Monday, July 14, 2014

Self, 2014.

It's been a while since one of these.
Photo taken with the help of Martin.

Sunday, July 06, 2014

I Used To Skate Once 10

Photos from the 10th annual I Used To Skate Once. As always the show boasted an impressive collection of work from talented artists from Brisbane and across Australia. There was even a skateboard connected to an electric guitar you could play that I wasn't able to get a better photo of! Make sure you keep an eye out for next year's event if you haven't been before.

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Analogue/Digital Brisbane 2014 After-Party.

If you went to the A/D after-party at Greaser bar, you might spot your face in the video. The after-party was too good not to give it a separate video of its own. Some snaps below!

In case you missed it: go and watch the official Analogue/Digital Brisbane 2014 video.

Analogue/Digital Creative Conferences Brisbane 2014.

So pleased that I can finally post this. A month ago I had the honour of filming and photographing Analogue/Digital here in Brisbane. If you've been following my blog for a while, you'll know that I filmed Analogue/Digital back when it first started, just for fun from the safety of my seat in the audience when I was still experimenting with videography. Even then, Matt was incredibly supportive and encouraging—if you know Matt, then you'll know that he roots for the homegrown, the talented, the hard-working, and the passionate people who love what they do, whatever that is.

After attending A/D year after year and after taking photos from my seat at A/D again last year, Matt decided he wanted me to "do one of your sick films like you did for us the very first time!". I can't thank Matt & Alex enough for doing such brilliant jobs running the conference (which is now national!) and for giving me the opportunity to "officially" shoot it this year. I had an amazing time, as always—if you were there, I hope you did too.

Check out the A/D BNE after-party video & photos over here.

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Jungle Heart: Exhibition Opening Night.

As some of you know, the past 6 months of my life more or less has been about raising funds for WWF and planning Jungle Heart. Last Friday we had our opening night and I'm still in a bit of disbelief that it's been and gone and was (dare I say it?) a raging success.

We had an incredible turnout for the exhibition at Southside Tea Room. Over half of our 14 pieces sold, not to mention the extra donations that came from our "World Change" tip jar and the exclusive Jungle Juice cocktail we had on the night. So many familiar faces from the Brisbane & Gold Coast creative communities came out to support us and this cause and I can't thank you all enough for being so kind and encouraging and about as excited as I was about the exhibition. To think that a lot of you have already called for a "next year" before I've even had a chance to delve further into the idea gives me hope that maybe I have started something truly good here.

My biggest thanks goes to the artists for creating such beautiful pieces in honour of Borneo and the most well-known face of its endangered wildlife: the orangutan.

After being so in my element with Jungle Heart I realise (with terror, amusement and very little surprise) that solely curating, organising, designing and promoting an exhibition was something I was probably born for. So for those asking if there would be a "next time"—yes, yes, absolutely, yes, because this was way too much fun to be the last time.

Some more photos of the Jungle Heart opening night are over on Facebook. I'll be posting regular updates, promoting the artworks that haven't yet sold as well as announcing the final amount of money raised when all the payments are made, so keep an eye on the page if you're interested!

Edit: There are some more photos of Jungle Heart on The Weekend Edition thanks to the lovely Emily Nelson, who was also one of our artists. All four of Emily's pieces sold on the night! Amazing.