Life In Lockdown: Carnist Central, Take a Ticket and Wait

For dedicated carnists, Chargrill Charlie’s in Wahroonga appears to be the current number one takeaway place though the establishment reportedly does a Vegan burger that we have not had the patience to stand in line for, yet. For your carnivorous convenience, McFarlands butchery is located next door.

Life In Lockdown: The Café That Came Back From COVID-19

The longest-established café in Wahroonga was required to shut down and go into two-week quarantine when it was discovered that a staff member had COVID-19. She recovered well and returned to work when the quarantine period ended, but the café itself is now on a knife-edge according to staff members. Pastadelli has been the go-to fallback establishment here for at least 30 years and I hope it will survive for at least another 30 years, especially given this is where we buy our supply of decaffeinated coffee beans. Good decaf is hard to find. Here a customer shares some videos with remaining staff members to lighten the mood. Like other cafés here it is now trading as a takeaway establishment.

The Guardian: University guide 2019: league table for film production & photography [Coventry University #1]

“If you dream of spending hours mulling over snaps in a dark room, or are incapable of sitting through a film without boring your friends with comments about the special effects, a degree in either film production or photography could be for you….”



Congratulations to the film and photography teaching team at Coventry University for being placed at number 1 with a score of 100 for 2019, and especially to its photography teaching team which includes a number of Australians including Anthony Luvera and Gemma-Rose Turnbull.

Coventry University very much sounds like the sort of institution I was so hoping that the university I attended might be but most certainly was not, with film and photography teachers of a calibre that simply did not exist back then in Western Australia.


Australian Photojournalist Michael Coyne Explores Borneo with Fujifilm X-Pro2 and Fujinon XF 23mm f/2.0 R WR

Dr Michael Coyne is a legendary Australian photojournalist and documentary photographer whose client list includes some of the most prestigious magazine, corporate and institutional clients. He is heavily involved in outreach and education, being Adjunct Professor of Photography at Melbourne’s RMIT University and Honorary Lecturer at Hong Kong University as well as a respected public speaker. 

A longtime Fujifilm camera user and Fujifilm Ambassador, Dr Coyne was chosen to test the Fujifilm GFX 50S in Tokyo in January between working on assignments and personal projects such as the one about contemporary village life depicted in this video.

FUJIFILMglobalMichael Coyne with XF23mmF2 R WR / FUJIFILM