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  1. April 5, 2012

    Empty like and Empty comment for these beautiful fotos

    • April 5, 2012

      i now have comments on my blog, yay! thanks much appreciated

  2. Sofie Marklund #
    April 5, 2012


  3. April 5, 2012

    It is the emptiness that gives space for anything.

    Nice post. Congrats for the FP!

  4. April 5, 2012

    Great photo, I like the idea with empty spaces.

    • April 5, 2012

      not a unique idea but fremantle is definitely a great place for it. thanks for your comment

  5. uncøated #
    April 5, 2012

    We love your work. We would love to post you, let us know.

  6. April 5, 2012

    Really nice photographs, love the saturated overexposed colour. I was on this site recentyl maybe you know it already…? hidden and abandoned buildings in Detroit…really nice

    • April 5, 2012

      impressive. love your sketches too, even more impressive

  7. onlychildprincesses #
    April 5, 2012

    Great photos!

    • April 5, 2012

      thanks, you have an interesting site

  8. Alfred Symon #
    April 5, 2012

    Wow! Such minimalism! I rally like the abstract concept of emptiness you caught within these pictures. The first three, as I believe, best imply that concept. These is some kind of peace between those images, but on closer look, there is uneasiness, bringing in a good impression on your viewers. These photos also reflect city life, which exemplifies this homey feel. Great work! 🙂

    • April 5, 2012

      thanks for your comments. great encouragement for me to keep exploring this concept

      • Alfred Symon #
        April 5, 2012

        Of course! I’m a critic actually, so if you need any more reviews, stop by my blog! 🙂

  9. April 5, 2012

    Lovely photographs.

  10. April 5, 2012

    NICE POST…congrats for this from me….:-)

    • April 5, 2012

      thanks for your comments all the over there in indonesia

      • April 5, 2012

        Speechless … Awesome great work…

  11. April 5, 2012

    I really admire your photographic perspective. For “empty spaces” there is still a lot to ponder in each photo. I’ve lost myself in one or two of them already!
    Congrats on being “freshly pressed”!!!


    • April 5, 2012

      thanks janet, much appreciated, happy easter

  12. Lotto Results #
    April 5, 2012

    Brilliant pictures! Congratulations on being freshly pressed.

  13. April 5, 2012

    Very beautiful and inspiring !

  14. April 5, 2012

    Reblogged this on Fruto Da Arte and commented:
    Very beautiful and inspiring !

  15. ualeem #
    April 5, 2012

    Beautiful photos! Thank you for sharing.

  16. April 5, 2012

    These are very beautiful.

  17. Motovique #
    April 5, 2012

    Great backdrop for image no.5! Luv it. Any idea what type of motor it is?

  18. April 5, 2012

    Great photos! Is that a figure standing in the background of the third from the top? Looks like a still from a Blair Witch-type film.

  19. April 5, 2012

    Staring into your photographs and losing myself in them and completely ignoring my teacher right not 🙂 Great work.

  20. April 5, 2012

    Awesome …greaaaaaaat work….

  21. April 5, 2012

    Love the contrast between the “urban” yet empty feeling…or perhaps these concepts are more complementary in tone, considering an urban living often can feel empty…

    Look, you made me ponder at 7 a.m. — love it!


    • April 6, 2012

      thanks, seems hard to find isolated streets, even though we are meant to be the most isolated capital city in the world

  22. April 5, 2012

    Beautiful pictures!

  23. April 5, 2012

    these are beautiful. what film did you use, and was it expired? so grainy. love it.

    • April 6, 2012

      thanks, kodak portra 400 with a canon eos 50

    • April 6, 2012

      kodak portra 400, thanks!

  24. Carlie Chew #
    April 5, 2012

    You definitely managed to find beauty in the basics, beautiful work!

  25. Nina #
    April 5, 2012

    This is beautiful, very original and different. Quite a potent concept as
    well; in-which it creates inspiration to many photographers out there.

    Looking forward to your next post 😉


    • April 6, 2012

      thanks katie, very nice of you to say

  26. April 5, 2012

    Lovely photographs. I especially like the yard and the driveway.

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  28. Terribly Sorry #
    April 5, 2012

    i’m happy for you for all these lovely comments, but i can’t say anything fancy like say, real art critics or something, but i really do love these pictures. they have this sort of picturesque run down look that i love a lot. Especially love that queasy looking tree..

    • April 6, 2012

      thanks, it is a very cool tree and fits in to the urban setting well

  29. April 5, 2012

    Love this! So beautiful and candid.

  30. April 5, 2012

    This is a very beautiful series of photos. Empty spaces can say so much. Thank you for sharing them.

  31. April 5, 2012

    A very thought provoking photo essay. The picture with the VW isn’t so empty, however.
    Here is a question for you: What would you do with these empty spaces?

  32. April 5, 2012

    Oh gosh, these are outstanding! I quite enjoy them! 🙂

  33. April 5, 2012

    You’ve certainly done A LOT with these empty spaces, my friend!

  34. April 5, 2012

    I love the grittiness of where the pictures were taken. I’ve always been a fan of positive/negative space you brought it out in color. Nicely done.

    • April 6, 2012

      i think thats what i should be looking for when i go photo walking again, i.e. that combination of negative space through colour, thanks for commenting.. it has helped me clarify what i am looking for

    • April 6, 2012

      thanks for your comments and helping me clarify what i am looking for when i go shooting o the streets next time. i like the idea of bringing negative space out through different colours, it makes sense to me

      • April 6, 2012

        I’ve always loved the look of neg/pos space and black and white photography. But something about it color just brings it to a whole new place. You have a good eye!

      • April 6, 2012

        thanks so much

  35. April 5, 2012

    Great images! Reminds me of a more modern take on Fred Herzog’s photography (re: streets of Vancouver): Congrats, too, on the courageous career change to follow your passion; this is inspiring. Cheers.

    • April 6, 2012

      thanks for reading and commenting,

  36. April 5, 2012

    Amazing photos! I specially like the wonderfully capture one with the little girl/boy with the backpack shadow.

    • April 6, 2012

      thanks, think it may be two people that looks like one

      • April 6, 2012

        Wow too people? It’s really nicely captured 🙂

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  38. April 5, 2012

    love the washed out colours. Really very beautiful

  39. April 5, 2012

    Great pictures !!!!

  40. Sarah D. #
    April 5, 2012

    Very nice. I like the washed-out look — and the vw bug with a racing (?) stripe! Where are you?

    • April 6, 2012

      yes its a cool car and film seems to accentuate the feel , it is on the side of the road in guilford, perth, western australia

  41. April 5, 2012

    untitled-7 This is my favorite!

    • April 6, 2012

      thanks, this is an old servo in perth, i took a heap of photos of it, it looks great from all angles on sunset, probably be knocked down soon

  42. Marianne K #
    April 5, 2012

    Your empty spaces are full of meaning. I like your title–it provides a starting point for conversation about your photos. Well done!

    • April 6, 2012

      thank you! i may have to continue with this ’empty spaces’ theme for a little longer

  43. April 5, 2012

    It was never empty to begin with.. Just filled up with nothing…
    Beautiful photo.. and it is unique!! Most defenitely dude:3

  44. April 5, 2012

    Beautiful photographs, for whatever the word of an amateur is worth. It reminds me of the concept of figure ground, studying the gaps and the spaces around makes you fully appreciate what is there, or understand how bleak it is as the case may be. It also shows where there are opportunities for growth and expansion, and potential for hidden surprises, especially in our monotonous urban and suburban spaces…

    …anyway that was my two cents, great post 🙂

    • April 6, 2012

      thanks for your comments, lots of interesting spaces around us when you take a second look at things, or look through the cameras viewfinder

  45. Nichol Caddingham #
    April 5, 2012

    Reblogged this on Modern Gentleman and commented:
    beautiful photos.

  46. manoverboardnt #
    April 5, 2012

    Great photos – really loved the reflection of a woman walking by. The concept of emptiness is interesting isn’t it – in architecture its called space and defines great buildings. Also love the HD holden – I used to own one of these a few years ago…

  47. John Saddington #
    April 5, 2012

    Reblogged this on 8BIT.

  48. April 5, 2012

    nice photos

  49. April 6, 2012

    Great Photos, so relaxing!

  50. integrityisyou #
    April 6, 2012

    Love these. Looking through the door and seeing someone on the other side is creepy lol. Amazing pictures

  51. April 6, 2012

    I particularly like the second photo – it brings back fond memories of the cute blue bug my Mom drove when I was a little girl. She adored that car. I remember being able to fit in the space between the back seat and the window…and being allowed to play back there on road trips with my barbies (pre-seat-belt days, of course) Congrats on being FP! – MoSop

    • April 6, 2012

      thanks, happy to have brought back some nice memories

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  53. elizabethweaver #
    April 6, 2012

    I especially love the first as well as fresh-pressed photos. Thanks. Great concept.

  54. April 6, 2012

    i love minimal artwork, photography is very good. i’d love to see more!

  55. April 6, 2012

    Really beautiful stark yet full and vibrant. I especially loved that set of garage doors in the first picture. I look forward to seeing more through your eyes. 🙂

    • April 6, 2012


    • April 25, 2012

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  56. free penny press #
    April 6, 2012

    I feel as if I just went on a silent field trip of this town…..beautiful!!!!

  57. A #
    April 6, 2012

    This is fantastic, Ben. How did you add that ‘vintage’ touch to the photographs. Would love to do that myself. Let me know!

    And hey, congratulations for your first post!

    • April 6, 2012

      it is just from the film i used, kodak portra 400 iso

      • A #
        April 6, 2012

        Thanks a ton… And once again, congratulations!

  58. lijiujiu #
    April 6, 2012

    Excellent post.
    How beautiful the pics are! Thanks for sharing.

  59. April 6, 2012

    Great clicks! You may like this post on my blog, it’s shows some pics taken by me on my recent Europe trip: Tell me what you think!

    • April 6, 2012

      nice, i like the more abstract photos you took.

  60. summitg18 #
    April 6, 2012

    Reblogged this on Pencils and Fountain pens.

  61. April 6, 2012

    Reblogged this on Dagda Publishing and commented:
    There’s a certain poetry to this that words would not do justice to.

    So, simply, witness.

    • April 6, 2012

      thanks, I’m not good with words

      • April 6, 2012

        Those pictures are beautiful.

        Poetry can come in many guises.

  62. April 6, 2012

    Brilliant images. Bravo!

  63. April 6, 2012

    Beautiful. Showing how Not empty, full of…?… empty spaces are.

  64. April 6, 2012

    Wish I had your eye. I steal my images off the net. Most of my pictures have a thumb or finger over them. Excellent pics.

  65. April 6, 2012

    Great set of pics. Really like the idea.

    • April 7, 2012

      thanks, you have a nice blog as well

  66. April 6, 2012

    Cool work. Love your style. 🙂

  67. Val #
    April 6, 2012

    What’s going on in no.3? Great photos… love that beetle!

    • April 7, 2012

      no.3 is a point of view from one side of the street to the other, looking through a building, and someone walking by, THANKS

      • Val #
        April 7, 2012

        It’s a great capture! Lenny Kravitz with a guitar (in his big hair days) comes to mind!

  68. April 6, 2012

    I’m so glad I saw this. I just posted about photo composition and yours is great! Good job and congrats on FP 🙂

  69. April 7, 2012

    Nice image. Go ahead

  70. April 7, 2012

    Reblogged this on eighteenthousand and commented:

  71. Char. #
    April 7, 2012

    Reblogged this on facade..

  72. April 7, 2012

    We want to see more pictures, I really like.

  73. Tea.Milk.Coffee #
    April 8, 2012

    I love your photos
    Love the color!
    Great job 😡
    And what’s kind of your camera?
    Love it:D

  74. Miranda Lloyd #
    April 8, 2012

    I love these!

  75. April 8, 2012

    Empty is beautiful.

  76. April 8, 2012

    Great photo ideas.

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  78. April 8, 2012

    really beautiful pictures.

  79. April 8, 2012

    By far my favorite is the photo with the toyota. Its a 72 I think? The huge white wall makes an already small car seem even smaller. Wonderful!

  80. April 8, 2012

    I love these. An what an amazingly creative idea: a photograph of an “empty space.” How do you photograph what isn’t there? But you have. Looking forward to seeing more of your work.

    • April 9, 2012

      thanks, will get back to this mini project again soon

  81. April 8, 2012

    This is art ! Sweet pictures. Keep it up .

  82. emyannie #
    April 8, 2012

    Absolutely fantastic!

  83. April 8, 2012

    Loved the quaint feel of the photographs… Look forward to more:)

    • April 9, 2012

      thanks, lots of people want to see me, the pressure is on now

  84. April 9, 2012

    Reblogged this on .

  85. April 9, 2012

    Interesting perspective. The graininess creates a vintage feeling. I did notice that each picture (except the Williamson Motor House) has the color green in it. If it’s not in a leaf, it’s on a wall.

    Yes, definitely “full” of emptiness but also full of a color that represents life.

    Great pics bro!


    • April 9, 2012

      thanks for analysing, I hadn’t noticed that

  86. luciesimmons #
    April 10, 2012


  87. April 10, 2012

    Very creative.

  88. April 20, 2012

    Great photos!

    • April 24, 2012

      thanks, i like yours as well, are you using a fuji x100

      • April 24, 2012

        Yes, I am using X100. Great little camera. I take it where ever I go ^^

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