“Eyes” in ‘Cairns Eye’ …

Many Thanks to Roz Pulley and the team at ‘Cairns Eye’ magazine for devoting the cover and a double page spread in this weekends issue to the recent win for my short film “Eyes – the Soul of a Photograph” in the Moscow International Foto Awards. Very grateful crew … !

Despite the challenge of portraying the essence of a short film about the ‘moving image’ (in more than just one sense of the term ‘moving image’) the piece in Cairns Eye looks great. On the cover and spread they used seven of the twenty six essentially portrait images – made in the USA (2), India (3), Indonesia (1), Thailand (1), Hong Kong China (1), Papua New Guinea (4) and Australia (14) – which featured in the film. Sadly there is no way they can play the haunting accompanying music in the film – a beautifully emotive piece by composer Robert Mann entitled ‘Rio Vista’. However, you can hear the music and see the complete project at … www.briancasseyphotographer.com/play

The rationale for the film – which also was a Finalist in the ‘Head On Moving Image Prize’ (amongst others) earlier this year – was to explore the axiom that that the eyes are the gateway to not only the soul but the still photograph.

For earlier news on the ‘Moving Image Essay’ win in the Moscow International Foto Awards  – and to play the work – please click on my recent post “Eyes” … a Winner in Moscow …” here.

Below I’ve posted screen grabs of the cover and relevant pages from the new Cairns Eye issue – images © Brian Cassey




“Eyes” – Head On Finalist

Very pleased that my multimedia piece “Eyes – the Soul of a Photograph” was chosen as one of only ten Finalists in the 2015 “Head On Moving Image Prize” – part of this years Head On Photo Festival. The ten selected works of amazing diversity and quality were shown continuously at the theatrette of the Brenda May Gallery in Waterloo Sydney during the month of May.


Images and Presentation © Brian Cassey

“Eyes” Image Presentation …

Prepared a presentation for inclusion in tonights Nikon Walkley ‘Storyology’ slide night event at the Brisbane Powerhouse.

The Nikon Walkley events in Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney are a great window for photographers to present their work to a excellent audience of their peers and others.

My presentation explores the axiom that the eyes are the ‘soul’ of many a photograph.

If you are lucky enough to be present this evening at the Powerhouse and enjoy “Eyes” please consider a vote for ‘best in show’.

“Eyes … the Soul of a Photograph” is also presented below … and on my web site in the ‘Play’ section at https://www.briancasseyphotographer.com/play/

UPDATE:  “Eyes … the Soul of a Photograph” was awarded a close count ‘runner up’ by the audience on the evening – full news on the Walkley web site at http://walkleys.com/winners-photo-highlights-brisbane-slide-night/


“Eyes … the Soul of a Photograph”

Compiled from images selected from my archives specifically for presentation at the ‘Nikon Walkley Brisbane Slide Night’, the Powerhouse Brisbane on 3rd September 2014  – “Eyes” reinforces the axiom that, in photography as in life, the eyes are the gateway to the soul … and the still image.

In voting by the audience on the evening at the Powerhouse, “Eyes … the Soul of a Photograph”, was awarded close count ‘runner up’. News of the event can be found on the Walkley web site at … http://walkleys.com/winners-photo-highlights-brisbane-slide-night/

Images and Presentation © Brian Cassey