Film Photography

Overland.

In January this year I hiked the Overland Track in Tasmania, Australia with Susie, Mardi & Thomas. We took 7 days, camping & hutting.
It is a crazy beautiful hike and I recommend it to anyone & everyone. It was the closest I’ve ever felt to being in a place untouched by humans.
Captivating beauty anywhere you look at all times. Zero impact policy meant no rubbish bins anywhere. You take out everything you take in – food scraps, wrappers etc. – No hair products / shower products to be used anywhere. Baby wipes only if need be, then pack your used ones and take them
with you. DO NOT STEP OFF THE PATH. Need to shit? get out your shovel. Follow guidelines for correct depth of hole – All worth it when you look around and all you can see is nature how it should be.

This is a selection of some of my 35mm photographs taken on a Zeiss Ikon along the way.

Overland Track - Tasmania, Australia.

Overland Track - Tasmania, Australia.

Overland Track - Tasmania, Australia.

Overland Track - Tasmania, Australia

Overland Track - Tasmania, Australia.

Overland Track - Tasmania, Australia.

Overland Track - Tasmania, Australia.

Overland Track - Tasmania, Australia

Overland Track - Tasmania, Australia

Overland Track - Tasmania, Australia

Overland Track - Tasmania, Australia

Overland Track - Tasmania, Australia

Overland Track - Tasmania, Australia

Overland Track - Tasmania, Australia

Overland Track - Tasmania, Australia

Overland Track - Tasmania, Australia

Overland Track - Tasmania, Australia

Overland Track - Tasmania, Australia

Overland Track - Tasmania, Australia

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Tea Tree Lakes.

One summer afternoon spent with Susie Myfanwy at Tea Tree Lakes in Byron Bay, NSW, Australia.

camera = zeiss ikon
film = kodak portra


Nakamarra.

I recently helped to shoot a clip for Hiatus Kaiyote, a neo soul future beats band from Melbourne Australia.
We shot it while traveling from Adelaide to Alice Springs (the quintessential ‘outback’).

Orion from The Native Press lent me his Mamiya rb67 medium format monster and I snapped
some pics in between video shooting sessions. Shooting 6×7 negatives is addictive.
once you go to that quality shooting 35mm is almost annoying.
(and here i am, the medium format converted show pony blabbing away!)

I’ll totally post the finished clip on here when it’s done.
I’ll also sort through the digital pics I took and post some of those
(hopefully before the years out)

Film = Kodak Portra 160.
Camera = Mamiya rb67

Nai & Jay J
Nai Palm
Nai Palm
Nai Palm
Bender
Si
Simon
Pez
Jay J


Wowsersz.

I recently acquired a Mamiya rb67 medium format camera. It’s pretty epic / hard to shoot really quickly because of how much shit is involved in taking one picture (pull out this film curtain, cock the mirror, blah blah blah). BUT IT’S WORTH IT. My goodness I got the films back and I just about pooped all over my lounge room. The film used in these photos is Kodak Portra 400.

I expect to be taking a lot of photographs on this camera including shoots I have coming up.

p.s. check out my TUMBLR , I’ve been spending a lot of time over there lately instead of here (naughty).

Suz + Tess

Suz + Tess


Jessica Layla Powell-Thomas.

When I went to London for the month of May, I slip streamed behind this amazing woman.
General life, food, drinking, people, gigs & really good weed included. We grew up together
in a small tropical town called Cairns in Australia before eventually living together in the big
city of Brisbane. We hadn’t seen or spoken to each other in over 2 years but sure enough as
soon as we met up in Brighton, it was just like we never parted. Absolutely exploding everyday.

I think I got lucky while I was in London weather wise. 90% of the time it was hot & scrumptious.
People were tripping balls about the heat, laying out in parks drinking beers and wine, eating ok food.
I’ve definitely never appreciated green grass, hot sun, cider and a massive joint like I did in London.

camera: nikon fm2
film: kodak gold 400

Jessica Powell-Thomas
Jessica Powell-Thomas
Jessica Powell-Thomas


Floating.

HOLY SHIT IT’S BEEN A WHILE!

I’ve been floating around big-time this last month. I headed over to the USA with the Emma Louise crew to play drums
on her SXSW / L.A. tour. What an incredible journey that was … took me about 2 weeks to come down from that!
I worked with the amazing Holly Ryan again, this time to shoot her Zephyr Campaign. That was incredible. (photos coming soon)
I also got to shoot stills on set for a 3D short film colaboration between Holly Ryan and the INCREDIBLE director Stephen Lance.
I’ll post a heap more pictures from those shoots soon, but for now here’s a bunch of
photos from 2 rolls of film I had developed the other day.

Personal favourite is the stock standard Los Angeles CA. palm tree shot,
cause just when I was about to take it an LAPD chopper flew into the frame!

They’re all shot on a Nikon FM2.
Pics 1-4 are Kodak Portra VC.
Pics 5-8 are expired Agfa color.

SYDNEY CITYU.S. CONSULATEHANZSAMARAH
LAPD IN THE TREESGRAYMANNEWMANSUSIE Q


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.

ISAAC FORSYTH

JAKE DOYLE

MIA FRANCESCA MCAUSLAN

JONNY BADLOVE

MARILYN MANSION


Archer.

Archer is an INCREDIBLE musician/story teller living in rural Victoria, Australia.

I’m not going to waste my time explaining his style of music.
Hear & Watch him HERE instead. (sorry about shitty footage, it’s all there is online)

I took these shots when I went to his property in the bush with Si Jay Gould (his manager) to do some interviews.

It was like out of a movie, his log cabin nestled in the bush. Several old beat up cars sitting nearby.
Character oozing out of every crack I looked at in the walls.

+Si Jay Gould also directs amazing music video clips such as Laneous & The Family Yah – Oh She+

film = tmax 400
camera= nikon fm2


Ektabart.

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.
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Aggie the Cat & New Young Bull.

Film = Illford Delta 3200

Camera = Nikon FM2