Category Archives: Brisbane

Turn Around…

The scene from my balcony this evening. Apparently a lunar eclipses is visible over an entire hemisphere. Those two light streaks are from a passing plane.

lunar eclipse

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Here’s a fun myth about the Luna eclipse I hastily googled to bulk up the post.

“Among the collected myths is a story about a jaguar that attacked and ate the moon. The big cat’s assault explained the rusty or blood-red color that the moon often turned during a total lunar eclipse…

The Inca feared that after it attacked the moon, the jaguar would crash to Earth to eat people, Dearborn says. To prevent that, they would try to drive the predator away by shaking spears at the moon and making a lot of noise, including beating their dogs to make them howl and bark.” (http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2014/04/140413-total-lunar-eclipse-myths-space-culture-science/)

In the words of Dixon Bainbridge, “I don’t like to end on a sad note, here’s a song”:

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Street shot: James St, Brisbane, QLD

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Looking Back

This house once stood a couple of doors down from mine. One day it just vanished.

Vanished

The shot of the house was taken almost two years ago. The shot of the empty block I shot just a couple hours ago. Both were taken in almost exactly the same position with the same lens (Nikon 50mm 1.8 G).  The extra coverage is due to a recent upgrade to full frame.

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Vintage Sunbathing Fashion Shoot

The time has come! Dangerously close to the end of the uni year and I’m desperately trying to get together a folio to present as my last assignment for “Illustrative Studio Techniques” .

The assignment calls for 4 shots: a character portrait, fashion shot, studio set, and a still life. They all should be linked with a theme of some sort.

As usual I left the planning to the very last minute. I figured “incongruity” was a suitably flexible theme for a man on deadline.

This is the first shoot and should tick the “fashion” box. I’m very pleased with it and can’t thank Emily enough for being such a fantastic model. A photographer/graphic designer herself you can see her work here: http://emily-jayne.net/

(shot on rooftop of train station car park in Fortitude Valley)

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Undress Brisbane 2013

A few of my favourite shots from last Saturday’s extravagant fashion show in the Valley. Thanks for the invite Undress Brisbane, I look forward to your return.

Check out their site or fb page for more info of the event itself:

http://undressbrisbane.com/
https://www.facebook.com/undressbrisbane

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Jeffrey Smart Tribute

I’ve always loved Jeffery Smart’s work. There seems to be a piercingly truthful element to his architectural paintings. He doesn’t produce this sense of verisimilitude by simply revealing the hidden flaws of our infrastructure, instead he forces us to gaze onto something we have been trained to ignore, highlighting the beauty that nestles within all sad scenes. It’s not a new concept at all, but I think he did it well.

I took this on my way to work in the morning with him in mind.

South Bank, Brisbane

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