olive and oak

elize strydom's photo journal

Category: lover boy

may made

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Last month’s heat broke records: The warmest May in Australia’s history. Sun bathers didn’t mind. Nor did my little succulent friends.

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I caught up with Maddy and it warmed my heart to see her so happy.

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I watched this childhood friend marry her love.

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I spent close to three hours at Cornersmith with these beautiful little ladies and they convinced me to sign up to Instagram again (sort of…more on that later).

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We read Alphabet Family Journal (it’s out it’s out! More on that later, too) at Paramount and bumped into Mikhail and Nicola.

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I bought Children of Auburn by George Voulgaropoulos and Permanent Vacation by Luke Byrne + Ryan Kenny at the Photo Book Fair at the MCA while Dan found a sunny spot to sit outside. 

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The sun hit this building on King Street late one afternoon and it took my breath away. May was made up of lots of wonderful little moments like this. 

lovers

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Dan’s brother Mike married the beautiful Bianca last Saturday. After a week of thunder and rain, the clouds cleared to reveal a sparkling Sydney day. Oh love. Oh these two. I can’t get enough!

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^^ Oh hey, dapper Dan.

a man, a baby and a dog

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Dan and Vienna at The Top Shop in Byron…plus a pretty perfect end-of-the-roll light leak.

summer scenes (some more)

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The calendar says autumn has started. But summer’s still here, I feel it.

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a rainy saturday afternoon

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…spent chatting and sipping and chewing with friends at Cornerstone Bar, Darlington.

this guy

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I’ve been kickin’ around with this guy for six months now. Naturally, that means I’ve spent six months making him pose for photos here, there and everywhere: ‘Oooh, that light is so nice! Stand there.’ ‘Look, that wall is blue and you’re wearing blue! I’m going to take a photo.’ ‘Cool shadows! No, I don’t want you in the photo, just your shadow, so move.’ ‘Act natural. Pretend I’m not here!’ ‘That’s your photo face. I want your normal face!’ Really, who would put up with such things (and so much more)? This guy. Thanks, Dan. You make me so very happy xx

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