Photography and Design

Thom

Thom: A Portrait of Modern Youth

Thom is a 19 year-old from the Sunshine Coast, in Queensland, mid-way down the east coast of Australia. He's also the subject of Riley Blakeway's eponymous, debut biopic film embedded above. Like a lot of films that capture the essence of Australian

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smit

Hong Kong: “City of Dreams”

Jonathan Van Smit lives in Hong Kong and captures documentary-style street photography between the hours of 11pm and 4am. He's one of the most open and interesting guys I've ever met: the kind of guy that makes you want to put the mic away and be

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"We All Want To Be Young in China" by enovate

We All Want to Be Young in China

"We All Want To Be Young in China" is a video I concepted/directed for enovate (edited by Giuseppe Farina). It's a 3-minute crash course on the evolution of contemporary youth culture in China. I really hope it inspires young people in China and

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Click through for Nick Peden's China Outlook Report

China [Youth Culture] Outlook

My mate Nick's thoughts in words and images, on the state of China's youth culture. Review to follow. But for now, gedditindaya. It’s been a couple months in the making, and I couldn’t be happier to release it for all to read. Filled with text and

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fixedgearbook

Anybody’s Fixed Gear: One Gear Book

A couple of my photographs are being published in a forthcoming book about fixed gear bicycles. It's called "One Gear". Congratulations to the guys at Anybody's Fixed Gear. The sample spreads (below) look great. 1076

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Christian Were: Vinegar Girl

Christian Were: Vinegar Girl

Also, Check out Christian Were's shots of Xinjian, China on flickr. Full of that nostalgic magic, produced when a great photographer masters the art of film. [via Ruby Pseudo]

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Music Data Visualisation: End of Year Top Albums 2010

Music Data Visualisation: End of Year Top Albums 2010

If you're like me and you don't have time to look at every Thom, Mick and Iggy's "2010 Best Album" list. Head straight for the buffet of the most respected "2010 Best Album" lists –an incredibly thorough, beautifully designed, interactive data

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rsz_jodiefox2

Shoes of Prey: Thanks Jodie

My very lovely friends Jodie, Michael and Mike from Shoes of Prey recently dropped-in to Shanghai for a visit. I have a lot of fun getting dressed in the mornings and Jodie happened to take a liking to this particular outfit. Read her post and design

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Visual Life Satorialist

Visual Life Documentary: The Satorialist

I really enjoyed this short documentary on street fashion photographer, Scott Schumann aka The Satorialist. He has such an professional, friendly, but somehow odd report with his subjects. There were two quotes from the film that particularly

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Shanghai 5 Skate Documentary by Charles Lanceplaine

Shanghai 5: Skateboarding Documentary

Shanghai 5 is a documentary of the development of the the city's skate culture and their on-going love affair with it's dreamy urban architecture. The debut screening was held at The Source, back in early December and I really wish I could have made

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smpskatepark

China’s Youngest Skater + World’s Biggest Skate Park

Yesterday Mattias and I rode our bikes to the outskirts of Shanghai to check out the world's largest skate park ('SMP International Skate Park'). We ran into seven year-old Xiao He, comfortably dropping-in and rolling around the various banks, hips,

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TedxJugs

Creativity: New Ideas Not Required

I don't want to get all philosophical on you. But sometimes I enjoy stretching my brain in this way. In this TEDx video, so-called "Account Planning Guru" Paul Feldwick explains the need to re-define "creativity" away from terms like originality and

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MassiveMusic

Massive Music Shanghai: Tang King

Earlier this week Diederik van Middelkoop of Massive Music emailed me their latest music video, "Shanghai, Shanghai" featuring rapper 'TK' Tang King. It's a really fun clip, featuring glimpses into all the iconic scenes you encounter everyday, living

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StoleMyIdea

You Stole My Idea

You stole my idea. But it's OK. Because without me, the execution of my idea is (at worst) nothing and (at best) yours. It's a sentiment that I've held for a long time and today I read about some clever people who agree. 786

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Queen Sea Big Shark

Queen Sea Big Shark @ Mao Livehouse

Beijing indie-pop rockers Queen Sea Big Shark played at Shanghai's Mao Livehouse on Friday night. I've had people in the (China music) industry tell me their live show was over-rated. Friday night was anything but. The venue brought great sound and

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5KUAI

Video: 5KUAI (Shanghai)

My first attempt at a technique called "lens wacking" or "free lensing": A short film about our neighbours. The couple downstairs in our Shanghai laneway compound spend every afternoon dicing up fresh vegetables and cooking fresh noodle pasta.

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Yimmy Yayo

Yimmy Yayo: Untitled & Unrelated

If you're in Sydney on Thursday 11 November, don't miss what will be a hella exciting collection of photographs from Yimmy Yayo, aka my dear friend James W. Mataitis Bailey. All prints will be raffled off (tickets $1) with the proceeds going to

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JR exhibition

Images from JR Exhibition in Shanghai

Wrote a post yesterday about JR's work. Went and check out his latest exhibition opening at 18Gallery on the Bund tonight in Shanghai. JR himself (+team) was at the gallery and I managed to catch him to ask a few questions that I was keen for answers

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Ted Prize Artist JR

TED Prize Winner in Shanghai: Street Artist JR

Pervasive street artist JR, who was just awarded the TED Prize, is opening his latest exhibition 'The Wrinkles of a City' in Shanghai tonight. His work is characterised by intimately-shot black and white photographs, super-sized and pasted in

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Yuri Suzuki Product Design Meets Music

Yuri Suzuki: Product Design Meets Music

The Sound Chaser is an amplified toy train with a stylus (record needle) that runs along tracks made of old vinyl records. The artist, Yuri Suzuki is an amazing dude who, for the last few years, has been leading innovation on the relationship between

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Little Punk

Little Punk: China’s Answer to SoKo

Shanghai lofi indie-folker, Little Punk has just dropped her sophomore album, Hey guy, you are big time alright. and it's well worth a listen. Now. 672

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24 Hours in Mumbai (Bombay) for Qantas

24 Hours in Mumbai (Bombay) for Qantas

On the surface, Mumbai (formerly Bombay) is true to the imaginative representations of popular fiction. But chaos, noise and filth are merely birthmarks on India’s biggest and most diverse city. Offensive contradictions coexist harmoniously in its

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Nick Peden China Youth

Nick Peden: Images of Contemporary China

Here's a selection of really interesting images from Nick Peden. Nick recently returned to Shanghai, after a research adventure through greater China, focusing on youth culture in the country's second-tier cities. These images remind me why I love

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Handsome Furs China Tour

Handsome Furs: Live @ Yuyintang (Shanghai)

Handsome Furs live @ Yuyintang Livehouse, Shanghai, China. Images shot by Andy Miller. Full set below. 622

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Inside China Straddling Bus

China’s Straddling Bus: The Inside…

The unveiling of China's innovative, congestion-alleviating new bus design caused a web storm this week. But what hasn't been released yet is what the inside of such a groundbreaking concept will look like. Here's the answer. 493

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Baker and Spice Shanghai

China’s Best Baked Goods: Baker & Spice

The best bakery in China sits in the heart of Shanghai's French Concession district. Here are some images I took this week for an article appearing in New Zealand media. 350

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CutterSkink

ARAB in Shanghai

Swiss artist and my good mate, Ian White (aka Cutterskink, aka ARAB) recently dropped into Shanghai for a visit. Among some of the the mischief while he was here, we thew some paint up in an incredible abandoned old building. Check out some of the

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Shanghai (Spring) Breakfast

The most over-observed, polite conversation point in Shanghai: the tardy arrival of the new (warmer) season. Rather than pine about how much we missed the weather, with it's beautiful blue sky, tweeting birds and golden morning sun, we celebrated

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Tokyo Travel Insider

The images from my recent post on Tokyo have been published at Qantas Travel Insider. Check out the site and their Twitter account for loads of great food and travel tips too.

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Touring NYC on two wheels (article published by FHM, July 2009)

Words and pictures covering the New York Bicycle Film Festival published by FHM: http://fhm.com.au/touring-nyc-on-two-wheels.htm (full article).

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Bloc Party @ Hordern Pavillion

I'm really not a fan of the Hordern Pavillion as a venue. But for a huge act like Bloc Party you really can't argue with that venue choice. The guys were extremely gracious during a meet & greet with triple j winners. Kele welcomed the 10 winners

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Emiliana Torrini @ Metro (Syd)

Emiliana Torrini's live show was beautiful. It was one of the best I've seen since Regina Spektor toured in 2007. CW Stoneking, who played at the Metro the night before Emiliana was also one of the most brilliant shows I've seen this year. The key is

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