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 …

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 …