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15Nov

Sydney Opens Its Doors For Another Sydney Open

Every two years Sydney Living Museums open a number of buildings across Sydney to the public for an event called Sydney Open. Many of these give you the opportunity to get to areas not normally open to the public. It’s a great day for architecture, interior, design and photography enthusiasts and attracts hundreds of people.
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14Jun

City of art at the 19th Biennale of Sydney

The 19th Biennale of Sydney has just finished after nearly three months of art, installations, talks, and events. During the event I visited Cockatoo Island and the Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA) to capture some of the installations from various artists.

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10Jun

Sydney goes Vivid for winter

Vivid Sydney, a festival of light, music and ideas, started in 2009 and has become the city’s largest winter festival. Originally it centred around Circular Quay, Customs House, The Rocks and the Sydney Opera House in particular. The event has grown each year and now includes Darling Harbour, Sydney Harbour Bridge and this year for the first time, Martin Place.

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12May

Sydney Gay and Lesbian Choir are going HOME

In shoots, video by pauldwade / May 12, 2014 / No Comments

I recently collaborated with the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Choir again for their upcoming performance ‘HOME: Voices Without Borders’. However this time it wasn’t just an image, but a promotional video telling a short story about finding yourself in a place that feels like home.

This was my first video shoot for a client and was shot on a Sony Alpha A55 DSLR at various locations around Sydney. We started late afternoon at a sunny Circular Quay and made our way to St James Station and Hyde Park. Additional city shots were taken a few days later.

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25Mar

The Barber Shop Time Forgot

I was fortunate to stumble into a little time capsule in Sydney’s Surry Hills the other day, Chebal’s Barber Shop. Inside I found an interior which had not changed for decades, bits and pieces had been added here and there, light fittings no longer worked, there was several types of flooring, photos took up most of the wall space, about as far removed from a modern stylists as you can get.
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11Feb

Bingham Cup Waratah Dunking at Fair Day

The Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras 2014 season got underway again this year with Fair Day at Victoria Park. I was asked by the organisers of the 2014 Bingham Cup (the Gay Rugby World Cup) to pop along and capture some images from the day, including a couple of NSW Waratahs players Jono Lance and Nick Phipps getting their tops off and dunked to raise money for charity.
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19Jan

Exploding into 2013

New Years Eve is always a big deal in Sydney. This year I was fortunate enough to have a great view from a house party, so took along the camera and tripod to capture some of the amazing fireworks exploding over Sydney Harbour.
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19Oct

Tchaikovsky: The Lonely Heart

Poster for the concert Tchaikovsky: The Lonely Heart by Sydney Gay & Lesbian ChoirI was recently commissioned by the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Choir to shoot the base image for the poster to publicise their upcoming concert. Titled ‘Tchaikovsky – The Lonely Heart’ the concert delves into the life, loves, music and legacy of one of the world’s greatest ever composers.
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25May

Bent Art

This year I’ve entered a triptych of images into the Bent Art Exhibition which takes place in Wentworth Falls in the Blue Mountains every year since 2005. Bent Art was started to celebrate the work of LGBT artists and is now the biggest LGBT art event in Australia. The images I’ve entered blur the boundaries between photography and painting, using coloured light reflections in water at night to create vibrant ‘brush strokes’ of light.

The exhibition runs over the Queen’s Birthday long weekend from Fri 8th to Monday 11th June at the Wentworth Falls School of Arts, 217-219 Great Western Highway, Wentworth Falls. Visit the Bent Art site for opening times.

26Feb

Bears Artspace 2012

For the fourth year in a row I’m exhibiting in the Harbour City Bears Artspace. The exhibition runs at the Monstrosity Gallery, 93 Bourke St, Woolloomooloo from Thurs 23rd Feb until 1st March, daily 11am-6pm.

Beard

The exhibition features a broad range of works from Australian and international artists. You can see some more of the work on the Monstrosity blog as well as all of the works together with artist bios in this Facebook gallery. The three images I’ve entered in the exhibition were taken as part of the shoot for the Bear Essentials festival but were not used in the campaign. I’m happy to say that two out of three sold on the opening night! Other images from the BE shoot are in this Flickr set.

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