There is no abstract art. You must always start with something. Afterward you can remove all traces of reality. — Pablo Picasso

The Eight Footer

Lov'n this board that's reviving my surfing right now. Such a nice shape by Phil Myers . . . I guess that's what you get with a shaper who's been doing it for over 35 years . . . He knows how to blend the curves just right.


Life is like riding a bicycle — in order to keep your balance, you must keep moving. — Albert Einstein

The Sweed

I briefly came across this guy on my travels and couldn't resist asking him if I could take a photo of him. He turned out to be an amasingly friendly guy with with such a loving and warm presence about him. I don't know much about him apart that he's from Sweden and he's got a really cool beard!

The Top of Rome

When completed the authorities of Rome decreed that the cross on the top of St. Peter's Basilica should remain as the highest point of the city. 385 years later the 135m high dome not only remains predominant on the Roman skyline but also offers visitors the best view of the city. Look closely at the pic and you can see the sightseers.


Ligurian Boy

A nice thing about countries many centuries older than ours are their traditions . . . You'll find in many regional areas of Italy whenever a special celebration or community event takes place you can be pretty sure the traditional dress, music and festivities come out!

The Arch

The Arc de Triomphe was built between 1806 and 1836 and stands 49.5 m tall, 45 m wide and 22 m deep. It was built in honor of those who fought for France, in particular, those who fought during the Napoleonic Wars — It's quite an impressive sight.

Top of the Temple

Another shot from last year . . . At the top of the 1100 year old Prasat Phimeanakas temple at Angkor, Cambodia.

Steak & Kidney

Went to Sydney the other day. Got to play with one of those Lensbaby lenses. For those who don't know they're basically a very simple lens on the end of a rubber tube. The idea is you flex the lens round on the end of the rubber tube until you get a desired effect. Then hit the shutter. It's kind of a poor mans tilt-shift lens . . . It was fun. Not sure I'd place it in the serious lens category though.

Halong Bay Sunrise

I came across this shot I took last year. It reminded me what a beautiful place Vietnam is and how privileged I am to have experienced it first hand.