Been a while since i`ve last posted something as its been a busy start to the year. Back to back trips and a few other things keeping me sidetracked from my Tumblr.
Here is one place that is currently laying dormant until the Autumn and Winter Swells start to bring it back into life. My favourite place in the whole world to shoot and to just watch, onshore or offshore this place has many faces that mesmerize the soul.
OURS - Last Winter 2012
Last year i went to the States with my girl for the first time, not sure why its taken me so long to check that side out, but one thing is for sure NYC blew my mind in every way. Full of rad interesting, inspiring people and not to mention obscene wealth, awesome old buildings full of history, smells and sirens, and yes that subway and yellow cabs, where would they be without them.
Here is another shot of the NYC Skyline although this one is mine and my take on it all.
Shot on Sep 11th 2012 from Manhattan Bridge in between bumpy trains trying to fuck my shot.
In 2010 i entered the Redbull Illume Photo Contest and got myself a trip to Dublin Ireland for a week meeting some really geat people and amazing photographers. I managed to to take out my Category in the Close Up section and also won AthIetes Choice Award.
It on again this year so get your shots in.
Met up with BIg Wave Surfer Mark Mathews at the end of last year for a quick portrait shoot for Tracks Mag. Ive been shooting Mark for years now and he`s in the fittest condition he has ever been in.
It`s going to be cool to see what swells he chases down this year.
Mark shot at Maroubra Beachon the 27th Nov 2012 with one Studio Light - 5DMK III and 24-70 II .
As the sun set on the 14th Dec 2012 Australian Surfing changed for the better, a new froth was created when Gold Coast man of Style and father of 3, idol to millions brought home the 2012 World Surfing Title and the cherry on top, The Pipe Masters Trophy. I was shipped out to cover the Pipe Master and Title run by Tracks Mag and was kindly given the green light to lurk at the Billabong house with a few other lucky / privileged industry types, close friends and family to cover what is possibly one of the greatest Title runs Australian Surfing has seen in a long time, if not ever. As the time clock wound down and things drew to a close it was done, Joel had won it all, holy shit World Champ, Pipe Master - this house was going to be busy. Joel was swiftly brought back to the Bong house to a crazy emotion filled front yard which overlooks Pipeline, the cheers and celebrations were loud, wet and fucking awesome. I was lucky, I was there frontline and dodging champagne corks like I was in some kind of war - but a friendly war. Here is a shot that I grabbed in amongst all the mayhem and festivities. Well it`s home time now, Merry Christmas, and thanks Joel for the shot.
OK, this no Surf situation is good and bad. As a lover of taking photos of just about anything i was happy to get up early this am for a friend who requested a shot of Manly.
These Statues are whats known as “ The Oceanides ” on the walkway to Shelley Beach in Manly.
If your ever in town check it out, its nice walk or bike ride.
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