Mit ‘Australia’ getaggte Beiträge

Der Kerl begann als Modeknipser… Und jetz? Nu snappt er Hot Wheels in Action aus Down Under! Simon Davidson macht seinen Job verdammt gut, geradezu am Puls der Stunt der Verrückten Leude aus der Custom Car Culture-Szene Australiens. Die Serie „Burnouts“ zeigen die volle Authentizität, mit der Talent Davidson zu Werke geht – Macht echt Lust zum Nachahmen!

Surprisingly, Simon Davidson actually started as a fashion photographer. When suddenly a street drag racing meet changed the direction of his work. Since then he has been photographing Australian custom car culture as a personal challenge. The result is an absolutely brilliant insight of the petrolheads from Down Under. One of his results as presented here is the serie “Burnouts“– Check it out!

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For already the second time a beautiful rooftop apartment rises on one of the streets of Sydney, Australia. Curiously remodeling the appearance of the building it stands on, the Bondi Penthouse overlooks Bondi Bay and beach and borrows its name. Spread over 180 square meters, this creation of MPR Design Group displays a highly modern design. Adorning the rooftop of an Art Deco building, the lightweight metal clad structure benefits from plenty of natural light coming from a mixture of skylights and windows. An immaculate set of interiors and exterior spaces compose social and private rooms, all free flowing and strongly connected to the surroundings.

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Gary Annett lebt und arbeitet heute in Melbourne. Geboren und aufgewachsen ist er in Nordirland. Seinen Abschluss machte er in Wirtschaft und heute arbeitet er als Fotograf. Annett arbeitet hauptsächlich mit schwarz-weiß Aufnahmen und setzt gekonnt Schärfe und Licht ein. Seine Bilder haben nichts mystisches oder romantisches, sie wirken eher schon soweit überzogen real und klar, dass sie dadurch unwirklich scheinen.

* Melbourne based photographer Gary Annett specialises in architecture, interiors, food and landscape photography. Born and raised in Northern Ireland Gary is an Honours graduate from the University of Ulster with a Distinction in Business Studies, having since trained alongside several of Melbourne’s leading commercial photographers. Gary’s work has been recognised in Australia and overseas and he was recently named as Australia’s Top Emerging Architectural Photographer for 2011.University of Ulster

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* MPR Design Group have designed the Portland Street Duplex in Sydney, Australia. The development consists of two three storey dwellings in Dover Heights situated on a relatively steep site with views facing west towards the city and harbour. Each house is more or less a mirror image of the other encompassing a raised entry at first floor with the main living areas, bedrooms on ground floor with garage access and a lower ground floor entertainment area overlooking a rear garden and pool. Large balconies and canopies for solar control ensure that despite their orientation the houses are able to maximise their panoramic vistas. Combined with a minimal palette of materials, articulated and modulated façades, the two houses contribute a subtle and refined addition to the streetscape.

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* Mark Mathews has to make some difficult decisions on occasion. When he took off on this West Australian monster, known simply as “The Right,” he had two options: straighten out and face the guillotine, or pull into the giant cement mixer. He went with the latter and took quite a beating, but because of that call we’re left with this amazing image, which graced the pages of our March issue. I rang Mark in Hawaii to find out why he would pull into such a beast.

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Mannsein heißt das Motto unseres Geschlechts und erreicht mit diesen extrem coolen Australiern eine neue Dimension! Kollege Dare Jennings hat sich diesen Traum mit einem neuen Laden und seiner eigenen Philosophie verwirklicht, nachdem er sein damaliges Fashion Label „Mambo“ verkauft und anschließend seine individuelle Vorstellung von „Deus ex Machina“ in Form eines Ladenimperiums realisiert hat. Motorräder, dreckige Schrauben, kühles Bier und Surfboards, soweit das Auge reicht, sind einmal mehr diejenigen Elemente, die er in seinen diversen Shops nur allzu gekonnt miteinander zu verbinden weiß! Der Kerl knüpft damit gewissermaßen an eine bereits aus den 70ern bestehende Tradition an, die eben den Mythos Motocycle mit dem des Windsurfings verinnerlichte und mit Jennings heutiger Vision eine Renaissance feiern soll – Oh mann, das strahlt wahrhaftige Coolness aus und ist in Sachen Style TOP!

* Deus ex Machina (god from the machine) roared into Australia’s cultural consciousness in 2006, with some neatly customised motorcycles and a quaint notion that doing something is more fun than just owning something. Deus ex Machina is a step bigger than a brand: it’s a culture. Our openness and enthusiasm strike a chord with people, wherever they are.

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