Monday, 6 June 2011

Although this may not be technically street art, or urban at all. I think this man has inspired many street artists all around the world and is really an amazing artist himself, So much so that even this restaurant found it fitting to have some of his work on display.

If you dont know who im talking about, shame on you, and check him out here :)

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Until next time my friends,


Thursday, 26 May 2011

Make your mark.. er.

It rare that you come across a huge painting like this on a wall, Is this advertising somthing? or was its artist just a very colourful, childish man?

... or women? :O

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Wednesday, 11 May 2011


This one stood out to me more as a statement more than it did as a art piece, Don't get me wrong, the style is awesome and it made an average wall look awesome!.. 

But I went home that night and brushed my teeth.

Thoughts? :)

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Tuesday, 3 May 2011

Mountain of Lawley!

Today.. well, Tonight I ventured into Mount Lawley, 10 minutes out of Perth city to get some pictures of an alley that I spotted last week some time. But while there I also snuck back to the Pacific Hotel to get some cool shots there again!

But first, I'll start off with the alley and building that I first wanted to photograph, This is just a corner building that I thought, if taken at the right angle will make a really interesting perspective, kinda got what I wanted!

The building is actually a block of apartments and the alley is a just an access point to use the emergency stairs in case there is a fire in the building, but it still looked cool!

Perth City can be seen in the background of the apartment building

Both pictures were taken with no flash, 30 second shutter speed and aperture set to F21. So the images might look a bit like day time, but this was around 9pm. 

Moving on down the road 5 minutes on foot, we hit the old abandoned hotel, except this time we weren't alone. Voices were heard from inside the rooms, and when I took a picture with the flash on, a girls voice call be heard shouting "Shit, I saw a light, BAIL!". 

So, we left them to bail, and I stopped using the flash. But, here are some of the pictures that I took! 

Lots of picture's, I know, but the place is so awesome, how can I resist?!

Oh and one more picture, because I would really like an explanation by anyone who might know.. What are with the orb like things in the top left of this picture? Nobody had a torch or anything with us so there shouldnt be any light besides the equal light from the flash.

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Monday, 25 April 2011


This is a first for me!

Today, I went back to a place that I have already been too and photographed. I couldn't get everything I wanted last time due to cars parked in the way, So I went back again, and although there were cars, again, I managed to get some more shots.

I might even have to go back again to get the rest!

I wish that street artists would leave a title of there work so we can all try and understand what they were trying to capture. I would call this one 'Boom, Headshot' if I had to pick a name. Gotta say, this style is pretty awesome, and the colours are very bright. 

Times like these I wish I could read the writing as well, All I can see is a little blue guy hugging a purple thing, But they are probably 2 letters!

I don't even know what to write about this one. A picture paints 1000 words so you can interpret this however way you like. But its one of the most confusing, amazing and all around awesome pieces of art that I have ever seen.

Sadly, this is all I could take this time, as there were again, more cars that were getting in the way of all the other walls. But I took a picture of the entire building so you can see all the work from this blog entry and my previous entry from last week. 

I'll try and get the rest at night some time and show you the other 2 remaining graffiti pieces then.

The painting on the far left that is half cut out is the tag from the image above. For scale, This building is ~3 storeys high, so each of these pieces are fairly big.

These pictures were taken again from behind a Bridgestone tyre warehouse, the same as last week.

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Monday, 18 April 2011


Before I can really begin this entry, I will have to post the picture I'm actually talking about, so, Here it is!
A Underwater City

This painting is huge. Probably just as high as the Alice in Wonderland painting I blogged last week.
The imagination of this artist is incredible, an old totalled car, beautiful underwater creatures, a huge metropolis in the background and some amazing colours all come together to paint a world.

I love pieces like this, I really do, I wish I myself could come up with ideas like this one. It really is remarkable just how well it all came together, I mean.. A city, marine life, a run down car all in one painting?.. And what's more, It looks amazing!

That's me in the picture, To scale the size, I'm just over 6ft.

Now this painting was behind a Bridgestone tyre warehouse, so there was a lot of cars being fixed up around, There is much more paintings to photograph there but there was too many car's in the way, So I'll go back later in the week on Sunday when it is closed and take the rest then.

But there was one more picture I could take, as the car was some old run down crappy Ford (sorry to any Ford lovers out there, But I hate them) which didn't bother me so much in the frame.

Sometimes I wish I could read what they say, the style is really cool as are the colours, The ford how ever, is a piece of shit and should die already.

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Until next time my friends,


Friday, 8 April 2011


I went to a farm the other day.

That's right, a farm. It is located a 7 minute walk (Yes, I timed it) out of Perth city. A strange place for a farm I though, all that separates the farm animals from a 6 busy train lines is a small wired fence. I don't even know if that is legal!

But any way, moving on. Here are some pictures of said farm.. I'll keep them small so you can see a few shots of it..

Had some rather interesting paint jobs all around it, was like no other farm yard I had ever seen before, that's the truth.
But what came as the best surprise was a HUGE, and I really do mean big mural type painting of Tim Burtons Alice in Wonderland. I even have a picture of my friend in the shot, just to show the size of the painting.
Simply, Amzaing.

My 6ft friend (Wearing a Alice shirt!)

The detail is simply amazing, a true work of art.

This is with a doubt commissioned by the farm, and why wouldn't it be? It has captured everything that Wonderland is about, but also has 'Tags' in their that fit in perfectly.

I normally go out at night to take my photo's as it suits the urban theme alot better. But with this absolute masterpiece I didnt want to loose any detail at all that the darkness sometimes does, So this was spot on midday with the sun shining and I think it made it all the prettier.

If you live in Perth and want to see this, I suggest you do because I mean really.. This is just sensational. It is located right on Claisebrook train station or HERE and go into street view and check out the building, its partly blocked by a bus, but you can see what I meant when I said that there was different paint jobs all over it!

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Until next time my friends, 


Saturday, 2 April 2011

Hate of being busy

It's been so long since I have been able to go out, and I still haven't found time! :(

I've been tied down doing my part time work and also a shit tonne of studying for my Digital Media unit..

But on the trains and such I have been prepping myself to a very nice night out of photography :D

I have been reading a very handy book on different styles and techniques of photography and have also ordered myself a very nice (and expensive :[ ) tripod which will hopefully pay off with some amazing night shots.

So although I don't really have anything to upload and show you that is well.. good.. I did however go to the beach for a goodbye party for a close friend who is leaving for a year in the army and got some nice photo's of the sunset (Yes, corny to the max I know)

So yeah, you guessed it. This week, instead of some amazing urban photography shots, I am going to treat you to some amazingly not so interesting Nature Shots! - I'll make it my priority to go out and get some shots of the streets some time very soon :)

Fast shutter speed
Sun setting on a calm beach

Different colours

Sorry again for not having any cool street art images, I hope these will do for now :)
and if anybody is interested - All these images were taken at Hillary's Beach Park

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stay cool.

Till next time my friends,


Wednesday, 23 March 2011


My friends, this week I went out to Northbridge and Mount Lawley, around about a 30 minute drive from my house, There I saw things like a 10 on 1 fight at the clubs and a man running from side to side in a dark alley. But, thankfully, I also saw some really cool looking buildings that had been decorated with a few coats of spray paint.

Below is what I think is a pretty cool alley behind a row of restaurant's and bar's which I have to say, If I was a homeless man or had been out all night and needed a place to stay, I would totally hit up this alley and one of it's fine dumpsters.

At the end of the alley I found what looked to be a face oozing out cheese on a electrical switch box's door. Although this kind of style doesn't involve paint, only paper and glue, It's really effective and last's a long time if it doesn't get wet.

Cheese Man?

Moving on into Mount Lawley I was hit by the renown Pacific Hotel, which I will defiantly be hitting up some time soon. But instead, I walked through more alleys and was a little surprised to find that there wasn't to much to see at all.

I did find some pretty awesome looking characters on the back of a local bar along the main strip. It is a similar style to that I photographed last week in Joondalup, however these guys had a slightly darker feel to them.
I wish the car had parked elsewhere.
A little over decorated, but fuck, I like it.

I have a small sneak peak though, of what is over the wall of the infamous Abandoned Pacific Hotel. There was a small pole next to the wall which I managed to just quickly climb and take a look, before continuing on.

I must admit, I'm looking forward to going back and checking the place out, head to toe, and I'll tell you now, from the amount of art I saw from where I was.. There is going to be a lot of picture's in the blog following my visit. 

But for now, you can take a peak at the 'teaser' pictures of the Pacific Hotel.

Flash, I know, Ewww Icky, But it was the only way to light up back there.

Some of the picture's I also took this week are now part of my header image and background, as I figured it was about time I changed my blog layout a little bit :)

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Till next time, my friends.


Saturday, 19 March 2011


Don't you just hate it when you go out to to take pictures and you get some amazing shots of old abandoned alleys and buildings, just to find out that they corrupted and you have lost over half the images that you took?

... Yeah, I hate that too.

Unfortunately this very thing happened to me, just now, which means, instead of having a nice collection of images to show you guys, I only have a few that a worth to upload.

Well, lets start this.

The first image I took was on the side of a building, which very soon you will not be able to see as they are currently constructing a building right up against this piece of art. Only a small jump-able fence is what stops general public from being able to see this masterpiece and all because of a construction site, you cant.

Now, I'm pretty sure this was commissioned (Allowed by the local government), as there is a police station right around the corner from this, and the picture dose not really show the size of it (This is a 3 story building), but that really does not matter, because even though this is perfectly legal, it's still an amazing work of art.

A soon to be invisible, masterpiece.

The next couple of images I took are facing the image above, just across the construction site. Commisioned again, maybe? This one i'm not to sure about. But one thing is for sure, It's also about to be ruined by the building that is rising up next to it.

It was a small shame that there was all these ladders and fencing all over the wall, because it hid away alot of the art, and also reflected alot when my flash went off, making it hard to take the photo.

A very alternative style.

I couldn't let this part of the painting not be seen.
So after walking around Joondalup (Where these images were taken) for about an hour I decided to shoot a different area, Wanneroo, A nearby suburb only 10 minutes away. It isn't hard to find graffiti in Wanneroo, It has a reputation for drugs and violence which comes with alot of 'taggers'. This is all mostly from the local gang; 'The Wanneroo Boys'. But what is hard to find in Wanneroo, is street art that isn't just a worthless scribble of somebodies name.

After looking through parks and old buildings and car parks I only managed to find just 2 places that looked worthy of a photo. The youth centre, which had altered it's BBQ to the bonnet of a roadster and also but a nice font on the back..

As well as finding the youth centre, I also found a small piece of work that had been painted onto a power box in a park, In the northern sections of Wanneroo. If any of you are familiar with Banksy, I think that the artist behind it was either inspired, or just wants to copy him.

Either way, I thought it was a nice little piece.

There is a small rat on the lower part of the box.

I will be going to the Power Station in Fremantle sometime next week I hope, I haven't really the time to go down currently. All the pictures here a just local and no more than 20 minutes from where I live,

I just figured id give bloggers another view of North Perth, that nobody else seems to want to capture.


Monday, 14 March 2011

Where do I go?

It's been a while since I blogged, so I figured i'd make write a quick one up. I have not really been up to much, so there isn't much to say. I have been studying at TAFE/College and working all week.

I'm dying to go out and take some pictures, but i'm not sure where to go.
There isn't really any place that is cool around where I live. Perth, Western Australia.

I'm thinking maybe to go and check out the Abandoned Fremantle Power Station, which I hear is a huge maze of awesome street art and amazing wreckage. It was closed in 1985 and since then has been given a fresh coat of paint.
Inside Fremantle Power Station (NOT MY IMAGE)

Gotta say, that looks pretty cool. But there is a few other places id like to check out in the coming week.

Another, is the Abandoned Pacific Hotel in Mount Lawley, which I cant really find to much information on, but I have driven past it many times, and all that is stopping me from just walking on in is a 2 meter high red fence. There is no barbed wire or anything that could hurt me, or cause a problem.

There is however one thing that could get me into some trouble.
The residents who live in the surrounding houses have been known to call the police the moment they hear or see anyone moving around in the old hotel, under the assumption that they are crack heads.

Even though i'm just a simple kid taking some pictures, the police wont care, trespassing is trespassing really, even though nobody lives there, But meh, i'll check it out soon.

Inside the Pacific Hotel (NOT MY IMAGE)
The last but not least place I wish to visit is a spooky one. I have been here before, and been chased away my locals. We got a good look around the outside, and even spookier, we climbed through a smashed out window into the inside. I'm talking about of course the abandoned Mental Asylum in Mount Claremont.

Inhabited now only by pigeons, who stare at you and never move (Trust me, I saw them).

Sadly, I didn't bring my camera with me last time, which is why I want to go back, I did however take my iPhone with me, and took one picture, only lit up with a torch that I had. Trust me, this place is pitch black and cold as ice.

The thought that people who were mental were held captive in this old building is a very creepy feeling, there are scratched out parts in the walls, creaky floor boards and a really creaky old staircase. A great place to go if you want to see a ghost.

The Image I took with my iPhone

So, bloggers.

Where should I go first?

I want to see them all, and I will see them all, once I find the time.


Wednesday, 9 March 2011

A Photography Cruise

A week or so ago, I got a new lens for my Nikon D3100 and decided to go on a 'photography cruise' with a good friend of mine, Ben. We both hopped into our cars wired with 2 way radio's and found a old run down 7 story carpark building.

There was graffiti, which looked amazing, all the way through it. There were cars that had been left to rot which had broken windows, stolen tyre's and more rust than metal. The carpark was located to a very popular beach, believe it or not.

As we climbed up and up each level of the car park we eventually hit the top 7th floor, there was nothing there, no cars, no graffiti, all there was, was a door, which we only found because a rat ran over to it and climbed through a large kicked out portion of the old wooden door.                     

Ben, observing the kicked in door.
We decided that we should check to see what was inside the old emergency stair case, I mean, who wouldn't?

What we found?.. A mess, an absolute wreck, the walls were coated with graffiti, the room wreaked of fowl smelling odors which I dare not to imagine what could be producing them.

I looked down over the stair railing, a long 7 stories down you could see at the bottom lay emptied cans of beer, soft drink, energy drinks as well as a load of rubbish left over the years. However looking up the stairs, which I could only imagine would take you onto the roof of the building, as we were on the top level, there was a blue tarp hanging over the railing.

This seemed odd as who would of left that behind? Did someone camp out?..

I took some pictures, with each flash of my camera the dark, cold room lit up brightly illuminating every cob web, dead bug, mouse and a lot of rubbish laying about.

Ben and I decided to climb up the last flight of stairs to see what was right above us, what else was left behind for us to find?

We climbed up kicking the cans as we climbed, holding our breath not to smell the fowl odors in which the room was using as oxygen. I managed to take one photo, I was standing directly behind the tarp you see in the picture above, facing back and up the final flight of stairs.

The only picture I managed to take.

After I took that one image, a man popped out from laying right there, center of the image just out of sight. Screaming for us to leave him alone and to get the F#CK out of his room. This came as quite a shock, scaring the living snot out of myself, and Ben.

We couldn't of raced back down the stairs faster and out through the hole in the door, breathing in all the nice ocean fresh air that the outside area was filled with. Looking back at the door from a safe distance we heard rustling, as though he was moving his presumed beloved tarp. Shadows could be seen in the small amount of light that was in the room.

We decided it was best not to go back in to get more pictures of the crazed man, however I can give this brief description of him:

  • Long, greasy grey hair.
  • A dark grey beanie.
  • Long dirty, dark brown jumper.
  • Yellow teeth.
  • Squinted, with his left eye entirely shut.
  • Very sweaty.

Who was this man?..
We decided it was best not to go back and find out. We are both under the assumption that he is some poor old homeless man using the old carpark as a beach-side shelter, king among the 'hobos'. 

But, we cant rule out that he is not some old crack head using the location as a local drug shop for his selective customers.

or even possibly a washed up man who partied to hard the night before and found refuge, I mean, there are lot's of pubs and clubs around the area.

But, decide what you like, I really don't know what to think of him, I didn't really get time to look at him or ask him who we was as I was kind of startled to the sudden "WHAT THE F#CK ARE YOU DOING? GET THE F#CK OUT OF HERE YOU C##TS THIS IS MY ROOM" just after I took a photo.

All I can say is, I'm glad that I had the camera strapped around my neck, and that this was one 'photography cruise' that I shall not forget.