Y You may know Osher Gunsberg as the host of The Bachelor franchise, but this weekend he will be back on screen with a very busy schedule. different. Osher Gunsberg: A Matter of Life and Death, premiering at 8:30 p.m. Sunday on SBS, explores the suicide crisis in Australia. It's a topic of personal importance to the TV personality.
Gunsberg has been through his own battle with anxiety, depression and suicidal ideation, something he will reflect in this feature documentary. Apart from television, Gunsberg has also devoted himself to mental health issues by serving on the board of directors of the charity Sane Australia and hosting the Better Than Yesterday podcast, a weekly conversation that aims to uplift listeners.
Being in front of the camera is part of his job, but in his spare time Gunsberg likes to get behind the lens. He is an avid photographer and considers a vintage camera to be his most precious possession. Here he tells us the story of this discovery of the "Holy Grail" and talks about two other important goods.
In the mid-2000s, I came across a rare find: the Hasselblad Xpan with a 30mm lens. This is one of the real "holy grail" cameras; it was the first camera to give the 16: 9 aspect ratio on ordinary 35mm film. In these times when incredible digital photography is right at your fingertips on our phones, it's easy to forget that'a large area of film was needed to get a panoramic image before the AI images were stitched together.
This camera has been with me everywhere in the world and vice versa. This is the most remarkable travel camera you can own in my opinion. The film's FL 'ormat gives every frame that true cinematic quality, allowing you to capture all the action and thrill of a moment better than any other camera.
As you look through the viewfinder, you are forced to compose an image in a way that would make you imagine you are Kubrick or Kurosawa. While you might not get that amazing visual storytelling from these masters, it's hard to take a bad shot with it.
My glasses. In my mid thirties, I noticed [my vision changes]. After aquite a while living in denial - increasing the font size on my devices to a point that resembled the auto prompts I use in a TV studio - I had to come to terms with my new reality. As for groceries and the like, in order to read the labels to verify they were vegan I was going to need a magnification attached to my face.
I initially stumbled into the den of mall eyewear franchises before digging in a bit and finding the whole thing pretty close to a racket, with almost every frame set made by the same company.
A friend of mine got charged $ 800 for his health insurance for a bunch of readers - it's just piss . So I found a company called Dresden here in Australia that makes frames and lenses. In fact, the glasses I wear are madein Sydney from recycled beer keg caps, milk bottle lids and the like. I know I'm in the Guardian, but this level of virtue signaling even makes me sick. Sorry.
A Maton fretless bass guitar JB4 from 1973. In the early 90s I was working as a roadie five nights a week, going to music school by day and saving every dollar to buy this amazing instrument, which was way out of pocket. my price range as a hungry student musician.
You know that feeling that when you test a pen at the newsagent and your hand just writes better because of the weight and feel of the pen in your hand? Multiply that by about a million and that 's the effect a beautiful instrument can have on your playing.
Alrightsure your fingers should do the right thing, but some instruments are great when you hold them and transform your ability just by being there. It cried in grief when you played it.
Guitar was stolen from a loading dock after a gig in the now demolished Woolloongabba Hotel in 1994. I had a heartache for weeks after he disappeared. I mourned the loss of this instrument as I mourned the loss of a loved one. I know it's out there somewhere - the serial number was S93 if you're wondering - and I've read stories of people reunited with stolen guitars years later. So I am sure that one day I will play this beautiful crying wood again.