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The Headstone of Charles Read

Published on July 28th, 2015

When you spend a bit of time in cemeteries there are some obvious stories that can be inferred from headstones. One is the death of Charles Read who died at the age of 39 years in 1894. Four other members of his family are in that grave having died in 1902, two in 1903 and 1906. That is a lot of loss in one family over a short time.

Ilford FP4 125 shot on a Zenza Bronica ETRS
Rodinal at 1+24 for 9 minutes at 22 Celcius

Let Me be Clear about the Current Narrative

Published on July 26th, 2015

It may be that the story you were told is that I abandoned a woman in her hour of need. That I was given enough money to leave. That I ran away with another woman. You may believe that I’m a bully and this is vilification. So let me make this clear.


Linden’s family gave me a measly $5,000 (after more than a decade) and I lost whatever couldn’t be carried. Including my dog, Flopsy Mopsy.

Linden got to keep the house in a leafy inner city suburb and everything else. I’d hardly call that hard done by considering we were in a de facto relationship for over a decade. As a de facto of more than two years the legal system puts me in the same position as a married spouse. And a de facto has 2 years to file in Family Court for division of assets. My two years to file in Court has nearly expired.

Linden probably didn’t tell you (past the narrative that I’m a cheating whoring bastard) that last year she failed to respond to two requests via Relationships Tasmania for mediation over assets. They simply received no answer from her.

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The Rough Texture of Stone

Published on July 22nd, 2015

Cemeteries are a great place to hang out with a film camera. Well, the older parts of cemeteries where different types of materials and shapes were given to the headstones. There used to be a real individualism to the idea of a monument. Now it’s all shoulder-to-shoulder dull and dark faux-condo-monuments with gold lettering and glossy little photographs. Give me the old cold stone any day, baby. Shape, texture, shade and substance. Stone makes a perfect gravestone.

Ilford FP4 125 shot on a Zenza Bronica ETRS
Rodinal at 1+24 for 9 minutes at 22 Celcius

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My name is Steven Clark (aka nortypig) and I live in Southern Tasmania. I have an MBA (Specialisation) and a Bachelor of Computing from the University of Tasmania. I'm a photographer making pictures with film. A web developer for money. A business consultant for fun. A journalist on paper. Dreams of owning the World. Idea champion. Paradox. Life partner to Megan.

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