Monday, May 30, 2016

Monochrome Monday - Alex Frings

Byron Bay's Alex Frings on a flat day about 6 years ago.
Check his beautiful work here.

Friday, May 13, 2016

There is no Cloud

The Cloud.
It sounds so serene. So elegant and tranquil.
So far removed from the cut and thrust of silicon valleys and snail mail lethargy of the National Broadband Rollout strategy.

So wrongly mis-named, The Cloud...

There were large format photographers like Minor White and Olive Cotton who spent many contemplative moments waiting for clouds to ready themselves to be exposed on big sheets of film, with not a hard drive, USB, thunderbolt, firewire or even a floppy disk in sight.

There are Cloud Appreciation Society's even.

But the way companies gush about The Cloud and cloud-based this or that is the epitome of spin.

It's just a dirty big warehouse somewhere with a gazilliion dirty big hard drives, that cross references your every geographical movement, purchase, fitbit update, hashtag and mouse click so that now when I look up the weather radar to see what the real clouds are unleashing, pop up adverts appear on the very model camera I'm looking to buy.

I love clouds, but I'm afraid of The Cloud.

Friday, May 6, 2016

Koori Mail x Brine Time

Stoked to get some of my surfing pics published in this week's edition of the national Indigenous newspaper, Koori Mail , which in their words, is "100% Aboriginal owned and 100% self - funded".

This means they don't take editorial direction from BIG politics or BIG media conglomerates. A nice balance of news, thought pieces and sport, for $2-50AU.

Check it out for an intelligent view of what's happening across Australia.

You might even come across some deadly surf shots  of Gamilaroy fullah, Jamie Archibald .

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Solace (down by the river)

Neal Purchase Jnr
Josh Gunthorp riding aboard shaped by Neal
Josh at the Solace surfshop
Andrew Kidman L and NPJ on the right