BEHIND THE SHOOT
‘M O O D’

A SHORT SURF FILM
by
F R A N  M I L L E R

MOOD by FRAN MILLER | DRONE by HUNTER JOHNSTONFran Miller has recently submitted ‘MOOD’ to be judged in the Action category of The Surfing World Short Film Competition
— REELERS 2017 —
presented by Corona.

It has been received very favourably by the public, at just day one of submission, it has been ranking as the ‘most watched’ in the Action category & continuing to hold the position after entries have closed, thus far.

We’re chatting to Fran about what inspired her film
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 F R A N  M I L L E R  
‘M O O D’ 
A SHORT SURF FILM [An entrant in REELERS 2017] 

SHOWCASING THREE OF THE WORLDS TALENTED & UP COMING FEMALE LONGBOARDERS ROISIN CAROLAN, IVY THOMAS AND HALLIE ROHR. 

Fran Miller Short Film 'Mood' featuring Hallie Rohr Fran Miller Short Film 'Mood' featuring Roisin Carolan Corona presents REELERS 2017, the Surfing World short film competition, a global search for the freshest talent in surf movie making today.

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C R A I G  P A R R Y
P H O T O G R A P H E R
A NEW GALLERY OPENING IN BYRON BAY
by Tracee Annetts – photography by Craig Parry

CELEBRATING BYRON’S NATURAL BEAUTY

Byron Bay | Craig Parry Photography | Handsome Citizens

Byron Bay’s dynamic arts scene is abuzz with the opening of the new gallery in town, by Internationally acclaimed nature photographer and local boy, Craig Parry.

Craig will celebrate the opening of his new Byron Bay Gallery, with a Launch Night
on Friday January 20th | 6 – 9pm
at Gallery Shop 7 / 8 Fletcher Street, Byron Bay.
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T H E  O R I G I N A L
B O H E M I A N S
Jane Birkin and Serge Gainsbourg Family Album.

Birkin Gainsbourg FamilyTheir images are bound to seduce you with feelings of nostalgia for the 70’s. Fill you with curiosity and intrigue to know more about the glamour couple, their love-child and children from prior relationships.

Epitomising the perfect family captured in the soft glow of 35mm Kodachrome. Yet as dysfunctional as most famous families of the free-love era.
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C I T I Z E N S
O F   T H E   S L I D E
—  Not So Ordinary Citizens Interview  —

Prima Donna by Fran Miller | Interview by Handsome CitizensF R A N
M I L L E R 
≫≫ PRIMA DONNA ≫≫
by Tracee Annetts – photography by Fran Miller

 Fran on why she loves capturing the Ocean —
“The scope and power of the ocean leaves nothing but the truth to be visible, as it overwhelms all trivialities.”
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C R A I G  P A R R Y
&
M I G A L O O
by Tracee Annetts – photography by Craig Parry

CRAIG is an international, multi award winning nature
photographer based in Byron Bay, Australia.
Recently Craig captured everyones attention with images of MIGALOO the rare albino humpback whale on his annual migration up the East Coast of Australia, past Byron Bay.

Craig shares details with us of the awe-inspiring moments with Migaloo.

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S L I M  A A R O N S
THE JET SET ARCHIVES
‘Attractive people, doing attractive things,
 in attractive places’ 
 —  Slim Aarons mantra

Slim Aarons iconic photo of the Kaufman HouseSlim Aarons [called “Slim” because of his slender body] whose real name is George Allen Aarons, photographed many of the most famous faces of the late 20th century. Continue Reading →

L O V E   △
SERGE, BRIGITTE et JANE

First there was Serge Gainsbourg and Brigitte Bardot.
They had a brief, passionate affair, both were married at the time.
Bardot, aged 34, was still a huge star, but her film career appeared to be over.
 sergeandbardot-bonnie-and-clyde-theredlist more.. much much more..

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J O N I  M I T C H E L L
INTERVIEWS
with CBC

 We’re somewhat besotted with Joni Mitchell, so we loved loved loved these Interviews on this multi-talented artistic force.

Joni Mitchell, Handsome Citizens, Musician, Woodstock, CBC Interviews The now 70 year old, talks about her ‘Woodstock Experience’ and is extremely candid with Jian Ghomeshi, the amiable interviewer.
Incredibly interesting, sharp as a tack; and clearly still enjoying a durrie or two. The sheer force of her presence is mesmerising..

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L O L I T A  M I G N O T
The enchanted life of a quintessential Sea Gypsy.

A ‘surf story’ about growing up on the Ocean
 C I T I Z E N S
O F   T H E   S L I D E ♀
—  NOT SO ORDINARY
CITIZENS INTERVIEW  —

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“Words are my weapon but they’re also my ruin”

Seavera, Singer/Songwriter, Handsome Citizens, Not So Ordinary Citizens, Musician —  Not So Ordinary
Citizens Interview  —

Singer/Songwriter
T o r i  Z i e t s c h
of SEAVERA
chats to us about her inspirations; recently being featured on Triple J’s Unearthed; the release of Seavera’s debut Single ‘Caving’ and new project; the upcoming EP due to be recorded in Melbourne..

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Exit Through
the Gift Shop
follows an eccentric shop-keeper turned amateur film-maker as he attempts to capture many of the world’s most infamous vandals on camera, only to have a British stencil artist named Banksy turn the camcorder back on its owner with wildly unexpected results.
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Taking a look back at one of our long-loved movie soundtrack,
recently celebrating its 21st birthday…

T U E S D A Y  T U N E S
GIRL YOU’LL BE A WOMAN SOON

URGE OVERKILL
Love it or hate it, Pulp Fiction in all its glory..

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The film is known for its eclectic dialogue, ironic mix of humor and violence, nonlinear storyline, and a host of cinematic allusions and pop culture references. Continue Reading →

B A N K S Y 
 the mysterious creator of controversial Street Art,  combines dark humour with a distinctive stencilling technique and has an international reputation that precedes his anonymous identity.

“The greatest crimes in the world are not committed by people breaking the rules but by people following the rules. It’s people who follow orders that drop bombs and massacre villages” —  Banksy

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—  t u e s d a y   t u n e s  —
 I  WONDER 
RODRIGUEZ

Wonder at the extraordinary talent of this revolutionary and iconic musician. The mystique and enigma of the little know artist: Sixto Rodriguez — an American folk-rock singer/songwriter in the tradition of Bob Dylan and Cat Stevens.

Rodriguez

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S I B E L L A  C O U R T
is an Interior Stylist,  Product Designer,  Historian,  an Author of several Publications,  a Globetrotter.
She is a Creative Inspirer,  Gypsy Collector,  self proclaimed Pirate as well as many other slash this and that’s — simply a girl of countless talents.
Her love for Byron Bay and a desire to learn to surf,  bought her to this very stylish collaboration with McTavish Surfboards.

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2U7A4977 copy ahoy wall:la marzoc2U7A5728 Jai's painting in progressA H O Y  T R A D E R  
in a joint venture with
 S P A R R O W  C O F F E E  ✧
In unison they opened their doors on Macrossan Street,
Port Douglas on June 5th 2015.

Through the louvered front windows of the ‘Trove’
[definition: a store of valuable or delightful things]
the scene is of a salty, tropical, beach house vibe.
With homewares and art beckoning to deck your walls, along with relaxed easy flowing fashion, to make you feel at home on the beach, jetty or the deck of a yacht.
All marinating with the wafts of fresh grinds from
the Sparrow Coffee Crew,
serving up the Allpress bean, with super sonic speed.
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 Meet
E M I L Y   P E T T I T T
designer of the luxe bohemian handbags
under her label
 G E R O N I M O  B O Y 

Geronimo Boy_web-9946This girl swallows sunshine before her green smoothie breakfast; she signs off her emails with Peace, Love & Candy Canes; she is sweetness assured with a side of cheekiness and an exuberant enjoyment for life; the kind of girl that you hope to label “keeper”.

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—  t u e s d a y   t u n e s  —
 D E V E N D R A  B A N H A R T     
with his Spanish serenade
 B R I N D O 

 The song from his 2009 ‘What Will We Be’ album sets the mood for love.

Devendra-en-Ana-3Get in the bathtub! Be together!” Those were the orders given to Devendra Banhart and his girlfriend…
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“The Ocean is my Religion”
 Surfer: Sormarie Nieves

CELEBRATING the TALENT
of some of the finest photographers capturing

W A T E R   I M A G E S
on Instagram… 

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