Thursday, August 26, 2010

'Bro Tie Night' now with ACP & RSFF!

A well rounded night indeed. Nyc & I started out at a floor talk at the Australian Center of Photography (ACP). While not my Fav talk I have attended at the ACP it was as usual informative & I particularly enjoyed hearing about Robyn Beech's experiences as to how she went about creating her iconic 80s photographs with Make Up Artist Richard Sharah.  The front gallery is full of Robyn's wonderful and familiar work and as such, its a little confronting to hear her say, "I never got booked for a job because of this work". Or something just like that.

The current line up also includes "Zeitgeist Becomes Form German Fashion Photography 1945 - 1995". For those of you who have only experienced photography in the digital age this is a must see show. Well the whole lot is must see, tomorrow is the last day so go go GO!

After the talk we headed down to the Sydney Town Hall for a drink at the Rosemount Sydney Fashion Festival & shot the last runway show of the night. Once again I only had my little G10 on me but it seems to have been more or less up to the challenge though I will let you be the judge of that. Although these are the same frocks from Fashion Week in July it was my first time seeing them in the flesh & there was some lovely pieces on offer from the designers.


Rosemount Sydney Fashion Festival, RSFF

Bow Ties in Pub, Sydney

Rosemount Sydney Fashion Festival, RSFF

Bow Ties in Pub, Sydney

Rosemount Sydney Fashion Festival, RSFF

Bow Ties in Pub, Sydney

Rosemount Sydney Fashion Festival, RSFF

Bow Ties in Pub, Sydney

Rosemount Sydney Fashion Festival, RSFF

After all that excitement it was time to retire to a bar and debrief the evenings events. We nipped just around the corner to Hotel Sweeney's on the corner of Clarence & Druitt Streets which if you can believe it I have never been in before.

So over a couple of beers and the sweet music of a road-saw cutting through the roadway on Druitt Street we discussed the awesomeness of the show at the ACP. Clients and money LOL! How well Sam Harris is doing as a model & the T&C on the Chic Models website...

Then out of the darkness of the night and through the pub doors strolled a posse of terribly well dressed Gentlemen in Dinner Suits & Bow Ties. It was a little like being plunged into an episode of Brideshead Revisited; only everyone had grown up and moved to Australia! My friend David Gofton used to say, "Culture, you want Culture, just go down to the TAB, theres plenty of Culture down there". And so it was and we were in the thick of it, Aussie culture, no longer the European Culture so many seem to hunger for.

Of course if you want a serving of Australian and European culture, be quick and catch the last two days of the show at the ACP in Paddingtion. Its well worth the effort.

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