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.            

Laneway Festival 2017

Back in January I photographed St Jerome’s Laneway Festival at the Footscray Community Arts Centre for my seventh year in a row. I was there to mainly shoot the event production for Architects Of Entertainment, but still made time to shoot some bands – some of the stand out performances were Camp Cope (my current favourite), Aurora, Gang Of Youths and Tame Impala. Looking back through all these shots now is making me long for the next Australian summer festival season to hit! All photos shot with my Nikon D800 and D810, with 70-200mm f2.8 and 14-24mm f2.8 lenses.   …

Groovin The Moo Bendigo 2017

A few weeks ago I photographed Groovin The Moo festival in Bendigo for Music Junkee. It was my first time back shooting the festival since 2013 and the fashion has definitely changed since then. No more groups of friends in animal onesies, but plenty of groups of friends in minimal clothing, despite it being about 6 degrees by the time the festival ended. They had some great bands on the bill this year, including Against Me!, Amy Shark, George Maple and Violent Soho. All photos were shot with my Nikon D800 and Nikon 14-24mm f2.8 or 70-200mm f2.8 lenses. If you’d like …

Sugar Mountain Festival 2017

This year’s Sugar Mountain Festival at Victorian College Of The Arts was probably their best yet. The music was excellent, but this year they really stepped it up in the arts category with the stage design, art installations and Sensory Restaurant experience. All photos were shot with my Nikon D800 and Nikon 14-24mm f2.8 or 70-200mm f2.8 lenses. If you’d like to see more you can view them on my Flickr.     The most impressive part of Sugar Mountain this year by far was the Sensory Restaurant experience which combined food, sound and visuals. This year’s list of collaborators were ‘Stranger Things’ soundtrack writers …

Highlights Of 2016

It’s been a busy year! I photographed alot less gigs this year than usual, but still managed to find time to follow two of my favourite bands on tour – The Living End in June, and Garbage in December. I was hoping to finally hit the milestone of having shot 1000 bands, but only made it to 967 (since I started shooting gigs in 2008) – so I guess 2017 will be the year. I tried to restrain myself from just filling this blog post with Garbage and The Living End, but here’s some of my favourite shots from this …

Travel: Black Forest, Germany 2016

Next up on my Europe trip in May after Munich was exploring the Black Forest at the bottom of Germany for two and a half days. I’d read that Freiburg (a city in Baden-Württemberg) was the one of the best bases for exploring the Black Forest, so I booked an Air BnB there and booked two full day self guided tours through Black Forest Tours (which I’d highly recommend!). There’s sooo many different small cities and towns in the area, that doing one of these tours just seemed easier than trying to work out which to visit in such a short time. Once you …

Travel: Munich, Germany 2016

Next up on my Europe trip in May after Hamburg was Munich for 3 days. It’s a pretty cool city, very different to Berlin as well – it’s very easy to get around, much less spread out, and the food here was the best I found in Germany. Here’s my top 5 places to see if you’re visiting Munich: 1. Munich’s Neus Rathaus (town hall) – probably one of the coolest buildings I’ve ever seen, and it’s right in the centre of the city so you’re likely to pass it most days. 2. View of Munich from St Peter’s Church – …