We are super excited to display the amazing works of two renowned photographers Milton Wordley and Jeff Moorfoot as part of participation in The City of Onkaparinga Council Shimmer Photographic Biennale 14th Sept-14th Oct 2018.
People of Wine with a splash of Grange -Milton Wordley
During 2012 Milton documented the Penfolds Grange vintage. Olivers Taranga has supplied fruit for Grange for many years. This Photo Essay became the International award winning book ‘A year in the life of Grange’.
This exhibition is a combination of Mclaren Vale wine people Milton has have interviewed for his wine blog ’People of Wine’, together with a splash Grange images from the book.
Professional Photography has been Milton Wordley’s working life.
Early on in his career he worked as a photojournalist on many Newspapers, including the Adelaide News, The Australian, the London Daily Express, the Australian Womens Weekly and the Bulletin.
He is now a corporate advertising photographer. Milton has been committed to the Photographic Industry for many years.
He was the inaugural national president of the Australian Society of Advertising, Commercial and Magazine Photographers (ACMP) and been involved on many other national committees. Among these were the old AJA National Freelance committee and the Australian Professional Photography awards. He was the Chairman of the very highly regarded ‘Fuji ACMP Australian Photographers Collection’.
Milton established Southlight Photo Agency in the early 1980’s as a co-operative for freelance photographers. Over the years many other highly regarded photographers based them selves at Southlight’s purpose built Studio in the heart of Adelaide.
But as the Dylan song goes, ‘The times they are a changin’ , and like everything else, photographers and the photographic industry must move with the times.
Early in 2005 Milton closed down the large studio and for the next ten years operated Southlight from a smaller office, still in the heart of Adelaide.
He’s now semi retired and living between the CBD and the Mclaren Vale region. That means he continues to live, work and play near McLaren Vale and the Adelaide Central Market. For a person with a passion for food and wine, Adelaide’s a great village. To keep occupied in semi-retirement he runs a web site ‘People of Wine’ .
Jeff Moorfoot OAM, BA photog RMIT, AIPP L, FAIPP, HLM, M. Photog V
An artifact is typically an item of cultural or historical interest.
It is often said you can judge a person’s character by the company one keeps, or the ingredients of one’s refrigerator, or one’s choice in fashion.
These images feature a few of my valued [in most cases] possessions, acquired over the years by various means. I am sure they give rise to the imagination of any armchair psychiatrist who happens to view them in this context.
These are camera-less images, made by placing the subject on a flatbed scanner. The backgrounds reference the early hand-made photographic where a light sensitive emulsion is brushed onto a receptor sheet which is then exposed to UV light to make an image.
All works are archivally printed by the artist, and are an edition of 3 plus 2 artist proofs
born Geelong, Australia 1946
Jeff Moorfoot is a former advertising photographer, former educator, former festival director, online magazine editor and independent curator with a bunch of letters after his name. He is the founder of the ‘free radicals’, co organiser of the ‘Homeless Gallery / Galeria Bezdomna’ in Australia. He is a former Vice President of the Victorian Division of the Australian Institute of Professional Photography, and founder of the Ballarat International Foto Biennale [formerly the Daylesford Foto Biennale]. He is on the advisory board of the Lucie Foundation, a Critical Mass Pre Screener, and sought after judge and portfolio reviewer. In 2017 he was awarded a Medal of the Order of Australia [OAM] in the Queens Birthday Honours for his contribution to the visual arts, specifically photography.
A progressive traditionalist dedicated to making pictures ‘about’ things instead ‘of’ things, he likes to take an opposing point of view on most matters. Nowadays he concentrates his energies into his fine art photographic practice and development of the magazine he edits – BETA developments in photography, as well as various international curatorial projects and the promotion of photography throughout Australia and the work of Australian photographers to the rest of the world.
He lives at Lyonville in the Central Victorian Highlands of Australia in a house he designed and built himself.