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My new band the Plum Trees, keep an eye out for more news about new songs and upcoming gigs.

Like our PLUM TREES facebook page where we will be uploading a video after our first gig tomorrow night. CLICK HERE!

Fresh coconuts to really make us feel like we’re on holiday

Hotel room shenanigans

Rasta bar, up the hill from Shiralea Backpackers Resort on Koh Phangan

4 x 4 adventure with the Contiki group

Pad Thai noodles at the Sea Hag, Patong Beach, Phuket

This monk is special. He sensed he death was near and meditated until he passed where he remains in that same position as his hair and finger nails continue to grow.

Baby monkey and his mummy

Cheeky monkey

Elephants!

Posing with the Champ from Afghanistan

Muay Thai tourists

A beautiful beach at Koh Samui

Our final sunset at Koh Phangan

Lanterns at night

Saying good bye to a great group of people

Thailand – Koh Tao

Beware the fire skipping rope as I have been told the handlers make commission from the local doctors for any patient paying to mend burn injuries.

Old Phuket town like it names says is the original formation of Phuket. The now historical city once flourished during the tin mining boom about 100 years ago.

Phuket & Koh Samui

Muay Thai kick boxing, Thailands national sport. In Phuket, Patong Beach, Thailand, cars drive down every street with speakers blaring advertising each nights special event. “TONIGHT TONIGHT BIG FIGHT!” I paid a little extra to sit ring side so I could really feel the action. I was so close I was able to lean against the ring and poke my camera up and under the ropes to get a clear shot. The fights are a must see for anyone trying to experience the heart and soul of Thailand as you can see the passion in their eyes as they face off with their opponent. Fighters from around the world including Australia and Afghanistan come to challenge Thailand’s elite and I was even surprised to see the seriousness in boys as young ten who entered the ring and never held back.

Go see it for yourself when your in Thailand next.

Almost a year ago now I did a shoot for The Cipher Dance Academy to help promote the studio and its classes. The studio has continued to grow since then and there have been many more dance events and a few new teachers added to the roster. If your interested in learning an urban street dance style such as locking, popping, krump, breaking, house or hip hop then check out CDA some time soon!

CDA on Facebook     THECIPHER.COM.AU     CDA on Twitter 

 

Live a life

“Your crazy!” I explained to my friend Paul as he told me his idea to set his feet alight. Not something I recommended for everyone to try but daredevil Paul from Defy Films played it safe and came out without a scratch. Although he did melt his shoe laces.

Hidden in Perth city behind the gates of the Condor Carpark lies a treasure trove of wonderful, graffiti delights. Multiply stories above and below sea level covered in art work is a privilege for those who are lucky enough to hold a cap space here.

Art work by Creepy

Howard Lane hidden amongst a towering, forrest, of steel offices, reaching for the sky. Local artists The Yok and Stormy have brought the lane way to life and is a breath of fresh air for those going through the daily grind of the 9 to 5. This has got to be my favourite lane way in Perth.

Before they set off on their adventure around wild, Australia these happy little campers test run a night in their new home. 

The second instalment to the All Styles battles at the Cipher Dance Academy where dancers from all aspects of the art come together.

Save the planet and levitate instead

What a glorious weekend it has been thus far. To have such a great family and friends I cannot thank you more. You leave me feeling like I will levitate once more…

 

As the sun sets I glide off towards a new adventure and who knows what awaits me this time. 

Highly inspired by the inspirational Natsumi Hayashi, I have attempted my own form of levitation. The meditation process to attain such powers was time consuming but a rewarding experience.

Please visit the master of levitation www.yowayowacamera.com

This nifty contraption combats against motor vehicles in a world where fuel prices match the age of the dinosaurs that bodies decayed in the natural process of anaerobic decomposition to become fossil fuels. The Zap electrical bicycle still requires you to pedal for the turbine engines to ignite but it makes the journey a whole lot easier.

As the DJ pumps up the volume a circle forms and those that dare enter not knowing if they will ever exit.

Medal Jam 12 in Perth, Western Australia had a record breaking crowd and number of competitors.  With special guest Hideboo from Sydney on the judging panel along with local legends Burnz 1 and Edit, Medal Jam allowed dancers as young as 8 through to 30 something build a strong community of local dancers.

May the force be with you…

My friend sells these super cute (supa kawaii) toys online and I was allowed special access to his storage warehouse to have a look at all the goodies. They all looked so lonely wrapped up in plastic stuck on the high shelves with no one to hug them. If you can help find them a home please help, but you will be put through a strict screening process to see if you’re suitable parents.

😉

His website is currently under maintenance but check there soon www.sinexi.com

Red spoon frozen yogurt 98% fat free means there’s always room for seconds. Pictured here is a passionfruit flavour, get closer to the screen and you can taste it. Each day they serve a different combo of flavours and my personal favourite is pistachio. 

Four men set out on a journey with the challenge of completing a 100km walk within the constraints of twenty four hours. Raising money for The Motor Neurone Disease Association of Western Australia (MNDAWA), they trekked on foot averaging 4.7km an hour.

They had the support of friends and family along the way and not even the blistering sun, wild Kangaroos, bulging blisters, or deranged criminals on the run could stop these men on their journey.  From 7am Saturday morning until 4am the next day they successfully complete their task in record time.

Part of the walking team are members of  the Ups ‘n’ Downers Square Dance club who are all helping to raise money for the MNDAWA.

For more information on the Ups ‘n’ Downers or the MNDAWA please click for links on the highlighted words.

Loved ones say goodbye as they fear they may not return alive

On the Brookon Hwy, Western Australia

They solider on like Rock Balboa in Rocky V

Throw away your Nike's, these will do

At the halfway mark, only 50kms to go

There's no looking back, it's too dark...

Mission accomplished!

Call out vol 6 at The Cipher Dance Academy. Perth’s #1 Popping event!

In the cipher

Two days before his wedding my friend Peter tells me he’s getting married and he need’s me to be there. I almost loose my job arguing with my boss to get time off with such short notice.

Weddings are always nice 😀

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But this is what i got…

Today I helped my good friend Norman with his photo shoot by being his assistant for the morning. Its not always easy trying to get that perfect photo so I was there to help wherever needed. Click the link for his final images BRUIN MEDIA

My awesome friend Kimberly takes the crown for Miss Chinese new Year 2012 held at Glouster Park! For more pictures from the night please click the link to the gallery Miss Chinese New Year WA Gallery 

 

Built in 1904 this, now abandoned, hospital for the mentally ill was once Western Australia’s largest. Most of the buildings that once took up almost 3 hectares have been demolished as the hospital was closed in 1983 with parts of it sold and subdivided. What buildings remain are heritage listed and the building decays as plans for the buildings possible future reopening remains slow moving.

Please enjoy the adventures of Norman and myself as we explore the hidden treasure that lies camouflaged in-between beautiful, three story houses that surround.

I ventured into the unknown with my Nikon D700 and 14 – 24mm and 24-70mm Nikkor lenses. I mostly used the 14-24mm to get a really wide shot of all the rooms.

Check out Normans blog BRUIN MEDIA for his images from the day www.bruinmedia.tumblr.com

If your interested in more of Western Australia’s decaying heritage sites also view my first wordpress post of the Fremantle Power Station

Day #1 the 365 day challenge – “GRAFFITI MADE ME RICH”

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New years eve celebrations brings me to Scarborough beach as I perform with the mighty ZENBURGER to celebrate the final moments of the year. After the show we all enjoy kebabs which become our first meal for 2012.

Just out hanging my washing mid morning when I noticed the piercing eyes of a snow white spider gaze upon me. It was so white that it was perfectly camouflaged sitting on the white washing line lines. But on the grounds red dirt my eight legged friend had no where to hide. Now I wonder if it’s poisonous?

 

I spent the afternoon at an indoor rock climbing gym. To conquer these walls one must possess great strength and agility, and like the saying goes what goes up must come down.

 

 

The raw nature of human beings leaves us unwilling to settle many arguments with a simple resolution. A difference of opinion, a difference in race or religion, or an unwillingness to share Earths natural resources. Like eggs we humans are so fragile and break easily leaving a mess that cannot be justified.

 

Merry Christmas everyone, I hope Santa brought you something nice this year. All the  time sent preparing beautiful meals and the thought into buying presents all comes down to this one day where we spend time with our families and celebrate the special occasion. After lunch my family went for a drive to look at Christmas lights people had set up on their houses, one couple spent a month setting up all their lights and had previously raised over a thousand dollars for charity from donations received from the people that stop to look.

Christmas Morning

Fruit cheese cake for desert

The famous Christmas pudding

Christmas lights

Many gather to appreciate the spectacle of these wonderful Christmas lights

Little baby was scared of Santa

Nativity scene

A Christmas cat enjoying the Christmas lights

As part of winning the “Food glorious food” competition at mynikonlife I was granted the opportunity to write a food review and take photo’s at the Red Cabbage in South Perth, for the latest My Nikon Life issue out now. I previously posted about my dinner but here are all the pics I submitted for the magazine. 

 

 

Who wouldn’t want super powers, the only question is what side do you choose, good or evil?

I spotted an amazing artist in the city and stopped to get my portrait done. She did a great job and now I know what I’d look like if I were in a Manga comic!

On December 8th 2011 BETTY SUGAR, along with the National Breast Cancer Foundation, hosted a fashion event to help raise much needed funds to help fight breast cancer and to create awareness in an entertaining, fashionable and positive way.

LUMIERE DE LA FOI – LIGHT OF FAITH

If you would like more information on the National Breast Cancer Foundation or you would like to donate please click here for a link to their web-site. 

Tasty vegan food with vegan meat (mock meat).

Jasin Boland a stills photographer for many of Hollywoods great films such as The Matrix, Green Zone, Safe House Misson Impossible  and many more shared his time to talk with us about his tips and techniques being on set during capturing all the action. A truly humble and inspiring person to learn from. Thanks to Camera Electronic for putting his event together.

 

My generous friend Mr Aaron here has travelled all the way from China to Australia for work. He’s been working very hard travelling around the country but he finds time to hang out and share a pizza with friends.

Point of entry

No finger prints found as the glass was too dirty

The criminals found the petty cash with $100. 45, they did not steal the receipts

Red Cabbage fine dinning in South Perth, the award winning restaurant is definitely worth a visit to experience the modern British cuisine. As part of my prize for winning a food review assignment at My Nikon Life I was sent on assignment to review their food, check the next issue of the Nikon mag for my full review and pictures.