Homeward: Ballarat

I grew up in Ballarat and since moving away, I always try to make it back home to explore. This photo series covers the sights, nooks, crannies and hot spots that make up this oddball heritage listing obsessed town. There's some street, some urban, some documentary and landscape in an effort to give you a glimpse of Ballarat from my point of view.

Street Photography in New York & DC, 2018

Early in the North American winter of 2018, I was lucky enough to spend a couple of weeks in NYC and Washington D.C. While there, I shot roughly twenty rolls of film mostly Kodak Portra 400, Fujifilm Superia 400 and Ilford HP5.

My Favourite Film Stocks

Since beginning my switch to film in mid-2017, I've tried a handful of different film stocks from budget to pro in a variety of cameras. This short list are my favourites to shoot street and any other kind of photography!

Red Hot Australian Summer

This short project was shot over a few weekends at the famous and during the summer months often crowded Torquay Surf Beach. It examines this beautiful location's appeal to local, tourist and weekender alike through exposing the surf and sun culture mixed with documenting the crowds on the beach street style. It was shot entirely on a plastic fantastic Olympus 35mm point and shoot loaded with cheap Fujifilm Superia XTRA 400 film.

White Night 2018 with the Ricoh GR

I was lucky enough to head into Melbourne's CBD to check out White Night, the free festival that Melbourne puts on where they project, colourise and generally sex up key buildings around the place. It was crazy packed and allowed me to get a couple of street snaps while out and about.

Random Roll #3 – Olympus OZ10 + Fuji 400H

I recently received a little known camera from Japan, the Olympus OZ10 point and shoot. Continuing my obsession with point and shoot film cameras I picked this little plastic fantastic up for the $AUD equivalent of a Red Bull and a meat pie. It’s little beauty and a true hidden gem of the Olympus compact line of the mid-1990s

Random Roll #2 – Contax TVS + Ilford HP5

I've been hanging onto a few HP5 rolls, ready to be shot on my badass little Contax TVS which only recently arrived. I was able to track down an OG, version one with zoom-tab in completely new and mint condition from Japan for a couple of hundred dollars. It's a pretty modern camera in terms… Continue reading Random Roll #2 – Contax TVS + Ilford HP5