Monday, 31 January 2011

The Ugliest Building in my City
 No lies.

SIDENOTE: Yesterday I mentioned that I would/might start a no edit week and I still might do that. However I think a daily portrait week would rather cool as well (semi-inspired by one portrait a day) Also I have completed a whole month of daily blog posts!!! (Pat on the back for me)

Sunday, 30 January 2011

"It gets hot and I need to iron"
 This along with many others on this blog are a scheduled post. I have noticed that I have been doing them more often and I expect that they will become the norm in the foreseeable future as school, panic and stress roll in. However until then expect these "a day" posts to keep on coming.
 I just thought of this idea whilst editing this, which is a little week project where none of my photographs will be edited (well I might do it), a photographic/pretentious way of getting back to "my roots". What do you think yay or nay. Well anyway that is me, don't do drugs and be nice to your mother

Saturday, 29 January 2011

Marl, Belts & Grass
 The short tucked in tee thing seems to be happening a lot lately which is tad different to white tee with patterned or coloured shirt with rolled up sleeves and shorts that I was rocking last summer. It is rather amusing the types of "uniforms" we get stuck in, I blame high school and intermediate.

Friday, 28 January 2011

 Strolling through town in 27 Degree weather sucks however it gave me the opportunity to take a few pictures of the architecture that dots this thoroughfare.

Thursday, 27 January 2011

 To move on and start a new and exciting year devouring information and explore

Wednesday, 26 January 2011

 A half flannel and chambray "mens" shirt that I made for my friend Winnie for last, last christmas. In return she made me a knitted wool lilac bow-tie and bought me a Man-Floral 70s Shirt (and yes, word coined... but not likely) which I haven't yet featured together but you can catch the shirt here in collage form and here in normal form

SIDENOTE: There is also a little whale on the yellow flannel pocket long story but it has to do with her being welsh and my poor literary skills

Tuesday, 25 January 2011

Jane Austen-Pride and Prejudice 
 One of my favourite books illustrated with an unrelated picture

Monday, 24 January 2011

 My Swandri deerhunter is my new lampshade, okay I lied as the lining would indeed catch fire before long and smouldering acrylic isn't the best thing. However I do like the form it has created and with some synthesis it could turn out to be a really interesting piece of object design.

Sunday, 23 January 2011

Slow Shutter
 Personally I find "slow shutter" isn't used to evoke the right feel instead it is used to showcase and create outlandish abstractions. However it should be used to create a sense of diffusion, as if everything is just falling away. Pradon the pretension. Enjoy

Saturday, 22 January 2011

Over Exposure
 The good type

EDIT:  This is also a part of my photo essay of the demolition of my school's Drama/Music space follow the links here

Friday, 21 January 2011

The big 100
Thanks to everyone who pops by even if it is just by chance, the fact that people just acknowledge my work is enough. So here is hoping for a great year, awesome people and much more posts to come
21 - Jan - 2011 12:00 pm (NZ time)

Thursday, 20 January 2011

A continuance of a photo essay (I suppose a disjointed one at that) of Whangarei Boys' High School's Music and Drama facilities, formerly the school hall and gym. However even after these alterations there are future plans to develop this into a sports pavilion by the Old Boys' Association. Hopefully I'll be there documenting that transition as well
 The previous photo can be found here and just follow the rabbit hole from there

Wednesday, 19 January 2011

 After a few days of travelling and this is what I look like, semi-hobo, wild short back and sides and a weary expression. 

Tuesday, 18 January 2011

 Rain is closing in and I find it the best soundtrack for contemplation and especially sleep. Cherio

Monday, 17 January 2011


Sunday, 16 January 2011

Going to fill up my tanks with more summer sun after a great day at the beach. If you are in the southern hemisphere and have dodged the disastrous events of El Nina ( that n should have a squiggly line) then get out and enjoy life for those who have had theirs cut short.
 Also on a non-related note did anyone see the piece on that new oil/gas reserve in Russia, that might set back the non-reliance on fossil fuels a tad

Saturday, 15 January 2011

 I have this slight fascination about the corners of buildings (I'm not sure if I posted about it before) they evoke a sense of perfection and calm which what I think all architecture should do.

SIDENOTE:This post is not meant to detract from the previous and even though the floods have now started to recede a lot still needs to be done

Friday, 14 January 2011

Queensland Floods
The news has away that makes us feel so disconnected with the world, we become apathetic to the atrocities that are committed against someone's wife, daughter, husband, son, brother, sister, grandma and grandpa and just think of then as a "story" rather than a person. Yet there are times where the reality of life hits us, it breaks through that barrier of indifference and hits a nerve that evokes compassion. I feel that these floods are one of them. I ask you to do anything you can, spread the word but not in away that will procure a saturation of said event but speak about it from your point of view and bring the world together past geographic boundaries of detachment
 The link to donate it here for those who wish to do so, also I must give photo credit to Jonathan Wood who was featured in the Gaurdian's 24 Hours in Pictures

Thursday, 13 January 2011

"Back to School"
 Don't you just admire the way stationary companies pump out the "Back to School" sales, it is perfect commercialism of something you needed to get anyway. I usually go to the same store every year and buy what the list says this year it is just a sizeable amount of refill and maybe a new folder/binder.
 I went through so many types of editing on this one picture. Finally the idea of just drawing on top of it came to me (I know not a great or different idea) the rucksack is actually the one I wear to school and it is about twice the width of my body as it is ex-military (not that hipster *expletive*) which comes in handy when carting around all my books and A3 folders.
 This is what I would wear to school if it wasn't an all uniform school, as it has the right amount of slickness and casual comfort to help you last a day in class. Anyway I'm rambling, hope you enjoy and have fun stationary shopping, I'm off to watch an exceptionally bad/good sci-fi show along the line of Eureka. Rambling again.

SIDENOTE: This is an artistic representation (read not at all accurate) of my drama room that is being renovated for the new year 

Wednesday, 12 January 2011

Chop with Chopsticks
More meaningful posts will resume soon, but enjoy!

Tuesday, 11 January 2011

17th from Micheal Mccabe on Vimeo.

A recall/review/celebration of my life so far. I do a project every year starting last year for my birthday last year it was my lego glasses and this year a film

Monday, 10 January 2011

Summer Colour
Some things new and old with a dash of what they call "apricot" I think it is more like a coral. Another piece of pointless writing brought to you by Micheal

Sunday, 9 January 2011

A continuance from the previous post, again forgive my hypocrisy

Saturday, 8 January 2011

 Went to a little shindig last night and have now resolutely determined that party/large social gatherings/sound is not the thing for me. Although you could say life would be rather plain without it but I propose a smallish argument with the picture above. Simplicity can be one of the best things out there and the idea of having to indulge for you to feel "fun" (fill with another appropriate word if you like) if just well, indulgent.
 Although I expect some might say that I am being a prude and that is probably right, but hey I'm ranting. All I wanted to say was that life doesn't have to be "rucus" to be rad.
 I'm off and I hope in someway that mini rant has some how drawn parallels to clothing/style along with expressing my silliness of the day.
 O and check this space for my up in coming art painting board this year, it is going to be interesting and slightly connected to the said feelings above

I hate it when people do this shit as well.

PS: Just realised I have one of the most elaborate pattern clash pictures below, please don't mind my regular hypocrisy 

Friday, 7 January 2011

My father's shed/wrokplace/one of the many out at my farm

Thursday, 6 January 2011

The Dan Rad
 One of my favourite spreads out there. Also Deathly Hallows out on the 15th of July!!! Anyway to see the whole spread and interview follow the link to Dazed Digital

photo credits 
Photography / Serge Leblon
Styling /  Robbie Spencer
Interview /  Rosamund Witcher
Hair / Christian Eberhard at Jed Root
Make-up / Lucia Pica at Management+Artists
Photographic Assistants / Charlie Ryan and Ryan O'Tool
Styling Assistant / Elizabeth Fraser-Bell
Make-up Assistant / Roberta Kearsey 

Jacket, Scarf and Belt by J.W Anderson / Shirt and Trousers by Duckie Brown /  Socks by Etro / Shoes by Trussardi 1911

Wednesday, 5 January 2011

Heat makes you tired, I suppose cold does that too. Early summer nights seem like a waste

SIDENOTE: This was on my old camera hence the slightly bad quality will resume the canon goodness tomorrow 

Tuesday, 4 January 2011


Monday, 3 January 2011

Fire Poi
Another NYE post, courtesy of my friends amazing fire poi

Sunday, 2 January 2011

Sending one your way. Have a great year

Saturday, 1 January 2011

A little Tiki that I got from my friend Alivia, the pocket square is a piece of leather that I got given from a textiles teacher at my "part school" (as I went to two schools this year one for 2/3rds of my subjects and the other for the rest)