Sunday, December 23, 2012

Chamonix-Mont-Blanc

After Paris, we spent the weekend in Chamonix, a beautiful town in the French Alps. My new favourite place.


Saturday, December 8, 2012

Friday, December 7, 2012

Amsterdam

Last week, a few of my work friends and I went to Amsterdam for two days to celebrate one of their birthdays. The weather was a bit crap, but it was quite a pretty city.

It's hard to go too far wrong when you have almost as many canals as streets.

Amsterdam architecture

Friday, October 26, 2012

Cheltenham By Night

Photos taken walking home from Cheltenham train station after my day trip to Bristol.

Leaves by streetlight, Cheltenham

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Brandon Hill


Brandon Hill is possibly the highest, steepest hill I have climbed in my life. At the top is the hill, is Cabot Tower. Here are just some pretty photos of flora on my climb up towards the tower.

Brandon Hill park, Bristol

Monday, October 22, 2012

Castle Park

A lovely park in Bristol, full of miscellaneous ruins. In the middle of the park is the remains of St Peter's Church from the WWII bombings, which, again, has a garden inside, which is closed on Mondays. I didn't get any interesting photos of St Peter's, but I did find a pretty section of overgrown ruins in the very west corner, near what's left of St Mary-le-Port Church.

Castle Park, Bristol

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Temple Church


This site wasn't on my list of places to visit. However, as I couldn't access my list, I wound up finding it by accident.

It was built in the 12th century, and destroyed by bombings in WWII. There's a garden area inside the church (as well as outside), but access to it isn't open on a Monday, so I couldn't get in.

Temple Church gardens, Bristol

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Saint Mary Redcliffe Church

This was the first site I found in Bristol. The oldest parts of the church were built in 1185, with most of the rest added on in the 14th and 15th centuries. Alas, I didn't have a wide enough lens to get any shots wide enough to do it justice, but it's an amazing building. Next time, I'll have a look inside as well.

Saint Mary Redcliffe Church, Bristol

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

My Favourite Aardvark.

What with moving house and relocating to the other side of the world, I never got around to putting up the proper photos from my last shoot with Miss Aardvark. So without any further ado.

Alternative boudoir portrait

Bristol.

So, today I went to Bristol. I took a moderate amount of photos, of which I have far too large a portion that made it through my toughest culling. I even deliberately took only one camera, and only my most limiting lens (50mm, which is broken and works only on f1.8), in order to try to keep photo numbers down. Clearly I am just too skilled. Or not editing harshly enough. Or both!

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Diana in Cheltenham

When I came to England, I brought with me three cameras. My Canon 7D (digital SLR), 'my' Canon FTb (1971 film SLR, on loan from my lovely uncle), and my Diana Mini (lomography camera, 35mm and shoots square-frame).

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Travel Time

So, having essentially never been anywhere ever, I am spending the next 12-24months abroad.

I have been in England about a week and a half now, and general ramblings as pertain to my experiences (whatever they wind up being: my plan is not to plan) can be found at my Nyx Abroad blog.

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Accidental Aardvark.

This photo spontaneously appeared today out of a side project titled Aardvark Tea Party (i.e. wherein myself and my friend endeavour to be as ridiculous as humanly possible). I am fairly certain all of our crazy creations have been spur-of-the-moment ideas, and tend, more or less, to inspire themselves.

Well, we did a semi-serious mini-photo shoot this afternoon, and I proceeded to photograph her as she was getting dressed afterward (because it seemed a fun idea at the time). I downloaded all the photos, and we liked this one of her, so we opened it. Within ~5min was the following. Not within our usual level of madness, but it's still cute.

Aardvark Tea Party

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Chaos Divine: Bless the Rains.

Chaos Divine are currently touring their latest single, a cover of Toto's Africa ("We wrote this song back in 1982.")


I hadn't seen these boys in ages, so I took the night off work and went down. It was amazing.

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Karnivool

Karnivool at the Rosemount Hotel, supported by Forstora, sleepmakeswaves, and Redcoats, all of whom I will highly recommend. I don't think I've ever been to a gig with such a high quality over the course of ALL the supports.

Forstora, supporting Karnivool at the Rosemount Hotel

Monday, June 4, 2012

State of the Art

So the government put on a joyous festival for us for 'WA Day' (formerly Foundation Day, they've rebranded), with a crapload of amazing local acts. I even broke my "no shooting festivals" rule for it, mostly just so that I could see my beloved Sugar Army boys, as I hadn't seen them in about a year.

Jebediah, at State of the Art 2012

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Playtime In Alleyways

Alex and I went for a walk with my Diana Mini, explored a few alleyways, took a few photos.. the usual things kids do on a Monday night... right?

Lights above Grand Theatre Lane

Diana Mini

Some of the first shots taken on my new(ish) Diana Mini

Unpacking kayaks, black and white

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Having a Beard is the New Not Having a Beard

You know things are going to be fun when The Beards come to town. They were here touring to promote their new album. Having been publicly shamed last time (for my lack of facial hair), this time I had the good sense to cover my shamefully beardless face with a beard I rushedly made out of felt (I had been trying really, really hard to grow a beard, I just didn't get there in time).

Johann Beardraven, The Beards

Friday, February 10, 2012

The Cat Empire

10th Feb The Cat Empire were in town, playing a gig at Freo Arts Centre. They were excellent, as always; as were local support The Brow Horn Orchestra and QLD kids Tijuana Cartel.

Brow Horn Orchestra, Fremantle Arts Centre

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Boudoir Kitty

So my very favourite lingerie blogger, Treacle (The Lingerie Addict), did a few posts that I found late last year about boudoir photography.

It was a revelation.

Thursday, January 12, 2012

New Camera

So, in December, as I had finished my degree, I went out and got a full-time job. The day before Christmas Eve, when I was sent on my lunch break I was told not to come back, because they "didn't feel I fit in with the people there."

First thing I did when I got home: jump online and purchase a new camera.

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