Before I went to Sydney from Singapore via Kuala Lumpur, I met a few more people and went up to the Skybar at level 57 in the Ku dé ta building the view from up there was amazing. I went there with two german girls I met the other day and we had a Mojito each (which was quite expensive – SGD30 per glass). While I took a few photographs of the skyline and the girls, a guy approached me asking to take a few photographs of him and the girls in exchange for a few drinks.
Beeing backpackers, the girls agreed and from this moment on we didn’t need to pay any more drinks for the rest of the night. Long story short, this guy was loaded (owning his own private falcon jet,) and just wanted to have a good time during his stay in Singapore. So for the rest of the night we just had good conversations and free drinks. His Assistent even gave me a ride back to the hostel in his porsche cayenne (while listening to The Great Escape).
After a long flight to Sydney via Kuala Lumpur, I’ve checked-in at my old hostel (YHA The Rocks) where I started my Australia trip 3,5 years ago. So I’m currently in Sydney hanging out in the town, meeting old workmates and friends and try to get photographic inspiration by all these new experiences and impressions. So far I’m having a great time, seeing lots of things, visited a few exhibitions of local photographers and artists. Went to see a burlesque show and hang out with a few people from the hostel and watched Rhinos getting covered in paint. But let me begin from the start.
One of the many things I loved about Sydney was and still is the huge amount of various arts and events happening all over the place. So I went to see one of my favorite shows in town: Gallery Burlesque. There I met two old mates of mine Sheena MissDemeanour and Onur. I let the photographs speak for themselves, but seeing Mr. Bean stripping was just gross and hilarious at the same time. Oh the theme of the night was “Doppelganger Dames”.
The other day I was hanging out in the kitchen of the Maze Hostel, while this young girl covered in paint rushed through the room. Obviously being tired and a bit lost, I helped her finding her way to the Showers (there is a reason why they call this place “Maze”). During the walk we had a quick conversation about what happened the day and she told me about this art project she is currently working on. Later in the evening I met her and her friend Kyle at a bar, where they told me a bit more about this whole Rino thing. I’ve asked to join them the next day to see what was going on.
The next day I had to wake up early in the morning to join these guys (normally not a problem, but with a hung over…). So we met again in the kitchen and started our journey to the warehouse where the magic was happening. Check out the little documentary I created during this day.
This whole art project is an initiative from the Taronga zoo of Sydney called Taronga Wild! Rhinos and these Rhinos (up to 75 in total) will be exhibited from february till april 2014 between Sydney, Dubbo and surrounds.
More about my journey coming soon…