During my time in Bali early this year I stumbled upon 'Dunia Anak' which in English translates to 'Worlds Children', a very run down games arcade, complete with a toddler playing Mortal Kombat: Armageddon on an old playstation 2.
I had the opportunity to shoot Chris Rutt, the brother of famous Australian Model Rachel Rutt, for EMG management a few weeks back. The hair and make up artist never ended up showing up, so we ended up spending half the day hanging out and chatting about life, love and everything in between while I took photos.
During my most recent visit to South East Asia, I spent four days wandering around Bangkok (Just before the major civil unrest broke out). On the way to search out some street food, in an area not far off from the famous tourist strip 'Khao San Road', I saw a small hole in a fence and as I went to investigate I discovered an underworld 'reserve' of sorts. One of the many ruined remains of Bangkok's economic boom in the 90's. It was a very surreal experience seeing and hanging out in this very peaceful environment, with Koi swimming in these flooded ruines while the loud, hustle and bustle of Bangkok was literally a step outside.
Wollongong is a place I love and hate, but with having my two best friends live and study there I have grown to love it and have been shown some of it's hidden beauties.
This particular weekend involved ocean jumping from the abandon wave generator which was a pretty interesting rusted piece of machinery. Then we headed up Mount Keria, but not the conventional way, no we are not conventional men. We instead tried to test our climbing abilities and go off the beaten track and up the very steep side of the mountain to some secret little spots.
Then to finish off this adventurous day we witness a intense storm strobing lighting bolts every thirty seconds in the distance over the sea.
So next time your in 'the Gong', give it another chance and search out it's hidden gems.
Otherwise known as Kampong Phluk Floating Village is found an hour outside of Siem Reap, Cambodia.
We kind of decided last minute to check out 'the Floating Village/Markets' as we had heard little things here and there but didn't really know what we were in for.
It turned out being one of the most eye opening and interesting parts of the trip.
Our tour guide, a local who grew up in the village, explained everything from how he had lost his most of his family at sea, to the politics and social economic situation of the small floating fishing village.
We first got a tour of the 'Floating Forests', which were flooded mangroves, which was pretty surreal. He then took us to a Orphanage where we were offered the opportunity to make a donation. We were warned that often the teachers took money for them selves if it was donated, so we opted for 10 kg of rice.
Here we hung out with some of the post positive kids I've ever seen, not complaining of being brats or anything, they just seemed truly grateful for what they have, with no parents and sleeping, leaning and living on a small floating house.
All up a very rewards experience.
Well in summary I honestly for a very long time saw photography as a hobby, shooting local hardcore/punk bands in and around Western Sydney and nothing else.
After school I spent two years living just outside London and traveling Europe. It was during this time I realised this is something I loved and wanted to make something more of.
Since then I have been shooting everything that interests me and this blog is really a place for me to document my progression and experiments in the music, fashion, portraiture and other worlds of photography.
I hope ya'll enjoy.