Travel: Hamburg, Germany 2016

Following on from visiting Berlin back in May, next up was a quick trip to Hamburg for 1.5 days. It’s only a two hour trip on the train, and I’d booked a really cute room in an apartment off Air Bnb that was basically the German replica of my house in Melbourne that was right across the road from the main train station. In comparison to Berlin, Hamburg seemed pretty tiny, and I felt like two days was probably enough. The Warehouse District was easily my favourite to photograph, and I ticked ‘something creepy’ off the list by checking out the …

Travel: Berlin, Germany 2016

Back in April/May I visited Germany for the first time, and visited four cities in two weeks while I was there. Berlin was first up, where I spent six days – it was such an interesting city, every neighbourhood had a different vibe and style to it, completely different to Melbourne. It didn’t even matter that I couldn’t speak German, almost everyone there spoke English so it was easy! All photos were shot with my Nikon D800 and Nikon 35mm f1.8 or Nikon 14-24mm f2.8 lens. If you’d like to see more you can view them on my Flickr.   My top 10 favourite …

Smashing Pumpkins Australian Tour 2015

Last year I wrote about my previous experiences of following Smashing Pumpkins on tour, just before they toured Australia again for Soundwave Festival. Anyone who has photographed (or even just attended) Soundwave before knows how exhausting it is, and once it was all over I spent a good few weeks recovering from the craziness. Over the last few weeks my Facebook feed has been filled with Soundwave memories from photographers and fans, and it’s making me so appreciative for the incredible memories the festival gave me. In late February 2015, I spent a week following Smashing Pumpkins on tour again and shooting their gigs: …

St Jerome’s Laneway Festival 2016

Last weekend I photographed St Jerome’s Laneway Festival for the sixth year in a row, for The AU Review. One of my current favourite bands Chvrches were playing (I also shot them at Laneway in 2014), and I finally got to see Purity Ring live after hearing so many great things about them. My favourite new discoveries were Health, Fidlar, DIIV and Metz. There were alot of clashes on the timetable this year, and the Very West Stage was almost one kilometre away from two of the other stages, so it made shooting as many bands as possible a bit …

Sugar Mountain Festival 2016

Last week I photographed Sugar Mountain Festival, a fantastic music and art festival held at the Victorian College Of The Arts in Melbourne. Not only do they have a great selection of musicians each year, but my favourite part of the festival is the art installations they have throughout the venue, all of which are really impressive. Here are some of my favourite shots from the day, and you can view more on my Flickr. All images were shot on my Nikon D800.

Highlights Of 2015

2015 was a pretty good year for gigs, here’s some quick stats: • I photographed 149 bands, at 18 different venues in Melbourne and Sydney • 100 of these were bands I had never shot before • I attended 36 gigs, 27 of these I photographed • I photographed 7 festivals (4 of these were music festivals) • Tour of the year for me: Smashing Pumpkins I think 2015 will always be remembered (for me anyway) as the year that Soundwave Festival ended. It was always the highlight of my year, and honestly I’m pretty upset that I don’t have …

Australian Tattoo And Body Art Expo 2015

Last week I photographed the Australian Tattoo and Body Art Expo in Melbourne. It was my first time shooting a tattoo event – I wasn’t sure what to expect, but it was a lot of fun wandering around and checking out all the tattoo artists and their work, they were all so talented. Here’s a few of my favourite shots. All images were shot on my Nikon D800, and you can view more over on my Flickr.

Loon Lake ‘The Final Wave’ Tour 2015

A few weeks ago I was invited to photograph Loon Lake’s farewell gig at the Corner Hotel for their ‘Final Wave’ tour. It was a crazy night filled with crowd surfing, confetti, balloons, booze – and even a wedding proposal between two fans! It was a really special night that I had the opportunity to capture – here are some of my favourite shots from the gig. All images were shot with my Nikon D800 or D7000, and a 70-200mm f2.8 or 14-24mm f2.8.   

PAX Aus 2015

Last weekend I photographed PAX Australia for the second year in a row at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre for The Iris. Here’s some of my favourite shots of some of the attendees – there was even a little dog at the show! All images were shot on my Nikon D800, and you can view more over on my Flickr. You can also check out my shots from PAX Aus 2014 here.

Garbage Australian Tour 2013

One of my favourite bands Garbage are currently celebrating the 20th anniversary of their Self-Titled album ‘Garbage’, and I thought this would be a good time to take a look back over some of my favourite images from their ‘Not Your Kind Of People’ Australian tour from 2013. Special thanks to Faster Louder and Beat Magazine for getting me the photo passes to these gigs. It turned out to be a very eventful week! All images were shot on my Nikon D7000, and you can view more over on my Flickr. If you scroll to the end there’s also a little story about meeting the …