Tuesday, October 31, 2006

A Gay Robert Smith

halloween10, originally uploaded by AustinT.

My mate John truly did look like a gay Robert Smith.
Rory looked a bit startled
I looked as you would expect from someone beside a gay cure singer and startled computer game soldier.

More of the weekends halloween pics...

halloween9, originally uploaded by AustinT.

More of Phil, looking dodgy/cool.. and in the background his brother Andrew, looking like a mean sullen Arnie in commando.

halloween8, originally uploaded by AustinT.

Here he looks a bit more cheery. this must have been after he defeated the entire armies of several small nations.

halloween11, originally uploaded by AustinT.

Another of Steph, the bun in the oven, looking gorgeous as ever.

halloween13, originally uploaded by AustinT.

Fianlly... Rory's girlfriend Jen looking great as whatsername from scooby doo (Daphne?)

There are a few more on the flikr account if you want to go and have a look. The only reason these are here and the others aren't is that firstly, I prefer these photographs, secondly, i am too lazy to put them all here.

I also took a lot of shots with film. But as I still dont have a negative scanner, it will probably be a long time before any of those make it online.

Well thats the halloween postings done.


Monday, October 30, 2006


Huh?, originally uploaded by AustinT.

Was at a halloween party in my good mate Rory's house on Saturday night. This photo was taken afterwards. Steph and I were staying in my parents place and I found this in a cupboard while looking for sugar or something. Halloween makes everything evil. This was taken with my cam phone so the quality is sucky.

Halloween1, originally uploaded by AustinT.

This was myself and Steph in costume. A baker with a bun in the oven.

This is a shot taken by Rory with his shiny new D70!

Halloween3, originally uploaded by AustinT.

This is Rory himself. He was dressed as something from some computer game. I have no idea what, but it was an excellent costume.

Halloween2, originally uploaded by AustinT.

This is Fiona, dressed as a goth ballerina. She hates photos of herself but I think she will like this one.

Halloween4, originally uploaded by AustinT.

Phil was wearing what was, to me, the most disturbing costume of the night. He let his beard grow all week then shavved it down to the moustache on the day, wore the worst suit, worst shoes, worst shades and worst shirt he could get his hands on.. and... the disturbing bit was... it suited him. He actually looked good.

Halloween6, originally uploaded by AustinT.

Admittedly he does look seriously dodgy. But its a cool sorta dodgy.

Halloween5, originally uploaded by AustinT.

Rik came in a very professional looking Court jester ourtfit.

This post is now officially TOO LONG. Thats enough for today. More tomorrow or whenever.

Monday, October 23, 2006

More randoms

linkinPark, originally uploaded by AustinT.

Taken in a small town in cuba.
Linkin park get everywhere huh?

Just uploading a couple more pics from Cuba here.
I recently got back my first roll of developed black and white film from the Minolta rangefinder I got. Am really happy with the results, but at the moment have no means of scanning.
Actually.. if anyone reading this has experience with scanning.. give me a quick answer.. Negative scanning or photo scanning? Which is best?

Have also bought another rangefinder.. A russian Zorki 4.
And my fridge is now filled with film..
I have gotten rather interested in using film. Hopefully when I move house next month I will be able to set up a little darkroom and do my own developing.

Anyway, some more shots from my trip.,

2 street shots taken from a bus while passing a market and one taken from the same bus of an older guy happily driving along in his beat up 50 year old car. I particularly like this one for some reason.

CubanMarket, originally uploaded by AustinT.

CuabnMarket2, originally uploaded by AustinT.

driving, originally uploaded by AustinT.

Wednesday, October 11, 2006


Gettinreadyforbed, originally uploaded by AustinT.

Steph, struggling to put on her pajamas and put up with me waving a camera in her face and still looking gorgeous.
sometimes technology still amazes me. I just got a new phone and with it i have taken this photo, uploaded it to flickr and created this blog entry. Weird.

Tuesday, October 10, 2006

I got 99 problems....

posin, originally uploaded by AustinT.

No I dont really.. just thought it was an appropriate title.
and yes.. the photo was taken by my wife...
Random random random..
This is a post of random photos..
Oh and a bit of complaining.
I left a black and white film in to get developed last week and was amazed to find that it takes two weeks and costs £18 ($33 ). Is that insane or what?
So.. yeah, when i move house next month, one of the things on our list of things to do is to set up a darkroom somewhere in the house and do it ouselves.. That should be entertaining.

stretchinlegs, originally uploaded by AustinT.

Here are a random bunch of tourists. On the day trips we went in Cuba, the bus would stop at some point along the way for some leg stretching, peeing and grabbing a quick smoke/ coffee/ whatever.
Shocking fascinating news huh?
Anyway, it always seemed like a good time to take random photos.

getbackonthef**kingbus, originally uploaded by AustinT.

Monday, October 02, 2006


bus?, originally uploaded by AustinT.

In cuba.. anything with a flat area at the back becomes a bus.
This huge flatbed truck had a bunch of seats at the back and was used for public transport.
Not fancy bus seats.. mostly old kichen chairs.
Necessity eh?

lunch, originally uploaded by AustinT.

These guys were army/ cops who were out fumigating cars and buses
hence the smoking bus I posted a few days ago.
Like this one

fumigation, originally uploaded by AustinT.

Anyway.. they seemed to all be enjoying their lunches while the buses gently smoked.

Edit... Just noticed one of my photos is one of the selected works for this months issue of Phirebrush. I love getting stuff featured in Phirebrush and its excellent to make the front page. The image is "crawling", second row, middle image.