26 year old photographer from Hobart, Tasmania. Feel free to say hi :)

Sanguine Temperament
  • I had the privilege and pleasure of attending one of the final rehearsals for Loud Mouth Theatre Company’sproduction of Hamlet : Heads or Tails.

    Embarrassingly I hadn’t actually seen Hamlet prior to this, despite having studied some Shakespeare at school. Unfortunately we only studied Romeo & Juliet, and Macbeth, both of which I enjoyed. I actually think I was able to enjoy the play on a different level because of my unfamiliarity with the subject material. I wasn’t familiar with the setting, the age of the characters or their appearance (or even their sex due to many of the male roles being filled by women in this production) or the characters themselves. I imagine aficionados of the play would have seen numerous stage productions and films based on Hamlet, and would have opinions on how each character should be portrayed. It was all fresh for me though, and I loved every minute of it!

    A quick bit about the shoot. I went along on behalf of Aphra Magazine, as we’re doing an interview with the production company, and a review of the show. The “heads or tails” part of the title comes from the unique way the play is being presented. At the beginning of the show, various pairs of actors flip a coin to determine which of two characters they will play that night (Hamlet or Laertes, Horatio or Ophelia etc). This results in sixty-something different combinations of actors and characters, so the odds are that no two performances over the show’s run will be the same! A fantastic idea, but a lot of extra work for the actors who have to learn both roles inside out. As it was a rehearsal I was attending, there was a fair amount of prompting for lines going on, but rather than detract from the experience, I actually found it enhanced it for me. I think I might have been more entranced by the story of a group of rad young actors trying to perfect their performances and put on a great show, rather than the story of Hamlet. 

    From a photography standpoint it was pretty fun just hovering around behind the scenes, literally capturing the drama as it unfolded. I love shooting gigs because I’m able to disappear inside my own head for a while, as the performers do their thing and I try to find the best angles. Shooting a drama production bears a lot of similarities to gigs, so I felt pretty at home!

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    #hamlet
    #drama
    #theatre
    #hobart
    #tasmania
    #aphramag
    #aphra magazine
    #photography
    #photographers on tumblr
    #loud mouth theatre
  • Oh and hey while we’re at it, have a photo dump of all the pictures I was in.

    I often forget to have my own photo taken at events I’m shooting, but this time I remembered to palm my camera off to a friend so I could be in some shots. So glad I remembered this time!

    A quick thank you to Jack London for generously supplying me with an outfit for the night. I was freaking out a little over what to wear, and a Jack London rep at David Jones kindly made a call to head office to hook me up. Regrettably I wasn’t able to purchase the whole outfit afterwards (just the shoes) but I sure wanted to. I loved that blue jacket :(

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    #aphramag
    #launch party
    #online magazine
    #print magazine
    #me
    #personal
    #face
    #gpoy
    #selfie
  • For some reason I’ve been in a rather shy mood lately, and I haven’t been posting to facebook/instagram/tumblr as much as I’d like to! Time to end that today :)

    Last week I flew up to Melbourne for the launch of the first print edition of Aphra Magazine - the online mag I’ve been working with for the last year. I was pretty nervous about the whole thing, but for no good reason - the party was so much fun! 

    I love these people so much, and I’m still riding a little bit of the high I got from spending three days with various combinations of them :)

    Oh and hey, if you’re keen to support us, feel free to purchase a copy of the magazine online!

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    #aphramag
    #launch party
    #magazine
    #print magazine
    #family
    #friends
    #me
    #personal
    #selfie
  • So I popped along to my first Roller Derby bout yesterday! Safe to say it won’t be my last.

    I’ve noticed a lot of local photographers have been dabbling in this over the last year or so, and I thought it might be a good way to test my skills against other people, and see how my style of photography fits.

    I’ll admit it was a little tougher than I imagined it to be! I knew that sports photography often requires very specific gear, but I hadn’t really experienced shooting it before. I figured the fast paced action would be similarish to shooting concert photography, and while there was a bit of cross-over, Roller Derby has its own pitfalls.

    I’m pleased I got a few usable shots, but I’m sad that it was over so quickly. I had just started learning what I needed to do to get the shots I wanted, when it was suddenly finished. How sad :(

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    #hobart
    #tasmania
    #roller derby
    #roller
    #derby
    #deadly nightslays
    #convict city rollers
    #femmes brutale
    #photography
    #photographers on tumblr
    #original photography
  • Person talking about someone else’s photography : ”Oh do you know such-and-such? He’s such a talented photographer. His photos are amazing!”

    Me : *grumble grumble* *I wish someone would think that about me*

    Person talking about my photography : “These are fantastic! You’re so talented!

    Me : *Bullshit these are fucking rubbish you have no idea what you’re talking about*

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    #me
    #personal
    #photography
    #photographers on tumblr
    #photographer
  • Hi! This one time I sat out in the river at a table for a photoshoot a friend came up with. It was winter and it was freezing, but heaps of fun!

    Also people should send me asks. I’m keen to make new tumblr friends and have a chat with strangers :)

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    #me
    #personal
    #face
    #river
    #photoshoot
    #photographers on tumblr
    #cold
    #freezing
    #water
    #ask
    #ask me stuff
    #talk to me
    #ask me anything
    #gpoy
    #selfie
  • Dark Mofo 2014, Hobart Tasmania

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    #dark mofo
    #hobart
    #tasmania
    #dark mofo 2014
    #mona foma
    #mona
    #fire
    #flames
    #photography
    #photographers on tumblr
  • Graffiti set #3 Hobart, Tasmania

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    #hobart
    #tasmania
    #urban exploration
    #graffiti
    #graffiti art
    #graffiti australia
    #graffiti wall
    #photography
    #photographers on tumblr
    #urban decay
  • Graffiti Set #2, Hobart Tasmania

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    #hobart
    #tasmania
    #graffiti
    #graffiti art
    #graffiti australia
    #graffiti wall
    #street art
    #photography
    #photographers on tumblr