Yacht @Oxford Art Factory.
Photos will surface on Kluster real soon!

So last night I went to see Yacht with a few friends....Here is a short convo - after the gig.

a: u liked Yacht?

the GOOGLE MAP slide show was radddd

good use of tech

b: hey!


funnny huh

i saw them at meredith

set was exactly the same

but yeah

i really like claire

a: hahahh

oh balls, good set tho

they were really good together

good vibe

what was the crowd like at meredith?

b: 45 % average bro

30% cyber feral

10% hipster

%5 families

%10 westy bros

a: haha good breakdown


Mark Gonzales is extraordinarily gifted as an artist and skater. His contribution to the skating world is really hard to articulate. I had totally not realised how forward thinking his technical ability and style was when he was captured on classic skate films.

I was watching the dew tour 09 yesterday... thinking to myself "yeah i have seen most of these tricks before" and the street course has been better designed over the years but I still prefer to watch skating on the street, it just looks way more unpredictable and engaging.

if you haven't seen Gonz skate before, you can happily rejoice on youtube with many old clips to consume.
Prepared to be inspired by the original artist on wheels.


Thinking thinking about masks..... and a long drive.

exccited to finally see the latest Dan Askill Creation for These New Puritans.
Clip titled "we want war"
It is so very Askill in style and the helmet is also amazingly produced by Jordan Askill.

via. Dan the scout.


These are powers shot in Brooklyn, NY.
SJ for Snkr Frkr End of Year issue.

Lions at your door for Press Play project with Viktoria Ing.

This has been long over due but I have finally stopped avoiding the task.
Today I finally updated my folio with some recent shots I had done since NY.



I have started to post on ilikepartypeople again after a long lazy break.
To follow... just jump on happysnappy.tumblr for a bit of a browse to continue the party trail.
One of my new favourite bands.
And YES! I finally have their Album.
If you haven't had a chance to listen to these guys, you should definitely give it a go.
Hope you will enjoy it too
image via. High Snobiety
so my collection grows once again...
i got the wraps in white... thanks to Bowen for the heads up.

The last pair left in the little store was my size =)


The film streak continues...
Thx to my good friend DAN... I also need to add Fish Tank on my to watch list.
It looks pretty intense, reminds me of Kids, RIZE, 8 Mile x SKINS.

I was trying to look for my copy of Hype!
I still can't find it. Arghhh... I have been watching a load of films lately and reminded me of how much I wanted to see Hype! again after I watched the Metal Doco by Sam Dunn & co.

If you are interested in Seattle and the Grunge movement from early to mid 90s, you should definitely check out the documentary, it is one of the best I have seen about the Grunge movement yet.


Yesterday I watched this doco about Heavy Metal
It is quite insightful and enjoyable.
I am no hardcore metal fan but I do like a few industrial metal bands
The doco is loaded with great interviews and historical accounts of the evolution of the genre from all over the world.
If you are interested in music and culture, I'd highly recommend it.


My friend has recently started a music project
I have taken a few photos at her live shows.
Each projection at her shows are different as it is sync'd to her music.
It is quite extraordinary and visually stunning.
More photos to come.... I was using her camera so I don't have the photos with me to share.
I was talking to Ash on Friday after a very long week.
After chilling at his place for a while, he got me onto Instapaper.
It is quite the handy app.... it is like delicious on your palm.

Anyway, I started to use it today and I came across this interview with Sam McIntosh by Pedestrian
This part was particularly interesting for me....

In your life has there been a job yet that you’ve really hated? From the very start? I was a pedophile's dream before puberty. Started doing a Sunday paper run when I was 10 and then followed with a six day a week run and had a host of friendly ol men who enjoyed a long talk. My work ethic meant I didn't actually hang round too long. Then onto a milk run and then my parents bought a pub. Had a shot at every role in there at some point. Since then, there have been a few small shots at uni but I've been mostly in publishing. Worst job? I don't really mind any kind of work. There's always some monotony in everything and if you're hating it, it's a catalyst to drive you to do something you like.

I feel pretty much the same way minus the pedophile's dream part. The interview is full of interesting and sometimes unbelievable stories, it shows where an idea with hard work and good friends can take you.

If you like interviews, you should sign up to the Pedestrian Mailout.
You will never have to dig deep into your rss reader again for unusual and topical stories again..
I have been thinking about starting over I like up rooting and starting new things
So for 2010, I want to find a new space to live
I want a small room with very little fixtures... most likely with a bed and a rack of clothes and a set of drawers.
Coming back from NY, I just realise I have too much stuff and I really need a good reason to get back to minimal living.

These are just some ideas I had to get the ball rolling.

Lately I have been hooked on a few albums.
This track by the Horrors is one of the albums, I am currently hooked on.
I must confess, the visuals for the song is not what I pictured the video to be... nonetheless the track is pretty amazing from the intro to the end. hypnotic... reminds me something they would play from the Informers.


The Duke Dance Off was out of control.
Saturday morning was sunny with birds chirping.
I was sore and hung over...sleepy but determined.
I woke up early to finish off my questions then the phone call came.
so this was when i spoke to the
XX a few weeks back


hello monday!

My friend Vikki Ing is finishing her (Fashion Styling) studies at the Whitehouse Institute of Design.
She will be holding an exhibition with her graduating class at the PYD building (197 Young St, Waterloo, NSW) in this 12th Nov Thursday.

Vikki's major work is titled "
Press Play", It is a collaboration between up and coming creatives. A concept exploring music and the visual image, we’ve adapted more commercial styles of media and taken the next step to make something a little unconventional all in the name of creating. It removes the pretention from band photography and makes it fun again.

So If you are free, come along and check out the works and have some drinks.

I have contributed some images in her published zine as part of her major works, it was a good little project and I can't wait to see the layout of the zine, thanks to our amazing mate Alex finishing the layout till 3am last week to get it to print.

I think there are editions of a 1,000 of the zine printed, so if you are lucky... you should be able to get yourself a copy and have a good look after the show.

See y'all there.


My friend Dinta and Stacia just started a new project together called Dreamers and Believers.
Like many art collectives, they both met during design school and after many late nights fueled by good conversations and wine, a project/web identity begins.

I am a fan of projects using tumblr instead of a very plain folio website.
The Tumblr set up is great, not only because other people can reblog and comment on your ideas.
The chronological order of the tumblr posts also gives the publisher the power to define a personality / a voice to their ideas, which I think most established design studios lack, the humanity behind their ideas.

If you like fluffy things and vintage imagery, definitely check out
Dreamers and Believers for a visual feed.


Thomas Prior

Educational and hilarious at the the same time.

This is part of the book...

" In the late 90s in Japan, the assumption that people would be lucky to have their private lives publicized was taken one ste further when a weekly “reality” show called Denpa Shonen featured a naked man locked in a room where he had to subsist ob only what he could win from sweepstakes advertised in a pile of magazines he was given. His place in the room was the prize he received after winning a raffle; he wasn’t told he’d be filmed. He went long stretches of time crying and eating nothing but rice cooked in a tin can. The crew left him inthere for more than a year before they told him that his confinement was being broadcast all over the country.

The show received stellar ratings."

Obsolete: An Encyclopedia of Once-Common Things Passing Us By


Friday night was the Duke Magazine's 4th Annual Mutant Dance Off.
It was a massive night with some amazing costumes and dance moves on show.
I think my body still hurts from competing on the night.
Keep an eye out for more photos via
Duke Mag.


"lonely is the new dance party" - The Sight Below.

I watched this the other day.
Makes me want to go to Bali again

More on Sagmeister HERE.
Dazed Digital.

Good interviews are even better when the subjects are actually interesting.
I really like Dave Ma's work and you might too if you have seen what has done with music videos.

DAVE MA is pretty rad.

DAVE MA makes good music videos
DAVE MA has a channel on youtube.


Rad Bike x Good Vibes

Summer is almost here.
What better way to get healthy (RIDE RIDE RIDE) and get some good music to your ears?
The Sydney Bicycle Film Festival has organised a bunch of rad films for all bike
lovers to enjoy. To celebrate the launch of this epic film festival, they are also throwing an opening party with a load of great bands, so come say hi and enjoy the GOOD vibe deep into the night!

TICKETS AVAILABLE NOW - come and spread the love!
Tickets onsale now through
Factory Theatre and Moshtix

For more info - check out the BFF Schedule HERE!


I was scanning my googlereader feeds.
And came across this series of film stills.
If you haven't seen 2046, I strongly recommended it.
Especially if you like me, enjoy Wong Kar Wai's work and surreal noir stories.

2046 is a real killer combination of surrealism with beautiful cinematography.
Like all of his other works, it is just a bit poetically tragic but engaging.

You can watch the trailer to 2046 HERE.
If the skies remain to be over cast and grey over the next few days.
I will probably have to shoot in this kind of light
on Saturday
I am excited to finish the photo project with my friend Vikki though.
Alex will also be helping her to produce and layout the zine together as part of her major graduation work at the Whitehouse institute of design.
We have shot 4 bands so far and the variety has been really good.
The zine should be a lovely finale to the whole project.


Time and space.
I really need to get some new lights
I have been thinking a lot about water too...
Maybe it is time to go for a swim
I had a skim on my google reader today quickly and noticed these boots.

I will admit it.
I have way too many pairs to wear for any boy but I love shoes.
I think I just like to collect different details on shoes. These boots by Gareth Pugh are totally impractical to wear (at least for me) but they are like a piece of sculpture. The detailing looks amazing too, I wonder how they look on a real person....

photo via. Dazed by Robbie Spencer.
This is pretty surreal
The photo is actually a few weeks old but I had totally forgot about it happening.

I was in the New Museum for about 4 hours before I stepped out onto daylight where this photo was taken. So now i realised the man with the cam is the sartorialist. I am terrible with names... really and I was so tired and dazed after seeing the Black Pather retrospective works by Emory Douglas.
And the David Goldblatt photos were also beautiful
I was also intrigued by the Dorothy Lannone's comic illustration series, they were really long and filled with words.

Today, my friend Michelle, a friend who lives in NY told me she saw a photo of me in an issue of GQ US about a series of galleries on the LES while she was on a shoot. I was like "who was the photographer?" She said "Not sure, if I wasn't on the shoot. I probably won't even flick through a GQ" Unexpectedly, a few of my friends had email me the Sartorialist post a few minutes later. It is like some kind of internet magic..... some people at work call this the VIRAL effect! There is no CPM on those.

Anyway, it was one of my many unusual NY encounters.
It is a pretty funny city if you get to spend a bit of time there.

According to a few of my friends who have followed the Sartorialist photos for a while... they all say "you have MADE it." I am not sure what that means exactly but it is pretty nice picture regardless.

photo by the sartorialist.
thx dude!

Colour, it is growing on me.
I am trying to stay sober, maybe this has something to do with my love of colour in things at the moment.
My wardrobe is still pretty black though... maybe this will also change with time.
paintings by
matthew cerletty
words by


I have finally put a little slideshow of a few photos from NY on the folio.
You can see them
Enjoy x


I had shoot this series for Chronicles of Never before I flew away to NY.
It took me a lot longer than I had planned to update my folio.
It was pretty much impossible to do so while I was away, the internet connection was not so good.

But after catching up many hours of sleep since I have returned back to the Sydney Shores.
I had finally work on a bit of an update today.

You can see some of the selects I picked from the blind silence audible vision series.
Alternatively you can Google "blind silence audible vision" to see what everyone has been posting.


Claudia on her birthday
It was pretty wild and blurry.

Wall St.
Lots of buildings and people on Cell phones.
Also really fancy gyms and lots of tourists equipped with camera flashes.
Seriously the BEST collection of photography art books ever.
A day off work.
Hanging with Laura.
She lives in a rad basement on the west village filled with mags and old rock records.
Patriotism on Wall St.



I have lost track of how many parties I have been to now...
Most nights I am too dazed to even take pictures.

This is not Taylor Swift.
It was hilarious that most people at Norwood thought Valeria was Taylor Swift.
I had no idea why all the camera flashes were going off around us.