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.

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.

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

Random Roll #1 – Nikon Zoom 310 AF + Fuji Color 200

I recently took out one of my little point and shoots across some of the streets of Melbourne. The Nikon Zoom 310 AF is solid performer, super loud but a solid 6-7/10ish. Like I've said in the past the lens isn't exactly super sharp, nor is it incredibly soft. Totally middle of the road and totally… Continue reading Random Roll #1 – Nikon Zoom 310 AF + Fuji Color 200

One Day in Melbourne with the Nikon Zoom 310 AF + Fuji Superia 400

I hadn't shot in a while so, I decided to take out my little Nikon Zoom 310 AF compact scored off eBay for a cool $30 and run two rolls of film through it. With an order of Ilford HP5 and Fuji 400H in the mail, due any time between now and Christmas I thought… Continue reading One Day in Melbourne with the Nikon Zoom 310 AF + Fuji Superia 400

One Day in Port Douglas with the Ricoh GR

When I travel, I try to travel as light as humanly possible. Laptop, phone, single camera and lens, HDD, SD card reader and the various chargers required. Travelling light means when getting around life is much easier, it's only a simple reach into the bag to pull out a camera and fire off some frames… Continue reading One Day in Port Douglas with the Ricoh GR