Wednesday, December 21, 2011

My old Primary School is being knocked down

While on a family Christmas visit to my old home town I got the "opportunity" to go and have a look inside my Primary School which is due to be knocked down in a couple of weeks.
It was an unexpected pleasure so it was lucky that I had my Olympus with me to take a few shots.

Comedy Tattoo Show

I've been taking photos at the Comedy Tattoo Show for many years now, and it's full of characters. Here are a few that will be in the next Downunder Tattoo Art magazine.

Monday, December 19, 2011

Seymour Drive In Theatre

On a trip back home to Seymour (where I grew up) on the weekend I drove past the old drive in theatre where I saw Star Wars amongst many other films as a child.
It is now a paddock with cows in it and all that remains are two buildings and some old lamp posts.
taken with my Olympus Pen

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Kid Zoom at Outpost

At Outpost on Cockatoo Island recently I got to shoot Kid Zoom with his amazing installation, definitely the highlight of Outpost (other then having my own exhibit) for me.

Thursday, December 1, 2011

The Birth Of Hip Hop

Last year I had the amazing experience of shooting Disco Wiz and Koe Rodriguez at Cedar Park in The Bronx, NY, for the up coming New York edition of T-world journal.
What a great day it was for me to visit the place where "Hip Hop was started"!

Tuesday, November 22, 2011


I came across this quote posted on the A Photo Editor blog, I like it a lot and it's something I've always tried to explain to people why I don't like them to smile in their portraits:

"The truth is no portrait of substance has people smiling. Look at the history of painting, Rembrandt, Titian, Goya, Velasquez, Sargent, Vermeer, DaVinci, etc., the subjects gaze to the viewer is neutral at best, neither inviting nor forbidding. It is there for the viewer to see and feel. Smiling is like much of American popular culture, superficial and misleading. It is part of our vernacular, but it should be expunged in photographs." - Rodney Smith

Below is are a couple of portraits of Tony Arcabascio I took for T-world


Monday, November 21, 2011

Studio Visit - Horiren - Japan

The evening and ensuing night I spent with Horiren along with Gomineko Tours while in Tokyo have given me an incredible insight into tattooing in Japan and a huge appreciation of Horiren and her talent. Horiren has an amazing story, check out her website here.