Ziggy Alberts – Festival Hall, Melbourne 2019

In February I was invited to photograph Ziggy Alberts’ sold out show at Festival Hall for the end of his Laps Around The Sun tour. Ziggy is an energetic and engaging performer, with his lyrics including powerful messages about life, love, and his passion for the environment. This was a truly enjoyable concert to photograph.

Exhibition: Satellite Gallery, Melbourne 2019

Last month I was involved in a group photography exhibition with some extremely talented music photographers that I’m lucky enough to shoot with in Melbourne. We each contributed four pieces to the exhibition, held at the Satellite Gallery above The Old Bar in Fitzroy. The contributing photographers were: Lewis Nixon Jaz Meadows Kylie Carns Nate Hill Cath Connell Below are the images I included in the show, some of my favourites at the moment from the past few years. Here are some photos from opening night:

Exhibition: Rone Empire 2019

Last week I visited Rone’s latest exhibition EMPIRE, in the Dandenong Ranges. It was so breathtakingly beautiful, so I wanted to share some of my favourite images here as a collection. EMPIRE is set amongst the decaying glory of a once-magnificent manor Burnham Beeches, in Melbourne’s Dandenong Ranges. EMPIRE combines art, vision, sound, light, botanical design and scent to take audiences on a hauntingly immersive multi-sensory journey into a reimagined past of a faded icon. The Burnham project reimagines the spirit of one of Victoria’s landmark mansions, not accessed since the 1980s. Through this, viewers are invited to consider what remains – …

Good Things Festival Melbourne 2018

The first instalment of Australia’s newest rock festival Good Things kicked off in Melbourne in early December at the Flemington Racecourse (forever remembered as the home of Big Day Out – RIP). The line up of 90s/2000s rock bands (The Offspring, Stone Sour, The Used, Bullet For My Valentine, Tonight Alive) combined with the 38 degree weather really did feel like we’d been transported back to a smaller Big Day Out festival. The night before the festival I discovered via Instagram that one of my idols, Tony Kanal from No Doubt, was on tour with The Offspring. The opportunity to see Tony live …

Download Festival Melbourne 2018

Australia’s first Download Festival back in March filled the hole that Soundwave Festival left behind when it ended in 2015 (or at least came close), with bands like Korn, Sabaton, Arch Enemy, Prophets Of Rage, and some unexpected ones like Limp Bizkit and Good Charlotte. It felt more like 1998 than 2018. Shot for Metal Obsession, here’s some of my favourite photos, and you can view more over on my Flickr.

Splendour In The Grass 2017

Thanks to Architects Of Entertainment, I had the opportunity to photograph my first Splendour In The Grass Festival in Byron Bay last July. After years of admiring everyone else’s photos on Facebook and Instagram of the picturesque festival and the ridiculous list of bands to see over three days, I finally made it. Splendour reminded me of a blend of Harvest Festival (for the arts) and Falls Festival (for the laid-back attitude), with a dash of Laneway (for the fashion). Great bands, chilled out vibe, beautiful venue, great people – Splendour In The Grass really does have it all. My favourite thing …

Garbage Australian Tour 2016

It’s been one year since I was following one of my favourite bands Garbage on tour for the second time. The first time was in 2013 (you can read about it here), and it was on of the best weeks of my life. Their ‘Strange Little Birds’ tour here last year falls into the same category for me. I managed to get photo passes for three out of the four shows I was attending, which I was pretty happy with. They were touring for A Day On The Green around Australia with The Temper Trap, The Preatures, Tash Sultana and …

PAX 2017 Cosplay

Another year of shooting PAX Aus for The Iris, and the cosplay this year was bigger and better than ever. Here’s a selection of my favourites.

Travel: Paris and London 2016

So I went to Europe last year on this really great holiday, and completely forgot to share my photos from the last part of the trip on here – Paris and London! I added a couple of days onto the end of my Germany trip to go back and visit these two cities (I was there in 2014), because I wanted to catch some of the things I missed the previous time – mainly the Catacombs in Paris (creepy underground skulls), and the Old Operating Theatre & Museum in London (creepy old medical stuff). You can also check out my shots …

Oz Comic-Con Melbourne 2017

Last weekend I was back shooting Oz Comic-Con for The Iris (you can check out their review here). Here’s some of my favourite cosplay shots from the event, including the fantastic entries for Oz Comic-Con’s Champions Of Cosplay. All photos were shot with my Nikon D810 & D800, with 14-24mm f2.8, 35mm f1.8 and 70-200mm f2.8 lenses.