Brenton

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In the lead up to my funemployment, my boss and I were discussing ideas about my future career moves. One idea that I had been thinking about was running some photography workshops. It’s only been the last couple of years that I’ve been confidently calling myself a photographer and comfortable saying I know what I’m doing. People may find that strange after two solo gallery exhibitions but I’d rather err.. Read More

A great way to spend the day

Today I spent the day with some of my nudie mates. Five of us jumped in the car and went to a National Park to a trail that we know about. Once we were a few hundred metres into the trail we stripped off and hiked nude to a beautiful waterhole that we have been to before. We spent a couple of hours just chilling out on the rocks at.. Read More

The signs were there.

Every now and then the internet throws something at you that gives you a flashback. LONG before I was ready to admit to myself that I was gay, at the age of about 11 or 12 I was at a school mate’s place and we were watching a movie called Paradise with Willie Aames and Phoebe Cates. If you think of a poor man’s version of Blue Lagoon you’re about.. Read More

I remember now

It’s been over nine years since I last worked anywhere else and 11 since I have had to regularly commute on public transport. Now I remember why I enjoyed driving to work every day for 9 years. The last couple of days I have had some temping work at an agency on the other side of the harbour and that means getting two trains. I have no real problem with.. Read More

Limited editions

Have you ever thought about buying a limited edition, hand-signed and numbered print? Now that I have a new website up and running, I’ve added a shop with 12 different images available in three different sizes. When I release an image for sale as an art print, I limit it to five prints. I don’t want too many to be available because for me when someone buys one of my.. Read More

Don’t you dare!

Yesterday an argument that was inevitable finally happened. Someone I’ve known for a few years and had some issues with messaged me very innocently yesterday but it descended into a firestorm of crap quite quickly. Every year or so I get a passive aggressive message where he mentions that I’ve never asked him to model for me. Yesterday he started down that track again but immediately followed up with “better.. Read More

It’s a struggle

I was so motivated for training before I went to Europe then obviously I didn’t do any training while I was away instead walking for miles every day. Since I’ve been back my motivation for the gym has been as low as it’s ever been. Why does this happen? I’m still going but my workouts are lacklustre and uninspired. It doesn’t help that my gym just doesn’t seem to give.. Read More

Can it happen?

When my most recent dating situation was called off, the guy said that he wanted to catch up as friends. So far that hasn’t happened and I’m not sure it will. I hope it does. He’s a genuinely nice guy. One of my friends in particular has lectured me on not becoming his emotional punching bag. She thinks it’s a terrible idea to catch up. The whole situation has me.. Read More

Too much change!

There are times when life just feels like it’s trying to test you. Losing my job and being told a dating situation was over on the same day wasn’t great. Now as well as trying to find a new job and make the most of all the opportunities I have in front of me, it looks like my living situation is becoming unworkable. It’s nothing my housemate is doing or.. Read More

Funemployment!

It’s day two of my funemployment. That’s the term that is apparently used when you are still in your notice period after redundancy but you aren’t working. Some call it Gardening Leave. Funemployment sounds more well, fun! Surprisingly and very pleasantly, today is predicted to be 27˚C here in Sydney and tomorrow is going to be 31˚C so I’ll be taking myself off to the beach to top up my.. Read More

About time…

Today is my first real day of being unemployed. I’m effectively on “gardening leave” while my notice period is running out for another 8 days or so but there is no point me being in the office with nothing to do. Today I finally began the task of going through and editing my photos from Iceland. I just hadn’t had time to do it any justice so I hadn’t done.. Read More

A beautiful movie

Last night I saw the movie God’s Own Country. Comparisons with Brokeback Mountain are obvious but too easy and not fair. Johnny is the main character who is a very troubled, angry young man. Soon enough Gheorghe comes into his life and shakes him up a bit. I’m not going to give any spoilers but I will highly recommend the movie. What I will say is that it doesn’t have.. Read More

It’s time to fight

This afternoon the Australian High Court dismissed the challenges to the Postal Plebiscite Survey on Marriage Equality. That means it’s happening and it means the conservatives will be crying that they are being bullied and intimidated by the Yes side. Just because you are being asked to stop being an intolerant bigot doesn’t mean you are being bullied. Nor does a giving someone else the right to marry demean your.. Read More

Awesome advertising

The same people who complained that the female Ghost-busters remake saying it ruined their childhood will no doubt be crying about this Money Supermarket advertisement featuring He Man and Skeletor. I’m sure it’s all part of the big bad gay agenda. I love it when a company takes a huge chance and does something very much out of the box for their advertising. In a similar industry it worked very.. Read More

Relaunching

The process of being made redundant and starting my job hunt has been a very daunting one but also a really good one. It’s forced me to do things like sort out my portfolio and rewrite my resume that I’d been putting off. Well there’s no more putting it off. Another thing that had been sitting in the too-hard basket was my website. Last week I bit the bullet and.. Read More