Those familiar you may have noticed a few minor changes to the site. Waxlyric now has an official landing page complete with a rotating slideshow of my personal favourite photographs and paintings, which will be updated regularly to reflect my creative moods and tastes. As well the about section of the site has been refreshed with a new portrait and profile story. Much shorter than the one I was running previously – short and sweet.
The biggest change made and the most important is the increased size of the content column which will now serve up images at a beautiful 600 pixels wide, the perfect size for enjoying comfortably my art and photography online. By the way for those who didn’t already realise, you can still click each photograph for an enlargement, which I highly recommend when perusing!
No blog post here comes without some visual stimulation, so here you go a magnificent sunrise on Flinders Beach, Stradbroke Island, shot a while back on a surf/camping mission!
Canon 5D MkII, 70-200mm L, 1/125 @ f/16, ISO 200
Situated on the northern coast of NSW, Evans Head, a small quaint coastal community of friendly sea spirited people, one of the few towns left untouched along this vast stretch of coastline.
We had the privilege of taking a week away and sheltering down in a friends family beach shack. A week of no distractions, no phones, computers or televisions. Just a week of surfing, eating healthy, exercising and relaxing. A week which felt like a month to be honest.
With our present day, fast pace lifestyles, it is important we don’t forget to take time out, reflect and just take a look around, for what is here today wont necessarily be tomorrow. This is my ode to Evans Head and the simple things in life.
Above a short film and below a selection of stills I shot which best summarizes our time passed at Evans… Enjoy!
The Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe (German: Denkmal für die ermordeten Juden Europas), also known as the Holocaust Memorial is a memorial in Berlin to the Jewish victims of the Holocaust. The memorial designed by Architect Peter Eisenman is situated one block south of the Brandenburg Gate on a 4.7 acre site, in the Friedrichstadt neighborhood. As written by Eisenman’s project text, the stelae are designed to produce an uneasy, confusing atmosphere, and the whole sculpture aims to represent a supposedly ordered system that has lost touch with human reason. To wander in and out of the stelae is a truly emotional experience. Further beneath the memorial lies an attached underground ‘Place of Information’ holding the names of all known Jewish Holocaust victims.
Today’s post isn’t exactly one filled with joy or happiness, but includes photographs I wanted to share with you all. Images which evoke and capture emotion – capturing emotion through a static photograph for me is the hardest facet in my photographic journey. The lonely solem stroll of an old man through the stelae, head tilted in reflection, old enough to remember exactly the tragic past which lead to the installation of this memorial.
I will be sharing more frequently with you, photographs from the archives of my past travels. Photographs which have lead me to where I am today and I think are to important to be
lost left on stored hard drives. Feel free to comment or send me feedback regarding anything I post, negative or positive, this blog is about progression in my art – a progression made easier with your views and interaction.
Whilst away on a recent holiday to Evans Head with plenty of time to spare, I found it quite interesting to photograph the state of our plates after a delicious breakfast of Céline’s homemade organic beans.
I’m intrigued by Céline’s attack of the bread!