Whilst most Graffiti Artist’s seek to place their work where it can be seen by as many people as possible, a small group of people from the temperate island of Tasmania seek to do the opposite. Searching for discarded buildings, forgotten waterways and hidden infrastructure scattered around the rugged island, Secluded Surfaces documents the unseen beauty surrounding some of the most remote paintable surfaces in the world.
Opening Thursday evening on the 18th of April, Martin Nester and the crew at Jester Seeds invite you to come over, have a drink and observe some special photographs from some unique locations.
Jester Seeds, 127 King Street Newtown, Sydney.
6pm, Thursday the 18th of April.
I was lucky enough to shoot this great melbourne group when they came up to perform at Sofar Sounds Sydney. They’re currently over at SXSW in the US so you’ll be sure to hear more of them in the near future!
I went and had a look at the Mardi Gras festival opening day yesterday.
It was great to see so many people having fun just being themselves, not something I witnessed much of in day to day life back in Hobart but its common fare here. As it should be.
Heres the link to the whole set on Facebook, Don’t forget to tag your friends!
Well that was some fun!
The 10th Birthday for the festival in Marion Bay this year was as amazing as ever.
These are some photos from around the site on Friday, the day before the gates opened.
A lot of hard work went into setting up the site for the 16,000 people to come. Endless trades and professions, equipment, machinery, thought and planning are involved to let us all enjoy ourselves and get home safe.
A big thanks to all the people involved in organising and running the festival, See you next year!
Definitely one of the more anticipated artist’s coming to this years Falls are the critically acclaimed group Beach House.
Hailing from Baltimore USA, Beach House released their first album (self titled) in 2006. Since then they have released three more albums bi-annually, 2008 – Devotion, 2010 – Teen Dream and their latest offering, 2012′s highly praised Bloom.
Clearly a band that don’t sit around, This bands influence has grown world wide with every new release. So much so that earlier in the year The Wall St. Journal reported that lead singer Victoria Legrand had turned down several offers to use the song “take care” in a car commercial for Volkswagen. Fellow member Alex Scally said the offer had been turned down because the commercial direction didn’t suit the songs original intention “When someone takes Beach House’s vibe and puts it into a commercial, it tarnishes what they’ve done on their own,” so along with creating ground breaking music, the act are also prepared to defend their work. Volkswagen have since been called out by fans for creating a “soundalike” version of the song. The band have been considering possible legal action against the company.
Having performed around 100 live shows this year alone, Beach House are just as well known for their performances as their initial releases. often kept simple and minimal to maintain attention on the performance, with minimal crowd talk back. All effort is thrown into the music with basic lighting effects to set the songs mood. Beach House pride themselves on their constantly evolving show’s and set’s designed and built by Scally himself. This pride is set to pay off for anyone seeing a live set from this group any time soon.
Like most art, Beach Houses’ work is crafted in a completely different space, well detached from the listener. Their music instantly draws you in from the first listen. Its very hard to describe the groups sound in words, often done with cliche’ terms such as “moody, dreamy, melodic, blurry, blue, grey, distant” etc. when the group considers themselves as just “LOUD” the best way to get Beach House through your head is to simply relax and listen on a lazy sunday afternoon.
Playing at 8pm on sunday the 31st, Beach House will be an island of serenity in a sea of tension and end of year pandemonium. Blissfully strumming out sweet hits over screaming fans as the sun slowly fades out to end the year that was 2012.
Listen to Beach House on spotify HERE
or check our their Youtube HERE