tarantulatrash

photobooth

Posted in culture, fashion, life, literature, love, melbourne, photography, style, weight loss, writing by tarantulatrash on September 20, 2010

this photobooth made me look like i have dirt running down my neck. damn chapel st.  i don’t, really.

i deleted the fashion blog because i was lazy- isn’t that appalling!???
i know i’ve been really, really bad at blogging lately- i’m sorry! just insanely busy and my camera is still broken. i’ve managed to lose around 4-5 kilos since jamie left, which is the single perk.  he also set up his own photography website, go look!

ultimate frisbee tournament tomorrow for the Victorian Teacher’s Games. pumped!!!!

i have also decided that i’m going to do nanowrimo. someone else do it with me!

ALSO, i am obsessed with finding out what the background music is on this site- FRAVSHOP.COM. they not only have GREAT clothing, I have had the background music on loop for at least an hour.

Dear Cornelius.

Posted in art, art melbourne, culture, fashion, life, love, melbourne, photography, style by tarantulatrash on August 6, 2010

This very attractive photo was taken by Geoff and features not only the man of my dreams, but also a man I would like to stress my appreciation and love for, Mark. Mark is one of my favourite people, and I am very, very glad he is here for me to have supernatural marathons with.

Today I am going to learn to knit.

Posted in art, craft, culture, film, lc-a, life, lomo, lomography, love, melbourne, photography, religion, writing by tarantulatrash on July 21, 2010

For the past two weeks Jamie has been dragging me to the gym every day. I ran 10km on Monday, and I was so proud. Now, my hip is screwed and I can barely walk. Why am I telling you this? Because screwing my hip means I now have time to blog whilst Jamie is at the gym. I have a couple of things to update you on:

  • My exhibition “the aesthetic of imperfection” has now changed date and venue. It will now be at the Ballarat Mill Markets, which is awesome because a lot more people will see my stuff. The opening is on August 7th, 4-6.
  • My LC-A+ is still broken.
  • I have salvaged a few photos from the film the LC-A died whilst taking, and have just scanned the negatives- no prints yet. I imagine the prints will be significantly different.

  • I have purchased wool, and tonight I plan on learning to knit.

I will blog again soon! I miss you guys! I’m just making the most of having my boyfriend here, and that generally doesn’t involve sitting in front of the computer.

JAMIE IS LEAVING TODAY

Posted in art, art melbourne, culture, film, life, lomo, lomography, love, melbourne, photography, street fashion, vintage by tarantulatrash on June 14, 2010

Me, by Geoff, with my LC-A+. Taken at Red Tongue, Brunswick street, Fitzroy. Again, note the incredible hat.

JAMIE IS LEAVING TODAY JAMIE IS LEAVING TODAY JAMIE IS LEAVING TODAYJAMIE IS LEAVING TODAY JAMIE IS LEAVING TODAY JAMIE IS LEAVING TODAY JAMIE IS LEAVING TODAY JAMIE IS LEAVING TODAY JAMIE IS LEAVING TODAY JAMIE IS LEAVING TODAY JAMIE IS LEAVING TODAY JAMIE IS LEAVING TODAY JAMIE IS LEAVING TODAY JAMIE IS LEAVING TODAY JAMIE IS LEAVING TODAY JAMIE IS LEAVING TODAY JAMIE IS LEAVING TODAY JAMIE IS LEAVING TODAY JAMIE IS LEAVING TODAY JAMIE IS LEAVING TODAY JAMIE IS LEAVING TODAY JAMIE IS LEAVING TODAY JAMIE IS LEAVING TODAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I am so excited, I have had to change my pants four times today already. I can also remember when there were 180 days to go, and retrospectively the time has flown.

Hi Chopper draw me a picture plz.

Posted in art, art melbourne, craft, culture, life, melbourne, street art by tarantulatrash on June 9, 2010

Once, I knocked on the window of Chopper’s gallery in Melbourne while he was painting. He invited us in. My two friends got photos with him. He drew me this picture and spoke about being in gaol. Nice bloke. I was only slightly scared.

One New Years Eve.

Posted in art, art melbourne, culture, fashion, indie, life, melbourne, photography, photoshop, street fashion, venting by tarantulatrash on June 7, 2010

This is one of my favourite photos, taken of Daniel and Bridie- two very excellent people, one new years’ eve at my old place in Kensington.

I’m off work sick today, waiting for the man from Jim’s Mowing to come around and hack my nature strip. My eyes won’t stop watering, my body aches and I’m freezing even though I have a woolen jacket on and the heater blaring. Blergh.

Hello, Ebay dress I can’t financially justify

Posted in culture, fashion, indie, melbourne, street fashion, vintage by tarantulatrash on June 5, 2010

I shall wear the shit out of you.

(This is not me, it is the model in the picture. They have a blog, too)

Today will be excellent, we’re going to Savers (thrift superstore), Vegie Bar on Brunswick st for lunch, and lots of photo-ing armed with Box Brownies, a Smena and the good old LC-A+. I love Melbourne.

EDIT: APPARENTLY THEIR BLOG NO LONGER EXISTS.

Our time will come.

Posted in art, art melbourne, culture, lomo, lomography, melbourne, photography, street art, Uncategorized by tarantulatrash on May 27, 2010

My first Diana Mini roll was entirely overexposed, due to my error. I still got a couple of shots I liked though.

Also, go check out Anwa‘s blog. I do.

Dear Prudence.

Posted in art, art melbourne, culture, indie, lomo, lomography, love, melbourne, photography, Uncategorized by tarantulatrash on May 26, 2010

I know I’ve been a bad blogger!!!!! I won’t be from now on!! It’s been what, a week?

20 days!!!

Negative scanners.

Posted in art, art melbourne, culture, lomo, lomography, melbourne, photography, Uncategorized by tarantulatrash on May 17, 2010

I just bought a negative scanner.

Print.

Scanned Negative

Print

Scanned Negative

I am not particularly happy.

Super8.

Posted in art, art melbourne, culture, film, melbourne, photography, Uncategorized, vintage by tarantulatrash on May 16, 2010

I’ve long wanted to make a film using 8mm film- there are loads of super8 cameras around, and they’re really not that expensive. What is expensive is the process of getting the film developed and then converted to digital format (unless you have a projector, viewer and sweet editing skills).

This video was made by my very talented friends Chris and Liam.
I think it’s utterly beautiful, and wanted to share it with everyone. I may steal their camera at some stage.

This needs no explanation.

Posted in art, art melbourne, culture, fashion, funny, humour, life, melbourne, photography, street fashion, Uncategorized by tarantulatrash on May 15, 2010

Ruv.

Posted in art, art melbourne, culture, life, lomo, lomography, love, melbourne, photography, Uncategorized by tarantulatrash on May 11, 2010

I look at this and wish it hadn’t come out so shiny. But then again, the world IS shiny.

Ah nu!

Posted in art, art melbourne, culture, life, lomo, lomography, melbourne, photography, Uncategorized, writing by tarantulatrash on May 10, 2010

I went out with Geoff and Liam this weekend, armed with both LC-A+ and Diana mini. Photographs will ensue. In the meantime, I’m running low of quality shots to blog! So here’s one of the State Library, Melbourne. It’s not overly exciting.

Hardcore detox atm, until Jamie gets here in 35 days.

Melbourne

Posted in art, art melbourne, culture, lomo, lomography, love, melbourne, photography, Uncategorized by tarantulatrash on May 4, 2010

I adore this city.

42 Days!!!

Candids on the internet- Y or N?

Posted in art, art melbourne, culture, lomo, lomography, melbourne, photography, Uncategorized, writing by tarantulatrash on May 3, 2010

I’m interested to know what people think about taking candid photos.

I love candids, and I see a lot of them floating around on blogs; particularly on fashion blogs. I wouldn’t mind if someone posted a candid of me, but I know some people would. Is it OK to post them as long as their face isn’t showing? Or do you just post them regardless?  I don’t often find the opportunity to take a candid shot as I feel if people saw me, they would think I was some sort of creep and possibly chase me down the street.

This candid, for instance, is of a painfully cute little girl chasing seagulls with a stick. I feel it’s ok to post it on a blog because her face isn’t showing. If her face was showing, and for some reason her parents saw her posted on a 23 year old amateur photographer’s blog, I feel they would be totally pissed off.

I need opinions!!!

Graf Toffwaffle Von Liechtenstein.

Posted in art, art melbourne, culture, fashion, lomo, lomography, melbourne, photography, street fashion, Uncategorized by tarantulatrash on May 2, 2010

How splendidly peculiar.

I now have a deviantART account.
I will be putting images on said account, some of which will be available to buy as prints. Prints on deviantART are wickedly cheap, so I suggest you go and buy some of mine. There is very little on there at the moment, but over the next couple of weeks there will be.

Also, if you have a deviantART account, be my friend!!!

Rizzo on the kitchen floor.

Posted in art, art melbourne, culture, fashion, melbourne, photography, street fashion, Uncategorized, vintage by tarantulatrash on May 1, 2010

While we’re fisheye-ing

Posted in art, art melbourne, culture, life, lomo, lomography, melbourne, photography, street fashion, Uncategorized by tarantulatrash on April 30, 2010

Here’s one of me, by Gianna. In a vegan-ish stage, rockin’ the pleather.

In other news, I am currently eating milo out of the tin.

Daniellawl.

Posted in art, art melbourne, culture, fashion, life, lomo, lomography, melbourne, street art, Uncategorized, writing by tarantulatrash on April 28, 2010

Today is Daniel’s birthday. Daniel is one of my best friends. I ruv.

LEINAD. HAPPY DAY OF BIRTH.

Go visit his blog, I enjoy it.

In other news, I almost passed out today at a dance class. Full on, black-in-front-of-the-eyes semi pass out. I think today I may have eaten too many plums, and not enough bread. Or something. Isn’t that how it goes?

I got my Diana Mini in the mail. I’m hoping Ballarat decides to stop being a bitch so I can go out and take photos of it on the weekend. I’m not sure I’m going to survive this winter.

One of my favourite portraits

Posted in art, culture, life, lomo, lomography, melbourne, photography, Uncategorized by tarantulatrash on April 21, 2010

Of one of my favourite people.

It has been said

Posted in art, culture, fashion, life, lomo, lomography, melbourne, photography, street fashion, Uncategorized by tarantulatrash on April 19, 2010

Life is better when you’re pompous.

High tea

Posted in art, culture, life, lomo, lomography, melbourne, photography, Uncategorized, writing by tarantulatrash on April 18, 2010

We went to high tea for Kerry’s birthday. It was pure indulgence.

I had an excellent night tonight, out in Melbourne with friends for Dellie’s birthday.

I would also like to stress that I am in fact NOT going to top myself.
A few people have been concerned about this after a previous blog… I wasn’t aware I came across so emo!

I want a bike.

Posted in art, culture, life, lomo, lomography, love, melbourne, photography, sport, Uncategorized, vintage by tarantulatrash on April 14, 2010

With a basket and sweet vintage step-through style. LC-A+, AGFA 200.

I just played truth or dare with Jamie for an hour. The bastard just kept saying “truth”. I think he may have been scared of what my dare would be.
It may have involved nudity.
It’s late, and I’m tired. I bought 9 pairs of underwear today, all exactly the same.

I am sick of hearing about/ seeing “fixies”.  Apparently this is becoming a subculture of its own in Melbourne? With a hierarchy of fixie enthusiast stature?

I have become obsessed with Waterfords Apple Berry Natural Mineral Water.

I’m really not making a lot of sense.

Goodnight.

Sorry!

Posted in culture, funny, humour, life, love, melbourne, Uncategorized, venting, writing by tarantulatrash on April 12, 2010

I know I haven’t been as good a blogger lately, but I’ve been feeling like shit, been insanely busy and having a mini creative rut. Tonight, Jamie made me feel a whole lot better, by showing what he really thinks about my intelligent mind-

I shudder to think of what our children are going to turn out like.

I’m getting a film back tomorrow, with some good shots (I hope) of friends and Melbourne. Will scan/post/attribute words to ASAP.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY KERRY

Posted in life, love, melbourne, Uncategorized by tarantulatrash on April 10, 2010

My Ruv.

Jager chaos

Posted in art, culture, life, lomo, lomography, melbourne, photography, physiotherapy, Uncategorized by tarantulatrash on April 8, 2010

I have always loved this image, as it captures the manic atmosphere of that night. Sometimes, I miss these days. It’s funny how things change.

Today I learnt how to put a dislocated hip  back in its socket. I’m hardcore to the max.

Anyway, main purpose of this blog-

Can people give me a theme, or a quote, or a lyric, that they would like to see represented in an image? I’d like to be given some projects, to see how imaginative I can be. It can be ANYTHING. Even just a word.
I gave Jamie this project today, his theme was “Teacup”, suggested by Geoff. I will post his result, if he succeeds in his mission! I’m in Melbourne the next few days, doing a course in St Kilda. Lots of photos will ensue in the next couple of weeks.

Who reads this??

Posted in art, art melbourne, culture, life, lomo, lomography, love, melbourne, photography, Uncategorized, writing by tarantulatrash on April 7, 2010

Lomo LC-A+

I’m getting from 100-250 views a day, and about 10-15 people have commented on my blog, total. I’m really curious as to who the other people are who are following my outbursts of bullshit and creativity. If you follow my blog regularly, could you comment this blog? I’m just really curious as to who the other 100 people are. I’m sure they’re not a different hundred every day.

I’m off to Melbourne now, to see my lovely friends, drop one particularly lovely friend off at the airport, do an NDT course, work at the hospital and go to Kerry’s “High Tea” birthday party. I’ll be back Sunday, with photos.

My Diana Mini has been held up in postage apparently, but I’m saving the Velvia and Sensia for it. Agfa attack this weekend. Book to read on the train this week- Albert Camus, “The Plague.”

69 days.

Back home.

Posted in art, art melbourne, culture, life, literature, lomo, lomography, love, melbourne, photography, Uncategorized, writing by tarantulatrash on April 3, 2010

Tonight I am at Geoff and Kerry’s. Kerry is cleaning, I’m drinking a green apple UDL and trying to decide whether or not I have enough energy to go and get pizza. Geoff is watching “Teen cribs” and Chani is trying to dye her hair without turning her neck black. I finished “Slaughterhouse 5” today by Vonnegut.

In other news, I fell in love all over again last night. Although, that happens most days. Jamie.

Everything was beautiful, and nothing hurt.

Poets and Thieves

Posted in art, art melbourne, culture, life, literature, lomo, lomography, melbourne, photography, Uncategorized, vintage, writing by tarantulatrash on April 3, 2010

This was taken outside my friend Nathan’s shop,  Poets & Thieves, Victoria Ave, Albert Park in Melbourne. It’s a gorgeous little second-hand bookstore run by very good people. Nathan found for me a first edition Green Eggs and Ham, complete with a kid’s drawings all through it with white-out. The child was coincidentally called “Jamie”. It now takes pride of place on my bookshelf.

Sweet shot

Posted in art, culture, lomo, lomography, melbourne, photography, Uncategorized, writing by tarantulatrash on April 3, 2010

Taken at Daniel’s 21st. Lomo Fisheye 2

Lol.

Posted in culture, funny, humour, indie, life, melbourne, music, Uncategorized by tarantulatrash on April 3, 2010

This is from about 3 years ago. If anyone can tell what I’m singing, I will be very impressed. Note: I was not sober.

Lucky Coq

Posted in art, art melbourne, culture, fashion, indie, life, lomo, lomography, melbourne, photography, street fashion, Uncategorized by tarantulatrash on March 25, 2010

This is one of my favourite portraits. It helps that she’s stunning.

I want a typewriter.

Posted in art melbourne, craft, culture, melbourne, vintage, writing by tarantulatrash on March 23, 2010

Does anyone have a typewriter they want to get rid of or sell for cheap? I’m fair broke, and all the ones on ebay are going for up near $100. I could pick up from Ballarat, Geelong, Melbourne or Bendigo. It would have to be in working order, of course, and I don’t really want an electronic one. Thanks! Tell your friends! Tell your friends’ friends!

Shot tower

Posted in art, art melbourne, culture, lomo, lomography, melbourne, photography, Uncategorized by tarantulatrash on March 23, 2010

This would be one of the most-taken photographs in Melbourne- but that is because it’s a cool photo. (For those who don’t know, this is the “shot tower”. They didn’t want to knock it down, so they built the shopping complex over the top). Lomo LC-A+

daniellawl

Posted in art, art melbourne, culture, lomo, lomography, melbourne, photography, photoshop, street art, Uncategorized, writing by tarantulatrash on March 21, 2010

Daniel is one of my good friends. He does some pretty cool pieces. He also has a blog called droconuts which has some pretty sweet stuff on it, so go look at it.  These were done by him- (the third one down is going to be pasted on a wall somewhere, therefore is currently in separate pieces)

This I took of Daniel’s bedroom cupboards. This was when it was a work in progress, I don’t have a photo of the finished product unfortunately! (Lomo Fisheye 2)

I also have two of his pieces on the walls of my house. Daniel is good!!!1!1!!

We’re not all that normal

Posted in culture, funny, humour, life, melbourne, photography, Uncategorized, writing by tarantulatrash on March 20, 2010

Today Geoff, Kerry and I entered Dan Murphy’s with the intention of purchasing a bottle of wine.

We left Dan Murphy’s with 17 bottles. 17.

This of course, eventuated into a ridiculous photo being taken.

We then got Jamie on Skype, and judging by his facial expression he certainly appreciated our efforts.

We’re not all that normal.

Geoff

Posted in art, culture, life, love, melbourne, photography, venting by tarantulatrash on March 20, 2010

This is Geoff. I’m currently sitting on Geoff’s couch. I have no idea who took this photo. Geoff is incredible, and I can’t believe how lucky I am to have a friend like him. You should all praise him. Become his minions. I have to go to work now at the children’s hospital, I’m having a million yucks.

Addition- I found out that Chris took this photo. Yayyy Chris.

I’m not really sure…

Posted in art, culture, fashion, humour, indie, life, lomo, lomography, melbourne, photography, street fashion, venting, writing by tarantulatrash on March 19, 2010

Luke and Liam, circa New Years 2009? Lomo LC-A+. One of my favourites. Liam looks so utterly content.

It’s Friday, thank god, and I’m about to have a massive weekend

– Sister’s 21st dinner tonight in Bendigo (Happy birthday Paigie)

-Go to see Geoff and Kerry in Melbourne

-Work tomorrow morning at the Children’s Hospital

-Help Gianna drive things around in the afternoon

-? Gig on Saturday night

-Drive back to Ballarat Sunday

-Aquatic rescue course Sunday afternoon

So amongst all that, I MAY not have time to blog. We’ll see how it goes.

Off to work. blerghhhhhh

Look where we worship.

Posted in art, atheism, lomo, lomography, melbourne, philosophy, religion, Uncategorized by tarantulatrash on March 17, 2010

another old blog reblogged

Worship here

Or here.

Then tell me which one sets you free.

To call it art?

Posted in art, art melbourne, culture, humour, life, melbourne, Uncategorized, writing by tarantulatrash on March 16, 2010

This is an old blog, from another blog, I am about to reblog.


Whilst in my second year at uni, I began to unintentionally collect a barrage of metcards in the bottom of my bag. A daily part of metropolitan life, these little cards of annoyance are generally always either left on the train, or expire 3 minutes earlier than required to get through the automatic gates. The only thing that metcards are in fact good at, is being drawn on in a shitty fashion with ballpoint pen whilst waiting for public transport. Over time I have accumulated quite a few which have been drawn on by friends, strangers and of course, Chopper Read.

At an exhibition opening in Collingwood, (or was it Richmond?) after sipping on free beer, making my humble judgement on the work displayed, and making semi-intellectual conversation with artistic types, I elegantly ran to the nearest pub to urgently go to the toilet. On my way back, with two friends accompanying me, I saw who else, but Chopper Read standing hunched over a painting on the ground, which he was splaying paint on out of a squeezy bottle in the manner in which I would put tomato sauce on my chips. Not being one to miss an excellent opportunity to cavort with earless criminals, I allowed myself to be convinced to tap on the window. The result?

My own piece of Chopper paraphernalia, and an exquisite art piece in itself. Perhaps I should switch to using squeezy bottles?

Tudor

Posted in art, culture, fashion, melbourne, photography by tarantulatrash on March 8, 2010

I’m generally not happy with most photos people take of me. However, this portrait, to me, is stunning in its composition and lighting and actually succeeds in making me look half attractive. Done by Alise Black at Alise Black Photographic Studio, in Richmond, Melbourne.