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 …

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: 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: …

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.   

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 …

Travel: 7 Days in London

If this is the first of my travel blogs from my recent trip to England that you’re reading, you’ve picked the right one! Back in September 2014 I took a three week holiday in England (and a couple of days in Paris) for the first time. London was obviously going to be the highlight, so I started the trip with seven days in London to explore, take photos, and see as much as humanly possible. I got sick as soon as I got there (probably from the 24 hours of travel) but I didn’t let it stop me – instead …

Travel: The Cotswolds, England

I took a day tour with Premium Tours to visit The Cotswolds from London to see what everyone calls the ‘real’ English countryside. We visited Burford, Bibury, Bourton-on-the-water, and Stow-the-wold. It was a great tour, there were so many cute little shops to visit and ice-cream to eat. If you want to get out of the city for a day and see something different, this is a good tour to do. All photos were taken on my Nikon D800 with either a Nikon 35mm f1.8 or 14-24mm f2.8. You can view more photos on my Flickr here.

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 …