Sunday 21st Feb meant 2 things – my 21st birthday, and Soundwave!

Being my birthday, there was no way I was going to work, but I did go to Soundwave as a fan, armed with a point and shoot!

It was great fun going to events with a punter point of view for once!
Festival Essentials 236/365

Then on Tuesday 23rd I went down to Luna Park’s Big Top to shoot AFI. It was quite wierd seeing Davey Havok dress like a man! (with red nail polish of course)
Davey Havok 238/365

The next night I then headed down to The Metro to shoot Escape The Fate. I’ll admit it wasn’t my best gig, but there’s another band I can say I photographed!
Escape The Fate 239/365

Soundwave Recap

Over the past few days I’ve been experimenting with different long exposure techniques. I’ve wired up some LED toys and played with kinetic photography. Here are some of the results.
A Concentric Mess 220/365Glow Worms 218/365
Psychedelic 215/365Swirl 217/365

Photography without a Subject

Late last year, I bought a whole bunch of fairy lights. Most people only have them out for a few weeks around Christmas, but I quite enjoy having them out all year round as a bokeh machine. Here are some of the shots:
Farewell 2009 183/365Mr Segmentation 198/365
Best Buddies 185/365Transparent Camera 195/365

You can see more of my bokeh shots here.

For the Love of Bokeh

This is by no means a great shoot for me, there was an insane photo policy and half of the 5 mins we got were darkness. We weren’t even in the pit for an entire song. It was wierd. I guess this is the best of a bad bunch.
The Mars Volta 204/365

The Mars Volta @ Hordern

For Christmas, my amazing Marky got me a Lomography Diana F+.

I was skeptical of getting on as I already have a Holga, but in the past week I’ve grown to love the Diana, and its dream-like photos.

Here are a few pictures from the first roll, at the beach. Click here for more of my Diana photos.
PatrickBat and BallSurf RescueStanding on Yourself

Diana F+

I hope 2009 was fulfilling for everyone in 2009, and hope that 2010 turns out to be an even more incredible year. This is how I welcomed 2010, in Milsons Point, Sydney.
Welcoming 2010 184/365

Happy New Year

Can you believe it?
Only a week till Christmas!
I can’t believe how fast another year has gone by….

To get into the spirit of the festive season, I’ve taken a few Christmas themed photos.
Here are some of my favourites. Click on the thumbnails for a larger view.
Mr Nutcracker... 171/365An Unknown World 169/365Funky Reindeer Poo 145/365I Ate Santa Today! 117/365Santa Above and Beyond 135/365Merrily Marching 131/365

It’s almost Christmas!

Anyone who has been following my photography over the past 6 months or so would know that I’m addicted to long exposures. Today, I made myself a few new LED toys, and I’m sure I’ll be using them in the next few days.

I think I enjoy light painting because it’s a more arty form of photography, that is you’re not photographing a stationary object, but rather an experience. Here are a few long exposures I’ve taken recently. I also have entire set of long exposures on flickr.
Name Me 170/365Metallics 168/365Light Cocktail 2.0 163/365

Long Exposures

If I learned anything from going up to the Central Coast the other week, it’s that polaroids can survive being dropped in salt water.
I took this photo, and droped it into the water straight away, so I took another one.
This one strangely developed better!
Seaside Pondering

Polaroid Pelican

Oh my goodness. This guy is amazing. He’s a maniac. He never keeps still (except to play the keyboard, and then he’s still crazy). I’d shoot him again and again if given the opportunity.

I spent all of yesterday feeling sick and sorry for myself, thanks to the erratic weather Sydney’s been copping. By night I was still having dizzy spells but I knew I had to get to Enmore for this gig. It was so worth it. If I wasn’t sick I probably would have nailed more action shots, but I still managed to capture hundreds of memories from such an amazing night.
Mika 147/365Orianthi

Mika @ Enmore Theatre