Friday, November 30, 2012

Japan on Film

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 All Images Shot by Me on a Richo 35ZF with Fujichrome Pro Velvia 100F

I took my Richo 35ZF to Japan on a whim. I really didn't know whether the camera would work. As I bought it at Trash and Treasure for $5 and I thought the vendor was lying in regards to it functioning.

But I was quite surprised that it did, and the camera produced lovely dream like images; dark and graining 35mm film goodness. Gosh I love film. 

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Boys: Otis

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Photos shot by me

To kick of the Boys series, I shall start with Otis. My mates son, who quite frankly, is the cutest boy in the world. Doe eyed doll face, I couldn't stop saying "omg he is so freaking cute!" It's the chubby cheeks, dolly eyed, One Direction hair that gets me. This kid ate all of his hot chocolate and croissant, which now lives in his little pot belly.

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Hypebeast Magazine: HUF 2012 Fall/Winter “STANCE” Editorial

"Brian Kelley's “STANCE” showcases HUF‘s Fall/Winter 2012 collection through an exclusive and creatively startling style shoot for the 2nd issue of the Hypebeast Magazine".

I saw this shoot via flip book on my Samsung S3 and it's pretty epic and is now part of my photography inspiration archive. The perspective and layout is what got me and the menswear too. I'm a menswear addict, I think it may be my inner tomboy ways and I like the shape and fit. Previously working at Uniqlo supported this habit because they had awesome menswear. I'm definitely going to scope out HUF's collection. 

Friday, November 23, 2012

Girls: Rachelle

Rachelle Rachelle Rachelle Rachelle Rachelle, the smartest bird in my family. Brains and beauty through and through. I shot these photos of her months ago, 11 hour work days leaves no time to post new content or to work on pictures I've shot. Alas, I have some black and white film pics I will post of Rachelle, you'll be seeing a lot of her on this blog, as she is the only person willing to model for me. She rules!

Friday, October 26, 2012

Lomo Love: Amsterdam

Amsterdam Amsterdam Amsterdam
Quaint and beautiful, home of the Van Gogh museum and sort of a boys town. There is something inherently dreamlike about Amsterdam, deja vu like. Getting lost in it's maze like streets resulted in stumbling upon gorgeous small independant galleries, book stores and cheese shops. The homes along the canal encouraged some level of voyeurism, with their long rectangular windows with no curtains. I felt like a furniture/ interiors pervert. I almost died a thousand deaths due to passing bicycles. But, french fries and mayonaise just about changed my life.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Ed Cam

My cousin has rad photos, Ed Cam, make sure you check out his flickr page to see his travel and life adventures. I posted his photos many moons ago and thought it was time for another one. What I love about his pictures is the composition, mood and colour. He has a knack for capturing a distinctly nostalgic vibe, which I dig. It sort of reminds me Monster Children's instagram pics and images I've seen in Complex magazine.

*Image Source: Ed Cruz-Soriaga of Ed Cam

Monday, October 15, 2012

Still Kate

An early screen test of Kate Moss. Everyone knows that I love this bird, especially Kate circa 1990s.

"She's the only person that I can watch doing absolutely nothing for 2 minutes."

Friday, October 05, 2012

Girls: Ilona

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O.K I love girls. I have so many girl crushes it's getting to a point where it is unhealthy. Ilona is one bird that is every boys (and girls) dream. I met her years ago during high school through mutual friends. As most Filipino communities flow, we are somewhat related, in-laws as such. I won't get all technical because quite frankly, that's another post in itself.

Ilona is an apprentice tattooist, owner of Icecreamrose and is a gun illustrator. AND she has a rad photogenic face that I couldn't pass up on photography, which she gladly obliged. Oh, and she tweets and blogs too.

Tuesday, October 02, 2012

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Lomo Love: Paris

Paris x Seine x Notre Dame
(Image shot by me)

Another Lomo Love post. Paris at sunset; Notre Dame x Seine goodness. I am absolutely in love Paris, everything about it is wonderful.

Paris is on my mind, due to last night's visit to the Art Gallery of NSW, for the Eugene Atget Old Paris exhibition. He had such beautiful sepia photographs of the streets of Paris from the late 1800 and early 1900s. The image sharpness blows my mind away, considering the camera that he used. A lot of my favourite photographs were ones that contained old advertising signs plastered on walls, yep I'm a typography type of girl. It was very interesting to see the architecture of that time, and also a small glimpse of the past.

Please visit this lovely exhibition, Click here for details.

Also, Art Gallery of NSW is holding an instagram x Atget competition. Where you photograph the streets of Sydney and could potentially win a exhibition prize pack. Click here for details.

Cool no?

Saturday, September 01, 2012

Travel Photo Diary: New Orleans

Oceana oceana french crepe oceana cajun omlette Pralines! French Quarter Maison The Praline Connection Jester's Acme Barg'sParkway Bakery
New OrleansNew OrleansNew Orleans Bourbon House  New OrleansFrench Quarter New Orleans Cafe du Monde Cafe Du Monde_

Yep, about time hey? New Orleans, the big easy- anything goes. Sunny and hot, a tad ghetto, the best food I've eaten, the birth of jazz type of place. We slammed so many grilled oyster at Acme, I didn't want it to end, hands down the best meal of the trip. Jazz fest was kicking off, as we were leaving, however so many off shoot events were happening around town which was lovely. We took the tram through the suburbs and were treated to an eye feast of old southern homes, the architecture was beautiful. I felt like I was on the set of 'My Girl'. We were told that the original street cart from 'A Street Cart Named Desire' still does the rounds. We took a stroll through the old cemetery where voodoo queen, Marie Laveau, lays. One place I definitely recommended eating is Parkway Bakery for their Po' Boy sandwiches. Try the Parkway Surf and Turf- slow cooked roast beef with golden fried shrimp, and roast beef gravy. Southern hospitality is alive and well, so if you ever get lost or want tips on good local places to eat, the N.O natives are happy to help.