Thursday, April 19, 2018

Jerard Vandervalk, Black and White!

Jerry the man recently blessed my eyes with some groovy black and white photos that he popped the shutter on quite a while ago!

Big Jezz, a truly eager photographer always seems to be shooting on an array of different cameras that he cops from gumtree, second hand stores, markets, camera farms, car meets, darts tournaments, introduction to scuba diving class and other online sources. He has informed me he snapped these up with his trusty Olympus om4 on Illford hp5 400!

Knowing Jerry's eye for detail I knew they were gunna be bloody beauty's, but shit the timing on some of these BMX shots impressed the hell outta me! Let your eyes take it all in below!

Check out hes previous photo feature here!


Tuesday, April 3, 2018

The Marc Pricop Photo Feature!

Much overdue we have the Marc Pricop photo feature. I originally got Marc to send me some of his stuff around October/November last year and I started working on a write up that has since been lost. I’m just having a wild guess here, but I think I would have opened the post with something along the lines of “If you have been keeping up with our photo feature posts, you would know we have looked at some interesting and diverse photography. This time around we have the wonderfully mysteries photography of Marc Pricop.” Apart from that I have no Idea what would have come next so I’m going back to the original interview I had with him on messenger! Please read below!

Would you say these photographs were made upon returning to your home town of Queenstown, on the west coast of Tasmania. A sleepy mining town that wears the scares of its history in the walls of the valley it dwells in, queens town has become the backdrop for a personal exploration of memory, time and what it means to go home?

Lol I'd say that a few years after moving to the mainland I became intensely interested in the histories of Tasmania, the west coast particularly, and how it has a very distinct sense of identity that has been formed over time by the histories

Well mate I’m pretty sure you would say what i just said coz i took it verbatim outta ya fuckin book!
What about your photography style?
How would you describe it?

Haha I know but that was written for a very specific body of work, and these photos are from that but also after it. Well when I first started my work was heavily influenced by photographers like Alec Soth, Alessandra Sanguinetti, Todd Hido, Larry Sultan, Trent Parke, etc. but over time photography began to interest me less and ideas of truth and experience more. Now when I make work I have an idea of Tasmania in the back of my head that has been informed by everything from my own lived experience of growing up there to the ways that it represents itself.

Truth and experience!
because you’re not really a true doco photo guy?
Now my intentions have shifted towards representing the place I know and love and all of the complexities that make it what it is, these being things that usually don't lend themselves easily to words

you stage stuff?
you photograph things that were going to happen,
or happenings, but you make it happen with your camera?

I don't adhere to strict documentary guidelines

how would you describe that then?
like if someone said you’re a documentary photographer…
I guess the easiest comparison would be to literary fiction
explain that, literary fiction 

Well take somebody like the author Richard Flanagan for example - he can write about a river guide watching themselves drown on the Franklin river (his own experience) and still reveal more of the nuances of life and significant events in Tasmania's past than most dry colonial history books can. The bloke has a fierce grasp on the language of the ordinary and I admire that. 

so, it’s like a story but taken from truth or surrounded in truth! facts turned into a story to make an experience? 

Yeah! But you can never really tell a whole story in a photograph, although it can allow people to invent their own narratives. 

that is what your work does! it evokes people to make stories up, to speculate, what is going on, because there is something going on!

And that's the thing, if I can show people something interesting about the ordinary then I believe that they'll look closer or want to know more about what is going on! People aren't stupid, they're just used to having everything sold to them - usually through visuals. So, I hope that my work can offer them something different to that.

anyway, dude i gotta go to bed haha
Haha that's okay I'm super cooked too
Thanks for asking questions it was really fun

Im probs not gunna use any of this haha

Cheers for peepin!

All image supplied by the artist

Monday, April 2, 2018


Some time has past since this blog has gotten the post sauce.

Could not let this one slide. It has been a while cine I have been excited about a web edit in BMX but this Tammy Mccarley edit for the TRIP had me so stoked! 
Cop an eye full!


Monday, November 20, 2017

BIG MAC video!

The legendary BIG MAC has graced us once more with a beautiful motion video of his ever so cruisey BMX manoeuvres! BIG MAC is an absolute steeze king on the pokies and takes that confident attitude straight to the skate park. Coupla noseys a few spins in the air and the body of a Greek goddess this lovely video shot and edited by Mike “MAD DOGG” Vockenson is one to enjoy with a beer in hand. Probs wont see another video of Big Mac unless he becomes single! Aint counting on it tho, a man with such passion and tenderness has always got the ladies after him! In conjunction with Crispy Stream, I present to you, tha vidya!

Big Mac: Crispy X Chronic Bone from Crispy Stream on Vimeo.


Thursday, November 9, 2017

Jake Norris for Chronic Bone!

With absolute pleasure Chronic Bone is stoked to announce Jake Norris is joining our BMX team/gang/mob. Jake our far north connection is on his bike 6 days a week and is an all-around great guy! The welcome edit consists of two sections, the first filmed by me over a weekend when Jake came down to ride and the second filmed by Riwii over a much longer period of time and from what I understand was going to be used for a DVD Ri was working on. Myself filming on DSLR and Riwai on a beauty of a VX, I decided to split it into two sections to keep the clips looking consistent. The first section is more of an Instagram clip mixed with sea sickness and the second half is more your tradition BMX edit! I think the two together work well and I’m stoked on the outcome. It’s obvious that Jake and Riwai worked hard getting those juice clips in the second half so cheers to them for going in and also handing the footage off to me! Do enjoy the video, Jake is one of those riders who is always progressing so it’s good to finally get some old clips out and start working on a new video! FEAST YOUR EYE BALLS!!