Next minute I'm front and centre to see fellow Perthling; Samantha Jade open her All of My Love Tour in Sydney. I had the pleasure of covering the show and some backstage action for the legends at Sony Music Australia.
About 3 weeks ago I had the pleasure of heading down to the Lansdowne Hotel to capture the goodness that my homey Nooky had put together to celebrate all things BLACK FUTURE and NAIDOC Week.
We had Françoistunes and Zac Slater kick things off, followed by the one and only Dylan Joel. Then Ruel returned to take things stratospheric before we all kicked back and watched the soccer.
The under 18s Matinee performance was WILD! Super high-energy, loads of screaming, incredible crowd involvement - it was a serious vibe!
We photographed Ruel's first headline/ first sold out/ the first headline and sold out show at the Metro Theatre in Sydney.
This New Wave is cottamn Tsunami!
I went down to catch Caiti Baker and Tasman Keith tear down The Lansdowne Hotel this past Saturday the 20th of Jan. I took along my camera and my nifty 50mm and came away with some bangers!
This shoot was about creating imagery that really celebrated Jen's passion and spirit as well as showcasing her incredible talent as a dancer.
Some pretty sweet results from a recent lighting test with a new homey and collaborator.
A little break down of the process I used to create a series of re-imagined glamour portraits that I posted on Instagram recently.
I was lucky enough to photograph Tash Sultana's last Australian performance before she heads off to conquer Europe (again). Check it out!
A confronting, challenging and absolutely inspiring experience I had thanks to Canon Australia and Leo Burnett Sydney.
I've started a project to create an editorial series with burlesque Queen extraordinaire Porcelain Alice involving FIRE!
So the first step was to jump into the studio and figure out exactly how fire reacts to aperture, shutter speed ISO as well as studio flash. These are a few interesting outcomes we managed from our recent test shoot.
Massive thanks to -
Deb Morgan from Create or Die for letting me use the space and always supporting my shenanigans.
Peter Sharp from A Sharper Image and Tame and Wild Studio for letting me spelunk through his incredible Profoto Gear
And of course, MASSIVE thanks to the magnificent Porcelaine Alice! Love your face dude!
Can't wait to smash this out in the next few weeks!
Arguably the greatest moment in Australian Hip Hop History.
A collection of early test shots of Lana. This girl is CRUSHIN it in the US right now.
Come back to Sydney already so we can make more pictures!
Every now and then I get invited back to Create or Die in Marrickville to photograph a very special monthly event called Art Party run by my good friend Jessie Ray.
A few highlights from last night - Art Party 41 - The Easter Edition.
Check out the full gallery on on Facebook here.
I covered the Wu Tang show in Sydney for Holistic Living Magazine.
Check it out here http://www.hlmagazine.com.au/blog/wu-tang-clan-from-the-gravel-pit
Check out some of my favourite shots from the show below.
Wu Tang Clan
The friend Tommy Rock invited me to come along and sit in on an interview he was conducting with the almighty Hilltop Hoods for his radio show Hardcore Classic (www.hardcoreclassic.com)
It was cool to see an interview between some people who had walked several of the same roads and shared a history that has brought Hip Hop music in Australia to a place where one group can make an album accompanied by an orchestra...again.
It was cool when Suffa described day in 1994 (the best year of his life!) when he came to Sydney from Adelaide and spent a day with the original members of Aus Hip Hop pioneers; Def Wish Cast.
Later, we attended the listening party of the Hoods' new offering Drinking From the Sun, Walking Under Stars Restrung at the Universal Music offices in Sydney.
We couldn't hear anything the album due to the polite chit - chat of the music industry, but shenanigans did ensue, free beer was drunk and new friends were made.
I bought the album this morning - and man oh man. HUGE!
In the words of Molly Meldrum - "Do yourself a favour..."
Rollei 35 // Olympus Pen EE2