The Proof of 99

A great photograph does come around every day, and to say it is possible to make 99 astounding images across the three year journey my Leica and I share is a contradiction in itself. Instead, I consider this proof of 99 a study of what is possible when a self imposed focal length restriction is imposed on the photographic process. Additionally, justifying the time and financial investment made into the classic range finder work flow at the heat of the Leica M.

The Leica experience reformed my approach on how and why I continue to pursue photography (read more at the link below).



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Summer sun tan

A tan is the result of radiation damage to skin cells. Contrary to belief, there is no such thing as a safe tan and the Italian's don't appear to have caught on (and they are not the only ones). With their heads buried in the sand, and the sun warming up their core, the population is thoroughly roasted every August when the office doors close for the summer break. The disrespect shown towards the suns radiation is embarrassing.

Sun exposure can't be avoided, but the quantity these people are soaking every summer season is destructive. Plus their precious red/brown coat is used to judge everyone who played it sun smart. Encouraging the uninformed to make poor choices for the coming seasons. Tanning could not be more popular and the social pressure is immense (having experienced it first hand).

The example we set today, will set the precedence for a healthier future.

My voice comes in the form of photography, I lack the ability to communicate my concerns in words (I have tried) and chose to show the extreme damage the everyday person is inflicting on themselves visually. 

Reference,

Melanoma Research Foundation, https://www.melanoma.org

The full collection is available at the link below,

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Out with the new and in with the old

Out with the new and in with the old, the vintage trend has steam rolled through society and launched a sub culture embraced by the bold. The idea is simple, visit an OP-shop to grab a bargain or indulge in  designer pieces tailor made to comfort your imagination. Adding a little vintage flare to your closet is a fantastic way to stand out from the norm, self-expression through fashion runs deep through the veins of society and the embrace deserves to be celebrated.   

The full collection is available at the link below,

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Ink

One man’s skin is another’s canvas. The booming tattoo trend racing through society is bewildering. Tattooing was once a key component of cultural and religious ceremonies used to identify belonging and rank. However, with the introduction of laser tattoo removal, the once permanent nature of the ink is no longer a pressing concern. In-effect, opening the floodgates to a new form of re-workable personalization in rampant demand.

The full collection is available at the link below,

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The Untouched Wild West

Raw beauty is sculpted from the elements colliding with the north/west coast of New Zealand creating an unimaginable landscape. The iron sand base sprouts vegetation unique to the region, the dunes are humbling, the roar of the ocean slapping the coastline is cleansing and the dramatic isolation from civilisation sets a timeless pace. As days drift by, the memories forged in the bitting winds off the coast are mummified in the sand. 

The full collection is available at the link below,

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Source: Wild West