Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Zen is music




“When you are content to be yourself 
and don't compare or compete, 
everyone will respect you”  
Lao Tzu



Sunday, August 28, 2016

Worst Gig Eva

Brisbane Powerhouse hosted songsmiths Tom Busby, Zac Gunthorpe and Jai Ray Sparks playing their tunes and talking story about the music craft as well as recounting some of their worst gigs ever.
There's a nut of a book idea right there....




Jai Ray Sparks

Zac Gunthorpe


Jai Ray Sparks (R) and Tom Busby (L)


Tom Busby



Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Acceptable circles of confusion


Hyperfocal Distance Formula


"if you love a flower, let it be.
Love is not about possession.
Love is about appreciation."

Osho


All shots taken with 30 year old Nikonos camera, 80mm lens and 35mm film using hyperlocal distance to maximise sharpness. The white background above is not crisp studio backdrop but actually grey over-exposed sky.

Saturday, August 20, 2016

Zen Moon


“One must be deeply aware 
of the impermanence 
of the world.” 
― Dōgen




Thursday, August 11, 2016

Wooden Surfboard Day - Part 1

It was all about sharing the knowledge and the fun - dare I say "maintaining the stoke" - for wooden surf craft. There were hollow boards, solid boards, boards with cork, paulownia, silky oak, oak and camphor laurel. There were experts like Grant Newby, Stuart Bywater and Tom Wegener above right, talking story. There were also kool old skool skateboards and state-of-the-aRt hand planes.
But as a "non-woodsmith", what I did take away was how enthusiastic this crew were to share tips and tricks and encouragement to the rest of us.
Big thanks to Grant Newby for organising the event. Two thumbs up to the Currumbin locals for sharing their crispy waves and huge thanks to the Wood Buddha for driving and feeding me.
All shots with 50mm Canon EF F1.4 on a very used Canon 7D.









the Wood Budda sniffing camphor laurel board

Stuart Bywater talking story under the fig trees






Organiser Grant Newby (in grey) and herding a group of woodsmiths





Wooden Board Day - Part 2