All posts by Johnny

  • Big Thursday – on the beaches


    Nathan Odonell is an old friend of Le Sunshine’s from the heady days and long nights of living in Byron Bay. These days we’re both lurking in Sydney, trying to find a taste of salt wherever we can. Nath shares a penchant for looking at waves through a lens so when I saw the gems he’d captured from a stella Thursday some weeks ago, I thought it best to convince him to share them with us all… enjoy.

    It was the 10th July 2014 and we knew it was on, we could smell it. We were up at dawn and got to South Narrabeen at 6.30am . The tide was high, the smell of coffee mingled with the heavy odor of awe and anticipation as we watched  two guys and a jet ski dodging heaving sets.

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  • Tamarama Traffic Report

    Tamarama Traffic

    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.

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  • Julian Rocks with a snorkel

    Julian rocks

    Julian Rocks, it’s a tiny, rocky pyramid that breaks up the view out to sea from Byron Bay. Every surfer’s contemplated paddling out there at some time or other, but it’s just that bit too far, mythically out of reach.

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  • Laneway Festival – Brisbane, 2014


    I’m certainly biased, I was pumped to see Warpaint and Kurt Vile, but the joy of the Laneway festival is their knack for curating a mix of bands that are on the cusp of hitting it big, it’s all about checking out those bands you don’t know.

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  • Nich Zalmstra

    Nich Zalmstra

    Nich (aka Zalmpy) is the latest in the Le Sunshine artist profile series… People

    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.

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  • Film, Friday Hut Road and A Modern Marriage

    Friday Hut Road

    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.

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  • Le Sunshine x St Elmo – NYE 2013

    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.

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  • Camp Vibes

    The road South was quiet as I drove through a corridor of faded green gum trees. The air was hot and the sun was bright, all four windows were down and the wind battled with the tunes blaring out of the speakers. I had camp vibes on my mind.

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