Rabbit in the Moon

How quickly is this year flying by! So many ideas, and the need to be more disciplined to sit still and create in larger blocks of time. Thankfully with winter coming that’s what I plan to do 🙂

I’m a fan of the art of paper craft, and the stunning results that can be achieved with time, practise and patience.

When I found myself doodling designs a few weeks back, with a recurring theme of rabbits and moons, I started formulating my next project to include some cut paper components, along with light painting.

The final photo:
Rabbit in the Moon

Original concept drawing:
Rabbit in the Moon Concept Sketch

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How far do you wish to venture?

When I make stencils, I usually have in mind a specific place that I would like to shoot them.

With this shot, I had a loose idea, but wasn’t really sure of it’s specifics. It was a pleasant surprise to find this cool `glow in the dark’ piece of graffiti, as it then became the missing piece for this shot. I love it when that happens!

How far do you wish to venture?

How Far Do You Wish To Venture?

Happy Valentine’s Day

I cant say that I’m a fan of going `all out’ on one day of the year, just to show that special someone in your life how much they mean to you. As many have said before, it seems a lot of commercial hype used to sell more products.

Blacklodge and I decided early on in our relationship that making something for each other felt a far more meaningful way of showing our love. Both being photographers, our chosen declaration for this day usually comes in the form of a tailored photo created for the other.

May every day be filled with the love that surrounds us on this day.

Happy Valentine's Day

Senbazuru

There is something magical to me about paper cranes.

It is truly a humbling experience to visit Hiroshima, and see the remains of the A-Bomb Dome for the first time. Within the grounds of the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park lies the Children’s Peace Monument, dedicated to all of the children who were affected by the atomic bomb. It is also dedicated to Sadako Sasaki, a little girl who got sick after the explosion, and later died from its effects. Her goal to fold a thousand cranes, and have her deepest wish come true before her death has enhanced the mythology around paper cranes, and seen them become a symbol of hope and peace throughout the world. The memorial area is filled with thousands upon thousands of cranes made from all over the world, and the sight of them has stayed with me to this day.

For this photo light painted bokeh was used in contrast with the cranes, to create something that captures their dreamy mysticism, and the peace that they represent to me.

This photo is as shot in camera.

Senbazuru

Merry Christmas to you all

I can’t believe how quickly this year has flown, with Christmas nearly upon us.

May Christmas surround you with peace and love.

Merry Christmas everyone!

Merry Christmas to you all!

Heading Bush

Blacklodge and I couldn’t wait to get out of Melbourne this weekend for a spot of night photography; away from the light pollution of the city.

The kangaroos that stopped by to drink in the nearby dam were rather curious of us, and our light waving ways. Thankfully we didn’t come face to face with any snakes while moving around in the dark, although we could hear one in the ruins behind this structure:
Untitled

There was even the return of an old friend:
My Neighbour

The Hive

Troy had a Trojan horse…
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trojan_Horse

Fairfield has a wooden dog…
http://allordinary2.blogspot.com.au/2005/04/statuary-friday-3.html

Now I present to you (to add to the list of oversized `Trojan inspired’ attractions) – the wooden egg!
The Hive

As soon as I saw this 4 metre egg, it reminded me of a giant beehive, and I just had to lightpaint it. This is as shot in camera, in one long exposure.

The bee stencil is one of the first that I made back in 2010, so it was good to give it another outing in a natural setting.
The Hive