Australia

Summer lovin'

It's been a long time since my last post. Around 7 months has passed by. I've seen seasons change, faces come and go and family members get older. Our nieces and nephews have been growing so fast, in the flash of an eye and it's hard missing out living so far away.

I haven't had a great deal of time to do anything super creative, as I've had my head down saving for the most part of the year with Kelly for some future plans.

I finished up in my role as a designer for Cellarmasters. I was able to help roll out a freshly baked batch of brand guidelines that saw my last couple of months under the pump, so it was nice to see that project out and deliver it.

In terms of travel, Kelly and I just got back from a trip to WA, which saw us drive 2330 km's over 4 days. I'm highly unlikely to do again, as fun as it was. That red-eye coming from Perth is a real stanky one on the way home, but it was made worth it by the amount of cool things we saw along the road.

The goldfields are currently displaying the best wildflower season in 100 years, which is so nerdy, but also really cool to be able to see - especially before the summer sun comes through and scorches the flora in those parts.

We've also had a couple of memorable swells, which I have pretty much missed on every occasion because of my working hours, but I copped that last one and it was great to be able to get down to one of my favourite novelty wedges in the state.

Hopefully the next post will see some more images, most of my images are on rolls of film that need to be developed. Now with no job and lots of time on my hands, I will be able to shoot more. I'm not even sure anyone checks this blog, but I'll have to keep this updated and share these images for myself to look back on.

Kelly, Dog, Louis, RIP, Broadbeach, Bombala, Street, Gold Coast.
Kelly, Dog, Louis, RIP, Broadbeach, Bombala, Street, Gold Coast.
Mackenzies, Bay, Surfing, Waves, Sydney, Eastern Suburbs, Dawn, Sunrise
Mackenzies, Bay, Surfing, Waves, Sydney, Eastern Suburbs, Dawn, Sunrise
La Perouse, Surfing, Sydney, Botany Bay, Bodyboard, Wave
La Perouse, Surfing, Sydney, Botany Bay, Bodyboard, Wave
Waves, Surfing, Maroubra, Photography, Surfing.
Waves, Surfing, Maroubra, Photography, Surfing.
Perth, City, Kelly, Shaw, Alex Hotel
Perth, City, Kelly, Shaw, Alex Hotel
Flora, Western Australia, Ravensthorpe, WA, Road Trip, Travel

Flora, Western Australia, Ravensthorpe, WA, Road Trip, Travel


Danny Armstrong Studio is a graphic design and brand studio, located in Currumbin, Gold Coast Australia. Through research and workshopping, I specialise in creating branded material four business and individuals, to create engaging visual communication that incites curiosity through the use of simple, minimal and fundamental design principles.

Invasion Day Off

There is still a solid long period swell left hanging around thanks to Cyclone Victor, so Kel and I decided to spend 'Invasion Day' exploring the South Coast yesterday. It was an epic day of driving, food, coffee, surfing, hiking, animals, rain, injuries and singalongs. Days off, out of the office are so refreshing - especially when visiting the waves in some of the South Coast national parks. The preserved environment is a great reminder of how Australia would have been before it was colonised on the day that Australia celebrates.

Kelly feeding some lorikeets chunder bun.

Looking tired from the 3:45am wake up, but happy to see some friendly locals.

Bodysurfing the shorey in the rain, just before I dislocated my shoulder.

South Coast pride, some native birds and the scenic Bawley point.

Worth the drive and walk to watch these big bombs unfold.

South Coast, Sydney, NSW

My 5 favourite VSCO images from 2015

I use VSCO on my phone, just for a bit of fun and to relieve boredom in waiting rooms, on transport etc. The ease of editing photos on your mobile makes everyone a photographer (see instagram). Nevertheless it's a pretty rad app and comes up with some cool results at your fingertips. Here are my 5 favourite images from my VSCO library in 2015, uploaded from my phone, most probably in low-res. ant, mound, danny armstrong photography, australia, desert

surf, photo, danny armstrong photography, bw

tasmania, explore, binalong bay, bay of fires

 

Kelly, Hot Springs, Darwin, NT, Explore, Danny Armstrong Photogrphy,

Muslim, Mosque, Sydney, Religion, White Coats, Danny Armstrong photography

 

A date with my new 24mm glass

Souths 360 flip
Souths 360 flip

Got a new toy today and spent the afternoon shooting around Redfern and the Fernside skate park to get the hang of it. Met a rad gent by the name of Nathan who lives in Tokyo. He was over here on holiday, giving the pipe a nudge and friendly enough to say hello. Winter light is off it's head, but I've got a lot of learning to do with this new (old) lens on my d800e.

Fernside 50-50
Fernside 50-50
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Alf in the kitchen
Alf in the kitchen