I try to tell the personality of a person by their hands, so I’ve decided to snap them at random. I shot these in a cafe on the Gold Coast. Old hands. Strong veins – pumping blood – adds life. There will be no studio pictures, no lights, no faces, no elbows, no make-up, no photoshop and hopefully no fuck-ups. Just pictures of hands as I see them. Hope you enjoy my new series.
At first glance it was the ruddy complexion and red rimmed piecing eyes of 78-year-old Graeme Walker that attracted me to him. He stared intently at my camera when I asked to snap a picture on his favourite bench in the main street of the mining town of Queenstown in Tasmania, Australia. Graeme has lived there for more than 60 years, spending 37 of those years working most days and nights in an open-cut mine. He says he is as fit as a fiddle and able to walk a few miles each day (if need be). I found him to be a decent cove with a dry sense of humour. We had a wonderful chat. Graeme would love you to go the full screen and see his wonderful face.
Lone fisherman on the loose in the early morning sunrise on the docks of Stanley in Tasmania, Australia. But somehow I reckon he was just out for a walk and probably didn’t care much for fishing. And why not. You beauty.
ON LEAVING wonderful Stanley early morning in Tasmania, Australia, I glanced back at THE NUT and it bounced back into my lens. YAH, HEY, HO, go the FULL SCREEN and take a deep breath. Gotta love The Nut.
A tiny but pretty sunrise I quickly snapped over Tidal Waters Resort in St Helens this wonderful morning in Tasmania, Australia.
In HOBART, Tasmania today, looking up at the wonderful historic buildings I could see that some unfashionable bastard wears a green T- shirt and green undies. Matching – but not very fashionable. “HEY you up there,” I yelled. “You’d look smarter in pink.”
SNAPPED this vista from Mount Wellington looking toward the Derwent River in Hobart, Tasmania. It was wonderful. But it sure was a blue, blue, dull day. Nevertheless, it’s a picture. GO the FULL SCREEN.
Starring last night were these 12 mixed oysters which I slowly devoured while dining at the Mud Bar & Restaurant at Peppers Seaport Hotel in Launceston, Tasmania, Australia. And there was an added sunset. Absolutely amazing. If you love oysters go the FULL SCREEN on this image and love ’em.
LAST night the magic sunset was so bright I (nearly) had to close my eyes to snap this at Peppers Seaport Hotel in Launceston, Tasmania, Australia. YAH! – go the FULL SCREEN and enjoy.
Walking back to the Salamanca Wharf Hotel in Hobart wearing wobbly boots and pink socks I got lost. And if I had known the correct street I would have missed this wonderful sunset. It’s a pity the foreground was a crane. A snow capped mountain would have been handy. HEY, HO, go the FULL SCREEN. Hobart in Tasmanian, Australia.