This issue, we spend 5 minutes with Photographer & Videographer, Joe Hammond, who has an innate ability to beautifully bring so many of the human stories that we encounter to life, as seen in our recent My Leonard Joel: The Centenary Series.
1. FAVOURITE ARTIST
So many favourites! Sticking to the medium of photography, Richard Mosse would have to be right up there. He has his finger on the pulse and continues to produce incredible work. His new series ‘Ultra’ is a visual overload of the unseen. Using UV light to highlight the delicate breathtaking beauty of rainforests eco-systems.
2. FAVOURITE WORK OF ART
That’s a tough one, maybe The Weather Project
by Olafur Eliasson.
3. FAVOURITE COFFEE / WINE!
A tidy Japanese roastery called Acoffee. It’s tucked away on Sackville Street in Collingwood. Blink and you’ll miss it. The flavours won’t disappoint. As for wine, I tend to gravitate towards beer but when I feel like letting my hair down I’ll dabble in a few buttery chardonnays or grüner veltliner.
4. FAVORITE BOOK
Recently, Sapiens by Yuval Noah Harari. I love the way it’s written. Another would have to be Scar Tissue by Anthony Kedis. This one is a real page-turner.
5. IDEAL DAY IN MELBOURNE
As clichéd as it sounds, a very early morning surf on the south coast. Particularly in the autumn months when the light is low and the sun is still warm. It creates these calm, crystal clear mornings that become pretty addictive. After that probably a late lunch and a game of Kubb in Edinburgh gardens, then if the weekend gods allow, a gig at the forum with some friends.