Who ya gonna call?

•January 22, 2010 • 2 Comments

Piratebuster2

G’day World,

Seems I have been inundated with requests from my pirate-buster mates for more shots of me on the hunt again. (well there will be any minute now….I’m sure)

So here is my latest sortie on the high seas in my trusty ol rubber ducky…..”The Collapso!”

She took a few rounds in the heat of battle as you can see, but she’s a tough old chook (I mean duck) and its gonna take a lot more than a few crook shots from a bunch of rum soaked swill, to send me and my baby twenty thousand leagues under the sea I’ll give ya the tip!

I took a round in the gob myself while attempting to catch a bullet between my teeth and show those bludgers that its not OK for them to go about robbing multinational corporations like they do and deny them the right to make a few bucks, the way they do.

They have to answer to their shareholders you know and just because they create false needs in consumers and have a long history of interference in the policies of sovereign nation states and use invasive advertising, spamming, telemarketing and child-targeted advertising to make a quid, it doesn’t mean they should become the object of attention or be attacked by the likes of those bloody buccaneers!

They might make massive campaign contribution’s in democratic elections where their product is given top priority while human rights and other important social issues are given no priority or consideration at all. They might be seen to be a threat to such basic civil rights as privacy and they might be seen to terrorize consumers into believing they will be hunted down like dogs for pirating or file sharing their products. But it doesn’t give those scurvy dogs of the sea the right to rob them like they do.

These rebellious scallywags who operate outside the restricting bureaucracy of modern life, might think they are putting it right up those multinational corporations of this world, but I’m here to remind them that they either mend their wicked ways or end up,”dancing the hempen jig”

Oh yeah, have a nice day and don’t forget to wash behind your buccaneers.  😉

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Rudolph Auditions 09

•November 30, 2009 • 2 Comments

G’day World,

The Rudolph Auditions have been held once again this year to try and find a suitable replacement for Santa’s ageing number one slay puller.

Our task at Running With A Sandwich was to find a new replacement “Donk” (Aussie slang for Engine) to head up Santa’s front-runner Rudolph. After an exhausting audition process, we got it down to four possible candidates in the end, but for obvious reasons we had to let this years hopefuls go.

All was not lost however and it has given us a new range of great Christmas cards which are now available at selected card stores and galleries near you.

If not then come and see me at this years “Subi Street Festival 2009” Rokeby Road Subiaco on Thursday 10th December between 5pm & 9pm and I will be only too happy to make sure you don’t miss out.

For those of you living in other parts of the world, now might be the time to get hold of your cards for this time next year, as once there sold out these limited edition cards will disappear,  just like Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixon, Comet, Cupid, Donner and Bltzen’s noses did when Rudolph came to a sudden stop on last years run. 🙂

Don’t forget to check out our website for the whole range of our quirky cards made right here in Perth Western Australia

Hope to see you in Subi.

Safety Bay Five O

•November 19, 2009 • Leave a Comment

G’day World,

Join your favourite dive buddies Don & Bill once again as they venture off Safety Bay in Western Australia for yet another action packed, thrill seeking, high jinks on the high seas adventure.

Attack of the Killer Seal

•October 26, 2009 • 5 Comments

G’day World,

When my mate Don and I took the kids to see some seals in the wild…….things got pretty wild!

Movie tagline – See it before you go seal watching this summer…You’ll never go in the water again!

Well not after what we did in it you wont.

Earth Treasures

•September 12, 2009 • 2 Comments

G’day World,

This is a 5 minute teaser from a video I made with Trudi and Helena Pollard of Pollard Designs. It was shown in Paris last year at the Musee du Quai Branly, for the World Shibori Conference.

The purpose of this DVD was to show the world the dyes which come from Western Australian plants on natural fibres such as silk, wool, and cotton. With the direct use of the earth and its minerals which also have a dye content they aimed to create a beautiful portfolio of artworks for an exhibition called Earth Treasures and to showcase the amazing flora of Western Australia at the same time.

Their works express the mystery and power on the earth in a colourful and sculptural way. The video primarily focuses on their developmental and contemporary work and shows how they collect the native plants around their studio in Bedfordale Western Australia and make these amazing  and stunning natural dyes from them.

If anyone is interested in natural dyeing and would like to purchase the complete DVD, please contact Helena at http://www.pollarddesigns.com.au

It runs for 19 minutes in total.

Lorna Murray shoot

•August 13, 2009 • 15 Comments

LM

G’day World,

Thought I might share this with you.

While on a shoot for Lorna Murray recently, (the amazing fashion designer living and working here in Western Australia) we had this lovely gentleman just stroll onto the set.

He was obviously unaware of our model and the rest of us waiting patiently across the street for him, because as he slowly shuffled pass the stunning Chloe Rose (our model) who was poised awkwardly on the chair like a statue waiting for us to shoot, he suddenly stopped in his tracks, took a moment to realize what he had just seen, turned around to make sure he wasn’t dreaming and proceeded to walk back for another look.

I don’t think he could believe his own eyes when he saw this young lady sitting on a chair in the middle of the footpath, her legs up in the air and dressed in a see-through garment!

We noticed that he seemed a little bit disorientated after that for some strange reason, because he made another two more passes before realizing that we were all watching him from across the street.

All the time he was walking backwards and forwards, Chloe Rose like the true proffesional she is, kept her pose and didn’t even bat an eyelid.

I’m pretty sure he must of been thinking….”Is that an original Lorna Murray garment that young lady is wearing?”

Otherwise, why else would he have kept coming back for a second and third look? LOL

Cheers

Port Hedland Workshop

•August 3, 2009 • 15 Comments
DeGrey Station group

DeGrey Station group

G’day World,

Back from a photography workshop in Port Hedland Western Australia along with Paul Parin and Christian Fletcher. Both are amazing landscape photographers who produce the most stunning images of Western Australia that I have ever seen. It was an absolute pleasure to work with them both.

The workshops are run by Form and this was my fourth workshop there for them. I have met some amazing photographers there in the last 2 years and the students are some of the most talented amature photographers I have had the pleasure to have met and worked with also.

They have a fantastic community up there and if you ever get the chance to see the Pilbara in Western Australia, drop into the Form Gallery at Port Hedland and meet the fabulous people that work there.

Thanks to Christian Fletcher for his inspiration to start blogging.

Cheers