23 June 2016

OUT OF SEASON


Out of Season is a series of photos of motels in Wildwood, a coastal resort in New Jersey. There was a lot of these built there in the 1950s but sadly most are being or have been knocked down since. Mark Havens has been documenting them before they're all gone and I'm completely in love with his photos...






21 June 2016

NO I'M SERIOUS, THE MONKEE'S HAVE A NEW ALBUM

And it's actually pretty okay, if you're into cool summery pop sounds that is...


Of course Davy Jones tapped out a few years ago so we only have the remaining three, Dolenz, Nesmith and Tork and I can't help wondering if Jones was still with us what this album would have sounded like. But, as someone who grew up watching and listening to these guys I'm pretty happy that this exists. 

There's songs written by Ben Gibbard from Death Cab For Cuties...


Weezer's Rivers Cuomo as well as Noel Gallager and Paul Weller. The latter duo having written the psychedelic Birth of an Accidental Hipster...


And just to make it legit Monkee's they've included an old Neil Diamond track sung by Jones called Love to Love
time to give this a few loops


17 June 2016

GAS STATION # 33

Normally with this series I post some shots of old reused or even abandoned gas stations, sadly this one strays from that theme a bit.

Begin rant... Perth you get it wrong so so many times. How is this even possible and why is this a thing? Facadism is shit, no ifs not buts, just shit, especially when it's done this poorly. Incorporate if you must, I get progress, I get the cost of development and I get that land this close to the city is expensive, but why was only this section considered to be worth preserving? How is this a good decision? Just get out, get out of the room, don't even look back, I've nothing left to say to you, you're a disgrace. /rant

Some then and now
Williamsons Motor House Sml
Remains
whatever they build here I can't see how this is going to look good attached to it like an embryonic twin

12 June 2016

THE STONE ROSES


What can I say? Except yes, a thousand times yes. The band that gave us possibly the greatest album of the dying days of the 80's is back. Is this a good thing? I'm reading a heap of poor reviews for the first single All For One and some not as bad reviews for single number 2 Beautiful Thing. I hear what their saying, neither is earth shattering but did we really want a reinvented Stone Roses? I sure as hell don't, do what you do and as far as I'm concerned both songs are quality, Beautiful Thing is better than All For One, but they're both Stone Roses as I like my Stone Roses, Reni's drums, the wailing psychedelic guitars and Ian Brown out front.

See what you think, but play them both a few times before you decide


and what the hey, some old school while we're here



we've just got to do something about Mani's hair

06 June 2016

CRUISIN

My big exciting and new project is finally underway. As a result I've been all over town doing this and getting that and buying those and all the things. So natch a few cool photo ops have presented themselves...

Waiting
The solo run
Salvation Army
Believe
I'mma gonna need a whole lot of this going forward

31 May 2016

I ONLY ACCEPT THE BEST OR YOU KNOW WHATEVER

This one is quite well written, but it's the last few words that made me smile...

Salut my friend How are you? I'm Natalia. I'm writing you because I have an urge to talk to someone interesting, a bit sentimental and not sketchy. A person who still could be amused by adventure, and who knows how to appreciate the simple things that life brings in everyday. A person who has his own values, who believes in something, who's curious, and thinks that a new experience makes you a better person. Someone brave enough to stand at the tip of the spear. Someone who prefers a book or talk to party, who tries to immerse oneself in the new culture while traveling. A person who can dream big. In outline, I’m searching for a person who loves to live! Get a hold of me if you can see yourself in my description, and even if you aren't on the same page. Regards!

more awesome spam here 

28 May 2016

LAST NIGHT I GOT TO HANG WITH AN APOLLO ASTRONAUT

Last night my buddy Nigel and I wandered over to this building
To spend some time with Apollo astronaut Gene Cernan
Gene went to the moon twice, the first time in Apollo 10 where he did a lunar orbit
The second time was aboard Apollo 17, this time he landed on the moon and drove the Lunar Roving Vehicle
No cameras were allowed but I snuck one crappy photo in at the end, that's Gene on the stage, far left, saying goodbye to some kids
Capt Eugene Andrew "Gene" Cernan, the 12th and last man to walk on the moon
Only 7 of the 12 lunar astronauts are still alive today, they were all incredibly ballsy individuals. I stand in complete awe of every man and woman who has ever ventured into space. I'm unashamedly a space geek and I can't wait until the next generation of astronauts head to Mars, I just hope I'm alive to see it.



24 May 2016

EAST PERTH BRUTALIST

There's not too many buildings constructed in the Brutalist style remaining in Perth. They tore down the awesome central fire station a few years back, however the East Perth Train Station still stands. Most people scream ugly when they look at it, but I don't think they've really taken a close look at it. They don't get Brutalist architecture and that's cool, but I do...

East Perth
Back
Rear side
East Perth Train Station
Windows
Platform

17 May 2016

SO REMIND ME - HOW OLD ARE YOU AND WHERE ARE YOU FROM?

I do loves me a well written spam email about life, love and jeez I musta been really drunk.. so how old are you where do you live and what do you look like?
How are you. I have no clue how to start this letter. OK I'll start by saying that I am addressing a guy on the web for the first time in my life. I am a little thrilled and shy. Are you free? Are you searching for a sweetheart for getting rid of dark thoughts and starting a family? I want to find a man I could live my life with.! I need a fellow to start relationships with! You stole my heart before I knew what was going on. My name is Elena, Lena. To me of 35 years old. I uploaded my photographs to help you remember me. If you are ready to give us a chance, please do text me. I'm looking forward to ur answer to my letter. Write me as soon as possible, please! I was able to touch ur soul strings and that our dialogue will continue. I will be hoping to receive your answer. Have a good day! Meet you online! Thinking of you, Lena. PS: Oh, and how old are you and where are you from? 
Elenka Elena 

A few more of the same here 

15 May 2016

14 May 2016

MUSEUM STREET DONE GOT ALL COLOURED LIKE

What was once a pretty bleak, boring and lifeless street in Northbridge has had a bit of a makeover... and I like it.

Literally
Elk
Hair

08 May 2016

THE HOOD # 321

A little bit (read long bit) out of the hood actually. Way down where many fear to tread, Mandurah. Found this wall that's a colab between Pore and Lady Poise...

Colab
Section 2
Mandurah
Section 1

07 May 2016

OH YOU KNOW, JUST A DOG DRESSED AS A LION

In my eternal quest to discover new and amazing photographers, I give you the photos of Julia Werner. This is only one of her awesome sets (which you can see at her website) but it's definitely my fav...