Monthly Archives: December 2012

Ta ta 2012… see ya later… it’s been fun… but 2013 is upon us all and we gotta make haste. Hope everyone is celebrating new opportunities, new beginnings, new new new (but enjoying the old in equal amounts).

*David is in the Autonomous Region of Bougainville until mid-January 2013. His ability to respond to enquiries will be limited at times. See here for contact details.

Hope everyone is surrounded by friends and family and that the ‘festive season’ is shaping up full of enjoyment.

Dance a dance for me and sing a song.

*David is in the Autonomous Region of Bougainville until mid-January 2013. His ability to respond to enquiries will be limited at times. See here for contact details.

Camp Slayer opens in a month at the Coffs Harbour Regional Art Gallery in Northern NSW.

I’ll be landing back in Australia shortly before it opens so I’ll be furiously hauling my grubby Bougainville gear and quickly changing into some half decent clothes to make the celebration.

Maybe I’ll see you there!

*David is in the Autonomous Region of Bougainville until mid-January 2013. His ability to respond to enquiries will be limited at times. See here for contact details.

All things running smoothly I’ll have landed back in Bougainville this afternoon and will be out of ‘easy’ contact (through choice, circumstance and expense) until early January. Better for me to simply roll film through my knackered cameras and gossip while sitting in the shade of a roadside tree.

Please please send me an email in the interim… I won’t be checking them religiously (if at all) but it’s your best chance of me eventually getting back to you properly.

Otherwise you can ring me on my current PNG mobile: +675……. this cell number will work throughout the Autonomous Region, so unless coverage is down due to weather, power or humorous incidents you should be able to find me on it.

OK… so with that I wave to you from the purple-edged-ocean shore with the cloud ringed mountains behind me and slip away with friends to dance into the night.

Stap isi.

*David is in the Autonomous Region of Bougainville until mid-January 2013. His ability to respond to enquiries will be limited at times. See here for contact details.

I’m on the plane heading north right now… it has begun… and I’m frothing with excitement over what is to come.

Can’t wait to see my great friends again… can’t wait for the sweat and the ocean and jungle and the hot insect filled nights… can’t wait for the days and days of telling stories, of gossiping, of laughing until it hurts. And in amongst it all I’ll lift the little camera to my face and mash down on the go-button to make little snaps.

*David is in the Autonomous Region of Bougainville until mid-January 2013. His ability to respond to enquiries will be limited at times. See here for contact details.

Been thinking and tinkering and pushing things around a little…

The website has been changed up and I’ve taken it in a completely different direction. The layout and function will be very familiar to many who surf various sites… I’m no groundbreaker… as time has gone by I’ve enjoyed a number of the horizontal sites so thought I’d see how I enjoy running mine as such.

So have a tinker, have a look.

As a teaser the spoils got a makeover and there are more snaps there to devour.

http://davidhempenstall.com


300 odd rolls of little 35mm TriX ready to be smashed in the Boogie. Yum yum monkey bum.

Slayer hopped on a truck the other day and is slowly heading north toward a warmer spot.

The Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery is hosting the work as it continues to bump along. Hardy little prints – the rare occasion when I open a box to look at them still excites me (a rare thing to enjoy my own pictures… a rare thing indeed).

Anyhoo looking forward to the show and the merry times associated.