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 …

Leeds Festival 2013

Last month my photographer mate, Danny North emailed with a simple proposition, “would you be up for coming over to the UK to shoot Leeds Festival?” No brainer, “of course!” Danny was assembling an international team, consisting of me from Sydney Australia, Todd Owyoung from St Louis USA,  Andrew Whitton from Doncaster UK, plus locals Jenna Foxton …

Tim Minchin and Toby Schmitz

I took some pictures of Tim Minchin and Toby Schmitz at Sydney Theatre Company for Time Out Sydney the other week. They’re starring as and in Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead. After experimenting with gels on a picture with Andy Bull i gave it another go for this shoot. I like it, but it’s pretty …

Splendour in the Grass gifs

For the past few years i’ve worked with FasterLouder to shoot portraits of the artists at Splendour in the Grass. This year we decided to mix it up and make animated gif portraits. Everyone loves an animated gif. Cinemagraphs kicked off a gif renaissance. And Pitchfork and the New York Times did gif coverage at US festivals. I’d …