Friday, December 30, 2011

Storm Bird x Ants

 Ants and storm birds are the long range weather forecasters here - foretelling rain, hail and boxing day sales. The storm birds are going nuts this morning, warning of plenty big rain.
 But the weather is perfect. (At the moment)

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Foam Symmetry Review

Harrison Roach (above) is a phenomenal surfet on long, short or wood. So I was happy to see him on the cover of Australia's latest surfing magazine. It's a bold move, putting your time and money into establishing another surfing magazine at anytime, let alone in these post-GFC, post-analogue, post-post-modern, post-Elvis times.
But that hasn't stopped Justin Bevan delivering Volume One Number One of the mag foam symmetry.

I can't show any photos from that issue as the editor's words are quite clear: "Copyright is reserved and the scanning of pages to be placed on websites or blogs is prohibited". (And as one who has had their own images infringed upon - karma will get you - I take these things seriously!) I can tell you the production values and Oz print job are sumptuous. I can tell you that after flicking through its 77 pages that I wanted to grab my old film cameras and go shootin and loggin at the same time. 
I can tell you that Issue One does not appear to have any shots of WCT type shortboarders shredding Pipeline/Off-da-wall/MystoIndo/Todos/Chile/Superbank/Jbay.
I can tell you that the mag is planned to be delivered quarterly and you can subscribe for four issues for $35Au. If I was a surfin sista, I might be disappointed. Then again maybe not as the shots of all the fellas are pretty impressive. BUT (and this is my only beef) where are the sista surfers, guys? There's a double page hang five of Kassia Meador and a half page shot of Sasha Leitmanis and that's it for the girl surfers.
But don't let this put you off. It's early days for these ultra-hip media-mogul sliders. Get yourself a copy and make up your own mind.

Friday, December 23, 2011

Seasons Greetings

Seasons greetings 
to all of my brine 
brothers and sistas.
It's been nice
hanging with you
in 2011.

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Textish Tuesday (Barabajagal)

Text #1 "Just sittin on the lawn in freemantle park havin an ale with K waiting for grinspoon and then inxs to come on Happy days!"
Text #2 "Feet numb. Just spent the last four hours in the rain. BEST SURF EVER and now to ingest calories."
Text #3 "Still at markets. Lots of hippies and music"
Text #4 "Surf update. It's on an awesome bb brothers. Lines of swell as far as the eye can will anyone else be crook tomorrow?"
Text #5 "Well comrade it's blowin a grey gale here in the land of smoke and mirrors. Hope you can find a few sheltered waves."

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Town & Country

Normally, I try and live in the "here and now" and enjoy every moment, but this morning, I can't wait for today to be over. I'm off to the big city for a three hour series of interviews as part of hustling up a better job.
I spent a fair chunk of last night worrying about interviews, instead of dreaming of nice uncrowded walls.
I must have got some sleep in there somewhere, because in the middle of a cranking Kirra-like right the alarm went off. 
Wish me luck or say a prayer for me. Thanks.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Textish Tuesday (13-12-11)

Kowa SE 35mm SLR (c1964)

Shot as part of my series - Von Vintage.  This has probably been the most popular print of the series so far. I’m currently exhibiting the work and selling prints from this series online.  

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Image above by Mark Lobo of VonVintage
Text #1 "Not big. 3 feet. just in the middle of nowhere. no one out"
Text #2 "Some nice small water at OV headland this morning. hope the stitches go well."
Text #3 "Hey neilo how's the face? Hope it's OK. Got some good waves yesterday at karamas."
Text #4 "If you pitch your tent they will come. Just got in from an excellent session on the point."