Death knocked twice then climbed through the window. Its tongue began to wag like a snake dancing in the sea at night. A husky voice cracked into my mind and two words lodged in my ear...

A New Line of Sight

A New Line of Sight

Dean Saffron is a freelance documentary photographer who has published work in The New York Times, Black and White magazine, The New Internationalist, Australian Geographic, ABC, and The Australian amongst many others. 7 years ago, working as a commercial photographer, Dean began working on aid projects and it encouraged him to move into documentary photography. InREAD MORE

Wilsons Prom In Moonless Winter

Wilsons Prom In Moonless Winter

A couple of mates thought it would be fun to get four photographers into three tents for the weekend down at The Prom for a weekend of shooting. I don’t get out enough and needed some air so they invited me along and it was incredible. I grew up in Meeniyan, right near Wilson’s Prom,READ MORE

Tahiti – Off The Channel

Tahiti – Off The Channel

Tahiti is a very, very special part of the world – a south Pacific gem. I recently visited this small part of the Pacific for the first time and what stuck me immediately were the hues.     The south pacific is like no where else I’ve traveled. It feels like someone grabbed the saturationREAD MORE

An Interview with Documentary Photographer Michael Coyne

An Interview with Documentary Photographer Michael Coyne

Michael Coyne is a documentary photographer with an almost unbelievable professional history. He has shot for National Geographic, Life, New York Times, Time, Vogue, Smithsonian, and Sports illustrated magazines, and has published 7 books, including 2 cook books. He continues to shoot documentary photography and recently returned from another trip to Iran as part ofREAD MORE

A Balloonist’s Waist Pack

A Balloonist’s Waist Pack

A balloonist requires a low-level aviator license to fly. A few of us were standing around the beer cooler in Crumpler HQ talking about hot air balloons and our recent travels. The convo quickly turned to bags and lo, each of us had chosen the Low Level Aviator waist pack as our bag of choice forREAD MORE

Guatemala’s Monster Lake

Guatemala’s Monster Lake

We had heard many tales of the Lake’s beauty. That it is responsible for expatriating thousands of people entranced by its beauty, under the spell of its purported magical energy, they were simply unable to leave. Some expats refer to it as “the vortex” from which they never escape, nor wish to. Standing on oneREAD MORE

Tokyo – Red Lights and Tattoos

Tokyo – Red Lights and Tattoos

The first time I went to Tokyo was eight months after the tsunami hit and I was told not to go based on available information about the levels of nuclear radiation. The country was obviously hurting a lot. Most of the businesses were only running on half power and I hardly saw any other touristsREAD MORE

The Desert

The Desert

Halfway through 2012 the creative director of the Australian Chamber Orchestra, Richard Tognetti, led an expedition of surfers, cinematographers, photographers, and musicians into the remote Western Australian desert for three weeks. The idea for planning the trip to such a remote stretch of coastline was to camp and surf in the raw landscape of theREAD MORE

The Spokesman

The Spokesman

James MacDonald was a very enigmatic man who had taken it upon himself to collect a bicycle from each developmental epoch of the bicycle’s progression for future generations to enjoy. He lived in a creaky wooden house, which can best be described as a living museum for bicycles. I was introduced to James about aREAD MORE

Chunky Move  Part 2 – Niharika Senapati

Chunky Move
Part 2 – Niharika Senapati

In part two of our chat with Chunky Move contemporary dancers and Spinning Vortex bag models we chat with Niharika. We collaborated with Chunky Move to shoot our new #vortexdiet collection. We wanted to see what would happen when we asked dancers to engage with and respond to our bags. See the results here. After aREAD MORE

The People You Meet In Abandoned Towns

The People You Meet In Abandoned Towns

The Salton Sea is a man made inland sea in California that was created around 1905 when the Colorado river was accidently diverted into the desert. It took them two years to stop the flow. The thought was that the sea would eventually dry up and everything would go back to normal but that didn’tREAD MORE

Where The Drinks Are Hotter Than The Chili Sauce

Where The Drinks Are Hotter Than The Chili Sauce

Bag nerds and photographer couple Tom Blachford and Kate Ballis have been exploring Central America. This was their second trip through Mexico in two years and they are planning a third. They have been documenting the trials and ‘tortugas’ of their trip, get lost. It’s hard to believe Mexico D.F. is home to more museums thanREAD MORE

A Tour Around the Vis-à-Vis

A Tour Around the Vis-à-Vis

It’s hard to imagine that it’s taken from the root system of a plant. It’s almost creamy but sharp too, it coats the tongue and roof of the mouth, turning the pearly off-whites to soot. Any seed but aniseed and it’s strong across the palate, almost clumsy. New liquorice flavoured Vis-à-vis, mmm delicious. Featured ProductREAD MORE

New Orleans

New Orleans

Four years after Hurricane Katrina hit Louisiana, i visited the still-reeling New Orleans, or NOLA as locals call it. The city was still working through the aftermath of the hurricane. The strength and love that the locals showed for one another and the fierce pride they have for their city gives New Orleans an amazing vibe. No matterREAD MORE

Tacos

Tacos

It’s hard to ignore the Mexican culinary boom that has taken over Melbourne’s restaurant scene. Tacos seem to be everywhere and boy did they get fancy – lobster and truffled mayonnaise at just $18 a taco, ha. Thankfully, in Mexico tacos are a little more down to earth and Taco stands sit on most streetREAD MORE

Chunky Move Part 1 – Lauren Langlois

Chunky Move Part 1 – Lauren Langlois

In part one of our chat with Chunky Move contemporary dancers and Spinning Vortex bag models we chat with Lauren. We collaborated with Chunky Move to shoot our new #vortexdiet collection. We wanted to see what would happen when we asked dancers to engage with and respond to our bags. See the results here. After aREAD MORE

A Walk Through New York City

A Walk Through New York City

New York City had always been on the top of my wish list of places to travel. Growing up watching movies and tv shows set in NYC I had always felt a creative pull to go and experience the city for myself. After years of dreaming about what it would be like to walk aroundREAD MORE