A Lifetime Ago

When life revolved around BMX and Shows. It feels like a life time ago. Those exciting years being inspired(Still Inspired) photographically by the likes of Cooper B, Pete Jacques, Hartley, Dolecki & Ricky Adam. Doing whatever means necessary for the next adventure. 3hr one way up and back trips, mid week, just to catch a gig in the city. Limping into work on Mondays.  Institutionalized. You can't walk past a Bank-To-Wall without thinking of Ruben. You can't walk through a forest and not imagine a roasted table-top. When you hear a Profile cassette hub, or a skateboard thundering down the footpath, you can't help to think of the good times, man!

Come full circle, it's a great feeling meeting people through Motorbikes and Cars that were at the same shows, or featured in magazines you contributed to back then.

Shout out to Jon the Pom, Pete Jacques, and Jason Teraoka for lighting that old flame.

Watchma Bovine Dirt Drags

Watchma Bovine Dirt Drags……Moons ago I had an unexpected phone call from Gary Salau. I had photographed his property a few years prior. Gaz mentioned he had seen some of my work on the H.A.M.B. and wanted to know if I was interested in hanging out and taking a few photos of some Dirt Drags. No way would i miss this rare opportunity. Fast forward 2yrs to the last Dirt Jam I attended in 2016, and I now consider a lot of these guys incredibly great friends.

The Watchma Bovine Dirt Jam isn't a public event. It's a no BS good time amongst a group of close friends who i was lucky enough to document running a-muck on an old crop duster air strip.

Grinders CC Throw Back

Walking out of ADL Airport and being greeted by a Pontiac Roadster, GC's, Beers and a slab box sign with your name scribbled on it was one of the best starts to any trip I've been on.

The plan: West Beach Skatepark Friday. Party. Grinders CC Charity Show Saturday. Party. Hang out Sunday. Didn't sound shit.

The Grinders CC raised a hefty donation from the auction of bitchin art work, which was generously donated by artists all over Straya. Humbled to have been invited along and to have been apart of this event at the end of 2016.

One hell of a weekend. One for the books. You know the trips i'm talking about, yeah, you know. Massive shout out to those guys and girls. What a trip, man!

Freedom Machines: Throw Back

Two years, where'd that time go? Spring 2016 i made a quick trip to the Gold Coast for Timo Caraco "Freedom Machines" book launch and exhibition. Pearler of a weekend and an amazing show. Thanks to all for the good times and amazing hospitality. And Jake. Thanks Jake.

The Boogaloo Invitational 2018

The Boogaloo Invitation 2018. Needs no introduction. Thee best campout HotRod, Custom and Bike show in Aus. Special guests this year included the likes of Nick Simich of FARTCO and Piero from Mad Fabricators. Get a bloody yabby up ya.

My morning started off with our Car Club organizing a casual, no BS cruise from Melbourne Moonshine, and taking the scenic route through country Vic. Big ups to the Moonshine crew, sterling effort.

After chatting with a few people after the dust had settled Mid day Sunday, there was a pattern of "this is the best one yet" and "i couldn't walk five minutes without running into someone i knew". This just goes to show how much work Tesh and Des put into the event to create an atmosphere like none other. Good times, man. Keep the PMA.

Random 35mm

A selection of random 35mm photographs from in and around Melbourne.

Leica M2

Voigtlander Nokton 35mm 1.4 Lens

Ilford HP5

Kodak Tri-x 400

Sekonic 308 Light Meter