I love these goons.
I love these goons.
Johanna Beach, Victoria
Johanna Beach, Victoria
A few days after I finished my honours degree, Khaleda, Nico and I set off for a weekend of camping by the beach four hours west of Melbourne. I spent most of the weekend lying in the tent reading, watching native birds, talking and being quiet. This is my favourite beach in the whole world.
Mark drove Nico and I to Rosebud on one of the first properly warm spring days. He wanted to kitesurf but there wasn't enough wind. We walked in the shallows, not hot enough to swim, then lay on beach towels and read books and listened to music. Afterwards we went to the pub for cokes and hot lunches.
A serious man.
Ryann in Soho, and Justin in Bushwick
I can't remember the name of the little town out in eastern Melbourne where we went on the way for a day hike.
Autumn in Melbourne. On our way to hike somewhere.
Journey's End swimming hole
Taking a break from our studios to swim in perfectly cold mountain water on a hot summer afternoon.
Inspiration Point, Bryce Canyon, Utah
Just in case you were wondering what was at our backs as we stood on the edge of Bryce Canyon... A surprisingly lush and green national park actually.
The Rock Stop, Orderville, Utah
This fifty year old pink Flintstones-style hut used to be some kind of dinosaur museum. The current owner bought it and turned it into a rock shop where one can buy local petrified wood, colored glass, quartz and all kinds of other rocks. I managed to resist the temptation to buy anything, telling myself my bag was already heavy enough.
Lake Powell, Arizona
Pictured here are Dan, Joy, and I
All photos by me, except the picture of me, which Joy took with my camera
Because it was late fall, sun was setting early, around 5pm every day. So every day we tried to reach our destination before the sun fell. We got to Lake Powell just in time and quickly drove up above the lake to this viewpoint. We strolled around with a handful of other people, and saw the color of the landscape dramatically and quickly shift. We took each others' portraits, enjoying the fading of the light.
1 and 2. Burros
3. Interior, Oatman Hotel
4. Dan at the Oatman Hotel
Oatman, where the burros roam free and the pub has $10,000 worth of dollar bills stapled to the wall.
Joshua Tree National Park, CA
Joy and Dan at Arch Rock in Joshua Tree National Park.
Venice Beach, Los Angeles, CA
I spent a few days in LA last month, including one really fun, lazy Sunday with Danny and Brittany in their Venice Beach neighborhood.
City Island, Bronx, NY
Afraid that soon it would be too cold for day tripping, in early November we went on a little adventure up to City Island in the Bronx. It's been on my list of things to do in New York for oh... four years. City Island is a small island (one mile wide and one and a half miles long) with a ship building past and a sleepy old town feeling (you really don't feel like you're in NYC anymore. But you are!) It takes about an hour and a half to get there from Brooklyn (two trains and a bus) so I guess that why it took us a while to get around to visiting.
On our walk down the main street of the island, we found two church thrift stores. I bought an amazing boat themed sweater for $2 and Adam bought a new-looking pair of Doc Martens for $5. We trawled through a couple of nautical-junk filled antique stores (Nicolas bought small glasses for 50c apiece) and then ended up at the main attraction, Johnny's on the water, at the southern end of the island. We went for the seafood but we stayed for the pina coladas. This place is a feast for the eyes as well as the tummy, with old school signage, baskets of fried seafood and a seagull-filled patio area, and cafeteria tables where leather clad bikers sit alongside old ladies drinking daiquiris. It is as excellent as it sounds.
The chipmunks of Chipmunk Hollow, NY
I had the pleasure of working with these people for the past couple of years in New York City. They are very good people. Silly, but good.
Visiting the greenhouses with brooms, Maine
It snowed so much that we made trips down to the greenhouses armed with brooms to knock the snow off their canopies.
Friends making breakfast, Maine
It's a very good idea to make friends with people who can cook.