Over New Years I had a request to produce a video of a cocktail I made. I had just moved house, had minimal equipment and an almost flat battery. What could I do? I put together a guerilla studio, mixed some flavorful spirits and ignighted some fruit volatiles… all in a single take (to which I later cut in subtitles)
Life throws many curve balls and not all are necessarily bad. In 2014 I begun embarking towards a long term goal, one I never expected to love so much but do none the less. My new goal led to new career paths and a new place to live and many new friends. I am now predominately supporting myself in a career as a boutique spirits specialist. Will this mean I stop producing art? Never. None the less it does mean I have to pick and choose my opportunities wisely.
2015 onwards will see not just a continuation of my work but the progression and growth of my skills which will also combine with my other career path.
I’d like to thank everyone who has supported me and all of those who will continually encourage me to follow my many, many passions.
Yesterday evening’s exhibition opening was a hit! Held at Black Penny in Surry Hills (a bar that carries some of the best Australian craft Whisky in Sydney), Myself and several other artists (including my notable partner Dayna) donated pieces for this event which are currently under silent auction in an effort to help raise funding & awareness of Swags for the Homeless.
This years Captured exhibition is celebrating fifty years of photography at the Sydney Institute of Photography.
Thousands of ex students were invited to submit works for this event which in turn were anonymously submitted for selection by a panel of industry professionals and showcased at The Muse this Monday evening.
There was an amazing caliber of work on show and I was delighted to discover some of my own had been included.
Captured 2014 runs until Friday the 19th of September 10:00am – 4:00pm daily @ The Muse Cnr Harris and Thomas Sts, Ultimo 2007.
Over the years I have experimented with a few lighting techniques, these here being the most fun.
Surreal effects are achieved in camera and at times quite creatively & physically demanding to get into one exposure.
The experience I’ve had creating some of these images will eventually be worked into a coherant project.