Photos

Cam Show

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Lately, I’ve been shooting a lot more with my iPhone and VSCO Cam. The excellent film simulation is way ahead of the tackiness of Instagram’s filters, and there’s a great balance of in depth editing and simplicity. It also comes with VSCO Grid, a simplified photo feed like Flickr & Instagram, but without the commenting and social features.

I’ve kept my grid mostly to a single theme: exploring angles in architecture and public space, entirely shot in black & white.

Thoughts

Walking on Air

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My first day original iPad was starting to feel long in tooth. Stuck on iOS5 and feeling increasingly slow, I resolved that when Apple finally got around to releasing a retina displayed mini, I would move on. Except that’s not how it worked out.

Despite the retina display and on par tech specs, I went with the Air instead. With the massive shaving of size and weight, the Air feels like a big-screen mini, rather than a “full size” iPad. It feels more like holding a nice magazine, and using it feels like those early days of owning the original all over again.

Finds

Shine On You Crazy Disc

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Fitness is not my thing. Whilst I cycle everyday, my 5 minute commute certainly isn’t going to break records, and the last time I competed in sport was a good decade ago. Some breathing issues and lack of identifiable causes through tests though prompted the suggestion that maybe I just need to get fitter.

So on a whim I backed a new fitness tracker on Kickstarter. It’s a tiny silver disc, that thankfully doesn’t look like a plastic sports band. It lights up with how far you’ve got through your daily goal, syncs with your iPhone, and nothing more. And quite frankly, that’s enough to get me moving to not only achieve the goal, but then see how much I can beat it by. Years of apathy: 0, hi-tech 20¢ piece: 1.

Work

Between Red & Toe

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My wife, Toe, and I have launched a new photo blog to catalogue her various adventures with her K1000 film SLR (and the odd iPhone snapshot to boot).

Big images, little text, and a massive overprinted S are the order of the day.

Photos

Festival Centre

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The Adelaide Festival Centre is celebrating it’s 40th birthday. It was the first arts centre of it’s kind in Australia, beating the Sydney Opera House by 3 months, however it’s interesting architecture has been let down by the surrounding plaza and lack of upkeep.

The three geometric roofs still provide some fantastic angles though, and hopefully with the renewed focus on Adelaide’s riverside, the centre can get the refresh it deserves.

Work

The Cold Embrace

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Steering By Stars’ second album The Cold Embrace is now out, complete with cover art by myself and featuring photography by Hailey Lane. The artwork is all about the creation and release of tension and the cold/warm dichotomy of a cold embrace.

You can stream the full album on their website, but make sure you grab your own copy to keep.

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  • Honeymoon: New York
  • Honeymoon: Portland
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