The Interview Series // 26

We've been on the lookout for the perfect photographer to interview for quite sometime. Someone with a brain full of smart, a large collection of transcendental work and an undeniable connection to the universe. In the global search for such a suitable photographer, we looked to the far reaches of the globe's creative belt. Upon finding the perfect suitor by the name of Jan von Holleben, we sent one of our foreign correspondents to Berlin for a short but knowledgeably dense chat. The ... Read More! »

The Monday Morning WHIP // 54

Most advice we juniors receive these days is so predictable. It's always the same old cliches spoken by the same old people who have nothing better to tell us than, 'Be your best', 'Believe in yourself', 'Think big', or, 'Never give up' -- Goodness me! That guff helps no one. Lucky for you Stan doesn't think that way. His advice is always practical. 'Make phonecalls', 'Have realistic expectations', 'Don't expect lots of money', and now some advice you'll likely need -- 'Take the job'. A ... Read More! »

The Interview Series // 24

Most interviews we read in magazines are shit. It's what inspires us to do what we do. That and other magazines that do brilliant interviews. Magazines like SneakerFreaker - Melbourne's very own incredibly good and culturally important international publishing success. Founded, edited and owned by the original sneaker freaker himself, Woody has built SF into a global behemoth. He's also seen his fair share of young upstarts float through his office, lived and worked overseas, moved from ... Read More! »

The Interview Series // 17

Writing these intros can be such a bitch. Trying to think of something witty and original is super ghey, plus you get that added extra of thinking no one will laugh at your jokes. So seeing as we're awesome journalists now, we decided to consult the almanac of Awesome Journalism 2009: Wikipediac. "William James (Wil) Anderson (born 31 January, 1974) is an Australian comedian, performing stand-up, as well as on television and radio." That pretty much sums it up. Funny dude, funny name, ... Read More! »

The Monday Morning WHIP // 29

Has anyone seen that new Charlie Kaufman film Synecdoche? It's pretty great. There's a scene where the aging protagonist/writer is shown a best-selling book of apparent genius written by a four-year-old named Horace Azpiazu. You see, there's always someone younger than you, doing something better than you, more authentically than you, and winning more praise than you. So chill the fuck out, realise that you're younger than a lot of people and get to work. Because Stan reckons you've much ... Read More! »

The Monday Morning WHIP // 22

Once you've got a job in this industry, don't do what you're supposed to do. What does that mean? Stan explains that if you want to be the Creative Director one day, you have to act the opposite from day one. Regular readers of the Monday Morning Whip will know that I love to bang on and on about how tough you need to be to get any kind of creative job. Well guess what kids – It ain’t getting any easier! So let’s say that you finally manage to get a foot in the door. Where to ... Read More! »