Sydney Journal One

I’m sitting in my upgraded hotel room starting to feel weird. I was in Europe for the past two weeks then flew home for a day and then flew to Sydney yesterday, or today, or this morning. I don’t even … Read More

The Ten Minute Book

I posted about this little book before, but I’m back in Australia, so this book was once again on my mind. This is a ten-minute book. From dreaming it up to uploading. Just for fun. Let the software do some … Read More

Creative: Blurb Roadshow

Shot this image ten years ago in Amsterdam RIGHT in front of my hotel. Leica M6, 50mm and Portra 400VC. Getting ready to depart on another leg of the Blurb Roadshow. On deck are Amsterdam, London and Sydney, back to … Read More

Print: Meat and Candy

Yes, you’ve seen this book before. I actually did a post about it here. I wanted to feature this book here because it’s an important cog in the wheel of unconventional publishing. This book represents something important in my life, … Read More

PRINT: General Thinker by Remo Giuffre´

I’ve written about Remo before, and also mentioned his book, but here is a bit more detail in regard to the publication itself. My first rule about books is how they make me feel. This book makes me feel like … Read More

Print: Eamon Donnelly’s Milkbar

Milkbar: A Photographic Archive Vol 1. Posted Saturday 6th April 2013 in Milk Bars, Photography Milkbar: A Photographic Archive Vol 1. By Eamon Donnelly. Self Published & Printed by Blurb. 100 Pages Full Colour Softcover gloss Uncoated inner pages Book … Read More

Just Listen: Structure, Cockatoo Island

Looks can be deceiving. They always are. A jingle of sound and metal and history and space. I’m here right now, right this second. I might be the ONLY one hearing what’s here. It’s nice to be an insider on … Read More

Just Listen: Trinh, Cockatoo Island

Garry is a legend. Understated. Quiet. Funny. He’s a real witness. Not like the rest of us. He watches and I mean really watches. He has to because when you see his work you realize he’s seeing a different reality. … Read More

Just Listen: Cicada, Blue Mountains

I’ve been finding these since I was a child. I do the same thing every time. Put it on my hand and look at it. Just a shell. Go to the Korean spa and get a scrub. Same thing will … Read More

Just Listen: Couple, Blue Mountains

The falloff is grand. The scale translated by the whiteness of wing all those K’s down. There isn’t anyone out there people. It’s the way it’s supposed to be. Just drink it in and seal it in and remember what … Read More

Just Listen: Shadows, Cockatoo Island

Get in a line. Do it for me now. Please. Out of film but soon a small pile of metal, plastic and paper liters the ground. Don’t worry, I picked it up. Just about form here. An exercise for my … Read More

Just Listen: Opera House, Sydney

The Opera House is what people think of when they think of Sydney. It’s easy. I happened to attend an event inside the Opera House, and I can say it’s worth the effort. Sydney is beautiful, and bathed in that … Read More

Just Listen: Chloe, Cockatoo Island

This girl smolders. Like the soot on the walls of this place. You’ll see. The future is her roadmap but she’s driving now. Already out there making things, and with a foundation I found commendable and honest. (Yes, there’s an … Read More

Dispatches: Peter Cramer

I pounced on Peter a few short days after he ushered a new baby into the world, so a major “thank you” is in order here. When I received the directive to travel to Sydney I knew I needed a … Read More

Dispatches: Jaki Arthur

“I’m not really sure what a book publicist does,” I said. And this is how our conversation began. I met Jaki the night before, and because Australians are so nice, she didn’t baulk when I asked “Can I come over … Read More

Just Listen: Fountain, Sydney

This is an image I told myself not to take. And here we are. It happens. The camera is unfolded. I’m itching to make something, and the way I see it this building and fountain got in the way. Oh … Read More

Just Listen: Harbor, Sydney

There is something about a good harbor that gets my juices flowing. Cruise ships get my juices flowing but in a different way. They are strange beasts filled with strange people heading to strange lands to that they can eat … Read More

Dispatches: Jess Scully

Jess Scully is a handful. “She has an open invitation to any art event in the entire city,” someone replied after I asked about Jess. Attending an opening at the Art Gallery NSW it was apparent how many people she … Read More