Thoughtfactory: large format

a minor blog about the trials, tribulations and explorations of large format, analogue photography in Australia



A low key blog of  the large format,  analogue  photography of  Gary Sauer-Thompson, who is based at Encounter Bay on the  Fleurieu Peninsula in South Australia. The blog includes photos plus text on the trials,  tribulations and explorations associated with the evolving practice of  large format photography. 

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Some additional large format photos occasionally  appear on my  Black and White Tumblr. 





Members of the old Friends of Photography Group (FOPG) 

According to David Tatnall there are around 200  large format photographers in Australia. Many of these do not have much to do with each other.  An exception was The Friends of Photography Group,  a group of  Melbourne based large  format  photographers, who  went on  large  format field trips within Victoria.   It was an embryonic network of large format photographers in Australia that came to an end in mid-2021  after the Lorne field trip.    I linked up with the group towards the end. 

Shane Booth

Wendy Currie 

Mat Hughes

Ian Raabe 

David Tatnall

Murray White

Some of  the above group  now exhibit in the twice yearly  online exhibitions hosted by  View Camera Australia