Peter M Howard ::

Melbourne and Environs


Taken between 9-12March2008 on a trip to Melbourne; shots from entry, from my explorations around the city's streets and western fringe, from the NGV and from the Fitzroy Gardens

  • On the city fringe
  • Entering the city, I
  • Entering the city, II
  • Entering the city, III

(33 photos)



Taken around Torquay, Jan Juc, Bell's Beach and Airey's Inlet; 8March2008

  • Fenced off; Beginning the cliff walk
  • Gents
  • The Boardwalk
  • Fishers

(21 photos)

Chinese New Year 2008


A parade wound its way through Sydney for Chinese New Year on 10February2008; I caught some images of the various groups on the side streets waiting to feed onto George St, and some later as the parade neared its end at Darling Harbour

  • The Dragon
  • Stone Soldiers
  • Photographer
  • Lantern Bearers

(15 photos)

The City Reborn


In which I sense Her imminent return, and their downfall, and the truth of the tale outside of time […]

The Night Before Christmas, or, Why I'm Buying a MacBook Air


In which there's something in the aether. […]

7-13January2008 :: This Week


bought and am listening to Andrew Bird's Armchair Apocrypha; after last week's show I had to get something; not as […]

1-6January2008 :: This Week


re-watched The Transporter; entertaining, and I like the not-too-stylised fight style re-watched Sin City; love the look, and the storytelling […]

Sydney, NYE 2008


In which the pretty colours make the fireworks worthwhile, and in which I shoot in near darkness […]

Slouching Towards Bedlam


In which first they come for the communists […]

Sydney, NYE 2008


Midnight, 31December2007 to 1January2008; brought in the New Year at Neutral Bay with a view over the harbour; too dark to take "real" photos, but all sorts of beautiful colours in here.

  • Sydney 2007
  • Sydney 2008 - I
  • Sydney 2008 - II
  • Sydney 2008 - III

(20 photos)

Recent Media Consumption


In which I consume, to varying degrees, various media […]

Soominch Fashion Shoot


In which I am a fashion photographer […]

The Soominch Collection, November 2007


Shot these over two sessions in November. The first four are from a shoot in Martin Place on the evening of 21November2007; there's only a single outfit in those. The remainder were shot at Liz's restaurant in Eastwood on 25November2007; there are five-and-a-half outfits in those (for the final one we only changed the top), including a repeat of the one from the Martin Place shoot.

Clothes by Elizabeth Chang.

  • Outfit I - 1
  • Outfit I - 2
  • Outfit I - 3
  • Outfit I - 4

(32 photos)

Raphaël — Origins


In which a dreamed legend is born, in that realm between sacred and profane […]

Broken Cinema


In which a rogue computer spoils the movie going experience […]

War & Politics


In which I despair of politicians […]

Cat Blogging


In which I photograph much smaller subjects […]

Cats, and Bird


Cat blogging! Mainly an opportunity to try the dSLR on different subjects. From 15-16September2007

  • Bird
  • Bird II
  • Cats
  • Cat and Bird

(5 photos)

The City In Lockdown


In which I walk the long way around protesters, police lines, and labyrinthine wire fences, snapping images as I go […]

The City In Lockdown


Went out shooting 8September2007, officially declared protest day for APEC. Walked around the thousands of cops lining Hyde Park and wandered along the fence at Circular Quay.

  • Police I
  • Police II
  • Protesters
  • Police III

(19 photos)

A Day in the Life of the City


In which I break in the new dSLR […]

A Day in the City


Went out shooting the afternoon of 26August2007, to break in the new 400D.

  • The Coke Sign
  • The Cathedral
  • The Square
  • The Park

(25 photos)

Crises of faith


In which I put an end to the crises of small-f faith, and realise that, being in the right environment, my Faith doesn't waver anymore […]

Try Before You Buy


In which my music piracy is justified […]

Green is a Status Symbol


In which I refuse to be distracted by the dallyings of the idle rich. […]

Phi (Jade Cut) now online


In which I finally release the five episodes of Φ, collected from around the internet of 2008 and made available at […]

iTunes, Now With Added Freedoms


Apple recently released a number of songs under the banner of “iTunes Plus”. Individually, the songs are ~30% more expensive […]

Random on Windows


In which I am baffled by the mystery that is Windows, and once more wooed by the ease with which one can make Python work, even there […]

Weeping for a Film


In which I shoot a film overnight and watch another too-emotional film while still chemically imbalanced […]

This is one reason so many long-time Unix nerds have found themselves so happy using Mac OS X


Read this comment in a footnote over on John Gruber's latest epic, about every Mac user's new favourite web dev […]

Photos with location clouds


In which I give prominence to the places from where I've taken the most photos […]

Now ETagging Right!


In which I stop fighting the framework and let Django handle ETags the right way […]

The Roots, Live at the Enmore


In which my head stops ringing long enough to appreciate an amazing live performance. […]

The Roots


The Roots played the Enmore 10April2007, True Live played support

  • True Live
  • True Live
  • ?uestlove
  • The Roots

(8 photos)



In which I wonder just whose politics got into *300* […]

Settling In, And A Withdrawal


In which I am reconnected, the final stage of making the house a home. […]

Taking Her Offline


In which I put the new site online, and take the iMac offline […]



In which I try roll over the website while everyone else rolls over midnight […]

Semantics and Style :: Markup for Dialogue


In an effort to create something as portable as possible, I wrote my latest screenplay in near-plain text (using Markdown […]

Winter with Django


The list of things I want to change on this site has just kept on growing for some time now. […]