Some of my favourite music photography work is currently on display at the Yarra Ranges Regional Museum alongside genuine Australian music photography hero Kane Hibberd‘s work, and accompanying the museum’s exhibit of ‘Rolling Stone: The Covers 1972 – 2010′.
I’m glad I got to experience to complete Slayer experience when I did. Pure old school thrash. I’ve heard he was starting to play guitar again. Pretty darn impressive after such insane damage. Spiders suck.
This summer gone was my first exposure to the return of the slip-n-slide. It had well and truly disappeared for a decade, at least in Victoria, with years of drought and water restrictions.
This Summer though, I found myself at a 6th birthday party on another 39 degree day and, as in the days of my youth, the adults decided their was nothing left to do to sooth the over-cooked, sugar-highed kids other than to strip them down and turn on the hose.
These are quite possibly my favourite photos of 2012.
Last year I headed off to Europe with The Peep Tempel. I was pretty satisfied with the story the tour stills captured but the coolest tour story in the end was told by the music video collaboration I did with London-based Australian video editor, Ciara O’Grady.
We imagined a chronological cutting together of all the stills shot on tour. I didn’t photograph the tour with the video in mind but I shot some specific moments for the music vid purpose. Post tour, I ftp’d thousands of images to London and left it to O’Grady to sort out the rest.
Seeing O’Grady’s final cut of video for The Peep Tempel’s track ‘People don’t get you’ was such an awesome moment. When you create a concept in your head, it often comes out differently than you imagined. It’s not necessarily a bad thing, often the result is better but it’s a pretty special feeling when you see the final result of a project and you know that your collaborator had the exact same vision in their head too because it comes out exactly as you imagined.