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The King is dead

June 27th, 2009 by admin

I can’t say I was a massive MJ fan (compared to people around me), but I did have a few of his albums, went to a concert, and always liked all of his music. This image is one of my strongest memories of MJ, it was a poster my sister had of him.

I initially wasn’t that saddened to hear about his death , I even thought to myself that his suffering is now over, but I was really taken back by the words of Deepak Chopra. Have a read.

http://deepakchopra.com/default/a-tribute-to-my-friend-michael-jackson/

The aftermath

June 14th, 2009 by admin

Finally returned home after 3 days in Melbourne, and it was a trip I won’t be forgetting in a hurry. Friday morning I decided to pop down to Elizabeth St and pick up something that I have been lusting after since its release, and holding off purchasing it for as long as I could. A new camera; the Canon 5D mark II. Two things spurred me on to purchase it, a small win at Crown Casino the night before, and the subject of Friday’s shoot; 5 exotic Italian super cars. I can’t show any pics until they are published in a future issue of Auto Salon Magazine, however, after the shoot was done, I did get to drive one back to the dealership. That experience did overshadow the camera. By a factor of 10 million.

My good friend Steve came along to help with driving the camera car and take a few photos himself, here is one of me twittering at the HQ with my cameras either side.

me

Charles has a pretty good wrap up of the rest of the trip at EmptyWrapper.com

MEL

June 11th, 2009 by admin

Just landed in Melbourne again, I actually haven’t been here all that many times this year, if you count about 6 trips not that many. I usually enjoy my time here, but am always glad to come back home to Sydney. Here are a couple of N95 pics as I’m saving the SLR shots for another time and another place, i.e. Auto Salon Magazine.

Our longer than usual flight took us over the Snowy Mountains, which have had some major falls in recent days.

snow

Our first stop was a major company located in the outer suburbs, and we stopped for lunch at nearby Springvale. Being a major Vietnamese community, the dish of choice was Pho. Rare beef and delicious.

Pho

Our beds for the night are at the Victoria Hotel. It’s rather historic and not in a particularly nice way. Looks like we will be spending a lot of time outside of the rooms.

hotel

More tomorrow.

Extra Smart

June 11th, 2009 by admin

Smart drinks and healthy waters have exploded onto the Australian market in recent times, it seems that every month sees a new brand or new product come out, with some being better than others. I don’t mind the Spring Valley products, the Blueberry energy drink is a nice alternative to the Vs and RBs. I picked up these two one tired day at the office, and I should have taken one of those Facebook IQ test’s just to see if they lived up to their promise.

smart

Box Car

May 29th, 2009 by admin

I have a friend who has some nice cars, his current play thing is an original KGC10 Skyline, known as the Hakosuka.
One recent weeknight we both had some time, so I took a couple of pics of it.

Yes, wallpaper sized versions are coming.

The big 3

May 29th, 2009 by admin

Australia’s magazine market is huge for its population, it’s rare for one photographer to get covers for a few mags, but that’s what my good friend and fellow snapper Easton Chang has just achieved. The top three selling car mags in Aus, three great shots. Actually, the new edition of Wheels just hit the stands soon after I took this shot, and Easton’s work graced the cover yet again. Congrats mate.

eastons covers

Japlish

May 16th, 2009 by admin

It always brings a smile to my face. This time it’s from Honda tuner Spoon, and their wiper b(l)rades.

One eyed drunk

May 16th, 2009 by admin

Spotted this little guy near the office.

Here’s something you don’t see everyday

May 12th, 2009 by admin

re5

It’s a rotary powered motorbike. Suzuki produced these in the mid 70s, and I spotted one at a Sydney performance workshop.


Check the instruments. The blue visor lifts up.


The 500 odd cc Rotary engine made decent power in its day, but the bike was quite heavy, as the rotary needed a massive radiator and oil cooler to cool it.


Wacky design


Continues to the rear.

A Bug’s Life

May 6th, 2009 by admin

bug

This little guy rode home with me for a few kms. I’m not sure how he got there or where he went, but he stayed on when I was doing 80km/h and disappeared when I stopped. I originally uploaded this on my flickr page, which is something I really only use for uploading the odd pics from my Nokia N95. I did run an N series photo of the day for a week, and now it’s an N series photo when I don’t have any other cameras with me.

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