Monday, December 13, 2010

Wet Floor Rowdiness...

Wet Floor Rowdiness may seem like a bizarre title for a blog so I think it is necessary I explain myself.

 Years ago…in our early twenties when the time for juvenile shenanigans was rife, a ‘CAUTION WET FLOOR’ sign mysteriously found its way into our world. Not long after it’s welcome it was violated with marking pen with the following amendments, ‘CAUTION… WET FLOOR ROWDINESS’ to which the dark silhouette of a man ever so innocently slipping on his way to the cereal isle in Coles was ‘modified’ to have a long neck in his possession and the resulting tumble a reflection of his drunken, rowdy, wild night out behaviour.

 Last Saturday night, the master of wet floor rowdiness, Kerry Down turned 30, celebrated his engagement and earned his kudos as a new father in a fashion befitting of the master of wet floor rowdiness. 
Thanks for a great night out and a catch up with friends that have been in the shadows for too long. 

Monday, November 29, 2010

The Wolsk...

The Wolsk, Chickawolski, Chicken, Kerby, Kez-Balls...whatever you call the man is not gonna change the fact that he is one of the best damn tube-riders around. Growing up since the age of 9 with this fella means I've had the pleasure of watching this man slide into a countless number of exceptional barrels on an array of surfcraft. The best thing is, he's now becoming quite the expert on capturing the experience and in the following clip you get to see just what the man can achieve. Nice work Chicken, I can't wait until the day when a grey haired Tim is watching your little Sonny do the same. Check his blog here.

The Wolsk

Monday, November 22, 2010

Baby got a brand new thing...

Like a proud father at his daughters first ballet recital I watched as my lovely Lisa purchased her first 'log' on Sunday, and what a divine creature it is. Nick Mcarthur of Changi logs (here) constructed a bunch of incredible boards recently and it was pretty hard to decide which would be Lisa's new baby...

Nick points out the pros and cons of the 13 or so boards she had to choose from...

Lisa fell in love with this 9'1" golden delight. Beautiful board, beautiful girl.

Visit to see more of these magnificent creations and to find out more. Thanks Nick!

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Photo Exhibition = Free Drinks + Hot Women + Grateful Eyes = Happy Soul

Who lives in or near Newcastle? Not many of you I'm guessing but for those who do or feel like visiting to see some of my travel photos on walls...

'With Dusty Feet' is all about revealing the beauty, horror, wonder and intrigue of the world through photography. Featuring photographs by Tim Silverwood, Lisa Lowenborg and Bradley Wheaton.

The details are: Sat 4th December, 6pm - 8pm, Salawi Fair Trade Cafe, 
462 Hunter St, Newcastle. Come one come all, party into the early hours if you dare.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010 new friend.

Timelapses are so super deliciously cool. I've been attracted to making timelapses ever since watching Baraka for the first time when I was about 12 years old! 
Timelapse Sequence Canon 7D & Timer Remote from Tim Silverwood on Vimeo.
This sequence definitely isn't as cool as watching Baraka but it's cool enough to make me want to stitch together some more of these in the future.


Exploration leads to impromptu model shoots on the vast sand dunes of Stockton gotta have some fun in life...

Me and my hobo princess know how to have a good time.

Monday, November 15, 2010

Time for a tredley...

Summer's here so dust off the tredley and feel the wind through your locks...

No frills.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

It's been a while...

It's been a while...

a) Since I've blogged
b) Since I've logged &
c) Since I've experienced the goodness that is Queens Beach. 

Here Chris Del Moro rips it up on 9'6" of the finest en route to Sydney during the Transparentsea Voyage with Rasta & Co 2009. It's been almost a year since this somewhat life-changing weekend I had with the crew that has led to me promoting the minimisation of marine debris in our oceans. And a good year at that.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Take 3 - A Clean Beach Initiative

Take 3 - A Clean Beach Initiative - Short Promo from Tim Silverwood on Vimeo.

As you guys may know... I'm all about protecting the oceans. Watch this to learn more.

Monday, September 6, 2010

Three Amigos...

Friends together to the end...

Three photos of Amigos enjoying a moment, from my travels.

Friday, August 27, 2010

The last blast of winter...

The sou-wester tastes of snow but the golden wattle says stay tuned for summer. Gliding amongst H2O is a funny and intoxicating thing, how convenient that the element we need to survive is the element that we need for play.  We should always be grateful for what life's most precious resource provides us. Thanks water.

Kashmir, India.

Goa, India.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Celtic cool...

Is it this guys accent? Is it the raw beauty of Scotland's coastline? Or is it just the incredible photography? For whatever 
reason, this is the best clip I have seen on the web for a while. Enjoy

Tuesday, August 10, 2010


Some micro shroom-age out the front door. Delectable or detestable? I don't know...

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Gutslides & Goodtimes

Gutsliding is all about the simplicity of man vs. ocean. An opportunity to cast away the throws of consumerism and all manner of surfing paraphernalia that inherently rely on petro-chemicals as key ingredients. Bodysurfing = simplicity = fun. 

Don't believe me? Watch the following video and you'll see what I'm all about. 

Good Times & Gutslides - GoPro Bodysurfing Video from Kerry Down on Vimeo.

Film produced by the talented Kerry Down of 


Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Morning of the Flossa...

Another golden shot from my birthday weekend up at Crescent...

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Hopes and dreams...

Kashmir Powder, Snowboarding Gulmarg India. Go Pro & Canon 7D from Tim Silverwood on Vimeo.

For those who don't already know, I'm heavily addicted to snowboarding in the Himalaya. After travelling there for the last 3 winters I think I am ready to introduce others to the spectacular skiing destination. Hence, I've started Kashmir Powder in the attempt to find people out there who may wish to join me in Jan/Feb/March 2011 for a personalised tour complete with professional photography. Sound like you? Or a friend? Tell them to get in touch. Peace.

Monday, July 12, 2010

Go Go Golden Flo...

Flossa is a man, a big man who likes to ride big boards, small boards, no boards and take photographs of people doing the same. Here he glides across some late arvo golden glass on his masssssive 12ft paulownia wooden board shaped by Tom Wegener. Check his crafty chronicle at:

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

So angular....

One person's rough is another person's smooth.

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Drop Cliffs Not Bombs...

Oh Kashmir... you continue to intoxicate me. So much so that I must come back to your majestic peaks again next year but this time I plan to bring others. I've constructed a blog to attract these persons and provide them with all the best info and photographs to get  them excited. It's:

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

One from the vault...

Oceanic micro-chaos during the big dust storm of 2009


Wood is good.

Monday, June 28, 2010

Some days...

Some days you just say to yourself, "It's good to be a surfer on the East Coast of Australia".
Sunday May 30. Magenta Madness.

Saturday, June 26, 2010


Early morning lens flare, Seal Rocks hinterland.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

I miss this creature...

It's been four weeks since I last saw this human being. Four down, four to go. Come back Fisk!

She takes wonderful photographs too..

Sunday, June 20, 2010


The Greening of Kashmir - short - Canon 7D from Tim Silverwood on Vimeo.

Sometimes it's a real test to make dreams into reality. I'm fantastic at projecting ambitions and establishing foundations but sometimes come short in the end, often as I bite off more than I can chew. In Kashmir this year I filmed and recorded hours of footage for a pilot documentary and realised when editing this short promo just how much work needs to be done to see this realised. Still I soldier on. Anyone feel like editing a documentary for me??????

Monday, June 14, 2010


I am very excited about Magic Bullets - (not the type that miraculously don't hurt you when fired from a viciously designed mass of steel) - but the computer software that enables you to add cinematic filters to your videos. Here is a collection of shots from my backyard with filters and backed by the soulful sounds of the Cinematic Orchestra with a track appropriately titled, Familiar Ground.

It's everywhere...

You could argue that photography was born out of a need to document a moment. I never would have expected that it would manifest into the present state where the masses swarm to a dead whale and pull out iphones and gadgets to pose in front of a lump of decaying blubber.

This juvenile sperm whale was washed up on Bar Beach recently, no autopsy was undertaken so we will never know what killed this magnificent creature. It's the second sperm whale on this stretch in 6 years... spooky.

Sunday, June 6, 2010

A moment...

It' easy to forget the most beautiful and critical element about photography, time. The split second a mirror flips to expose a sensor/ film strip to a beam of light focussed through glass and complex mechanisms. Sometimes the elements align and you find yourself with an image that just says, "Yes.".

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Where I lay my head...

The nights are getting colder, the rain seems incessant and my angel is a long ways away in a country where strawberries taste better.

Home is where I lay my head, here is some images taken metres from my place of slumber.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010


Many moons ago in land far away my Angel was christened with henna for the first time by strangers who giggled and laughed at the fair cleanliness of her hand. They will never see her again, we will never see them again but we shared a moment on a dusty roadside. Now my angel doesn't go a week without a new self-addorned henna design.