Posts Tagged ‘creativity’

Empires come and go, but your backyard is Forever

Written by Grant Mills on . Posted in Art, History, Home, Politics, Society

Once upon a time the world seemed more fluid than it does today. The borders of countries waxed and waned with their fortunes; nations winked into (and then out of) existence in the blink of a historian’s proverbial eye.

Yet these days we look at our maps and such things feel far more fixed. With the exception of an East/West Germany here, and a post-Soviet ‘Stan there, it hardly seems like the borders on our modern globes have changed very much. Yet you would be very wrong to assume so…

Ball of Light – Life: next right turn

Written by Grant Mills on . Posted in Art, Nature, Photography, Society

Have you ever felt like life was something that was happening to you, rather than an opportunity that you are given the responsibility of governing? Felt like a leaf on a river rather than the river itself?

If you’ve ever wondered whether your life can take an abrupt right turn then have a look at this inspirational short film on a local photographer I’ve had the pleasure of meeting recently.

Remake/Remodel – Hand-making Change

Written by Grant Mills on . Posted in Art, Society

It’s amazing how one little place is able to change your image of an entire area.

As most of you will know I’ve been living in Adelaide for a few years now, yet in that time I’ve had very little cause to visit the suburb/hamlet/urban-sprawl-subsumed-community of Port Adelaide.

I guess the associations I had toward it derived from my general perception of port towns – grimy, depressing vestiges of an age I have no inclination to romanticise – all shored up my actual experiences of Port Adelaide as a grimy, depressing vestige of an age I have no inclination to romanticise.