Manly-Wynnum Walk

I have been shooting film more than digital lately so today I decided to go out with my D7000 w/Sigma 35mm Art. (As much as I wanted to shoot my Electro 35!)

I ended up going to Manly and walking from the Manly Boat Harbor up to the Wynnum Wading Pool and back again.

Here’s some of the photos, I’ll post more later in the week.

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Yashica Electro 35 GSN

I bought myself a rangefinder yesterday, a Yashica Electro 35 GSN.
The guy I bought it from lives about 20min from the Glass House Mountains so I figured I’d grab some lunch the head to the mountains and put a roll through it. Its such a nice camera to use and the shutter is so quiet I can’t wait do shoot some street with it!
Anyway here are some photos of it taken with my D7000 and Sigma 35mm art. (Love that lens!)Yashica GSN-001-web Yashica GSN-002-web Yashica GSN-008-web

The Maitre’D

Before I took this photo I signaled to my camera that I would like to take a photo but the Maitre’D  thought i was asking if he would step out of sight so I had to go up and ask him if he would be in the photo for me, with a slightly puzzled look on his face he said “Oh yep ok”.

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Lyrical Equations

Last week walking around Brisbane I met Ben from Lyrical Equations, he was out hustling & promoting Brisbane Hip-Hop.
Super down to earth guy doing his bit to help the youth of Brisbane and get them motivated & into doing something positive with their time.

A quote from the Lyrical Equations Facebook page.
“Lyrical Equations is one of many re-engagement programs under the “YATF” Youth Are the Future banner. We are an organisation that covers every profession within the Creative Industries.
Over the past 4 years we have been working in numerous Schools and Community Organisations across Queensland delivering tailor made programs for disenfranchised, disadvantaged and disengaged youth of all ages and backgrounds. The workshops can cover a whole range of components from learning how to write rhymes “Lyrical Poetry”, learning about different styles of Hip Hop Dance, learning about music production and Beat Making, Painting and Drawing and or Theater and Performance.

Big props go out to the Lyrical Equations team for their efforts!

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Brisbane Protest

This afternoon I was walking around Brisbane (I have just moved here!) shooting some street and just getting to know Brisbane a little better when I came across a peaceful protest.
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The protest centered around West Australian Premier Colin Barnett’s push to close isolated Aboriginal communities in Western Australia.
When I arrived there was already an Aboriginal Elder speaking so I took some time to listen to what he had to say until the urge to take some photos took over, after a while the protest moved from King George Square onto Adelaide St, blocking traffic in both directions in the middle of peak hour, from there the crowd walked down Adelaide St to William St stopping again at the William St & Victoria Bridge intersection (It’s around here that I get a bit lost as to where the Protest walk went, being new to Brisbane and all) from William St/Victoria Bridge the protest made its way back to King George Square for the finish.

I’ll leave you with some photos from the protest.
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The lady in this photo asked me to make a note that she is holding her friends sign, he is in the wheel chair next to her.
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An email from Mission Australia.

I received an email last week thanking me for my efforts photographing the Mission Australia Xmas lunch in the park last year.
I must say that it was an honor and a privilege to be able to photograph such an amazing event! (I am looking forward to doing more events like this in the future)
I still have to go through and spend some more time editing some of the photos from this event for my portfolio.
When I do I’ll post a few up here as well as them going on my website.
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