This is Moy, I met her light years ago in my early twenties when Funk Trust was the place to be. At the time she was more of an acquaintance. I got to know here better when we both relocated to the UK a few years ago, there was a lot of fun drunken shenanigans, conversations about art and design, and debates about Capitalism.
Not only a pretty face, she is whip smart, is an Architect, has some serious kick arse illustration skills, as well as being philanthropic. About a year or two ago she travelled to India and volunteered at the Good News School Bus in Kolkata. When she came back to Sydney, Moy had a photography exhibition called 'The light in me honors the light in You', which was a collection of photographs from her trip to India. All photographs sold was donated back to the Good News School Bus. Pretty amazing right.
Anyways, I hope you like the images.
Also a big thank you to Moy, for letting me take photos of her over the weekend. And to the boyf for assisting.
Have you seen Robin Thicke's video clip for Blurred Lines? Featuring Pharrell and T.I? The uncensored version is the one to watch. Hot naked model babes. Which leads me to my new girl crush, Emily Ratajkowski. A Polish American model super babe. I can go on for days about this girl, face, lips, body, boobs. I really hope that her model career sky rockets from being in Robin Thicke's video clip, and if she isn't a VS Angel yet, I hope that a Victoria's Secret model contract comes her way.
Love, loss, the American dream, wealth, facades. I've read this book so many times and I really cannot wait for this movie to come out, Baz Luhrmann's adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby. The film will be a lot more decadent than my minds eye version that's for sure. I just only hope that it stays true to the novel.
Meanwhile how great are these book designs, it is interesting to see an illustrators perspective. The colour tones of past covers normally range between blue, green and orange. Which I think sums up the mood and atmosphere of the narrative. My favourite retro covers are the art deco illustrations, art deco is one of my favourite design styles. Imagine what the next hundred years of future Gatsby covers would look like, epic eye treats no less.
Hello all, here are a few instagram pictures from my trip to Thailand. If you follow me on instagram you've seen these images already. New ones will be posted soon as I brought x3 film cameras. Yes I am one of those travelers, that can't decide which camera to bring so I bring 3 to 4. Hopefully I get to the dark room soon, I have three rolls to develop. And I will head down to the photo lab as I have another 4 rolls of 120mm film from my Holga camera. I might also scab some pics from the boyf's Nikon.
I've officially been back home for a week. I've settled nicely back into the routine of work and Sydney life. But it would be nice to be on holidays again.
Another batch of Holga photographs to add to the Lomo Love series. My boyf and I were talking about Morocco not long ago and our longing to go back. So I was inspired by that conversation and decided to post images from my Holga travel archives. You may remember my previous posts about Morocco, if not click the numbers to check out interesting travel stories (1,2,3).
The best way to start the year. During February I received an email saying I was a finalist for the Lomography x Koskela Summertime photo competition. I didn't win but it was hella cool to be picked and to see my image on the wall. You will be able to view all the finalists photos at Koskela, the show runs till the 16th of March 2013.
The third photo was from my student show at the Australia Centre for Photography. Which I also received an email saying that they selected my image to print for the Photostart exhibit.
I don't think I will ever get sick of my photographs being exhibited in galleries. One of these days I will have a proper solo photography exhibition ;)
Life lately. This is a glimpse of what life looked like during the last 4 months; School and Manila. Towards the end of last year saw me enrol in a few classes at the ACP. I actually had the same tutor from classes I took about 4 years ago, and it was a welcome surprise that he remembered me and what camera I used, how's that for memory! If you are wondering, the classes I enrolled in was Black and White: Process, Proof and Scan. As well as Black and White: Print. The pre- req is I think Camera Craft 1 and possibly 2. But it's best you check their website: http://www.acp.org.au/ The dark room was quite addictive at times, and it was a bit of time warp. You will spend hours in there thinking it's only been 20 minutes. There is a sense of gratification knowing how to print your own photographs, and seeing your first contact sheets come to life is pretty amazing. I really recommend taking classes at the ACP, I've always had a pleasant learning experience at that school, plus they have great photography exhibits which is free and open to everyone.
The first 4 shots are from Sydney. 1) My gorgeous cousin was kind enough to let me take photos of her again. 2 & 3) My best mate rehearsing with his band Pocketful of Soul, with his talented Sax Man. 4) Bondi Beach Skate Park which brings me back to my youth and high school days.
5) is of my cheeky cousin K full of personality and naughty as hell, shot on my quick stop in Manila.
All Images Shot by Me on a Richo 35ZF with Fujichrome Pro Velvia 100F
I took my Richo 35ZF to Japan on a whim. I really didn't know whether the camera would work. As I bought it at Trash and Treasure for $5 and I thought the vendor was lying in regards to it functioning.
But I was quite surprised that it did, and the camera produced lovely dream like images; dark and graining 35mm film goodness. Gosh I love film.
To kick of the Boys series, I shall start with Otis. My mates son, who quite frankly, is the cutest boy in the world. Doe eyed doll face, I couldn't stop saying "omg he is so freaking cute!" It's the chubby cheeks, dolly eyed, One Direction hair that gets me. This kid ate all of his hot chocolate and croissant, which now lives in his little pot belly.
"Brian Kelley's “STANCE” showcases HUF‘s Fall/Winter 2012 collection through an exclusive and creatively startling style shoot for the 2nd issue of the Hypebeast Magazine".
I saw this shoot via flip book on my Samsung S3 and it's pretty epic and is now part of my photography inspiration archive. The perspective and layout is what got me and the menswear too. I'm a menswear addict, I think it may be my inner tomboy ways and I like the shape and fit. Previously working at Uniqlo supported this habit because they had awesome menswear. I'm definitely going to scope out HUF's collection.