Sleepy Tea – The Place Where We Lay

Sooo ridiculously happy with how my double exposure photograph turned out on the cover of Sleepy Tea‘s new EP ‘The Place Where We Lay’.

So happy / proud to have been a part of such an awesome musician’s journey.

Check it out and listen to it HERE – it sounds fukn awesome.

Sleepy Tea - The Place Where We Lay


Holly Ryan + Stephen Lance.

Recently I shot some stills on set for a B&W 3D short film collaboration
between jeweler Holly Ryan (who I’ve been shooting for a bit lately) and the INCREDIBLE
director Stephen Lance. It features Meaghan Spencer (looking like she has landed from
another planet) eerily adorning armour designed & made by Holly – That’s all I can say for now.
(because I have no fucking idea what it’s going to look like)


Holly Ryan.

Holly Ryan designs + hand makes epic Mens & Womens jewellery out of her studio in West End, Brisbane AUS.
check her page + decide what style her work is + order some amazing jewellery HERE.
Have a look and like her Facebook page HERE.
I will be collaborating with her soon, shooting her new collection in March. (I’m fucking excited!)

She recently invited me to her studio to chill n have a chat. she let me smoke cigarettes inside.
So I went and visited her the next day while she was making some earrings and took some photos.

You wouldn’t even believe how intricate and fine the little studs are…
each one is individually cut, filed, sanded, soldered, acid bathed,
H2O bathed, dried and then polished… all by hand.

camera = canon 5d mark ii.

Holly Ryan in studio 0Holly Ryan in studio 2Holly Ryan in studio 3Holly Ryan in studio 6Holly Ryan in studio 7Holly Ryan in studio 5Holly Ryan in studio 1Holly Ryan in studio 8Holly Ryan in studio 9

Marilyn Mansion.

Marilyn Mansion is an artists abode located on Francis st. in the suburb of Yarraville, Melbourne VIC Australia.
It has a core group of occupants mainly comprising of musicians hailing from the coastal tropical town of Cairns, QLD Australia, who were drawn to Melbourne after finishing high school due to lack of opportunities in Cairns.

The lease on the house was signed in June 2010, after Jake Doyle (the assumed master of the house) had informed the real estate in a foreword attached to the application that his family had great history in the area. He informed them that his grandfather was born on the same street and it would mean a great deal to the Doyle family if his application was approved. This entire foreword was in actual fact a complete lie, and a clever ploy by Doyle to assist with his application being approved. His application was again helped by the fact that he had it professionally bound at an up-market stationary store.
The application was approved the same afternoon it was handed in.

The house has a tumblr page with several pictures of the layout HERE. It may give you a better idea of how grand the house really is.

Drunk Mums, a grimy garage rock band often practice there, as Jake Doyle, Isaac Forsyth and Jonny Badlove are all members living in the house.

House parties at Marilyn Mansion tend to get explosive at times, and have been known to extend for several days. This is due to the benderish nature of the majority of the occupants. In winter the pool is heated to extremely hot levels and 20+ people can be found in it, drinking alcohol and smoking self-rolled cigarettes. Sometimes the parties have bands playing inside around the kitchen/designated playstation 3 area.

Below are a selection of photographs of the house and occupants that I took in the first week of 2012.
I used a Nikon FM2 camera, and a roll of 35mm Kodak Professional Plus-X 125 Pan Film, which was expired, and is actually discontinued. It was given to me by another photographer once at an emma louise gig.

If you have any questions about this house or its occupants, please ask instantly.







This is a creature living in Sydney by the name of Liana (aka Labanna)


check her out.
she knows her shit + does fun stuff.


Taken in Hobart, AUS just before Falls Festival 2011.
The city turned on crazy perfect weather.
Some were taken at Mona,
the amazing Art Gallery.

film = Ektachrome
camera = Nikon FM2

Mother / Daughter.

Christmas Day 2011.

Mother Kate Reardon-Smith.

Daughter Mardi Reardon-Smith.
Aggie the Cat & New Young Bull.

Film = Illford Delta 3200

Camera = Nikon FM2

Falls 2.0.

Here are a few more shots from Falls Festival.

I took these after we (emma louise) had played our set at 1.50pm and went wondering around.

First portrait is of 360‘s manager Rae Harvey. She was quite nice in person.

The Totem Tennis was for crew/artists to play backstage.

They are all Velvia 100 film, taken on a Nikon FM2 Camera.

Cab Merlot.

On a trip to Adelaide, S.A. to play at Gorgeous Festival with emma louise, I shot a roll of fuji film up in the hills around all the vineyards.

When I got it back all the shots had weird double exposures on them and I couldn’t figure out why. The previous exposures were of some friends of mine in a house they had lived in about 3 years ago!

It took me 2 days before I figured out that the film was given to me with an old camera from a friend. I must have accidentally mixed it up with the unused  films.

All of the shots were ruined except this one.

West Side Creatures.

West End in Brisbane has some of the most amazing street art in Australia / The World.

Sometimes you just have to dig a little to find it.

I took these on the only roll I’ve ever shot on a Diana F+ camera.

These were all taken in the same block. They will soon be GONE.

It is now a storage site for surrounding construction sites.