For the series ‘Colourblind’, Melbourne-based and Perth native photographer Lloyd Stubber has documented his three month solo trip through San Francisco, Nevada, New York, Scotland, Belgrade, Luthuania and Moscow. This makes for an eclectic mix of pictures which still comes across like a series that could’ve been made in the same state. We were intrigued and wanted to know a little bit more about Mr. Stubber!
“I am prone at getting myself into strange situations, whether that is due to my good or bad luck is beyond me.”
Tell us a bit about yourself and your camera
I’m a photographer from Melbourne, Australia. I’ve been shooting for close to seven years now, focusing on documenting my day to day life and others close to me. I am prone at getting myself into strange situations, whether that is due to my good or bad luck is beyond me. I enjoy using my Nikon FM the most but tend to use whatever I can carry.
“ Whether it be zines or exhibitions I find when work is tangible it has more to say. “
Can you share a bit about your approach to photography?
I enjoy having my photographs out there to tell their stories. Whether it be zines or exhibitions I find when work is tangible it has more to say. Seeing the image through the entire process and having that complete control is what really keeps me interested.
You’ve told us you seem to get yourself into strange situations, care to share a good one?
Probably the strangest situation to date was while travelling in Scotland last year. I was staying in Glasgow with friends/the ultimate power couple for a week or so.
While I was there they had planned to take me on a little trip to see the Highlands. Roos’ parents own an old cabin in Braemar and had invited a bunch of friends to stay there over the weekend as well. The Saturday morning – after quite a large Friday night – David, Dietrich and I ventured up “Morrone” behind the old cabin. David told us the peak was somewhere close to 2,900 ft. above sea level and that he had yet to reach the top – maybe a little too early in the climb though.
After what seemed like forever we made it to the top. Standing there looking out over Braemar we tried to spot our cabin through the clouds but with no such luck. We proceeded to split up and explore the summit for a while until Dietrich yelled “guys, come check this out!”. David and I walked over to what looked like a pile of rubble. Dietrich turned to show us what he had found among the rocks. It was a slice of apple. We look at the rubble again to see almost 20 slices of (fresh) green and red apple scattered throughout the rocks. We couldn’t believe it. But seeing as we forgot to bring water up the mountain we ate them all without a question asked.
What do you want do in the future?
Well this year I’ve launched my 3rd zine and am hoping to bring out another two before 2014. Other than that, I want to drive around Australia. It’s been a long time coming.
About the series ‘Colourblind’
‘Colourblind’ is the third self-published release from Melbourne-based photographer and Perth native, Lloyd Stubber, and documents his three month solo trip through San Francisco, Nevada, New York, Scotland, Berlin, Belgrade, Lithuania and Moscow. This 180x240mm 28 Page title – printed Monochrome B&W in allusion to the photographer’s so-called “disorder” – is released as a single edition of 100 with an A3 pull-out poster print.
Foreword by Perimeter Books/Erm Books & Broadsheet/The Age contributor, Dan Rule.‘