And BAM, just like that, Le Sunshine lands in Sydney.
We waved a teary farewell to Byron Bay and we’re now calling the cool waters of Tamarama home.
About 12 months ago there was a tasty little beach break down at the river-mouth. Only a handful of us knew about it and every morning, just after dawn, we’d all paddle out, conspirators to that most unique treat, uncrowded, glassy peelers. And… that’s where I first met Nich Zalmstra.
Shooting with film is so infuriating but so satisfying. The time it takes to finish a roll and to get it developed forces you to be spare with every shot and it ensures you’re frothing by the time you get the prints in you hands. Unfortunately it also means my stories come through a little late.
Le Sunshine is a child of the dawn; more addicted to that bright flash of light that glints off the ocean at dawn, than to the neon burn of night. But with 2013 coming to an end, we would endure the darkness and see it through to the end – with a camera, of course.