In May 2007 I was invited to Japan to be part of the Greenroom Surf Festival for the first time. It's right in the middle of Tokyo, on the water at Yokohama Bay. It was a really nice show to be part of with some awesome Japanese artists like Yasuke Hanai, as well as Thomas Campbell, Ozzie Wright, Mick Waters, Andrew Kidman, Alex Knost and Dustin Humphrey. My favourite part each day was skateboarding from my tiny little room uptown through the crazy busy streets to the venue on the harbour. My next favourite bit was painting straight onto the gallery wall till midnight and they had to kick me out. My 3rd favourite part was on opening day when there were thousands of people everywhere all trying to ask questions in Japanese I snuck off to the rooftop where it was a lot more peaceful and lined with green grass.
Saturday, January 9, 2010
Dan Hannaford is a one man band from the Byron Shire. About 6 months ago I rocked up to meet him near Burleigh Heads, for a dawn patrol photoshoot. Dan was totally organised with a few different shirts and more than 1 guitar. We had a great morning and Dan sang a song to a mystery hound as the sun rised. The ensuing images were used for his new album and associated media release type stuff.