Archive for July, 2011

Jhonny Russell & The Mystery School and Pow Pow Wow @ Rics

July 17, 2011

Band sketches at Rics Bar, 16-7-11.

Jhonny Russell And The Mystery School

Pow Pow Wow





-Emmanuel Hernaez

Surfers Paradise Oneway Project Band Sketches 9-7-11

July 10, 2011

Part of the Surfers Paradise Festival here in the Gold Coast, The Oneway Project brought together art stalls, live graffiti art and live music in one little lane in Surfers. Despite being a cold day and being out of practice, I had heaps of fun trying to sketch the bands. Bonus points for being able to test drive an ipad for field work as well. Must endeavour to do more…
-Emmanuel Hernaez

Dolphins
Dolphins
Oceanics
Oceanics
Steph Pickett
Steph Pickett
Kwerkshoppe
Kwerkshoppe
Kwerkshoppe
The Winnie Coopers
Winnie Coopers
Winnie Coopers

Sleeping Beauty

July 1, 2011

The Australian drama Sleeping Beauty promises so much. I watched the trailer over and over again hoping to discover what story lurks behind it’s provoking title and bleak frames.

The story follows young Lucy, a uni student in need of cash, who finds herself working as a “sleeping beauty”. In this job she is willingly drugged and clients are allowed to spend a night in her unconscious presence.

For a film based on such a taboo topic, the most disturbing part is that I am walking out of the cinema without being emotionally effected at all. It has been suggested that this was a deliberate decision made by director Julia Leigh, however I can’t help but feel disappointed that a film with such taboo content is devoid of any social commentary.

The film was beautifully cast, and it’s intriguing miserable visuals unfold at a haunting pace, but sadly for such a promising concept, I have nothing more to write about.