Thursday, December 24, 2009

Ngā mihi o te wā me te aroha nui, nā Photographicamismo

The title means Merry Christmas with love from Photographicamismo in Maori which is rather fitting seeing as I'm spending Christmas at home in New Zealand. We have a fantastic tree ...

... and the moon was bright tonight

Sunday, December 20, 2009


It's Summer in the southern hemisphere which calls for fruit punch and friends on a rooftop bar.

Monday, December 14, 2009

The Photo Album - Volume One

I have a German back-packer friend staying with me and as a thank-you gift/ early Christmas present she gave me The Photo Album - a book published by Frankie magazine :) So happy as I've wanted to buy it anyway!

a man and his shoes

I walk to work in the morning and I often take my camera just in case there's something to photograph (98% of the time there is). One morning sun was shining on the window of this shoe shop so I proceeded to take photos of of the shoes. The owner came out and showed me inside where he had newspaper clippings where other photographers and journalists had taken a photo of him. When I asked him if I could take a photo he said "of course" and here is the result. He just has one of those photogenic faces.


PhotoBooth project- "The photobooth is alive"

While moseying around the Blackbird Markets in Fitzroy I came across Abbey and her photography project- PhotoBooth. The project began at the Northcote highviews festival. Steps to taking part in the project:

2. One two three - the photo is taken

3. Wait approximately one week for your image to appear on Abbey's blog.

4. You are now part of the PhotoBooth project.

Read more about Abbey, her project and view her images.

Sunday, December 13, 2009

The Satorliast strikes again!

Where: Sass & Bide, Melbourne GPO

When: Thursday December 10

What: A huge queue and a bucket load of Melbourne fashionistas

Why?: To gain fashion approval and have their precious copy of The Satorialist signed by none other than Scott Schumann himself

How? snap the following pictures while waiting in line:


Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Get your glad rags on Melbourne...

Photographer and style man Scott Schumann from The Satorilalist is coming to town!

What is it? a book signing

When? Thursday 10 December

That's great, but what time? 6-9pm where? Sass & Bide, GPO, Bourke St


Monday, December 7, 2009

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Super Mercado

While wandering around the streets of Fitzroy one fine Saturday I stumbled upon the blackbird markets at the workers club. 
There were corners, nooks and crannies full of crafts, clothes, bands, beer.


Saturday, November 28, 2009

Melodius Operandi

Through a friend I was introduced to Melodius Operandi, a music ensemble with members from France, Borneo, Thailand, Colombia and India. I went and checked out their performance at an asylum seeker community centre in the Melbourne CBD.



and a couple of audience members

Jelly Beans!

I don't like jelly beans very much but their bright and playful colours make a sweet as picture!

Melbourne Masterpiece


I took these shots while doing what I do best, wandering around Melbourne people watching... This guy was incredible, he creates these masterpieces on canvas outside on the pavement for all the passers by to see. Such amazing talent.

Monday, November 23, 2009

Is this you?

Have you ever lost a photo or a roll of film? Do you wonder where it could have gone? Someone has probably picked it up along the way and there could be a chance that it ends up here on this site . Is this you? attempts to bring lost photos and their subjects together, and it actually works!

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

My parents were awesome

Your teenage years may have been full of eye rolling at your Dad's jokes or cringing at your Mum's high waisted shorts but as you look back on old photographs you will realise that your parents were infact...pretty awesome. Send your old photos of your awesome parents to this site - a page created by blogger Eliot Grazer.

Were my parents awesome? I think so...and they still are. aww! That's them, right there, both in matching blue.

From fashion to photo to canvas

I couldn't resist sharing Michael Zarvos' work with you.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Welcome addition

I would like to announce the arrival of The Satorialist to my family of books : )

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Film Vs Digital - a tale of two cameras

I made a mini film about a Holga camera that saves the day! A big thank you to Aimee Perry for her acting!

Friday, November 6, 2009

Rankin's Lane - Melbourne

Do you like dark corners? Do you like laneways with galleries and small hidden away men's wear shops? Do you like the idea of a French creperie around the corner? Then Rankin's lane is for you!

Drewfunk - Funk in a Box

Last night I photographed Drewfunk's Funk in a Box exhibtion opening in Rankin's Lane . The Malaysian born illustrator/artist creates artwork on wood blocks and draws his inspiration from his homeland as well as places such as Japan and China. Melbournites go and chchchcheck it out! The exhibition is on until December 28th.

and some gallery kids...

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Judging a Book by it's Cover

I love love love the December cover of Australian Harper's Bazaar. Miranda Kerr looks gorgeous and sparkley in her green dress. So Summery and fresh after these dreary winter days and semi-spring afternoons. 


Saturday, October 31, 2009

Wedding Photography

My good friend from New Zealand & her  fiance are getting married next year in beautiful Queenstown, New Zealand. Last night I received a message that they would like me to be their photographer. What an honour! I've never photographed a wedding before but I am very excited to be a part of their special day. Now I am hunting for inspiration and ideas. Wedding photography comes in all forms & I believe some of the best wedding photos come out of spontanius moments - a sneaky kiss, a quiet chat between mother & bride or Grandpa Jo busting a move on the dance floor.

I love the idea of something unique and different for a wedding photo and using natural light really appeals to me. On the wedding photography hunt I found W. Scott Chester's photography through New York blogger Joanna Goddard & her own wedding photos were taken by Max Wanger . The thing I love most about these photographers is the vividness of the colours and the cute & fun props they use throughout the shoots.

photo courtesy of Max Wagner
photo courtesy of W. Scott Chester


Thursday, October 29, 2009

Monday, October 19, 2009

The Satorialist

If you're anything like me and you're always gandering at street fashion when you're out and about, you'll love The Satorialist . For four years Scott Schuman has given his readers a daily fix of stylish street folk in Milan, New York, Paris & beyond.  In the middle of this year Schumann went from blog to print releasing a book version of his online photo journal. His non pretentious, easy going, polished & relaxed photography makes his blog and now his book  even more pleasant to click or flick through. 

Photo courtesy of Scott Schumann from The Satorialist

Saturday, October 17, 2009


I bought a camera card for myself...just so i can play with the insy binsy pink camera