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What’s in a name? What’s in a name?

What’s in a name?

What’s in a name?

The idea is – ‘What’s in a name?’

Venturing into my new community in the Strathbogie Ranges, (Goulburn Valley/Shepparton) l have been bombarded with names – the women from the seed saving group, the local baker, and surrounding neighbours, the names of roads, towns and introductions galore! There is obviously a real sense of community and l’m struggling somewhat with all the names.

Not only that, what are the indigenous names in the area? What name will we give our new property?

It made me think of this as an ‘ABC Open Project’. We all have names for things; people, places, histories and sometimes, nicknames. With a name like Carolena l have at least eight nicknames from different times and people in my life.

So – ‘What’s in a name?’

This project could be output as an audio sound cloud combined with a mashup of a name cloud representing each ABC Open region. It may be a photography project that captures the place, person or town with a text description to give a name and/or its meaning.

I will seek out contributions from key groups such as camera clubs, local education institutions, U3A and clubs that target age ranges from young to old. Groups that normally do not mix can work on this project together eg. members from the local nursing home working with students from a primary school. They can work in pairs to share and learn by working together.

I think this project will capture curiosity and create discussion and comments from ABC Open visitors. It will spark their interest to learn more about the people and places and of the different cultures within their community and to learn what’s behind a name.

image from vimeo video of interview with portrait of a stranger photographer
Meeting a Portrait of a Stranger Photographer Meeting a Portrait of a Stranger Photographer

Meeting a Portrait of a Stranger Photographer

Meeting a Portrait of a Stranger Photographer

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Carolena Helderman, aka 20tens on Flickr, took a photo of Dawn Pearson that has since travelled around Australia on our Portrait of a Stranger flyers. I decided to have a chat with Carolena to find out how she came to take Dawn’s portrait in Victoria and what she thought of Dawn’s response. She also shares some of her tips for taking photos for Portrait of a Stranger.

 

vimeo video image of portrait of a stranger subject
Meeting a Portrait of a Stranger Meeting a Portrait of a Stranger

Meeting a Portrait of a Stranger

Meeting a Portrait of a Stranger

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It was a surprise to me, to be featured on the ABC Portrait of a Stranger postcard and a great idea by Coleen to create this behind the scenes look into how this photo came about.

 

norm - street performer
Interview – Norm Interview – Norm

Interview – Norm

Interview – Norm

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The interview with Norm was part of a ABC Open project – Portrait of a Stranger.
This was a photography project but l introduced audio recordings on the iPhone and put together a slide show.

Norm’s group were regular entertainers near the ferry terminal in Sydney. Perhaps it was his sunglasses that said – “Come talk to me”.Norm genuinely loved his job and entertaining people.

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Interview – Jim Saunders Interview – Jim Saunders

Interview – Jim Saunders

Interview – Jim Saunders

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The interview with Jim Saunders was part of a ABC Open project – Portrait of a Stranger.
This was a photography project but l introduced audio recordings on the iPhone and put together a slide show.

This was taken at the weekly farmers market and Jim was a regular and sold wonderful goats cheese.

Greg- chicken farmer
Interview – Greg Interview – Greg

Interview – Greg

Interview – Greg

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The interview with Greg was part of a ABC Open project – Portrait of a Stranger. This was a photography project but l introduced audio recordings on the iPhone and put together a slide show.

This was captured at the weekly farmers market where Greg was a seller and l was a regular customer. From this time, we would always have a chat and doing this project was also a fantastic way to meet people – especially as l was fairly new to the area.

image from JJJ comercial competition
Triple J Competition Triple J Competition

Triple J Competition

Triple J Competition

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Whilst creating television commercials by day – l took out my frustrations and managed to get people to meet in a old warehouse out behind my house, wheeled in a bed and created this.

Didn’t win the competition, but l rather like this Triple J Commercial and had fun cutting-up the images.

Still like it!