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.

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 …

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: …

Following The Smashing Pumpkins on tour

The Smashing Pumpkins have been one of my favourite bands for years and I’ve been lucky enough to be able to follow them on tour a number of times and shoot some of their shows. Since we’re leading up to their next Australian tour for Soundwave Festival, I thought I’d share some of my favourite images I’ve taken on their tours from 2008, 2010 and 2012. If you’d like to see more, you can view them on my Flickr.     2008 ‘Zeitgeist’ Tour I’d seen Billy Corgan play live at the Palais Theatre in Melbourne in 2005 for his …

Highlights Of 2014

2014 has been a pretty great year! I had the privilege of seeing a bunch of bands live that I never expected to – Veruca Salt, Nine Inch Nails, Courtney Love, and I shot some that I never thought I would get the opportunity to – Katy Perry, Placebo, John Mayer. I saw three of my top 10 favourite bands (Placebo, Foo Fighters and John Mayer), and best of all I followed Placebo on tour and was able to see them live four times in six days – more on that here. And throughout all that I also started a Pet …