The Digital Hobo Begins

14 Sep 2019 Travels, New South Wales
Well, this has finally happened. I'm moving out without moving in. No rent to pay, no utilities to care about, and no fixed address — apart from the one my friend lent me very graciously, so that I'd have something to put on my driver's licence.

An Interview for WallMag

9 Jul 2019 Photography, Interviews
For those interested in my humble beginnings and slightly less humble exploits as a photographer, here's a little interview that I gave to a certain website. Just in case it eventually disappears from the World Wide Web, I'll quote it here in its entirety.

Vivid Sydney: Taronga Zoo and the CBD Area

10 Jun 2019 Sydney, Vivid
As we've found out previously, there's plenty to see around Sydney when the Vivid festival is on. During several days, I visited a few corners of the city to see what was actually going on. So let's conclude this journey and see how the Taronga Zoo is doing!

Vivid Sydney: Circular Quay and Darling Harbour

3 Jun 2019 Sydney, Vivid
For three weeks every year, between 6 and 11 p.m., the centre of Sydney transforms. The Harbour Bridge all lights up; the Opera House is covered in gigantic animations; all kinds of installations, big and small, interesting or not, but all of them bright and colourful, pop up here and there at the streets. This is Vivid: a mother lode for a light effects aficionado, and an interesting opportunity for a photographer such as myself.

The Three Sisters and Other Wonders of the Blue Mountains

31 Mar 2019 Travels, New South Wales, Blue Mountains
Two months of no photography at all is way too much time with no photography at all. Enough is enough! Time to hit the road again, and even if it doesn't take me as far as it often does, there still will be opportunities to capture a good landscape or two. If the scenery, weather, and my own travelling plans all come together, that is.

The Sweltering Way Home

12 Jan 2019 Travels, New South Wales, Outback
To go back home, I decide to take a slightly longer road via Broken Hill out of sheer curiosity, because I've never been there before. As I leave Melrose, the scenery is still familiar (I've been a few times to this part of South Australia), but after I cross the NSW border, it's all new to me.

The Flight Across South Australia

10 Jan 2019 Travels, South Australia, Outback
In the morning, I arrive at Ceduna to refuel, wash my car, and shop for a new (less powerful) inverter – along with many, many spare gas bottles, of course. However, it looks like it's a little too late by now, because the more I look at the battery, the more it appears to be the source of the problem. It doesn't hold any charge at all, and drops to 11-odd volts almost as soon as I unplug the solar. Looks like it's time to ditch the sucker... but it's too difficult to find a decent deep cycle battery in these parts, so I need to drive further to try my luck elsewhere. In Adelaide, perhaps?

The Joys and Woes of the Nullarbor

7 Jan 2019 Travels, South Australia, Outback, Nullarbor
I work till afternoon, which feels kinda interesting – chatting to colleagues and committing code whilst sitting in a tent in the middle of nowhere. However, I do need to find some gas to have my hot meals, after all. Which is why after 12 (Western time) I take off and visit a few more roadhouses... with the same disappointing result. No gas bottles anywhere at all! Dammit. At least I don't get nearly as many of those locusts that bothered me on my way here, although there's still more than a few to fly around.

Crossing the Wheatbelt

5 Jan 2019 Travels, Western Australia
At this point, my journey west pretty much over, really. There isn't a lot more west left to this beautiful continent now, is it? Technically, of course, we still have Steep Point, which is maybe a hundred K's further westward on the map... but I don't think I'd like to go that far just yet. Probably it's time to turn back east; and to that end, I turn on the Great Eastern Highway towards the town with a romantic name of Southern Cross.

Perth and the Pinnacles

4 Jan 2019 Travels, Western Australia, Perth, Pinnacles
I take my sweet time with waking up and having breakfast and packing stuff, and it's almost midday by the time I take off and head out towards Perth. Well, astronomical midday, anyway: the clock only says “half past ten”. I already mentioned the weird Western Aussie time, didn't I?