Trains in motion

•September 8, 2015 • 11 Comments

I had a few shots left on a roll of Tri-X 400 that I wanted to get developed, and I was in the city, so I decided to try to shoot some fast-moving trains… handheld… in low-light.

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I have a feeling I may have been shooting at ISO 100 though… oops… And my Pentax ME could really do with a service (I may have said this before).  It is pretty much the only camera I have left (the Holga doesn’t count).  I’m currently slaving away and saving for a new DSLR.

x Kitten of Doom

The pink lake of Westgate Park

•July 9, 2015 • 6 Comments

We finally went to the pink lake of Westgate Park just before I headed off to Europe.  It was Anita’s birthday and why not spend your birthday having a picnic at the pink lake?  Sagan was the only one brave enough to step into the water.

In case you’re wondering, the pink colour is caused by algae in the water.

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Photos were taken on Pentax ME with Portra 160 film.

x Kitten of Doom

Busy bee

•July 8, 2015 • 1 Comment

Sorry I have been awol again.  I’ve had a very busy time lately, moving out of my old place, couchsurfing whilst looking for a new place, working fulltime, studying postgrad part-time, moving into a  new place, travelling to Europe again, some other little things in between… And I’m still busy.  No time for relaxing.

I managed to pass the first semester of my postgrad course at least, whilst sleeping on my friends couch and pretty much living at the State Library whenever I wasn’t working.  Go me!  Semester two starts next week, time to get into critical thinking mode again.

Due to not having a digital camera anymore, I took all photos in Europe on my Pentax ME, and once I get them developed I will post some.

It’s kind of depressing being back in Melbourne.

Ciao for now.

x Kitten of Doom

I have a theory about spiders…

•April 17, 2015 • 1 Comment

So I moved all of my furniture out of my flat today in preparation for Moving Out tomorrow.

I’d had this suitcase sitting on the floor between the couch and the wall ever since the day I moved in approximately one year, eight months and four days ago.  When I picked up the suitcase, a small-to-medium-sized black spider scurried up it’s disintegrating web onto the skirting board.

I looked closer.  It was a fucking Black Widow.  How long had it been there?  That was irrelevent though, all that mattered was it needed to not be there anymore.  As in, dead.

So I slammed a four-pack of playdohs which Leon gave me for Kris Kringle at our Christmas party and I have not yet opened (sorry Leon, just haven’t had time) down on it and it curled up in a little ball in the corner of the carpet and skirting board.  I peered at it.  It did not move.  It looked dead.  Unfortunately for spidee, as someone who comes from Darwin and has come into contact with enough Black Widows as well as their equally nasty cousins the Redbacks to last a lifetime, I know they play dead when disturbed.  So I poked it with a thing that had a pointy corner, and lo-and-behold it unfurled it’s creepy black body and started to scurry across the carpet.  I brought the playdoh four-pack down on it again, hard.

Now this is where it gets weird.

I lifted the playdohs up to inspect the damage, and the fucking thing was gone.  Not squished on the carpet.  Not squished on the bottom of the Playdoh plastic wrapping.  My aim was spot-on; I would have seen it continue to scurry off stage left if it wasn’t.  No sign of it anywhere, and believe me when I say I checked the carpet really well.

There are only two ways it could have escaped:

  1. It teleported somewhere else (one of my shoes, my bed) before the playdohs could make impact.
  2. It travelled to another dimension before the playdohs could make impact.

Now, we all know that teleportation isn’t real.  So I’m leaning towards the second theory and, in fact, am becoming more and more convinced that all spiders are from another dimension.

All spiders come from a Spider Dimension and visit our dimension just to scare the crap out of us because it’s so easy to do and they think it’s hilarious then they go back home again.

What a bunch of jerks.

x Kitten of Doom

Briggs ‘Purgatory’ video

•March 24, 2015 • Leave a Comment

I helped out on the set of Briggs’ latest single Purgatory a while ago, the video was released a month or so ago (I’m a little late with posting this).  Purgatory is the result of the collaboration between Briggs and Sietta with their single Let It Go from a couple of years ago.  The premise of the video revolves around Briggs’ so-called “friends” partying at his wake with complete disregard for his grieving widow; only concerned with themselves.  Pretending to be drunk when sober is actually harder than you’d think.

James from Sietta and Briggs.

James from Sietta and Briggs. (Photo: Kitten of Doom)

Andy, Briggs and Lee. (Photo by Michelle Grace Hunder.)

Andy, Briggs and Lee. (Photo: Michelle Grace Hunder.)

Purgatory is directed by Andy Lane and shot by Lee Jake Mariano.

x Kitten of Doom

The Paterson Project opening night

•March 7, 2015 • 1 Comment

There was a mega line running from the front door of the Paterson building around the corner and down Webb St from about 6:15pm yesterday before doors were opened.  Luckily the place is huge so it didn’t feel too packed.  Lots of awesome art; I didn’t get pictures of everything but here are a few…

The Paterson Building is open from 11am-4pm today too!

x Kitten of Doom

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…

x Kitten of Doom

Pretty colours on a hot day.

•February 11, 2015 • 3 Comments

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 • 8 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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x Kitten of Doom

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.

x Kitten of Doom

 
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