30 July 2014

THAT ONE TIME IN HONG KONG

Scanning old actual photos, from film stock, you know the stuff, before it all went digital, to ironically preserve them digitally and I found these shots I took in Hong Kong back in 1989.

Streets
Canon
Butcher

I like em

28 July 2014

CHRISTINE AND THE QUEENS

I give you Christine and The Queens. Awesome song and equally awesome clip. Via my most awesome love Finding Femme

27 July 2014

OLD PERTH # 24

So it seems that sometime circa 1905 there was a proposal to build an 18 hole golf course in Kings Park... imagine that.


STAHL HOUSE AKA CASE STUDY HOUSE # 22

One of my fav pieces of architecture is the Stahl House (aka Case Study House # 22) in Los Angeles California. It was built in 1960 by architect Pierre Koenig for his client Buck Stahl. It was made famous by a Julius Shulman photograph, showing two women leisurely sitting in a corner of the house with an eventide panoramic view of the city through floor-to-ceiling glass walls...




It's been used in a pile of  movies, TV shows and even a video game
Films include Smog (1962); The First Power (1990); The Marrying Man (1991); Corrina, Corrina (1994); Playing by Heart (1998), where it was used as the home of Jon Stewart’s character; Why Do Fools Fall In Love (1998); Galaxy Quest (1999), as the home of Tim Allen's character; The Thirteenth Floor (1999); Nurse Betty (2000); and Where the Truth Lies (2005). Television shows include Adam-12; Emergency!; and Columbo. A look-alike was also included in the 2004 video game Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas as one of the houses players can buy. (via Wikipedia)

Some more contemporary shots








25 July 2014

GAME ON

The Empire Commonwealth Games are back. A good time to reflect on when we hosted it back in 1962. Little old Perth got a bit of a makeover as a result. Wide streets (Underwood Ave) new housing for an athletes village that was then sold off as a suburb (Floreat - I'm exaggerating here but you get my drift) and brand new sporting venues - Perry Lakes, Beatty Park and all the rest...


The beginnings of Perry Lakes Stadium
Perry Lakes Stadium
Opening ceremony
1962 Commonwealth Paraplegic Games Competitors Team Photograph
Beatty Park Aquatic Centre
Games Village gate with added Ford Falcon
Murray Street decorated for Empire Games, 1962
TVW 7 technicians broadcast the 1962 Commonwealth and Empire Games from Perry Lakes Stadium
1962 Perth Commonwealth Games Aerogramme



THE HOOD # 280

Some cool JXD action in Little Parry St, Northbridge

Fat Rabbit
Fat rabbit aka Walny
Three Lives
Three lives and zero credits
Space Food
Space Invaders food mash up aka Food Invaders
J|D
Artist 

24 July 2014

OLD PERTH # 23

I've just discovered the most awesome thing. Landgate have released a Perth Metro Aerial Survey from March 1965. You can view it in Google Maps and see what your address and street looked like back in 65. I just did some spying around the street I grew up in in Wilson and wow... my childhood home was just a few years old back then and the street only had a few houses in it...

This is a wide shot of Wilson, Shelley bridge and Leach Hwy are not even begun, farm land to the south east for as far as you can see (now Ferndale)
zooming in on my street Highview Tce
Zooming in on my childhood home
Ingrid at highview tce
My sister out the front of our Highview Tce house (circa 68 ish)
My childhood home and street now
and same shot back then
Click the link at the top of the page and have some fun. Look for things like the Kwinana Freeway ending at Canning Bridge
and drive in movie theatres like the Bentley one, cnr Leach and Albany Hwy if it was still there today
Herdsman Lake, completely drained and used for market gardens

23 July 2014

THE ALL ORIGINAL STREET ART PT1

The art of Transit Van spray painting. Pretty much lost from our streets now. Some would say that was a good thing, others would say it is an art form now lost to the ages. You tell me.

I mean look at the magnificence of this mural

"You need refrigeration? We got refrigeration"

Chopper ride into the cosmos 

Outrageous baby

Ride your wild stallions

Love man yeah... wait... is that a Hitler smiley face?

 More to come real soon

22 July 2014

ON THE STREETS OF PARIS

A long overdue post of some cool pieces on the streets of Paris, sent to me earlier this year by a couple of travelling amigos, Greg and Kingsley

This cat is very similar to one I snapped along the High Line in New York back in 2012 (see below)
Street Art




Clearly the lads had drunk one too many Beaujolais when the snapped this one

ICONIC

Grabbed some shots of the awesome entrance gates to Perth Oval the other day. 

EntrancePerth Ocval
Reserve
if you were a bit posh you could enter the Reserve area
Flat
everyone else made do with the flat
Change
but all collected their change/tickets here