Posts Tagged ‘black & white’

Corporate portraits can be cool

Mujtaba - REA Group

This series was photographed for REA Group. I shot over 150 portraits and it included staff from the CEO to the folks in the call centre, from the coolest nerds in the world who build the Group’s websites to the shiny Sales folk. REA Group is proof that large multinationals can be cool.

Portraits of property dreams


I love portraiture. I love businesses who embrace real portraits. REA Group, owner of Australia’s no.1 real estate portals and commissioned a series of portraits of business owners to illustrate their business purpose of helping people live their property dreams. These are my favourites so far.

Rock’s photos are on show


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 […]

Music video collab with Ciara O’Grady


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 […]

The Black Keys

Photo of Dan Auerbach of The Black Keys, 2008

If you aren’t addicted to the Black Keys by now, then you’re probably a lost case…for those Ohio-born lads anyway. They’ve always been stellar but the last album just owned the world. Legends. Just in case you didn’t know. Despite being only a two-piece, they also slam out a mean-as live show. Here’s a collection […]

A Spring wedding at Lyrebird Falls

Spring wedding photos at Lyrebird Falls

Melissa & John had been together for ten years before tying the knot (or locking the locks together as they chose to do in their ceremony!) in September at Lyrebird Falls reception venue in Melbourne’s Dandenong Ranges. The couple chose to hold their ceremony at the intimate chapel onsite before wandering forest paths for photographs and returning […]

The Men will be your new favourite band

The Men will be your new favourite band. Just sayin’. As a photographer, it’s rare that I shoot any bands that I don’t already know. Let alone get to shoot when I’m not ‘working’. Which is not a bad thing. I became a photographer for a reason. It just means that it’s really rare that I […]

LCD Soundsystem & Shut up and play the hits

LCD Soundsystem in Melbourne

Dead-set brilliant. Stunning. Clever. Emotive. Words don’t really describe how well shot and cut ‘Shut up and play the hits‘, the documentary of LCD Soundsystem’s farewell show at New York’s Madison Square Garden is. You just have to see it. I was lucky and and unlucky to have photographed James Murphy, Nancy Whang & Pat Mahoney […]

Django Django at The Corner

Photo of Vincent Neff of Django Django at the Corner Hotel

Django Django rocked the Corner Hotel supported by the rad as The Cast of Cheers post Splendour in the Grass 2012. Django Django are drummer David Maclean, singer/guitarist Vincent Neff, bassist Jimmy Dixon and synth and tambourine man Tommy Grace. Don’t know these guys yet? A must for any psychedelia fans. Django Django were shot for triple j and you […]

Bands at The Forum Theatre

The Forum live music window poster

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 […]

Irish band The Cast of Cheers own The Corner Hotel

Photo of The Cast of Cheers singer/guitarist Conor Adams at The Corner Hotel

An hour and a half before the headline act, Django Django, were due to walk on stage, The Corner Hotel was already full. All for Irish newcomers The Cast of Cheers who had just played Byron Bay’s 2012 Splendour in the Grass. You never know what to expect when you cover a support act. Most times, […]

A Spring wedding in Brighton’s Kamesburgh Gardens

Photo of a bride getting ready for her wedding by photographer Kate Griffin

Amy and Leigh were gorgeous. So ridiculously happy, and they came complete with an equally happy army for a bridal party. Seriously, an Army. There was five bridesmaids and five groomsmen. Large bridal parties are always a challenge, when documenting humans, the risk of capturing someone with their eyes half shut grows exponentially the more […]

The Peep Tempel ‘Mister Lester Moore’ video clip shoot

Shooting stills for TVC’s and video promo’s is one of my favourite parts of my job. Despite the long hours and lack of time with the talent one to one, all the prep work and lighting is done and it’s much like shooting a big concert or a wedding; You wait and watch for the […]

Rich Davies & The Devils Union album art

Photo of Rich Davies for The Devils Union album cover. Image by Kate Griffin

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 […]

Rock style family portraits

A kids portrait by Melbourne photographer Kate Griffin

The best family photos are often a little left of the traditional family portrait. The Nicholls family threw a rockstar themed 5th birthday party for their son, Bastian, (complete with full band setup in the garage and fliered wall in the bandroom) and took the opportunity to get some slightly different family portraits.

An Autumn Wedding in Malvern

Photos of a Wedding in Malvern by photographer Kate Griffin

Last month, I had the pleasure of playing second photographer on a wedding shoot with friend, fellow photographer,  and web designer extrordinaire CC Hua. It’s the first time I’ve had the opportunity to be the Second shooter; I’ve used Second photographers with my own wedding clients and I’ve always envied their role – I perceived it […]

A March Wedding at Marybrooke

Wedding photos in the cigar room at Marybrooke

Earlier this month, I had the pleasure of taking part in Erin and James’ wedding day at the ceremony and reception venue, Marybrooke. This gorgeous, heritage listed, tudor style mansion is hidden away on the edge of Sherbrooke Forest in the Dandenong Ranges, just 45 minutes from Melbourne. James and Erin curated an elegant day which […]

Grinderman at the Palace Theatre

Photo of Nick Cave performing with Grinderman

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 […]

Family photos in Melbourne Botanical Gardens

a family portrait in Melbourne Botanic Gardens

Shooting family portraits is one of my favourite things. Sometimes family portraits are really hard work. There are many reasons, but most times it comes down to the fact that parents often haven’t considered that they’re just not that comfortable putting their most candid selves and interactions with their children on display in public even […]

Soundwave 2012 rolls through Melbourne

Dillinger Escape Plan at Mebourne Soundwave 2012 by Kate Griffin

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 […]

The Peep Tempel live at the Northcote Social Club

The Peep Tempel live at the Northcote Social Club

On February 18th, my favourite local Melbourne band, The Peep Tempel celebrated the release of their debut album with a launch at Northcote Social Club. I’ve worked with Blake, Steve, and Stu on a couple of their press shot sessions and I have to say, it was pretty darn great to see some of the […]

SLAM day 2012 at the Espy

Valentiine perform in the Espy front bar on SLAM day 2012

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 […]

Damn Terran live

Photos of Damn Terran live at the Northcote Social Club by Kate Griffin

The Post-Punk fury from Melbourne, Damn Terran, supported The Peep Tempel at their self-titled debut album launch at the Northcote Social Club. Definitely my favourite double bill this year.

Kids parties are fun

Photo of a child blowing bubbles by Kate Griffin

No, really. They more often than not involve bubbles and always end in cake. It’s a winning combination. Happy 2nd Birthday Reuben.