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Laurence Shaw
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welcome to my photography & web design

At school I saw the Nikon cameras in retail windows. I thought I’d never be able to own one – the price. Like everyone, I had various “pocket” cameras over the years. At University I studied architecture design, and continued my interest with buildings.

Then in 2010 I suffered the onset of a life threatening illness that dramatically forced change in my life. Around that time, I needed ways to help me with that illness, and with uncertainty I purchased a Nikon camera. I finally had one! It turned out to be a tool to help me. Not in large ways, as the camera is only used for a few minutes, and its use was mainly around my house photographing things like my shoes or furniture, and fortunately being in a high-rise building, the sunsets and nearby constructions.

When we are ill, we are ashamed and humiliated. To step out and talk about it is as difficult as stepping out to talk about any sensitive personal experience that we would rather keep private – because we are vulnerable, and there are people who try to use the illness to cause us harm or put us down. I am no longer in fear of these things, the things people manipulate to their own intentions, but at first we face these struggles.

Over several years, before and after the onset, I took photos of the Royal North Shore Hospital constructions from my balcony. I placed a few onto FLICKR and engineers caught it and spread the news. From there I gave the images to the consortium team for their publication and records.

Friends of mine wanted to encourage me, and we were all hoping as anyone would, for me to get better. I did not know at that time how things would develop. I was also encouraged to take more “people” shots.

Photography connects with people and is about the moment at hand. My priority is to make use of today’s images in a meaningful way.

I am registered as appropriate, but am not a commercial venture. My projects have been with people I know and we have been delighted at the results. I place an emphasis on best practices, standards and communications.

When I was at school I wanted a Nikon camera, but it was too expensive. At University I learnt a bit about standing in a public space photographing new buildings and people at work.

At times I am reminded of the high risk in loss of both digital and hard copy photos. We have photographic gaps in our history. Fortunately, the State Library and National Archives address our history. Our website johnrigbyart.com.au is now under the Pandora archive project.

Exploring photography led to me writing my first website in HTML. I was encouraged. I helped friends write a website. We laughed as I said, “Well, we’ve put a vehicle on the road. Not the best, but its on the road.”

I have been fortunate with photography to look at distinct differences between art – i.e. paintings, and landscape photography. My websites show the two styles. But coupled with this have been the technical aspects of hosting.

Photography is an art form. People really appreciate it. I love the joy people express in having “beautiful” images on their website. Photography is not just about websites. It present opportunity to help my friends, to enable them not to be ripped off by other services, to support their activities and develop ongoing relationships.

Laurence Shaw

welcome to my photography

Photography connects with people and is about the moment at hand. My priority is to make use of today’s images in a meaningful way.

I am registered as appropriate, but am not a commercial venture. My projects have been with people I know and we have been delighted at the results. I place an emphasis on best practices, standards and communications.

When I was at school I wanted a Nikon camera, but it was too expensive. At University I learnt a bit about standing in a public space photographing new buildings and people at work.

At times I am reminded of the high risk in loss of both digital and hard copy photos. We have photographic gaps in our history. Fortunately, the State Library and National Archives address our history. Our website johnrigbyart.com.au is now under the Pandora archive project.

Exploring photography led to me writing my first website in HTML. I was encouraged. I helped friends write a website. We laughed as I said, “Well, we’ve put a vehicle on the road. Not the best, but its on the road.”

I have been fortunate with photography to look at distinct differences between art – i.e. paintings, and landscape photography. My websites show the two styles. But coupled with this have been the technical aspects of hosting.

Photography is an art form. People really appreciate it. I love the joy people express in having “beautiful” images on their website. Photography is not just about websites. It present opportunity to help my friends, to enable them not to be ripped off by other services, to support their activities and develop ongoing relationships.

Laurence Shaw

welcome to my photography & web design

Photography connects with people and is about the moment at hand. My priority is to make use of today’s images in a meaningful way.

I am registered as appropriate, but am not a commercial venture. My projects have been with people I know and we have been delighted at the results. I place an emphasis on best practices, standards and communications.

When I was at school I wanted a Nikon camera, but it was too expensive. At University I learnt a bit about standing in a public space photographing new buildings and people at work.

At times I am reminded of the high risk in loss of both digital and hard copy photos. We have photographic gaps in our history. Fortunately, the State Library and National Archives address our history. Our website johnrigbyart.com.au is now under the Pandora archive project.

Exploring photography led to me writing my first website in HTML. I was encouraged. I helped friends write a website. We laughed as I said, “Well, we’ve put a vehicle on the road. Not the best, but its on the road.”

I have been fortunate with photography to look at distinct differences between art – i.e. paintings, and landscape photography. My websites show the two styles. But coupled with this have been the technical aspects of hosting.

Photography is an art form. People really appreciate it. I love the joy people express in having “beautiful” images on their website. Photography is not just about websites. It present opportunity to help my friends, to enable them not to be ripped off by other services, to support their activities and develop ongoing relationships.

Laurence Shaw