19.11.08

Trent Parke's Australia






Just watched a video on Australian photographer Trent Parke where he talks about his work and new book Minutes to Midnight. Go to the Magnum website and watch the video, it's pretty rad. Trent shoots high contrast grainy images of a mysterious Oz that we don't see in the surf mags. His work is very inspiring and his images seem to be created with some super camera, but I believe it's just Ilford film and a solid Leica M body. So here are some Trent Parkesque images from my trip out to Southwest Australia in May of '07 with surfer/shaper Glen Kennedy.

"I am forever chasing light. Light turns the ordinary into the magical." -Trent Parke