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.
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.
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!
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.
The 40mm M-Rokkor lens is a real hidden gem of true Leica pedigree, even if it wears a Minolta badge. It's sharp, it's moody and has a tiny focus throw enabling you to focus with a rangefinder very, very quickly. It's my favourite lens ever!
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
I’ve been hanging onto a few HP5 rolls, ready to be shot on my badass little Contax TVS which only […]
I recently took out one of my little point and shoots across some of the streets of Melbourne. The Nikon Zoom […]
I hadn’t shot in a while so, I decided to take out my little Nikon Zoom 310 AF compact scored […]
I took out my little Contax TVS Digital, one of my all time favourite cameras for a day of shooting […]
I’m really trying to use a 35mm lens for street and daily photography, but for some reason I’m finding it […]
I was lucky enough to be in New York’s Midtown area during the 2017 Women’s March. The streets of President […]
A short piece on Melbourne’s streets, surrounds, locations and oddities. Captured in 2016-17. Mostly unposted and unshared photographs from the […]
There are literally thousands of spots in Melbourne that the city's street photographers hit each and every day. But, it's a great start and hitting these locations once or twice on a trip will give you a pretty good taste of Melbourne's colourful characters, more than enough to get a few choice street shots.
The Epson R-D1s is the second of the bizarre R-D1 series of cameras from Epson who teamed up with Seiko to produce a true gem and oddity of the camera world.