Locals and Tourists #30 (GTWA #29): Melbourne

Melbourne as seen Locals and Tourists. The red are areas that are repeatedly photogaphed by tourists and the blue area’s are where the locals take photos.

There are a bunch of other cities there (81 in all) including London, New York, Sydney.  Sydney for some reason has locals taking masses of photos south along the Princes Highway.  God knows why.  Maybe they’re actually hte Google Street car trying to capture open Wifi networks.

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My Newtown Graffiti book

The final touches to my Sydney, Newtown graffiti book have finally been completed.  Check it out at Blurb.com (link is inlcuded below).

It’s so cool to have it finally completed.  It catalogues about 4 years worth of photos I’ve taken of Sydney’s graffiti neighborhoods of Newtown, Erskineville, Enmore, Camperdown.  

There approxamately 120 photos in all including the original Banksy in Enmore’s Phillip st which has now faded away; the Idiot Box by Andrew Aitken opposite the Imperial Hotel (which has now been scrubbed).  There are a bunch of early Kill Pixie pieces that I love including the first one I ever came across in Camperdown park which said “They sneak, they hide, they kill for cardigans”.  Plus the prolific pasteups and stencils of Stryder X and Glitagrrl.

Check it out and pass on the link to others you think might be interested.

For those of you keen to check out some more of the photos inside, go to:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/noisemachine/

 

Outdoor art of Syd…
By Nick Darcy-Fox

Aquabumps

So Aquabumps.com.au have upgraded their site and in the process seemed to turn what started out as one guy, a camera and early morning surf into a fully fledged business. Who knew.

I love his stuff – great shots and useful surf reports. Now he’s upgraded his online shop, got BIGGER pictures which is great for you and me who like downloading his photos as Wallpapers.

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