Melbourne rooftop video shoot with Birdz for ‘All We Know’

•February 11, 2015 • 1 Comment

A couple of weeks ago I shot another video for Birdz new single, All We Know, up high in the glorious Melbourne sunshine.

Chekkit.

I first did some filmy work for him last year when we went to an abandoned school for the Supabrotha video.  Apparently there is going to be a third collaboration some time down the track…

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Pretty colours on a hot day.

•February 11, 2015 • 1 Comment

Another recent abandoned warehouse wandering.  It was pretty small but very colourful which generally makes me happy.

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Former Gilbertsons/SBA Foods meatworks

•February 5, 2015 • 3 Comments

Looking back through old photos, I realised I’ve never posted my photos from the former meatworks in Altona.

Originally Gilbertson’s Meat Processing, the plant was later renamed SBA Foods.  SBA Foods closed down in 1999 and moved their operations to Tasmania.

Not much remained of the abatoir itself when we went, and the main building had been partially gutted by fire.  In one room makeshift skate ramps had been built.  Where better a place to skate than an abandoned meat processing plant?

The site has since been demolished.  My photos are from 2011.

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Nylex clock is back on!

•January 29, 2015 • 4 Comments

Some sneaky little trespassers turned the Nylex clock back on last night.  I was excited when I first realised it was on, but undoubtedly it won’t stay on for long.

Everyone wants it back on permanently; give the people what they want!

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It’s a balmy 20 degrees today apparently.

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Monolith

•January 27, 2015 • Leave a Comment

The cement works in Geelong has been abandoned for over a decade.  Although partially demolished, it’s an imposing structure that still has an uncertain future.

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Sail Yards skate park, Melbourne CBD

•January 11, 2015 • 3 Comments

I moved to Melbourne at the beginning of 2001, and I used to walk around the city a lot both day and night.  I remember a skate park on the corner of Swanston St and Lonsdale St which I walked past most days and Friday nights after I finished work in Bourke St Mall.  Sometimes I’d stop and watch the skaters through the fence for a little while.  I remember a lot of sketchy people hanging out there, but also a lot of kids who just wanted to skate.

I didn’t take any photos during my first year in Melbourne – one of my big regrets, as so many things look completely different to the way they do now.

Sail Yards skate park was closed a few months after I moved to Melbourne and QV now stands in it’s place.

If anyone with stories and/or photos of Sail Yards would be keen to share, please do!

x Kitten of Doom

Sail Yards 1997, by Rick Curran.

Sail Yards 1997, by Rick Curran.

2015 Hottest 100 votes!

•December 16, 2014 • Leave a Comment

To be honest, I hardly ever listen to the radio anymore.  I think Australia Day is probably the only time that I do, just to see which songs feature in Triple J’s Hottest 100.  So here are my Hottest 100 votes for this summer:

  • Ali Barter – Community
  • Briggs – Bad Apples
  • Briggs – The Hunt (ft. Gurrumul)
  • Ecca Vandal – White Flag
  • Holy Holy – History
  • Holy Holy – House of Cards
  • Joelistics – Connect (ft. Ecca Vandal)
  • Joelistics – In the Morning
  • Sietta – Agree to Disagree
  • Sietta – I Need You Now

 

 

 

 

 

You might notice a theme amongst these artists.  Yes, all are based in Melbourne.

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