Wednesday, August 31, 2011

cool hand luke

Goddamn I'm a fan of Luke Byrne's photography. And the work that he does in collaboration with Andy Irwin as SPR/PPL is something you just have to check out.

northern knits

No no... I am not about to start knitting. I just fell in love with the colours and the composition of this photo. It does help that the bag is cute. If you are into knitting you can buy the book Northern Knits... and knit one for me ;) 

Monday, August 29, 2011

Philosophy photos

Stylist - Jason Grant and Photographer - Derek Swalwell have created these beautiful images. To see more, have a look at the Philosohpy Stationery online catalogue here.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Kinfolk Magazine

"Every element of Kinfolk – the features, photography, and general aesthetics – are consistent with the way we feel entertaining should be: simple, uncomplicated, and less contrived. Kinfolk is the marriage of our appreciation for art and design and our love for spending time with family and friends."
To learn more about Kinfolk Magazine, visit its official website.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011


PROFILE is a new publication that showcases local Melbournians who've made a career out of doing what they love. "It’s about making the invisible visible." I was unable to make it to the launch party a few weeks back, but I ordered my copy online and have begun flipping through the pages. So far it's so good! I recommend you grab a copy for yourself. Profile Pub.

Mona Lisa

I love this. Mona Lisa Remix by Graphic Nothing.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Mishy on Creative Panes

Today I was surprised to see that I have a nice little feature on Creative Panes. I feel very special to be on such a great site along with many great artists. Happy days! Check it out!

Monday, August 8, 2011


THE PURSUIT OF (COOL) - TEASER from R+I creative


In the lead up to the release of the much anticipated new Blink 182 album 'Neighborhoods' the band released pieces of the album art created by artist Mike Giant. Finally they have released the whole picture, and I love it. Great work Mike!

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

The Spoils of Splendour

On the weekend I flew my ass up to Splendour in the Grass Festival all by myself with a mission to take photos for a website. I hiked up there with everything I would need for a 3 day festival in the middle of nowhere. I had a tent, sleeping bag, inflatable mattress, pillow, camera gear, gumboots, clothes, toiletries, muesli bars and a huge pile of baby wipes - all adding up to 17.5kg in my (friend’s borrowed) backpack.

When I finally arrived in the afternoon, I was informed (in the rudest way possible) that the free Guest Pass that I had in my hands did not entitle me access to the festival with a professional camera. There was no way I was getting in to take photos. I felt like Oliver asking for “more Sir?” It just wasn’t going to happen. So I had to think, why was I there? I was exhausted and had a few “fuck you world” tears as I set up my tent next to three girls, all called Em from Sydney.

As it got dark I decided to pick myself up, lock up my camera and go into the festival… have a wander around… make the most of my time there. Everyone was shit faced and I had already missed James Blake. I headed up to the Amphitheatre and watched those lovely fellows from Eskimo Joe. It was a gorgeous sight and I felt totally useless without my camera.

After Modest Mouse rocked it out I followed the stampede over to the Mix Up tent and got in the thick of it for Bluejuice: not everyone’s cup of sweaty pounding ska-pop tea, but I LOVE these guys live. They pumped out Vitriol as their last tune and left me psyched to get cheeky on Saturday. Too tired to deal with (that tool of a man) Kanye, I went to bed.

The next morning I woke up refreshed and ready for my mission of the day – to get my camera through security. I pulled apart my camera into pieces and one by one I took each piece into the festival, averting security's attention with the obvious no-no; an opened bottle of water (gasp! Was it vodka?!) Hazzah! They fell for it and I left each piece with a hippie rainbow-flag-selling lady until I was in with my full working beautiful camera. I got to take the following photos over about a 2-3 hour period before the inevitable happened.

[you can see a few more photos here]

It was here at the Tipi Tents that security grabbed me and escorted me out of the festival for not having the proper photography pass for my camera. What a rebel! I went back in later that night to watch Gomez and Regina Spector.

Sunday I finally got in contact with the only friend I knew at the festival and hung out on the hill at the Amphitheatre for Group Love, Hungry Kids, The Vaccines, Cloud Control, Elbow, Kaiser Chiefs, Pulp and then the grand finale – Coldplay. 

So, in summary, was it worth the trip / effort/ money / stress? Sure. Let’s say yes. At least I have learnt my lesson and am looking forward to festvial season with a real photo pass. 

x Mishy