Saturday, December 10, 2011

The road to Araluen

Went on a great little weekender with my housemates a while back. hopin there is gonna be lots more of these times this summer!


Thursday, December 8, 2011

Red Hill window

Just got back from a pretty amazing bicycle adventure through the snowy mountains to Victoria. Gonna start working on those photos, but in the mean time, I thought I'd share with you the view from the kitchen of my new home.

Summer's here, and it feels like its about time for warm drunken nights, going on trips/riding bikes with friends and getting tattooed. Will be sure to keep you visually updated on how it all turns out. Go have fun!

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

This country doesn't belong to us,
we belong to this country.

I'm so honoured that the guys from Hoodlum Shouts wanted to use some of my photos for their new 7" Guns Germs Steel, launching this Friday at the Pot Belly ahead of their debut album early next year. The images are from an old post concerning my old man. While it's not obviously apparent, I think the tone and backdrop of that essay correspond to the subject matter of the songs really well. These guys are without a doubt, one of the most promising, musically intrepid groups to come out this town in a long while, and are hands down becoming one of my favourite bands in general. It doesn't hurt that they are also some of the most lovely, genuine dudes your ever likely to meet. As is often the case for groups of this caliber, the true intensity and energy of their music is best appreciated live, so I can only stress that you should get your ass out to Belconnen or one of their other shows in the coming days and rock the fuck out! Here is an old clip filmed by my good friend Jhat to get you psyched. See you there!

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Sophie & Oskar

A few photos I took for my good friend Sophie earlier in the year when she was very pregnant.

I happy to say that her and Toby are now the proud parents of one of the cutest babies I have ever had the pleasure of meeting.

Little Oskar Allen is growing so fast its almost unbelievable, all the while chewing on empty beer cans and anything else he can his hands on, and puking into my hair whenever he gets the chance ;).

Congratulations on an awesome little human guys!


Wednesday, October 26, 2011


A few photos of my good friend Benny Chop from over a year ago now. At this stage, his hand built death traps consisted of just a few second hand frame builds he was doing for friends. We were both living together in a ratty house in Downer, with a half assembled hot rod in the garage, a few random car wrecks in our front yard, and a recycling bin that was full of coopers bottles by the end of every week. It was a good life, and I miss living with this guy. These days, Benny has just returned from a wild stateside adventure with fellow Cobra Flash, from which I thought neither would return home from alive, and I am happy to say his business is going stronger than ever. He has recently launched an online store for merch, and I believe he is taking pre-orders for fixed gear builds. Come along to the Halloween alley-cat race he is putting on this weekend for some wild costumes and a whole lot of fun, and if you like what you see, get yourself a custom, fast as shit bicycle before his shit blows up for real.
Here's to many more wild rides and nights ahead Mr Chop!

Sunday, October 23, 2011

So long, lonesome...

Hey! For anyone who still checks this thing, sorry its been such a long hiatus between posts. I had this PhD thesis to finish and stuff took way longer than I thought it would. This is a photo of some Jerusalem artichoke flowers I picked for a girl I loved, before I started sleeping in one hour shifts at a time and my sanity and life I once had started crumbling around me. To be honest, it still feels like I'm sort of recovering. The stress and pressure of putting so much of your life into one document and submitting it for criticism really took its toll on me and sadly, some people I loved dearly. I was still shooting intermittently though the whole fucked up, sleep deprived process, so there is a huge backlog of photos to put up here, but please bear with me if it takes a while for me to do so. Some images were taken so long ago that I have lost track of the emotions I connected to them when they were created and as such, are hard to frame in a creative context I would feel happy presenting, while some remind of such emotions so vividly, I think it may be simply too painful for me to work on them for a long while.

Saturday, March 5, 2011


-Yolande Norris Photo

On next week!!!

Between my new haven of addiction, Lonsdale st Roasters, the Red Herring cafe and this-possibly the most awesome thing to happen to Canberra since Weston skate park was built- it seems there are allot of exciting developments going down recently in my city.

The above is the result of much hard work and determination of one Yolande Norris, David Finnigan and many others. Click on over here or pick up a copy of this weeks BMA mag to get a full run down on the cavalcade of artistic radical that will become Canberra in the coming 10 days, not least of which is my lovely lady George creating an evolving stop motion animation on each an every god dang one of them.

I just hope I can get enough of this thesis done between then and now to get out and enjoy/document as much of the ensuing wildness as I can, and hell, maybe even throw some of the gajillion photos currently burning a hole in my hard drive up here to make room for the new ones...

So if you live in my city, catch up on sleep, cancel other plans and get ready to immerse yourself in the ensuing onslaught of culture that is gonna be washing over your front steps. For a change, you don't even have to drive to Sydney or Melbourne to experience it, you're already fucking here!



Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Tassie bt tready

Riding round Tasmania on touring bicycles. Its amazing. Curretnly squating an abandoned house next to cradle mountain. This is such a beautiful part of the world. Dial up sucks. Photos soon!



Saturday, January 8, 2011

Two birthdays and a storm

A few photos from the tail end of 2010. Stay tuned for some from the beginning of 2011.