tarantulatrash

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.

Grainy goodness

Posted in art, art melbourne, culture, film, lomo, lomography, photography, Uncategorized by tarantulatrash on June 13, 2010

Complete with finger blur. I’m awesome.

All I want for christmas

Posted in art, culture, film, lomo, lomography, photography by tarantulatrash on May 30, 2010

Is an LC-A Instant Back+. Pleaseeeeeee?

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.

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.

Another end of roll image..

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

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As I have previously blogged, I adore finding a gorgeous end of roll image. I think this is a beautiful example of the mysterious nature of  incompletion. You just can’t get this with digital.

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!!!

as the wind overpowers a weak tree.

Posted in culture, life, lomo, lomography, philosophy, photography, religion, Uncategorized by tarantulatrash on April 26, 2010

“Those who dwell on the attractiveness of sensual enjoyments, and live with the senses unguarded, and are immoderate with eating, they are slothful and weak in perseverance and will-power. Emotions overpower such persons as easily as the wind overpowers a weak tree.”

Oh Buddha, how I am being quickly converted by thee.

49 days.

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.

And the Lord said;

Posted in art, culture, lomo, lomography, photography, Uncategorized by tarantulatrash on April 13, 2010

Come on, come on, come on,

Now touch me, baby.

Wait here.

Posted in art, culture, life, lomo, lomography, philosophy, photography, Uncategorized, writing by tarantulatrash on April 9, 2010

Impatience makes you forget that you only own the present.

Multiple exposure FTW.

Posted in art, culture, lomo, lomography, photography, photoshop, Uncategorized by tarantulatrash on April 5, 2010

My friend Bridie edited two of my photos a couple of years ago. I think this looks awesome. Multiple exposure FTW.

Imperfection

Posted in art, culture, life, lomo, lomography, paris, photography, Uncategorized by tarantulatrash on March 29, 2010

Sometimes imperfection is what makes things beautiful.

Solitude

Posted in art, culture, life, lomo, lomography, photography, Uncategorized by tarantulatrash on March 24, 2010

I miss the anonymity of the city.

(LC-A+)

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+

St Pat’s day and Buckfast.

Posted in art, culture, life, lomo, lomography, photography, Uncategorized, writing by tarantulatrash on March 17, 2010

It’s St Patrick’s day, so I thought I’d post a photo from Ireland. (A charcoal I did of this image is in my blog somewhere, one of the first posts I think)

The week I spent in Cork was ridiculous. I didn’t go to bed earlier than 6am once, gained about 5 kilos from eating chips with garlic mayonnaise, and was introduced by a certain Australian guy to the most lethal wine I have encountered –  Buckfast.

This shit is brutal. It’s packed full of caffeine, has a high alcohol content and is so sweet you can drink half a bottle at the same rate you would swig a can of coke.  There is controversy surrounding it for “causing antisocial behaviour”. I can’t remember a lot that happened after my encounter with Buckie, but I’m sure that night could be put under the “antisocial” umbrella. From memory, the night ended with myself and another backpacker wandering the street at 4am looking for a hotel room, when we already had beds back at our own hostel. Buckfast=Mess. I would most definitely drink it again.

Before the Buckie experience began (we were seemingly already blurred). Notice the massive bottles of 3 Euro Tesco cider. We were all class in Cork.

Happy St Pat’s day guys! Thanks for reading my blog by the way. I’m so pumped that people are actually reading it 🙂

I can’t sleep

Posted in art, culture, lomo, lomography, photography, Uncategorized by tarantulatrash on March 16, 2010

Lomo LC-A+,  cross processed slide film. It’s 12 41 am. I’m far from asleep. Fucked body clock anyone?

Greyfriars

Posted in art, culture, lomo, lomography, photography by tarantulatrash on March 11, 2010

The Grave of Greyfriars Bobby, Edinburgh. Lomo LC-A+

Père Lachaise

Posted in art, culture, lomo, lomography, paris, photography by tarantulatrash on March 9, 2010

The resting place of Jim Morrison, and one of the most beautiful places I have ever visited. Lomo LC-A+

Banksy

Posted in art, culture, lomo, lomography by tarantulatrash on March 8, 2010

While in England over christmas, I closed my eyes, moved my finger around the map, and opened them with the intention of going to wherever my finger was pointed. As a result, I ended up in Bristol, home to “Skins”, Banksy and as I soon found out, the WORST hostel in the whole of Europe.

I never thought I would have the privilege of seeing one of Banksy’s pieces, but wandering around hungover looking for somewhere to buy a big breakfast, I looked up and saw this-

Of course, I’m assuming this is Banksy’s work, considering it was in Bristol and uses his distinct stencilling style. If this is in fact by someone else, please let me know and I will correct it! Photo taken with LC-A+ and slide film. It’s a shame someone decided it was worth putting blue paint on. For more of this, go to Banksy’s website