As it gets closer to me going down to Antarctica again for another summer, i am thinking about it more and more and i found this GoPro footage of when i left via plane taking off from the ice runway, ‘Wilkins Aerodrome’. I remember listening to Metallica as we were taking off and thinking it went well together, the vast landscapes we were leaving and the long instrumentals from one of my favourite bands.
For the second year in a row i went over to Adelaide for the Halloween weekend of BMX festivities. There was the Chief Street Halloween party jam on the Friday night, City Dirt’s ‘Almost-Octoberfest’ Jam on the Saturday and Nathan Parker’s Jam at his ‘Herm Trails’ spot north of the city. It was all time, action packed and fun as anything.
Here are a selection of my favorite photos from Saturday at City Dirt.
A big thanks to all the riders who killed it and showed us what it’s like to fly all weekend.
I made a small video of some friends riding skateparks in Perth.
I did not go on this trip, or film anything in the video. I just put the clip together.
Filmed by them, Edit by me.
I have a few black and white photos taken at Casey Station, Antarctica last summer. All taken down near the wharf. All with my Leica M6, Voigtlander 35mm lens and Kodak Tri-X film. Straight off the scanner.
When you’re near the water taking photos or doing anything really, the penguins come from all over to visit you, see what your up too, hang for a while, then leave. This one came from the ocean and left, seen here on his way back for a swim. Some sea ice accumulated near the rocks. The ice/snow on the foreshore is undercut by the water movement. A small iceburg floating around the bay.
Flickr have chosen another of my images from my time in Antarctica for their blog. This time it’s of the ‘Wilkes Hilton’ near Casey Station. A field hut used as a weekend getaway from station.
You can see the blog and selected images by clicking here
Below is a screen shot of the page.
I found another abandoned mental hospital to photograph. Australia sure does have a few still around. I’m not sure how much longer this one will be here, as it looks like the developers are coming in to demolish soon. I heard it has been here for 15+ years in the abandoned state it is in today. It is huge. Many buildings. Lots of rooms. A massive area all up. I was in a rush with the fading sunlight, so i’ll have to get back there soon.