Friday, 28 August 2009


(Camperdown August 2009 - this follows the photo in the blog below when I looked up)

Number Five Thousand Seven Hundred and Seventy Nine

(POSTSCRIPT - 29 September 2009 - Oh pooh, the short life of a rating in the speedy world of the internet - my ranking today is now 16054
POSTSCRIPT 10 October - now it's in the 500s - I love the site once again...
POSTSCRIPT Later that month - spent over a week at number 1 & to date at 2 November am at No.2 - has it generated any fine art photograph sales? no but I think someone from Latvia is nicking off with some digital copies...)

That's number 5779 out of 10,000 of the best websites worldwide - gosh!
my website is on the site: Top 10,000

According to their site: is a compilation of the best websites on the Internet. We scan thousands of websites daily to provide users with the most up to date information.

annnd, people can write glowing reviews (hint hint, begging now...)

"Best" websites - yaye!

gosh, best I update my website... it's been a couple of months... a few

I would also like to point out that the site is my design, not the embedded hosts that put the framework together after which I spent 45 hours getting to look like it does. This is what an artist can do on a minimum (read: nil!) budget and by learning a basic CMS, one is also able to be in control and upload or change anytime.

Can't upload a new post with just script so here's a new photo:

sort of matches the subject...

Camperdown 25 August around midday - a bit of a trick to work it out but it's the straight shot as I saw it and I was standing when I took the shot, not squatting in a gutter.
Maybe that lets on I'm a shortarse...

Monday, 24 August 2009


dusk sometime earlier this year taken with old mobile phone - while waiting to meet a friend

Sunday, 23 August 2009

Francoise Hardy

been having a week of Francoise the Vogue years 1962 - 1967


Sunday, 16 August 2009

After The Cheerleaders - revisiting Enmore

Sunday 3 or more years ago, I took a winter walk with a camera loaded with black & white film to see if I could find some good shots - one from that productive day I called "Cheerleaders" Enmore - after the paste up paper image of cheerleaders next a doorway here it is (a crop of the original negative):

This Sunday today, I've just finished working on an image - this time colour / cross-processed slide film - took a while and my eyes are dry from the computer monitor (would help if I didn't get so distracted in Wikipedia, IMDb, Ebay, Youtube... oh, and googling me - but I couldn't find the soft porn lesbian (fake straight chicks of course - Kak!) German webpage that has a link to my website... yeah, I don't fucken' know either)

== on with the art moment - here's Cheerleaders re-visited Winter 2009:

think I'll call it 'After The Cheerleaders"

I'm really pleased with this shot & AH has given it her seal of feedback approval.
(love the alien shadow on the footpath at the left too...)


I haven't got any in my life but here's structure in Leichhardt, Sydney Australia
30th March 2009 4.30PM

Wednesday, 12 August 2009

On the way back to Newtown...

I looked out of the bus window and spotted this image from City Road looking into Sydney Uni & got out the next stop, walked back & finished off a roll of old slide film in my little cheapie rangefinder (to be cross-processed at the lab by the weekend)

I also took a snap with the pocket digital for that instant gratification:

Wednesday 12 August 2009 @ 4PM EST
(image copyright)

Friday, 7 August 2009

Buying Records in Kings Cross

I worked a few hours in Screen Australia this week - the offices are in William Street, Woolloomooloo (spell that word 3x fast) with fabulous views overlooking The Domain & Woolloomooloo Wharf.

After paper shuffling for a bit, I made my escape and visited a back room of a Kings Cross bookshop - no, not a porn peep show but a room full of a couple thousand records neatly shelved with a fair amount of order along with a flash turntable & speakers to play potential purchases.

Two of the records I would've bought unheard just for their fabulous covers (good thing they sound OK too)

This 1950s Barbara Carroll Trio is a real treat - her piano playing is jazz perfect.

Barbara Carroll is now 84 years old.
Seems jazz players either die early (her double bass player, Joe Shulman died at 33)or seem to live forever (herself as example and Dave Brubeck is 89!)
Rummaging some more, I find an original Tamla Motown 'chartbusters' compilation LP

What else did I find... Well a very young Peggy Lee, Earl Grant making good jazz with an organ (yeah, get down!) and an excellent 1964 Della Reese...

but then I found in stunning condition:


Shirley Abicair and her Zither looking seductive on the telly.

On the record she sings and plays up a storm - wow (best not to overdo it... maybe that's why the record is in such good condition...)

but what is that in the shorts of little boy on the left... maybe just a little too much starch (if you click on the picture, it will enlarge for a better rear of the shorts view)

As with all Phillips artists depicted on telly (Fontana was a Phillips company), the television is a top model Phillips brand - you may recall a previous blog with a Phillips telly on the cover

and here's a perfect example of what Shirley has to offer:

have a listen - it's Shirley!

Shirley Abicair hails from Melbourne but worked in America and the UK for a long time. She has played with Larry Adler, toured the Soviet Union (1962) and had her own London theatre show (in 1969)She is in her late 70s and is reportedly still globe trotting.

There goes the sun - 5.29PM Friday from my back yard

but what a winter sunset - colour & light like that in summer sometimes means there's a fire somewhere but I haven't heard anything (haven't listened to the news since this morning though..) - no storm brewing either...
just another gorgeous Sydney winter day