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A creative journey of discovery

A blog about sharing creative ideas

There are various kinds of creativity, from new ideas to blending different existing ideas and creating something new and unique. All have one thing in common, though – through research, discovery, experimentation and learning a new skill or improving on an existing one; you can find a way to express yourself or an idea. The goal of this creative blog is to share what I discover with the intent of helping others find inspiration and maybe learn a few tips and tricks along the way.

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The Story Behind the Image: Cabarita Beach Morning Glory is a landscape photography shot taken in July 2007 at sunrise.
The Handy Surf Craft website is now live. Version 1.0 is just a bare-bones website to kick off the online presence for the lineup of bodysurfing handplanes.
It’s been a long time since I went on a photo mission. Old habits mixed with new habits led to searching for surfing banks by bike, and on the way shooting some snaps.
I have wanted to get into mixed media art for about 16 years, but it just didn’t happen. So at the end of 2021, finally, I have made a start.
The Story Behind the Image: Gilston Farm is a black and white landscape photo taken out of a car window on Kodax T-Max film.
Sometimes some of my best creations are made by accident. The NFI logo for Handy Surf Craft is one of them.
Time-lapse and back story of fibreglassing Handy Surf Craft bodysurfing handplanes.
The Story Behind the Image: Ikebukuro Minimalism is a black and white photo I took on a Canon 630 with Kodak T-Max 400 film using a red filter.
The story behind an old self-portrait I recently dug up while looking for old music files I created more than 15 years ago.
The Story Behind the Image: Fine are photography shot of ‘The Light’. Shot on Koh Phi Phi in Thailand on the 26th of December 2005.
Photoshoot of bass guitar player Brook from Malakye Grind for his Aria Bass Guitars’ profile.
Texture in photography is such a broad subject. But what exactly is it?
Shot 3 of the 30 Photo Challenge was black & white photography. I chose to use the Canon 80D picture style settings for the shoot, using the monochrome style.
The Story Behind the Image: Fine art photography shot of my son at the beach in 2004. Shot on and iPhone 4 with no filters.
Shot 2 of the 30 Photo Challenge was a bokeh shot. I chose to try making DIY bokeh shapes for the shoot to share a fun and easy trick anyone can try at home.
The Story Behind the Image: Fine are photography shot of the moon at midday in the middle of Tokyo city, Japan shot in 2005.
Finally, the first batch of Handy Surf Craft is done. It’s been a journey to get here, but it feels great to reach the first set of bodysurfing handplanes completed.
The Story Behind the Image: Landscape photography shot of sunset over Mt Fuji in Japan, shot in 2015 at Namakon beach, Hiratsuka.
Shot 1 of the 30 Photo Challenge was a self-portrait shot. I chose to try the photo in a Rembrandt lighting style shoot.
Recently, I was stoked to launch The Wave of a Lifetime. The project included branding and website build for Dean ‘Dingo’ Morrison.
The Story Behind the Image: Street photography shot of a cosplay Harajuku girl in Tokyo, Japan. Image shot on Fuji Superia film and a Canon 630.
The goal of this 30-day photo challenge is to improve techniques I already know and learn new styles I have yet to try. I hope you follow along with my journey.
The Story Behind the Image: Landscape photography shot of Lake Tekapo in New Zealand shot back in 2007.
Never stop learning – I thought this would be a great way to start my rebooted blog because that’s what it will be about, creative evolution through exploring, experimenting, learning and sharing.
The Story Behind the Image: Street photography shot of the Yamanote train line in Ikebukuro, Tokyo.