11 Minutes with Hugo Weaving

I had the pleasure of being tasked with shooting a portrait of Hugo Weaving for a Time Out feature recently. I love him as an actor, always full of charisma and spark, whether playing a flamboyant drag queen or a menacing villain. I’m not often that nervous before a portrait shoot, but this one I …

Vivid Sydney 2014

Vivid Sydney has wrapped up for another year and it’s been a busy couple of weeks photographing various aspects of it for Destination NSW and Sydney Opera House. It’s a pretty great gig, getting to shoot it all, and it’s not just the light sculptures and projections. There’s Vivid Live performances at Sydney Opera House, the …

Andy Bull – Sea of Approval

A few weeks back I shot some pictures with Andy Bull for his album artwork and promo. Above is the album cover which we photographed at Golden Age. For Andy’s new single Talk Too Much I was asked to make a moving version of that cover photo for youtube. It’s not the official music video, more …

Fashion Week 2014 backstage photos

I made my irregular dip into the world of fashion with a few shoots at Australian Fashion Week this week. I did a backstage studio set-up for Michael Lo Sordo, shot the opening party for Romance Was Born’s Reflected Glory exhibition and photographed backstage for Alice McCall. See my past photo coverage from Australian Fashion …

30 Seconds to Mars in Sydney

I love a big bombastic arena rock spectacle, and as such, without knowing a single 30 Seconds to Mars song, I enjoyed the hell out of their show at the Sydney Entertainment Centre last night. Jared Leto is evidently well studied in the art of the arena rock show as all the standard ingredients kept …

Summer 2014 photo recap

It’s been a busy start to the year and I like to keep this place up to date with what i’ve been shooting, so rather than labour over individual posts i’m going to dump a big batch of images that i’ve shot since January. It’s a varied mix; from big events to portraits, tourism, food, …

Laneway Festival Sydney 2014

As usual I took some pictures at Laneway Festival this year, but was only shooting it for myself, just for the fun of it like I used to back in the day. Without a client’s deadline that also meant the pictures went unedited, sitting on my hard drive for over a month till this rainy …

Rolling Stone Awards 2014

For the fourth year in row I set up a backstage studio at the Rolling Stone Awards to shoot the winners and other guests. It’s a fun gig, the tequila sponsorship certainly helps the loose vibe. Above is the 5 page magazine spread from the current edition of Rolling Stone Australia ON SALE NOW, below …

Big Day Out 2014

Another Australia Day, another Big Day Out in Sydney. My 9th year photographing it, with many more times attending it as a punter. While it’s sadly been carrying the “beleaguered” adjective of late for a line-up change, lower than anticipated ticket sales and business shuffling behind the scenes – it was still a day of …

A brief break in Tasmania

While in Tasmania primarily to experience the delights of MONA and MOFO, Cybele and I also explored Hobart and the east coast. Away from the bright lights of the city I can’t help but bust out the tripod at night and shoot the stars. These shots were taken off the beach where we were staying …

MOFO 2014

First things first, let me explain what MOFO means; it’s the Museum of Old and New Art‘s Festival of Music and Art. AKA MONA FOMA AKA MOFO. Curated by Brian Ritchie (ex Violet Femmes), it’s a genre stretching mix of music, art, food and booze primarily situated on the waterfront of Hobart, Tasmania. I’ve been …

Sydney Opera House 40th Anniversary

The Sydney Opera House turned 40 last week and i was fortunate to be commissioned to photograph some of the celebrations. It started with an event named “Cake and Song” on the Opera House forecourt. My role began on a ferry from Rose Bay to the Opera House on board with 40 life savers and …