In May of 2017, I sat down with two friends to scheme on doing an exhibition. I had been doing photography in some form and capacity since about 2004 but in recent years had undertaken a photography internship and freelanced a little. We had all been shooting film for some months and just wanted to put something out there.
After fishing the loose idea of holding a personal or group exhibit to a couple of gallery spaces and being turned down an equal amount of times, it became very clear that I needed a defined concept. What formed in the coming weeks would be To Each Their Own.
Charities: BeyondBlue, White Ribbon, Redfern Foundation, Starlight Childrens Foundation, Wires, OrangeSky Laundry and Twenty10.
Artists: Daniel Blakemore, Vinnie Botton, Connor Keighran, Edmund Renew, Troels Thomasen, May Tin and myself.
I spent the majority of 2013 creating digital content for Nomad Shop in Toronto, Canada. This is where I first picked up a camera professionally, assisting under Paolo Azarraga. I learnt everything from setting up and breaking down a photo shoot, editing / retouching and product and fashion photography. I was also able to add my prior experience in digital production by creating and applying this content to Nomad's online store and managing direct marketing material.
We worked on some great international brands including; Carhartt, Gitman Vintage, Junya Watanabe, Wings + Horns, Naked and Famous, Engineered Garments, Silent by Damir Doma, Commes Des Garcons and more.
The man known only as Sanchez to both friends and the wider community is a Sydney based tattoo artist currently working at Hunter & Fox Tattoo Parlour in Sydney, NSW. Sanchez cut his teeth working at various shops in Australia while doing both local and international conventions and quickly made a name for himself by carving his own brand of fun and skill into peoples skin. I have been lucky enough to have been one of those people. I first met Sanchez around 2010 as a customer through some friends. Now he is a friend of my own and an artist I am absolutely stoked to be working with. Chez approached me to design a website, branding and business card to help bring him into the digital world, adding to the word of mouth style marketing commonly used in the tattoo industry. This is a brief overview of the work we did together recently.
Daisy's Milkbar in Sydney's Inner West suburb of Petersham is a throwback to the Aussie milk bar of old. With a classic array of milkshakes, breakfast favourites and enough treats on the counter to keep your kids bouncing off the walls, Daisy's has quickly made a name for itself with its great food and fun atmosphere.
I was lucky enough to be asked to produce some content for their website and social media presence over the last couple of years and love working with them / eating all of their food. You can find out more about Daisy's on their Facebook page.
Don't be Shit.
I recently had the pleasure of joining long time friends and collaborators Paste Studios on location in Willina, New South Wales for the filming of Ayla's "Like The Other Kids". We set off on a four-ish hour drive up through the Hunter Region to arrive on a property crowned with a pristine old Queensland Rail carriage. We jumped out of the car and with less than 24 hours, we got cracking.
We dressed the carriage as a makeshift home, scouted some more local spots for mood specific scenes and got to shooting both live takes of the song and some more story based scenes. We all left a little red on the nose and shoulders and refreshed from the country air with some excellent footage and still photography. The video premiered on October 20, 2016 through Rolling Stone Australia.
Landen Hale-Brown and Cameron Morris are Sydney by way of Wellington electronic Duo, Passed Curfew. The boys hit me up to come and take a bunch of press shots which pretty much just turned into us hanging out for a couple of hours, getting asked to stay off private property. The lads have an infectiously foolish dynamic that is super easy to get caught up in. Their tunes on the other hand, blur the lines between playtime and business, sad and sexy. That sounds like a poisonous relationship to anyone else but I cant wait to see what is in store for Passed Curfew.