Typology Tuesdays

The town of Katoomba, the heart of the Greater City of Blue Mountains, is a breeding ground for eccentric characters, poets, artists, environmentalists and numerous others of the same general vein. Suffice to say the mix of relaxed hippie vibes, historic houses and new found wealth from Sydney weekenders leads for some interesting streets.

The following is a brief typology of Katoomba houses.
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MB in BW

I have been driving Gabe’s 1969 Mercedes Benz for the past few months, and by that I mean most Sundays we open the bonnet and try to figure out which fuse I broke this week.

If you are the kind of person who prefers power steering, air conditioning or even speed, then this is just not the car for you. Luckily it’s mine for now anyway.

Canon A-1, Ilford Pan400, guess who took the first photo.

Garage Sale Experiment

Sitting in Ben’s garage taking apart a 1986 Honda Civic and he realizes that he’s left his tools at his girlfriend’s. So I’m sitting there waiting for him to come back and my phone rings, It’s Ben and apparently there’s a garage sale down the road I need to come see. There’s all kinds of awesome stuff (because, obviously) from Drizabones to Cameras…. Cameras! I found this Minolta XD5 there and picked it up for $30 with flash AND lens, not a bad deal I thought, so long as it works.

Minolta XD5
The Specimen.

Minolta Light
I put a roll in and started carrying it with me.

Trees, clouds and concrete at uni.

9-5 command center.

A007949-R1-02-33ALocked up.

Mum, Dad and Finn.

Haig Park


Well it worked and the 28mm lens is more versatile than the 50mm I have on my Canon so it’s going to stick around. Except for the two instagram photos, all of these were taken using Kodak Ultramax 400 and link through to flickr.

Lonsdale Street Roasters

Lonsdale Street Roasters have two cafes in Braddon on the same street and for me and many others they’re a fun place to hang out, work and people watch. Here are a few snaps from the past week around the two stores.

Alex and I have worked together for around 4 years now between two different places. He’s mean muggin here but he’s the nicest guy around the rest of the time.

The light hits the shop pretty insanely for a few minutes every morning.

It’s a shame these two couldn’t focus but they show the magic light vibes anyway.

Rays pour through that window and into the shop, the light on the black wall is a reflection off the two shop windows.

#23 gets some nice sun too. This is Mel who works there.

Magnus’ cafe racer parked at #23.

Alistair’s STI Subaru Liberty is a beast. This one was taken out the back of #23.

All of these photos were taken with my Nikon ZOOM200 AF using Kodak Ultramax 400 and link through to Flickr.