Budgy Smugglers Ordinary Rig

One of my favourite events to go to ( and shoot ) is the budgy smugglers Ordinary Rig competition at the Ivy pool bar.   This event was slightly different in that BS brought over the Top 3 contestants from England to compete with the Australia finalists. From the start I was confident that the Aussies would win because I know the guys and they are very strong personalities , so it was bit of a shock that the damn poms took the ashes.  But I have to admit they were a great team and put an a hilarious show. 

Hopefully the images do the even some justice. 

Find images on the link below


Enjoy  , and please credit me and @budgysmugglers  if you use any of the images

The Tipsy Scholars

A while back whist making a film on womens surfing I was desperate to find some music to put to the film.  It needed to be folky  , upbeat and fit with the vibe of the film. I has tried the film to a few mainstream songs, and although I thought they were okay, I just could not seem to find the perfect match. 

Out of the blue, James of the Tipsy Scholars contacted me and asked if I would like to use some of his bands music for the film.  James and the band are surfers, and fortunately for me followed my facebook page. 

Queenscliff Surf photos


On first listen to a couple of tracks I was instantly hooked.  It is not often I love a song or band on first listen, but I can definitely say this about The Tipsy Scholars.  I’m a sucker for folk indie music, so it was meant to be. 

Initially I used all 3 of their tracks from the EP in my film, but it was deemed to be a little too long.  It was so hard to let go, but eventually the Song Modern Anxiety was dropped.  I’m still hoping to use this somewhere!

You can read all about them here, 



And more importantly -you can support them by going to one of their concerts. 

Saturday 16th June - Festival Allsorts, Canberra
Friday 29th June - Moonshine, Sydney
Saturday 7th July - Bar 33, Melbourne
Friday 20th July - BMEC, Bathurst
Thursday 26th July - UniBar, Wollongong
Saturday 28th July - Polish Club, Canberra
Thursday 2nd August - Hamilton Station, Newcastle
Friday 3rd August - The Brewery, Byron Bay
Sunday 5th August - The Milk Factory, Brisbane
Thursday 9th August - The Lansdowne, Sydney
Friday 10th August - The Lass O’Gowrie, Newcastle

UK/ Ireland:

Friday 17th of August - Whelans, Dublin [Ireland]
Friday August 24- The Bowery Dublin
Friday 31st of August-1st September - Deeside Music Festival, Aberdeen [Scotland]
Sunday 2nd of September - Nice N Sleazy, Glasgow [Scotland]
Wednesday 5th of September - The George Orwell, Dundee [Scotland]
Saturday 8th of September - The Luna, London [England]
Friday 14th of September - The Eagle Inn, Manchester [England]
Saturday 15th of September - The Spice of Life [England]

Or following and listening to them on Spotify


The images on this link were taken by me at the moonshine bar in Manly.  I don’t have much experience shooting bands in small dark spaces so excuse the quality.

Easy listening. 

Thanks for the music guys!

Tipsy Scholars in manly

Tipsy Scholars at moonshine bar

Moonshine bar

Swimwear shoot with Claudia

Claudia and I connected in Instagram. So glad we did.  

She is a wonderful model, and I feel like we created some great images. 

Our goal was to shoot some swimwear with a classic longboard, around a curl curl swimming pool and then finally some portraits in the forest with a nice wool jumper she brought along. 

You can find Claudia here 







Pool side.  Desaturated colour grading. 

In the woods

Shes on fire. 

Using Format