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Anzac

 

The above photo is my entry into the Brisbane Festival’s goa Billboard photographic competition on the theme Anzac.

My grandfather on my dad’s side was in the Navy. The above collage was was made using images I took as well as a few collected from my grandfather’s photo albums.

You can check out the other finalists here. To vote, just “like” the image. The image with the most likes will win the people’s choice award.

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As you can probably tell from quite a few of my previous posts my husband and his music feature heavily in my world.

It’s a constant, yes. Making a living, from anything, including music, takes a lot of time and energy and tends to filter into the lives of the ones you love.

I am grateful to be able to help him out when and where I can, especially when it comes to designing and photographing for anything – from posters to CD covers.

Hayden [my hubby – whose B’day is today! Praise to the universe that this beautiful soul was born and found me!] is the front man of an eight-piece funk/afro beats band,

The Hayden Hack Infusion. But he also does his own solo thang. Sure I’m biased….. but…. he has a beautiful voice. And you can hear it even more on his solo stuff.

The picture for this week is the cover for his solo CD. It is a picture I took in district 6 in Cape Town, South Africa.

We had just parked the car and when I looked out of my window, this is what I saw –

 

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I love moments like the one above that seem to just offer themselves up to you to photograph. To capture. Life. As it is.

The only change that has been made to this image is that it’s been flipped, horizontally, to make it work as a CD cover. It is otherwise untouched.

Anyway I can’t tell you about Hayden’s voice, you’ll need to decide for yourself.  You can do that here.

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The above photo is of the delightful Nai Palm from the spunky band, Hiatus Kaiyote. As busy as life gets one must take time to enjoy all the pleasures on offer. I kinda half surprised the hubby (a certain gig was not listed on the calender and caused some planning drama….so we had to chat about the surprise which made it, well, no longer a surprise but a known) and we flew to Melbourne to go and see Hiatus Kaiyote at the last of their Wednesday residencies at Howler in Brunswick. To say they were impressive is true. They are certainly a band to watch… and well listen to. Definitely.

 

 

 

 

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The original photo and the album cover it became. Available for purchase from http://www.haydenhackinfusion.com very soon. Be sure to check it out, have a listen and if it tickles your fancy, then perhaps you might want to head to their website and get yourself a copy. As my hubby says, peacelovemusic.

 

 

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HHI COLLAGE

 

This is my hubby’s band, The Hayden Hack Infusion. This is one of the pics I put together for the booklet of their debut album. It is called The Colour of…. and you will soon be able to purchase the physical CD and digital downloads from their website. Check it out here. They are also on FB, soundcloud etc. Anyhoo, what a colour bunch they are! Have a listen to their tunes. They have worked hard.

Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela

A tribute to a very special man. Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela. Thank you.

Amandla!

Below are the lyrics to a song my talented husband wrote in tribute to Nelson (or Madiba as he is also known).

An African man
I am
Born into a Rainbow Nation
The colour of our skin no matter no
It’s the blood that-
It’s the blood that run

See my history could be better
I have never been much of a reader
but the way I, I see it
We grow all our Knowledge though experience
And I lived it
Watched it as a child every day
As an

An African man
I am
Born into a Rainbow Nation
The Colour of our skin no matter no
It’s the blood that
It’s the blood that run

From a family (repeat)

See for most of his life-time of 27 yr
They Exiled him to an island
out of fear
And they almost almost sent him blind
Through forcing him to dig down, down, down deep in the quarries of lime
For his “crimes against humanity”????
No, No they didn’t see
No, No they didn’t see
What is Unity

He was a visionary
He was a Visionary eeeeehhh!!

Then as as he walked out with his head held high
Screaming AMANDLA!!!(power in Zulu)
With his fist in the sky
Singin’ freedom for all
Freedom, freedom for all (repeat)

Cause we know that everything will be OK
one day
OK OK OK OK OK one day

One day…..

“Rainbow Nation” A tribute to Nelson Mandela
Written by Hayden Hack

And here is a link to the song itself – RAINBOW NATION by The Hayden Hack Infusion

Facebook page of The Hayden Hack Infusion here

And YouTube clips here

Biography of Nelson Mandela here

Why Nelson is a badass here

Thank you for your lessons in humanity and compassion Nelson. Power to the peaceful!

Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela

A tribute to a very special man. Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela. Thank you.

Amandla!

 

Below are the lyrics to a song my talented husband wrote in tribute to Nelson (or Madiba as he is also known).

 

An African man
I am
Born into a Rainbow Nation
The colour of our skin no matter no
It’s the blood that-
It’s the blood that run

See my history could be better
I have never been much of a reader
but the way I, I see it
We grow all our Knowledge though experience
And I lived it
Watched it as a child every day
As an

An African man
I am
Born into a Rainbow Nation
The Colour of our skin no matter no
It’s the blood that
It’s the blood that run

From a family (repeat)

See for most of his life-time of 27 yr
They Exiled him to an island
out of fear
And they almost almost sent him blind
Through forcing him to dig down, down, down deep in the quarries of lime
For his “crimes against humanity”????
No, No they didn’t see
No, No they didn’t see
What is Unity

He was a visionary
He was a Visionary eeeeehhh!!

Then as as he walked out with his head held high
Screaming AMANDLA!!!(power in Zulu)
With his fist in the sky
Singin’ freedom for all
Freedom, freedom for all (repeat)

Cause we know that everything will be OK
one day
OK OK OK OK OK one day

One day…..

“Rainbow Nation” A tribute to Nelson Mandela
Written by Hayden Hack

 

And here is a link to the song itself – RAINBOW NATION by The Hayden Hack Infusion

 

Facebook page of The Hayden Hack Infusion here

And YouTube clips here

Biography of Nelson Mandela here

Why Nelson is a badass here

 

Thank you for your lessons in humanity and compassion Nelson. Power to the peaceful!

Natural Beauty.

 

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Inspired by the beautiful photographs taken by Hans Silvester of the people from the Omo Valley in Ethiopia. It was an idea that was thought about on and off for months. I have been constantly looking around, especially when I’m driving, for striking bits of flora that I thought would be suitable. The shoot had to be rearranged a couple of times so flowers I originally thought of using were no longer available by the time we got around to taking the photos. The day itself was all very “organic”. It flowed so nicely from the picking and collecting of all the flora on my way to Sally’s (everything was picked and created that morning), to the capturing these beautiful images.

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Many thanks to mother nature for the ever bountiful array of beautiful flora. Also to the lovely Sally for being a most gracious and cooperative model who could see my vision and totally helped me bring it to reality. Thanks to Bec for the black backdrop….. we were originally going to shoot these all outside more akin to Hans Silvester’s images  but I am glad we didn’t. This is far more striking.

 

Donovan Frankenreiter…. well his legs actually.

RED HOT LEGS

Donovan Frankenreiter came and played a gig at the Solbar in Maroochydore in March and I was able to get along and take some photos. I really like the colour of Donovan’s jeans and the slightly awkward angle of his legs in this shot. There are many more photos that include his face and guitar, but for now, it’s just these here red hot legs. Enjoy.