Monday, November 18, 2013

Vietnam in the 60s

These pics obviously aren't mine. I found out there was a strip of antique shops in Saigon. It lay fairly close to the Ben Thanh market, which I was at anyway, so I thought I would check it out. There was heaps of cool stuff. Lots of old cameras, statues, pottery, statues, medals, money, and a whole bunch of other amazing old stuff. A lot of it was fake. A lot of it was real. I had a look in one shop which had a really old rollei on display. I asked to have a look at it. I broke it. Awkward..
It was then I noticed a small stash of tranny film in the corner of a cabinet. I flicked through a few boxes. They were mostly crap. Over, under, or just mouldy beyond recognition. Strangely, there were a lot of old photos from the US.
I found a few boxes which interested me for one reason or another, bargained down a good price, and then off I went.
I am currently in the process of clearing my mum's house out for sale. Of course, the most logical thing for me to do would be to procrastinate the crap out of my day. What better way then by scanning these negs?

ARVN Soldier

These boats kind of look like they are made of ordinance

Possibly Hong Kong?

Possibly Hong Kong?

Note the cigarette in the chimps mouth. Also note the foreign soldiers in the background. 

This neg carrier bares the stamp of Mike Roberts Color Productions. Mike Roberts made postcards and photochrome postcards. 

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Random musings in Fitzroy.

I went for one or two drinks with Eric and Josh. I ended up hanging out with Lorens and Megan and getting home at 4.30 am. 

Some revellers at Laundry asked me to take their pic. Its usually easier to take the photo then say that you aren't a club photographer. Usually, I don't put a lot of effort into the pic, but serendipitously, this pic is actually kind of cool.

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Gasometer Hotel

When I was about 15, I used to head to my friend Jono's place in Sunbury. For the most part, we used to drink really bad alcohol and listen to really bad music. Our music tastes evolved, and every now and then we catch up and talk about bands we like or head to a show. 

I kind of grew a little disenfranchised with the local punk rock scene in Melbourne. I stopped heading to small shows and now only really find time to see bigger acts from overseas. 

Jono, kept exploring new music and bands from around Melbourne and the world. He invited me to go to a show at The Gasometer Hotel in Collingwood. Here are some pics. 

Gutter Gods

A fraction of a second before this guys fist landed in my face during the Oily Boys set.

Slam dancing during the Oily Boys set

Slam dancing during the Oily Boys set

Headliners Straightjacket Nation