Avicii played Melbourne Showgrounds on a massively perfect sunny Australia Day. You can see an extended gallery of images on the Frontier Touring website.
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′. Both exhibits are on until July 7th 2013 and you can find all the details on […]
I’d never seen Cat Power perform before. Do yourself a favour, put it on your bucket list. Cat Power aka Chan Marshall played Melbourne’s Forum Theatre before playing at Golden Plains Music Festival. Her solo show in Melbourne was photographed for triple j and you can see the complete gallery here.
Dale & Sophie are genuine sweethearts. I photographed this cute pair from The Block’s 2012 season late last year (within hours of getting off a long-haul flight) for Salvo’s stores social media as part of their Salvo’s Stores ambassadorship.
Oh my, lads. You made the 16 year wait for your return to Australia all worthwhile. A best of set with a single Pinkerton teaser then the Blue Album in full. Sigh. Bliss. See Weezer boys, Rivers Cuomo, Patrick Wilson, Brian Bell & Scott Shriner, performing at Melbourne’s at Sidney Myer Music Bowl last night. Weezer […]
Well, Falls Festival is done and dusted for another year. A rather epic 4 days of the usual Falls Lorne dry, scalding heat in the sun, freezing cold in the shade, dusty, heavily-trodden paths from campsite main stage and that goddamn hill from Valley stage to Grand Theatre stage but, of course, plenty of good […]
This was my first Harvest Festival. Last year was the inaugural and I was covering triple j’s Straight to You – tribut to Nick Cave concerts. But as they say, never buy the first release of anything….by the sounds of last year, it may go the same for the first year of any music festival […]
I think pretty much every music photographer and music journalist in the world has a crush on Dave Grohl. I am no exception. So I was more than happy to head over to Adelaide in December 2011 to photograph Foo Fighters for Frontier Touring. I’d never shot in Adelaide before and it was a rather […]
A small little known fact about me is that very early on in my photography career, I worked for a auto photography company and after that took a position as the in-house auto photographer at a small, reasonably short-lived, website start-up called 247Ads.com.au. It was an interesting time and while there was a few lessons […]
Triple J sure do know how to throw a party. A surprise party! Returning Aussie, Grace, got the surprise of her life when her best pal and triple j Breakfast hosts Alex Dyson & Tom Ballard surprised her with a homecoming party like no other. The party kicked off at Billboard with celebrity music guests […]
I have no doubt that much of the Victoria population has the same sentiment as I about Melbourne’s Forum Theatre. It’s the iconic, decadent, old school styled theatre venue that sits on the quieter end of Flinders St. It has hosted thousands of bands, concerts, artists and comedians over the years and for anyone who […]
The Shins are the closest thing I have to a religion. I’m so lucky in my photography career to have seen, met and shot so many phenomenal musicians and then on top of that, I’ve been exceptionally lucky to have photographed pretty much all of my favourite bands. But until last night, I had never shot The […]
It’s amazing how quickly you forget the photo shoots that have passed, almost as soon as you move onto the next one. This session with Lara Bingle was barely two years ago and I’d all but forgotten it’d ever happened until I caught the opening credits for her new reality TV show Being Lara Bingle […]
Boy & Bear came out of nowhere for me. Totally understated and mostly under-rated and to be honest, if it wasn’t for Rdio, they may have slipped past me entirely. The band is singer Dave Hosking, guitarist Killian Gavin, bass guitarist Jake Tarasenko, drummer Tim Hart & keys player by Jon Hart and you should […]
The Jezebels are stellar. It’s that simple. The Byron Bay foursome Hayley Mary, Heather Shannon, Nik Kaloper and Samuel Lockwood are showing us all that Australia really does have international calibre musicians and they don’t have to be ACDC. This show was shot for triple j and you can see the full Jezebels gallery here
I’ve shot Florence Welch of Florence and the Machine a couple of times now. Each tour to Australia since the first time I photographed her at the Laneway Festival in 2010, she’s commanded larger and larger audiences at larger and larger concert venues. She’s come all the way from the tiny Footscray Laneway Festival stage, […]
This guy. Words fail me at the best of times but with Rich Davies words don’t seem enough to describe his music and in particular his live performance (be prepared for a half naked Scot singing his way through the crowd), so I’ll leave it to the pros at Beat, Unpaved, and Tone Deaf. But […]
For the last three years, triple j has broadcasted with a live audience on Good Friday to celebrate the Melbourne International Comedy Festival. For the third year of Good Az Friday, as with the first and second, I covered the event for the triple j website. Good Az Friday is always solid fun and has grown […]
In January 2011, I felt privileged to be invited to cover one of Grinderman’s two sold-out Melbourne shows at the Palace Theatre. Sadly, this turned out to be the only time I would get to photograph Grinderman – less than a year later, they announced they were calling it quits during their Meredith Music Festival […]
I think I’ve shot every Soundwave Festival that’s ever come through Melbourne, except the Faith No More year when some bright spark decided to supply me a writers pass rather than a photo pass. Which sucked because they weren’t letting me in with a bag full of cameras unless I had photo accreditation and I […]
On February 23rd 2012, the two year anniversary since 20,000 people marched through Melbourne to the tune of AC/DC’s definitive ‘Long Way to the Top’ to protest against the Victorian Government’s misguided policy link between live music and violence, Australia celebrated it’s first ever National SLAM Day. National SLAM day is about supporting your local artists and […]
In 2008, I was lucky enough to work with Drs. Jane Visvader & Geoff Lindeman who had just received the GlaxoSmithKline Award for Research Excellence. The award recognised their team’s discovery of the breast stem cell which laid an important foundation for understanding how normal breast tissue develops and is likely to provide clues about how breast cancer […]