Archive for the 'Travel' Category

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Tuesday, April 5th, 2016


If you’ve noticed the slower the usual updates to the blog these past several months, rest assured that it’s not because there’s nothing going on. Just that there’s increasingly less time to write about it.

So while there are still blog posts in the works, it is more likely that you’ll see fresher update on things via my Instagram account which can be found

@timgrffithphoto  or

Space Cadet

Thursday, September 3rd, 2015
Pulling up to the gate in Melbourne after the long trans-Pacific flight.
Even with all the mundane chaos of modern travel, somehow the clarity of simple truths still find a way to reveal themselves.
It’s the spaces in between that matter.

Making the Right Choice

Saturday, December 20th, 2014



Sunday, December 14th, 2014

I love flying into Los Angeles on a clear winter evening.


Parting Shot

Friday, December 5th, 2014

Quick iPhone shot at sunrise while packing for the flight home, looking south from my Chelsea hotel towards the recently opened One World Trade Center from Skidmore Owings & Merrill.

One World Trade Center, New York City Architect - SOM

Likin’ Steichen

Tuesday, December 2nd, 2014

Always hard to get the classic 1904 Edward Steichen image of the Flatiron Building out of your head when walking down Broadway. 110 years later, it’s amazing to see what you can drag out of an iPhone.


Just Chillin’

Tuesday, December 2nd, 2014

Always good to check the forecast before you get on the plane. Heading back to New York City for what may be the last shoot of the year. It looked about as far from pleasant as you could get.


Russian Hill Too

Sunday, November 30th, 2014

Shooting a recent project in the Russian Hill neighborhood of San Francisco reminded of this nameplate I saw in Newport Beach some months earlier. I wonder if Rush ever considered moving about 500 miles north?



Wednesday, November 12th, 2014


Lest We Forget

Tuesday, November 11th, 2014

Growing up in Melbourne, I was always fascinated by the Shrine of Remembrance in the Domain Gardens. This sombre memorial to the fallen Australian soldiers in various conflicts around the globe was designed and built in 1927 with a special feature, one that I first learnt about as a kid.


To commemorate the end of the First World War, on the eleventh minute of the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month, the sun lines up through an aperture in the roof to deliver a direct beam of light onto the word LOVE, part of an inscription in the Sanctuary floor. I was and still am, moved by the simple beauty and power of this idea.

To this day, on this day, no matter where I am in the world, I always take a moment to pause and remember.