Blurb Australia: Brisbane Begins…

I thought it would be interesting to show a tiny glimpse into this little Blurb Safari we are experiencing at the moment. I’ve been getting a lot of emails, messages, etc. in regard to this trip, mostly from folks who think I’m on vacation because for us Americans Australia is such an exotic place there is skepticism that this could possibly be a work trip.

I get a lot of “Are you going shark diving?” “When are you driving the Great Ocean Road?” “Make sure when you are in Sydney you see these eleven things and in this order….” The only problem with these wonderful suggestions is that we actually ARE on a work trip. which looks a lot like the second and fourth images here. I also get a lot of emails from people who think I’m here working on a photography project, which is also far from the reality no matter how much I wish it was true. At some point, near the end of this little voyage, I’m hoping to get a few days to spread my photography wings, but until that time I’m making myself less photographically miserable by snapping these odd little moments, frames one an three, that are simply about color. It’s all I’ve got people and I’m clinging to it like a life preserver in rough seas.






We spend much of our time doing what we are doing in the second image which is logistics, planning, sign making (Garry is a MASTER) email and then getting to and from the events, which entail about five different programs in each city over a three or four day period. Today I’m off up north to do a masterclass at a local art school, and tomorrow we do a designer event in the morning and book workshop in the afternoon. The following day begins a two-day staffing and lecture at a local photo festival. Our entertainment comes from comparing hotels, the speed of elevators, what odd times we woke up due to jetlag and how Jason and I nearly die when Garry tricks us into eating food so spicy we sweat through our shoes.(He does this in every city.)
Life on the road is an interesting one filled with many new faces, new places and the unknown just around the bend.

9 responses to “Blurb Australia: Brisbane Begins…”

  1. Wife says:

    poor honey

  2. Louis says:

    Great post Daniel,

    Cant wait to see more of your shots from Oz!

    Keep up the great work!


  3. Chris says:

    You’re not fooling anyone…fishing or surfing today?

  4. James says:

    I love the colours in the first shot!

    Do you mind me asking what focal length you’re using in those shots, they feel slightly wide angle to me but a) I’m a novice and b) they’re tagged 35mm.

    Kind regards

  5. L.M.Noonan says:

    Hello Daniel,
    we —older woman in black and 20 something female friend— are still talking about your workshop in Brisbane. In particular, your journey as an artist and the possibilities of the book as an artwork and object. Your charisma, good looks and affability kept the audience in thrall. Good luck and thank you…I hope to attend another workshop in the future.
    aka Failed Painter

    • Smogranch says:


      Thank you for those kind words. Would love to come back to Australia for more workshops and more exploration. Glad you enjoyed yourself. Use the code! Make a book!

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