All Images /James Lowe
So I pretty much have two new BFFs. Katherine Lowe of Katherine is Awesome fame, and her brother, the great white hope of Elam Fine Arts school, James Lowe. James is apparently quite famous – he won some big photography/art competition a while back and has been featured in all sorts of different publications. I heard about him for the first time two weeks ago. But I saw him before I heard about him. It was the day before the AUT Rookie show and I was eating Renkon with Dayne. I was standing outside on Pitt Street when a guy on a fixed gear bike (I know, ultimate hipster) came towards me. I had to shuffle a bit to get out of his way, and he gave me this really big smile like we knew each other.
The next day when I met Katherine for the first time in real life (sadly, up till that point our relationship had consisted of a few emails and that’s all), she told me that the guy on the bike was her brother James. The moral of the story is, I took part in this group photo shoot with James on Sunday. It was kind of culty, kind of angry mobbish, kind of weird and kind of dark. Think lots of hoods up and burning staffs. But the real moral of the story is that James has one of those really hardcore large format cameras. Two days ago his car was broken into and the thief stole a whole bunch of double darkslides. Read about it here (he shares his sister’s sense of humour). So, if you or anyone you know is offered some hardcore camera equipment to buy, please contact me or James. There’s a reward involved (he’ll shoot you nude – but very artistically).
On another note, I’m now Gluten Free so no more Renkon for me. Or bread or cake or anything fun.
See an outtake from Sunday’s shoot below. I’m the guy by the tree right above the flame.
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