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.
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.
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.
MIA FRANCESCA MCAUSLAN
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.
The Totem Tennis was for crew/artists to play backstage.
Willy Williams = Australian Skateboarder.
He lives in Brisbane, QLD.
When he’s not surfing in Central and South America, you’ll find him skating his smaller board around Brisbane city swishin in-n-out of busy people.
Any questions? pls ask!
I’ve been scanning 35mm film for 2 days straight with my girlfriend Susie.
All up I scanned 12 rolls!
+there will be a lot of new posts coming soon+
Charlie Mayfair are a 6-piece band from Brisbane Australia who play a melodic and percussive style of folk-fired honest pop and would very much like to share it with you.
Head HERE to their website and download their latest single ‘Tell Her’ for free.
Here are some pics of them taken by Susie on the Mystery Bus at Woodford Folk Festival 11-12
Ill Manor was for a long time a local and international artist’s abode in the suburb of West End, Brisbane QLD Australia.
It had numerous occupants in it’s years as a launch pad for the musical, painting and circus underground.
Many parties and gigs were had. Notably the gig upstairs in the main room Involving Kafka, a super dirty lo-fi afro-beat collective. (first image)
Laneous & The Family Yah shot part of their timeless film clip for ‘Oh She’ there.
Watch it (I recommend in HD) here: Laneous & The Family Yah – Oh She
In June 2011 it was sold to a new owner who had no sense of what it was and he gave notice to leave for all inhabitants.
Certain relics have been obtained by some of the artists and still exist, such as the painted front door, and the original land deed to the property.
I went in during the very last week of it’s existence and took some B&W photos using TMAX100 35mm film and a Pentax K1000 camera.