Fieldnotes is an exploration of place and atmosphere through sight and sound. An ongoing collaboration between photographer Nicole Reed and producer Leigh Ryan, the idea was borne from their extensive travels over the years. They realised they share a similar appreciation for capturing weird moments and unusual atmospheres.
The pair seek the same thing from their travels – inspiration – and Fieldnotes sets out to evoke those same moments of insight and creativity that seem to hit hardest when travelling in far flung countries.
Fieldnotes evokes those moments of fascination and excitement from trips abroad. The sounds of monks chanting, the ubiquitous cawing of crows that quickly fades to white noise, the image of the old man talking with the young woman outside a moonlit art deco theatre, the sound of snow hitting the leaves of the Suicide Forest, even a lone vending machine in a field – these little moments inspired the pair and, through Fieldnotes, they hope to share the same atmosphere of excitement and intrigue.
Melbourne-based, award winning photographer Nicole Reed proclaims that, for her, photography is more than just a career – it’s her reason for living.
Rarely leaving the house, never mind the country, without her camera, Nicole is proud to have been bitten by the travel bug and searches for the muse of her next frame around every corner. While her work is undoubtedly artistic, Nicole draws inspiration from editorial, documentary and reportage photography, but above all, travel.
Along with her versatile and adaptive style of portrait photography, Nicole has a niche talent for capturing urban environments, giving way for her to produce truly iconic image collections. Her documentation of urban sprawl, decay and abandon shows not only her sheer motivation for social commentary but also her innate ability to source beauty in places overlooked by the untrained eye. Shooting a fine balance of derelict and disused environments across the globe, including Indonesia, Japan, USA and her backyard of Australia, Nicole’s images dictate a combined set of emotions – a sense of mourning and celebration for what these places once were.
Website - www.nicolereed.photography
Australian music producer, artist and performer Plutonic Lab has provided the backdrop for countless artists over a mammoth career spanning two decades, collaborating on over 80 releases locally and internationally including with Guilty Simpson, Black Milk, G-Love, Dialectrix, Drapht, Hilltop Hoods, and Wiley.
Plutonic Lab’s latest LP “Deep Above The Noise” won best Hip-Hop Album at the VIC Music Awards 2016. The album was a Double J feature album and both singles “The Crib” ft. Guilty Simpson & “Sliced Bread” ft. Notes To Self BBRC added to rotation on national broadcaster Triple J. The album was also featured on several community radio stations nationally.
Plutonic Lab notably produced Dialectrix’s 2013 album “The Cold Light of Day” which was shortlisted for the Australian Music Prize, won the 2009 UK Mercury Prize for his work with Speech Debelle, and was nominated for ‘Best Urban Release’ at the 2008 ARIA Awards as half of hip-hop duo Muph & Plutonic.
Plutonic has toured across across Australia and at large festivals such as Big Day Out, Falls Festival, Splendour In The Grass & Internationally in the U.S, Canada, Japan, Singapore, UK & Europe.
Plutonic has landed support from National broadcaster Triple J with placements in the ‘Hottest 100’ & the highly coveted ‘Triple J Feature Album’ placements multiple times.
Website - www.plutoniclab.com