Monthly Archives: May 2014

drill and camera

I’m a bit of a dinosaur… I’ll admit it… a few old cameras and a pretty simple working method for the things I hold most dear… pretty much out in Ludditeland it would seem.

But I made an important technomanogical upgrade today… hey big spender indeed… after a few drawings on napkins and further thinking and revision and a few more sketches I took apart my favourite camera and ventured forth in search of a drill press. The mod would make some of my working methods more streamlined and ‘easy’ when bumping around by myself.

So I ended up down an alley gesturing and showing drawings and digging into my bag to produce nuts and bolts and permanent markers… and I believe the reply was “we don’t need no stinking drill press”… probably the equivalent of “no-fuckin’-worries-mate”

So I grinned, closed my eyes and turned away as the drill shrieked to life and I crossed my fingers that I hadn’t made an awful mistake.

Seems like Upgrade 3.0 has worked and it’s better than I’d hoped for: simple, strong and without complication. Yay for the dude with the drill and the vice! Standing up and applauding your style and skills. I know if I’d tried it there’d probably be blood sprayed around the floor and walls and a destroyed camera to boot.

Big respect.

Freddy and cake

Sent from the Yangon crew back to Oz – HAPPY BIRTHDAY BUBU!

Hope it was a fun day all round – exciting times in the very near future.