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brianvanwyk:

Ahhhhh. Internet. You really don’t know what you have until it’s gone…. and internet has been a very rare thing for me these past few days that I’ve been in Australia. Right now I’m in a coffee shop in Newcastle whose wifi password is “coffee123.” It’s no Habit, 2% Jazz, Discovery or Union Pacific… but it’s doing the job. I probably only have a few minutes since I’m not able to charge and my battery is almost dead (I forgot to buy an adapter for the Australian Plugs O.o). So here’s my update: I’m having an absolute blast! I arrived early in Sydney on Friday after what was one of my best long distance flights to date - probably a combination of timing, being west to east and having an extra seat next to me while I had a window seat on a 17 hour flight. I took the train to Morisset where my friend James picked me up to take me to Cooranbong. By the time I felt like I should be sleeping we decided to go out to a gig - my first experience with a straight up Australian style sports bar. We weren’t there too long because there seemed to be well over 300 million people crammed into a tiny space. We settled for a roast and beers at a Brazillian Karaoke bar - which I will totally recommend since I had possible the best Lamb I’ve had in years. Who would have known?Generally I’m a city dweller, and I want to be around big buildings, street culture, hustle and bustle and dynamic environments, but the train ride out really sold me. The country side is absolutely gorgeous. Cooranbong is not too far from the beach, mountains, world class vineyards, interesting forests and just about anything you can imagine. It’s something else. Definitely an escape from the crazy. Also, James is the best host in the world: he’s a killer photographer who makes a killer cup of coffee in the morning. He took my 8x10 Polaroid portrait too (Yes…that’s 8 by 10 INCHES…which is massive for a polaroid negative if you don’t know what inches are). Making a good impression for Oz people so far, he’s made my first few days here great and fun. Day two was intense. It was wedding time with James in Hunter Valley. It was raining and the skies were moody, but we made it work. I don’t know how you could not since Hunter Valley is one of the most beautiful places I’ve photographed in. Vineyards everywhere with rustic farms old barns and architecture scattered around. I’m really glad I’ll be shooting two more weddings there before I leave to Toronto. I’ll bring you more pictures of the area soon. Day three was really relaxed. James and I took it easy in the morning before we headed to Nick’s house to hang out for the afternoon. Nick is another amazing photographer/human being here on the coast. He took my photograph above. I’m really super grateful to be surrounded by such fantastic people in such a foreign land. After a swim in the pool - first time in 2-3 years so you can imagine how my South African Canadian skin glowed in the sun - we checked out the beach. First time I’ve felt proper beach sand between my toes since I was in South Africa in 2011. Average sites for my Oz friends were absolutely remarkable to me. I pulled all the tourist stunts - walking around with my camera and snapping pics everywhere. With 5% left I think I will leave it at that. I’m more excited than you can imagine to get to Melbourne today. I’ve only ever heard great things about it. I’ll be meeting up with Don and Oli to shoot some models in some random location and it should be a blast. I’ve never properly shot models before, so it will be an interesting time. Foreign shooting in a foreign place. Sometimes I guess you have to throw yourself in the deep end. I know I started out sounding like an internet-addicted junkie, but I have to admit, this internet detox I’m on is very refreshing. I get to switch off and focus on photography and absorbing the culture around me - minus the constant buzzing and distraction of my cell. I’ll do my best to keep you updated as I go. :)
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brianvanwyk:

I don’t like rap or hip hop for the most part, but Macklemore makes me want to. I need to shoot more Rap and Hip Hip shows.
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brianvanwyk:

Wayne Coyne, watching Band of Skulls at Rifflandia.
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brianvanwyk:

Ryan Lewis getting the crowd hyped. // Rifflandia
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brianvanwyk:

Reignwolf doing his crazy, crazy thing. // Rifflandia 2012
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Aidan Knight as photographed by the incredible Brian Van Wyk.
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halcyon-theme:

Aidan Knight as photographed by the incredible Brian Van Wyk.
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brianvanwyk:

Rich Aucoin // Rifflandia
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