It was halloween the other day. We were prepared for Bonnie, Tyke, Ari, Fia and Milo to visit, so Rosie stocked up on treats. But even before they arrived, a few gangs of ghoul kids dropped by to loot us. I was a bit spooked and didn't want to photograph them so as not to appear creepy (in the bad way), but did get a photo of this balloon Rosie decorated. It's supposed to be Frankenstein's monster, but came out looking like Lou Reed (quite apt - RIP). However, Ed thought it was a portrait of me!
The weather has been uncommonly pleasant. Tess and I hit the beach the other day, it was bloody lovely.
We drove to Daylesford on the weekend so Rosie could look at a house she might be working on.
It's a nice wild spot.
I've been doing some stuff with the Independent Photography Festival, which is running here this week. This is the chap behind it all - Joe Miranda. He's reading a piece in The Age I did with Ben Clement, one of the exhibiting photographers.
Here's Joe with another top name in photography and the subject of the film I made a month or so ago - Sean Fennessy. I think I nailed this shot. Design Files, I'm available!
Penny and I hosted a slideshow/talk thing on Sunday with Sean, Tim Hillier, Lauren Bamford and an American chap named Clint Woodside. Penny and I also wrote essays that were included in a zine they made as part of a workshop day, which I look forward to seeing in the flesh soon. I felt important and part of something good.
Here's Clint showing a showreel type thing from his photography 'crew' called the Deadbeat Club, which includes amongst its number Ed and Deanna Templeton. Miles and Ed look on.
And here's Ed a bit later, before we had a nice dinner for Conor's birthday.