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.
I love portraiture. I love businesses who embrace real portraits. REA Group, owner of Australia’s no.1 real estate portals realestate.com.au and realcommercial.com.au 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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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. 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 […]
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 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 […]
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 […]
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, […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
No, really. They more often than not involve bubbles and always end in cake. It’s a winning combination. Happy 2nd Birthday Reuben.