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Ice Cream Factory.

I have been shooting a few videos for different crews around Brisbane lately, cause I own a 5DmarkII and all.
I shot this one below for The Ice Cream Factory on their 1st birthday Cabaret Night which featured a SMORGASBORD of incredibly sexy performers.
The space that they have created is AMAZING. It’s situated in the old Peters Ice-Cream Factory in West End, Brisbane Australia. A sort of confined warehouse space that they have literally turned into a top-notch circus training facility. They built the floors and a whole mezzanine level. It has amazing artwork covering the walls, including pieces by Shida and Chali 2na (of jurassic 5).They have the whole place rigged to be able to have trapeze, tissu and whatever hell else they want to do from the roof (which has an amazing paint job by the way – as seen in the tin can radio pics) I took the white background Tin Can Radio shots there which you can see HERE.

Check their Facebook page HERE and like the hell out of them!

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Tin Can Radio.

I recently did a photoshoot for Tin Can Radio, a band from Brisbane Australia.
The whole vibe that they give off really reminds me of bands from the late eighties and early nineties – just that raw ‘here we are’ group of boys doin their thing, testosterone in the air which is a good thing! (so many fucking bands are so soft n safe these days walking around in boat shoes looking like they just got off the set of the OC). I tried to capture a bit of that loose poppin’ attitude with 2 main ideas.

1. Setup mobile studio paper wall w/ lights & pull the camera back to include everything in the shot.
2. Create a juxtaposition by smashing old televisions w/ sledgehammers on a cool fresh afternoon somewhere relaxing.

what do you think?

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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.

ISAAC FORSYTH

JAKE DOYLE

MIA FRANCESCA MCAUSLAN

JONNY BADLOVE

MARILYN MANSION

Mzungu Bambaataa.

I’m entering some printed images into an exhibition for the first time ever.

This Friday & Saturday at the Ice Cream Factory in West End, Brisbane.

There will be some shots from an earlier post Ill Manor featured, as well as images from Eastern and Southern Africa entitled Mzungu Bambaataa.

You can see a large nugget of the pictures I took in africa HERE on a tumblr I made to host them.

It was incredibly hard narrowing it down to just a few images…what are your thoughts on the ones I selected?

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

labanna.

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

her:
blogspot
tumblr
twitter

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

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.
+
Aggie the Cat & New Young Bull.

Film = Illford Delta 3200

Camera = Nikon FM2

Wailin’ Kunzie.

Anyone who’s been to the corner of Albert+Elizabeth streets in Brisbane AUS knows this guy.

He can be found there daily kill-in-it on his acoustic, plugged into a small shotty old amp.

He plays wailing old blues and barely ever sings.

I always make sure I give him money even if he’s not playing cause I know that when he does it will blow my mind.

Film = Tmax 400
Camera = Nikon FM2