Inis Mor, Aran Islands, Ireland

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Roger Ballen’s Theater of the Mind

An exhibition in 5 theaters, curated by Colin Rhodes. The exhibition is on at the SCA Galleries in Lilydale until April 30, you can find out more here.

This was definitely an eye opening show, for those not familiar with Roger's photographic work it is both fascinating and at times disturbing. As well as Roger's photography the exhibit includes 3 video presentions, including the award winning Die Antwoord video he directed for "I fink u freeky".

The highlight was the "Theater of Darkness" an immersive tour in the dungeons of this old psychiatric hospital. A work in progress by the photographer, I really don't know how to describe it, except that it was fascinating and kind of creepy. The tour is free but booking is essential through the SCA website.

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Happy New Year

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Did you have a good new years eve? Generally I’m not a fan of anything big, and judging by social media I’m not the only one. I saw that a study thinks it’s because we are disappointed when our expectations aren’t met. For me it’s just that I’m not always in the mood but the killer is getting home if you go anywhere (I’m in Sydney – we do a good new years but public transport, not so much). That said I actually had a really good time. It helps to not set expectations! We just had a few drinks in Surry Hills then came home to watch the fireworks from the Erko rail bridge then bed, glorious bed and to wake up in 2016!

2015 was a great year of learning for me. If I had to describe it in a spiritual sense, I’d say that I feel like all my atoms have come apart into a swirly pool of glitter and air and now they’re figuring out how to go back together. It’s crazy and beautiful and probably sounds totally nuts but I’m excited to run with it.

I went home to Wagga for the holidays, we have some great neigh-bours (they’re horses, get it?) and I just love flying over our gorgeous countryside!

 

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Also, I saw Star Wars and have you seen it because it is SO GOOD. Here’s R2-D2 & C3-PO in Lego @ Myer:

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And those Doctor Who leggings I invested in last month:

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I hope you had a great Christmas and here’s to an amazing 2016!

Explorations 2015

There’s so much to see around Sydney (or a short drive away). I love to explore new places, and test out my photography skills. I don’t intend to just share photography on this page, and I am definitely an amateur, but it’s a fun hobby to pursue. My friend has been giving me a few pointers on adjusting shutter speeds and aperture, so watch this space for things to improve 😉

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