All posts in Byron Bay

  • 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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  • Fang Gang

    fang gang

    We were ten tins in and Timmi was getting anxious, “Johnny, we gotta find a model and we gotta do it soon, we’re not gonna be able to pick a babe from a bucket-a-crabs soon.”

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  • The Pass at Last

    The pass

    There’s something exciting about waking up not long after the sun and it already being stinking hot. The wax on your surfboard turns to butter and your car seat burns your bare legs and you sweat like a pig.
    It’s not until you get to The Pass that it all comes together. The sun on the sand, the fading Northerlies and two foot of neatly lined up South swell tickling the rocky point…. Summer’s comin’!

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  • Sea Shepherd fundraiser w OKA and Bobby Alu at the Brunswick Hotel.

    Sea shepherd brunswick hotel

    “These guys are harder to crack than the Hells Angels!” said the Canadian Police officer who had tried in vain to get a word of recognition out of the Sea Shepherd crew. The Captain of the Bob Barker, Peter Hammarstedt was re-telling a story about being detained in Canada, he was speaking to a packed house at the Brunswick Hotel on Sunday. The sun was dropping and everyone wore smiles from an afternoon of sunshine and heavy jams.

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  • Livin’… in Byron Bay

    Byron Bay

    Byron Bay

    It’s real easy to do nothing in this town. An innocent stroll can steal away your day as you’ll surely bump into someone you know. You’ll go for a quiet one at a spot where your mate’s behind the bar and soon your night’s slipped through your fingers too.

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  • Jesse Dolman

    jesse dolman artist

    This is the first offering in a series of artist profiles that will be featured in the People section of Le Sunshine – it’s a closer look at Byron Bay’s most creative characters.

    Like most folks in Byron Jesse Dolman has a few jobs, but painting is his passion. It leaches across into his job as a chef – his flare can be found in every dish. I dropped into Jesse’s place one Sunday afternoon to get my surfboard painted, it had a blue spray but I’d been bored of it for some time, it was  in desperate need of some colour.

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