Implanted devices and broken cameras

I officially finished my last shift at APN Australian Regional Media in mid-August, but, I published my last work with the company yesterday. [caption id="attachment_275" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] My feature as it appeared in Australian Regional Media's Weekend magazine.[/caption] Late last year a friend contacted me and asked me if I…

The ‘Air Guitar Guy’

Yesterday I was walking through Brisbane when something caught my attention from corner of my eye. I saw a man with a sign that read, "I'm NOT HOMELESS I'M Lookin' for SEXY SEXY GIRL Yusuki (Osaka)" complete with a smiley face and Japanese flag. Anybody that knows me will appreciate…

Outlanders – Brief encounter

[caption id="attachment_130" align="aligncenter" width="584"] Outlanders take a stroll through the streets of Osaka after a recording session. (L-R Phil, Craig, Adam, Kevin and Mike)[/caption] About five years ago when I was living in Osaka some of my workmates were in a band and recording a few original songs. I think…

Listen closely

I'd been eagerly awaiting the second series of Lowdown - the sitcom based around the misadventures tabloid journalist Alex Burchill - ever since the first series aired a couple of years back. Sure, there's a journalistic link, but the unique brand of humour also appeals to me. So when the…

Japan: Now and then.

[caption id="attachment_77" align="alignnone" width="737" caption="When it comes to Japan, the new and the old collide on so many levels."][/caption] I did promise to create a spectacular series of animated antique Japanese photographs. And I still plan to complete this project. But in the meantime, I decided to do a quick…

Recycling recycling

"Never use the same word twice in a headline." I received that advice and have tried to stick to it. But I'll play by my own rules in the DDS*Mediasphere. I've avoided taking my video camera outside in the past week because of the inclement weather. I did, however, take…