An artifact is typically an item of historical or cultural significance.
It is often said you can judge a person’s character by the company one keeps, or the ingredients of one’s refrigerator, or one’s choice in fashion.
The subjects come from either borrowed or personal items from my collection of ephemera. I am sure they give rise to the imagination of any armchair psychiatrist who happens to view them in this context.
These are camera-less images, made by placing the subject on a flatbed scanner. The backgrounds reference the early hand-made photographs where a light sensitive emulsion is brushed onto a receptor sheet which is then exposed to UV light to make an image.
Jeff Moorfoot OAM, BA photog RMIT, AIPP L, FAIPP, HLM, M. Photog V
Jeff Moorfoot is a former advertising photographer, former educator, former festival director, online magazine editor and independent curator with a bunch of letters after his name. He is the founder of the ‘free radicals’, co organiser of the ‘Homeless Gallery / Galeria Bezdomna’ in Australia. He is a former Vice President of the Victorian Division of the Australian Institute of Professional Photography, and founder of the Ballarat International Foto Biennale [formerly the Daylesford Foto Biennale]. He is on the advisory board of the Lucie Foundation, a Critical Mass Pre Screener, and sought after judge and portfolio reviewer. In 2017 he was awarded a Medal of the Order of Australia [OAM] in the Queens Birthday Honours for his contribution to the visual arts, specifically photography.
A progressive traditionalist dedicated to making pictures ‘about’ things instead ‘of’ things, he likes to take an opposing point of view on most matters. Nowadays he concentrates his energies into his fine art photographic practice and development of the magazine he edits – BETA developments in photography, as well as various international curatorial projects and the promotion of photography throughout Australia and the work of Australian photographers to the rest of the world.
He lives at Lyonville in the Central Victorian Highlands of Australia in a house he designed and built himself.