Archive for the ‘Random Moments’ Category

Not Peking Duck – Dead Duck

In Random Moments on September 9, 2012 at 1:57 PM

Hong Kong’s subway is state of the art – no question. Advertising shouts from its walls, see me, buy me, eat me!

There was something about this image (below) I scanned as I scurried by – with battalions of Hong Kong people – that left me feeling a little despondent.

I couldn’t quite define my disquiet. Was it because the composition (body language) of the young duck suggested to me, ‘feed me’ or  even perhaps ‘protect me’?

                                                                                                                                                                                  © Photograph by Jack Picone

Sometimes I think I could be a Vegetarian again. Vegetarians have a point of view that is worth considering more closely.


Picone in Prayer….

In Random Moments on August 22, 2012 at 9:20 AM

…seeking God’s forgiveness………….. but sadly, she won’t help him!        © Photograph in Luang Prabang, Laos by Meg Hewitt

Living Buddhism

In Random Moments on July 30, 2012 at 6:25 AM

Eclectic and random vignettes (all images made on the Fujifilm X-Pro-1) of ‘living Buddhism’ on the streets and in the temples of Bangkok made over the last several days. All images are concerned and connected with the the central theme of ‘Buddhism’ and it’s ubiquity and universality  in contemporary Thai life.


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Slap Him Again!

In Random Moments on July 19, 2012 at 12:20 PM

My sentiments exactly. The cape crusader saves photography from mediocrity and probable extinction – once again! Thank you Batman. What was the Boy Wonder thinking? Holy Gotham City!

Too Rude

In Random Moments on June 26, 2012 at 2:24 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     © Photograph by Jack Picone

Two images; As found in a secondhand shop in Brunswick’s Head on Australia’s NSW far north coast. They were waiting for a new  home and shelf to be placed on.

Say “People”.

In Random Moments on May 2, 2012 at 6:47 AM

Visual Cliché

In Random Moments on October 29, 2011 at 7:14 AM

                                                                                                © Photograph at Lunar Park, Sydney by Jack Picone

Mostly, I don’t subscribe to photographers taking pictures of themselves in mirrors. It always strikes me as a bit of a Cliché . I make an exception in this case because this image has a certain, joie de vivre about it and also because in this picture are two of  my long time friends and two of Australia’s most accomplished and renowned photojournalists, Stephen Dupont (above me) and David dare Parker (standing at right). It was taken sometime in the late nineties at Sydney’s Lunar Park.


In Random Moments on October 29, 2011 at 6:04 AM

On Broadway, Sydney 1985 © Photograph by Jack Picone

I made this picture as I was advancing the film while loading the camera and shooting the shutter. Photographers often refer to images like this (taken by accident while loading

their cameras) as ‘wind-ons’.


In Random Moments on October 18, 2011 at 1:06 AM

Day Turns To Night. Saturday 15th October 4:16 PM

Storm, Sufers Paradise © Photograph by Jack Picone

Gold Coast Daily Summaries

Date Min to 9am Anomaly Max from 9am Anomaly Rain to 9am
°C °C °C °C mm
Sat 01/10/2011 12.4 -4.7 27.4 +1.9 0.0
Sun 02/10/2011 11.8 -5.3 23.2 -2.3 0.0
Mon 03/10/2011 14.0 -3.1 23.3 -2.2 0.0
Tue 04/10/2011 12.9 -4.2 22.9 -2.6 0.0
Wed 05/10/2011 12.2 -4.9 21.9 -3.6 0.0
Thu 06/10/2011 15.0 -2.1 20.8 -4.7 2.6
Fri 07/10/2011 15.3 -1.8 25.0 -0.5 1.8
Sat 08/10/2011 16.0 -1.1 22.6 -2.9 5.0

The Conversation

In Random Moments on September 11, 2011 at 6:59 AM
  Nude  © Photograph by Jack Picone

The Conversation

I made this photograph in ‘The Studio’ in Sydney in 1985 . I was young at the time, I think about 25 years of age. Funny, I really did not have a clue what I was doing in terms of lighting and the concept of the image or for that matter, directing the naked woman on the studio set in front of me. I do remember the conversation with this woman and others that followed at the time. They were mostly a little older than myself. They wanted some ‘nudes’ done of themselves because, as one articulated to me, they would be great to have later (in the future) before it all turned to sh#t!

I recall, I thought their thinking was a little premature and self-critical. However, it seemed a noble pursuit, so I collaborated with them to help fulfil their vision.