I have ideas. Lots of ideas that usually come to me at inappropriate times. A lot of these ideas are good, but not great. A couple have stuck around, kept on rearing their annoying heads. And from all angles they still seem like good ideas. I’ve run these ideas past a few people (actually way to many people) and they seem to like them too. And since I have said that I’m going to do these projects, I have to do them. I’m not a gonna. You know those people, “I’m gonna do this and that and blah blah” but nothing ever happens.
So one of my ideas I need to shoot with a lot of megapixels. I can’t shoot multiple images and stitch them together so I’m going to shoot it on a Phase One and an 1Q 80 back. Bye bye 60k+
Nothing worthwhile ever comes easy, so to get me started and to ease the financial pain I’m selling a heap of my personal memorabilia. Pieces I’ve been hoarding for a few years, signed pictures I’ve taken of some of my favourite artists, a few pieces of vinyl (If you see more vinyl being added you know I’m desperate) and the odd shirt I’ve had lying around. I call this “The Beard Collection“
So it’s kind of like a crowd funding campaign but not.
You can also help me out by purchasing a copy of Kanye Lens Vs Soundwave, a t-shirt or any other prints that have been left over from exhibitions. I also still have a heap of prints on display at Eureka Rebellion Trading 454 Smith St, Collingwood VIC 3066 that are not on this site, as well as a few in Knucklehead Shipping Co flag ship store 462 Oxford St, 2021 Paddinhgton
These projects are going to take a few years to shoot but I’m sure you will all find out what’s going on soon enough. I’m not very good at keeping secrets.
Go forth : www.kanyelens.com
For the first time in something like 10 years I found my self not having to work over NYE. Pyramid Rock Music Festival is where I would usually be but since it didn’t run this year, I decided to have some time off in USA.
I took some photos because I felt like it. A mixture of Neopan 1600 B/W and Sensia 100. First time I have shot colour film since I was studying. Feels good.
In 2012 I took a well earned break with a few weeks holidaying in Japan. I’m definitely not one of those people who has a camera in hand everywhere they go so I had to talk myself into taking a camera with me. Also not being one for holiday snaps I decided I would take my Canon EOS1 35mm, 50 1.2 and shoot only B/W Neopan 1600 (I still have some rolls hoarded). I thought I would challenge myself with shooting in monochrome as the abundance of colour in Japan would usually lend itself to shooting colour. It’s kind of nice to decide to take a photo, rather than having to take a photo.
Forgive my scanning, dust and hair seem to rule my life.
Fuck I love this band. I put a camera up in the ceiling at their Corner Hotel show. Tough to get a good frame without obstruction, some pics below. If you like looking at photos I take, rep a shirt www.kanyelens.com
Here’s my favourite photos of Paramore destroying Soundwave Festival this year in Australia. What a bunch of legends. If you haven’t seen them on their current tour you are missing out. Can’t wait to see the show in 2014.