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Arvo light with Jed

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I got to shoot a couple of portraits for a story on violence Jed Smith wrote on the weekend. It's up live on news.com.au and you can find it here.  Jed is always on the pulse, hunting for engaging stories to write about and ruffle feathers or provoke interest. His almost gonzo journalism is a breath of fresh air and always an exciting read when something pops up with his name attached to it.

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He runs a podcast with Vaughn Dead of the Goons of Doom called Ain't That Swell and throws up some classic surf coverage vids with friend Kirk Docker via The Pipeline.

Be sure to check them out. Happy Monday!

Meeting Seiji

Last night I met a guy called Seiji, through my good mate Jed. Seiji is from Tokyo and looking to live here for an extended amount of time. I thought it'd be a great idea to get to know him and show him sights further south of Sydney. So we decided to get up at 5am and beelined it to Jervis Bay. Meeting Jamie and Spence down there, we got fun waves at Berrara, ate mangos on Hyam's Beach, watched dolphins at Sussex and chilled in front of the fire at my Spence's new shack in Tomerong. The only thing that could've made his day better was remembering his little weed pouch to enjoy his passenger ride home.

I can't write structured sentences to save my life because I'm too cooked from the sun, but it was a cracker day.

Seiji getting high.

Hyams Beach is insane.

The shack sits amongst a crazy amount of wildlife and is dwarfed by the gums that surround it.

The inside of Spencer and Tamara's shack. The wall is being put together with recycled wood from palettes.

Tamara, Jamie and Seiji hanging out by the fire after a long cooking in the sun.

Spence doing his best to look busy.

Maroubra Summer

It's been crazy hot in Sydney lately. Living in the city, there is always a need to get rid of the city grime and the closest place to do that (least traffic) is Maroubra. Yesterday was in the mid-30s and today is supposed to hit 38-39 in Sydney. Maroubra is a cultural melting pot and a great place to people watch while you are cooling off.

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James - A Photo Show

One of my good friends James Adams, also known as Larry, is having his first solo exhibition next week on the 23rd of January from 6pm. Larry is a Gold Coast migrant who has been working extremely hard over the past few years and following his photographic dreams by pursuing a Lester Bangs-esque approach to photography. Starting out shooting bodyboarding and moving on to bigger things, he has put in the hard yards to be able to showcase a crazy catalogue of images for the public to view.

The exhibition will be located at Good Space above The Lord Gladstone. Entry is free and Wild Honey and Heavy Lids will be playing, along with DJs and cheap beers put on by Young Henrys.

Go here for more info and RSVP - https://www.facebook.com/events/1535123516780337/ and visit thejamesadams.com or instagram.com/thejamesadams

Very proud friend post, yew!

Larry at his first Sydney gig with The Front studio.

Few too many beers at sunset on the old rooftop of 426.

Larry at the Roadhouse, SA desert.