Hanson ‘Anthem’ Tour 2014

When I was in high school and every single girl had posters of Hanson in their locker except me (I was busy listening to No Doubt and Aqua), if someone had have told me that one day I would photograph them, I definitely would not have believed it. So anyway, last night I photographed Hanson for their Anthem tour at the Palais Theatre in Melbourne. The squeals were almost deafening – I’ve never been to a One Direction or Ed Sheeran concert, but I imagine the crowd sounded the same. I didn’t stick around to hear Mmm Bop, but I …

Cat Cafe Melbourne – First Look

I was lucky enough to visit the new Cat Cafe in Melbourne before it opened to the public, and photograph some of their gorgeous cats for My Pet Warehouse. This cafe is the first of it’s kind in Australia, so it was very exciting to see what it was like! You can read more about our experience on the My Pet Warehouse blog.    

Oz Comic Con 2014

This year I photographed Oz Comic Con for The AU Review, and it was such a fun weekend! The effort that the fans go to to cosplay their favourite characters is incredible, the actors panels were great, and there’s something for everyone. Here’s some of my favourite images, you can view the full set on Flickr here.

Rock N Load 2014

This year I was the official photographer for Saltar Hype’s Rock N Load festival at The Espy in Melbourne. It was a huge lineup with 34 bands over 4 stages, running from 3pm until 2:30am. Here’s a selection of my favourites, and you can view the rest on my Flickr.

Deni Bluesfest 2014

This year I photographed Deni Bluesfest (the sister festival to Byron Bay Bluesfest) for the first time, and it was a fantastic experience! Only a few hours drive from Melbourne, this was probably the most laid back festival I have ever attended. The staff and festival goers were all very friendly, and as VIPs we were very well looked after. I had a great time and would highly recommend this festival to anyone who doesn’t want to travel to Byron Bay for Bluesfest – it’s on a smaller scale, but that makes the festival much easier to get around. John …

VAMFF 2014

This year I shot VAMFF (previously LMFF) aka Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival for Fashion Journal. Here’s some of my shots from the RMIT Student Runway – which is always my favourite. You can view the rest on Flickr.

Placebo Australian Tour Diary

One of my favourite bands is Placebo, and when it was announced in 2013 that they would be doing the Soundwave tour again for their new album Loud Like Love, I knew I had to follow them on tour and photograph it. My friend Dave and I decided to fly to Sydney for their Soundwave sideshow, and I would try to photograph Soundwave in Sydney purely just as another chance to see them. So I flew up on a Saturday night, crashed at a friend’s house, and headed out to shoot a ridiculous amount of bands, just waiting for 3:00pm …

Soundwave Festival Round One: Sydney 2014

This year I flew to Sydney to shoot Soundwave Festival for Metal Obsession, and it was pretty epic. I ended up shooting 28 bands on the day (almost double what I would shoot for other single day festivals). Thankfully because I knew I would be shooting the Melbourne leg, and this one I was shooting for a metal website, it made it a bit easier to plan my timetable. In other words, shoot as many heavy/metal bands on the bill that I could, and leave all the others for Melbourne. There were a few exceptions to this though such as …

Rock The Bay 2014

This year I was the official photographer for Saltar Hype’s Rock The Bay festival at The Espy again. Here’s some of my favourite shots.