Deep Water Bay

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  • FIELDNOTES IS A LIMITED-EDITION (300 copies) BOOK OF NICOLE REED’S PHOTOGRAPHY THAT CONTAINS A 10” VINYL RECORD OF MUSIC BY PLUTONIC LAB

    Book dimensions - 280mm x 280mm, 84 pages with record insert
    Record - 10" transparent red vinyl, 6 tracks

    The collaborative work ‘Fieldnotes’ began development when Nicole Reed and Leigh Ryan began exploring and documenting their travels together.
    The first instalment is centered on the city of Hong Kong, and engages a uniquely tailored adaptation of the travel experience, blending the insights of Reed’s photography along with Ryan’s soundscapes.

    "Fieldnotes is a meeting of the minds – one part photography and one part music. Both Nicole Reed (photographer) and Leigh Ryan (music producer) have combined their natural talents to create a documentation of Hong Kong – a city that’s crowded, futuristic, inspiring, noisy, traditional, vibrant and more. Simply put, it is a city unlike anywhere else on earth.
    Reed and Ryan are not out to rewrite a traditional tourist book – it’s not in their DNA to show off where Hong Kong’s must see, buy, eat, do, drink and watch is. Their mission is to uncover a lateral way of seeing one of the most fascinating cities in an interesting way.
    For Reed, it was the layers of the city that inspired her to document Hong Kong, from its high-rise buildings to the coastal regions. For Ryan, the music exemplifies the journey itself through sound. This is their vision of Hong Kong.
    The motivation of the Fieldnotes concept is about creating something analogue. In an ever-increasing technological world, it seems apt to create a tangible concept to better appreciate the music and photography without distractions – and as curated by both artists.
    Look hard enough and you’ll see that their motivation is to create their own path. Turn each page and listen to the soundtrack, knowing it was not about this finished product, but rather the journey itself.
    Welcome to the city of lights through the eyes and ears of Nicole Reed and Leigh Ryan." - forward by Eddie Zammit

    Includes unlimited streaming of Fieldnotes - Hong Kong via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
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A lonely afternoon at Deep Water Bay, Hong Kong Island.
An impression of 60’s instrumental records of East Asia.

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from Fieldnotes - Hong Kong, released January 15, 2016

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Fieldnotes Project Melbourne, Australia

Nicole Reed

Melbourne-based, award winning photographer Nicole Reed proclaims that, for her, photography is more than just a career – it’s her reason for living

Australian music producer, artist & performer Plutonic Lab is an ARIA Nominee and a UK Mercury Prize Winner, for his work with Speech Debelle. He is also currently the international tour drummer for Hilltop Hoods.

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