There is a lot to be said about New Zealand.
There is a lot to be said about New Zealand.
If you’ve not yet heard of The Peeks, a young folk-rock band from the burbs of Melbourne, check this out. It’s the film clip for ‘Little Black Dog’, a track off of their latest EP. The clip was shot in a rather aesthetically pleasing location hidden away in the rurals of country Victoria. It’s an absolute ripper song!
Big thanks to the actors Simon, Luke and Louise; to Jack from JCL for the brilliant second camera and steadycam skills; and to Fraser (The Peeks lead singer) for his creative nouse working on developing the concept.
A few years back I shot some footage of friends tattooing at the Rites of Passage tattoo convention in Melbourne.
Here, finally, is a short clip compiled from this activity.
Durga, inspired by the vast diversity of Indonesian culture, belief and tradition, focuses his work on concepts and ideas centred around decorative and traditional motives and ornaments, deities, legendary characters, and an array of tribal designs born through Indonesia’s cultural heritage.
If in Jakarta be sure to check out his studio, or if online the two documentary films produced as part of a Mentawai Tattoo Revival project he and a team have been working on for the past five years. Which you can also follow here.
Photos below feature Durga and Cap Bagong
I helped do some filming yesterday for a photography project my friend Dan has begun working on. It’s quite unique. But then again, so is he. The exhibition for this particular project, which is likely to be held sometime next year due to the concept requiring a significant period of time to eventualize, will be truly amazing so I encourage you to keep a close eye on Dan’s blog or website for updates, and of course for other visual pleasantries that are bound to pop up throughout his rather experimental explorations of ways to capture a moment in time. Yeah Dan.
Benny you little legend! Most of this footage has been sitting dormant for the last four or more years and, up until recently, before receiving a letter – which, yes, do still exist – and a CD which read something along the lines of ‘Benny Reed is in a band, The Single Fins, and this is almost the final version of their first EP’, had in fact, for the most part, been forgotten. Which is primarily because I’ve not since been inspired by thoughts discovering any relevance for it. But now, thanks to your music, which captures everything about the feelings I hoped this to portray, I have. Thanks. I do hope you and the lads continue writing music Benny.
For punters though, yes, this is one song – for which the CD did not reveal the name of, but, like all good bands, there are more; so be sure to get on down to a gig, visit The Single Fins Fan and Triple J Unearthed pages and support good local music and a genuine dude!
Here is the teaser for BUI MAREUREU BAAP as worlds divide, the documentary project I’m currently working on; check it out! Also, click on over to the film’s official website – www.asworldsdivide.com for more info and to follow along as the project unfolds!
Have you ever wondered how long it would take to fill 104 pairs of lightweight cotton dress socks with 9B grey lead pencils? Me neither, but I’d happily devote an equivalent amount of time to watching Cousin Lawrence’s music act JULY DAYS at work! ELECTRIC LOVE, from their new album LIGHTBULB MOMENTS. Check it out…
Special mention to acting extraordinaire The Pest for his assistance, check out his happenings at PESTSPECTIVE.
It reminds me of my interrupted walks home from the school bus stop as a youngster… being lured into the strange old ladies home up the road with promises of sweets, lizards, scary movies & other eye widening delights, only to be fed – in some depth, instructional procedures in preparing Tomato Soup with 11 different variations. It was here I was also fortunate enough to inherit, verbally, a number of invaluable life lessons from her… for example “If one is to posses a creative soul, one must understand that a serving of wheatbix and warm water is a more than adequate midday meal”… The Fantails were delicious but to be truthful, she just confused me.
With my dear friend Holly Isabella Rankin on the other hand… there’s no confusion.
Launching their first EP at The Basement in Sydney on Mar 19, this amazingly creative cat driving Desire The Horse agreed with noone that an entree of sorts should be available for perusal… The first track off the EP ‘The Wolf’… look
I’ve returned home safely from the Jungle. One hell of an adventure. Stay tuned for the visual production.