These were my entry for this years National Youth Self Portrait Prize. I took them last summer with my girl and it was one of the most exhilarating experiences I have ever had. Breaking into a pool in the middle of Melbourne, sneaking under the surveillance cameras and proceeding to loose each other in the murky blackness intermittently shattered by the blinding flashes. Sometimes the best thing about photography is the crazy situations it gets you into and the people you share them with.
The creeping feeling of excitement that I can't seem to suppress about just how awesome this summer is gonna be made me remember I had never gotten around to putting them up here. Really hope you like em. Get ready to tell work to get fucked, plan a trip and loose the failings and regrets of this year on the road.
Blatant shots of my balls below.
Sorry bout that.
Thursday, November 19, 2009
Sunday, November 8, 2009
Had just realised that me eating pancakes for breakfast/just generally being half arsed had caused me to totally miss the gay and lesbian rights rally I had planned to shoot, when I ran into some friends on their way to a fixed gear race.
After almost killing myself trying to keep up with them on my BMX on the way to the event, what I found was not so much a "race", as a good excuse to drink beer in the sun and have some fun riding bikes with friends while hopefully meeting some new ones.
Big thanks to the organisers of this event. I definitely had a good time, and judging by the globally exploding popularity of this form of bicycle riding, I can only hope to see about 10 times more dudes there next time with kombies and eskies full of beer looking for a good time. Hell, maybe we can even field a couple of polo teams?
Friday, November 6, 2009
So what did you get up to on "Family and Community" public holiday? Me and some friends stood in the baking sun and got abused by drunken bogans in VB dresses. It was AWESOME.
Hope you like the new layout. Bigger photos are better.