 years old and I became quickly obsessed. In the years since then, I've kept on collecting film cameras and I've probably got about 40 all up now! Needless to say I'm always on the look out for an op shop or market bargain. Half of them don't really work, but I love the challenge of figuring out ways to wrangle the more difficult ones. #takeovertuesday #TheOtherArtFair #JForsyth @jnotjay_forsyth
#toaftakeover – As a documentary photographer I don't need a big elaborate studio but when I do need to get down to business, I retreat to my home studio which I share with my partner, writer and broadcaster Jess McGuire. We have lots of inspiring local artists on our walls that we've collected over the last few years, and plants – lots of plants. #JForsyth #takeovertuesday #TheOtherArtFair @jnotjay_forsyth
#TOAFtakeover – Every few days I like to go out for a long walk armed with my trusty point and shoot to see if inspiration strikes. I am constantly taking photos of the ever changing landscape of the inner north. Lately I shoot a lot in Brunswick, where I've lived on and off over the last 7 years. I'm currently working on a project about the evolution and building construction happening in formerly working class suburb. I thought it would be interesting to make this little video of a standard walk for me around the streets to get a feel for the area and an idea of what interests me before I take the photos. #TOAFtakeover #takeovertuesday #TheOtherArtFair #brunswick #JForsyth @jnotjay_forsyth #melbourne
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