Late last year Lady Strangelove pulled the pin and called it a day. I was surprised to see them on the line-up for the Big Day Out then? A quick reformation maybe? Or possibly they never really broke up? Either way, this show was gonna be something not to miss! 01. 02. 03. 04. 05. [...]
Lucky Oceans played his set full of slide guitar in the late slot at the Space Theatre. It was more of a casual gig, with lots of interaction with punters. Great to see. 01. 02. 03. 04. 05. 06.
Somehow (still not really sure how?) Little Crazy were the support act for Tracer on all UK dates of the last European tour. The pairing of the two bands was quite odd: musically, visually and sonically they were worlds apart. There also appeared to be internal fractioning within the group as none of them came [...]
Main stage at Womad is quite high, making wide shots virtually impossible. Lo’Jo didn’t move much on that large stage or present too many exciting photography moments, it was more about closing your eyes and listening to their sound. 01. 02. 03. 04. 05.
A hotter than hot March sun blasting right down on the stage didn’t help Lady Strangelove win any new fans at Clipsal. Their psyched out sounds appeared to fall on deaf ears – either that or the gathered rev heads still hanging out after the car races were too maggot to get to the stage [...]
Due to timetable clashes I only shot the first song from Laura Marling. That first song might have been somewhat of a warm-up as things on stage looked a little slow getting going. 01. 02. 03. 04. 05.
Couldn’t actually shoot their set as it clashed with one of the skate demos that I wanted to shoot, so instead I got this promo shot of The Living End. A single speedlite 580EXII, diffused with soft diffuser, off camera to left triggered via OCC. 01.
Lyla launched their new song “Cadillac” to an enthusiastic crowd at Jive on the weekend. I post processed these shots to give an old time feel to go along with the feeling of an old time automobile. 01. 02. 03. 04. 05. 06. 07. 08. 09. 10.
The Levitators go that one extra step with their live show, bringing their own lighting. This should bring a smile to any photographers face as it means different opportunities to get a shot that is going to look visibly different from any others taken previously at the same venue! 01. 02. 03. 04. 05. 06. [...]
Great lighting for The Living End at the Thebby tonight! They have certainly aged as people, but their set was timeless and the punters certainly loved it!! 01. 02. 03. 04. 05. 06. 07. 08. 09.
I finally got my chance to catch a Leader Cheetah show, as they were opening for Gomez tonight. I’d seen Dan Crannitch in solo mode a couple of times and was immediately impressed by his presence so tonight I was stoked they were on the bill for Gomez and I got to the Gov nice [...]
There was no pit access for photogs for this set from Les Savy Fav at the Laneway Festival tonight. It was deemed unsafe as there were strong rumours that front man Tim Harrington would spend most of the time over the barrier and in the crowd. I don’t know what is safer, being in the [...]
Beautiful stage lighting (and nicely in the shade too!) set the tone for an amazingly groovy set by hometown favourites Lowrider. The massive crowd lapped up every groove and I snapped away wondering why I was the only photog there? 01. 02. 03. 04. 05. 06. 07.
It really was a shame there was only a handful of punters gathered to see Lyla perform at Elizapalooza this year. Regardless, they stormed on through a powerful, engaging set – not even a stand-in on keys hindering them. 01. 02. 03. 04. 05. 06. 07. 08.
Plagued by amp failure, Little Red tonight somewhat struggled to hold their own. Not knowing any of their work, I left unconvinced I was seeing anything that I hadn’t seen done before. Sure, they held the crowd perfectly in their hands, however, something seemed off to me. Aside from their drummer, they didn’t seem relaxed [...]
My shots of Lowrider from this shoot have made their way to a couple of different interstate magazines: Scene (Brisbane): 100% (Melbourne) – Beat liftout: Hey! wait a minute, I never shot that with a pink background!! Damn graphic designers!!! Here’s how the shoot came to be: Earlier this year I’d met Lowrider as they [...]
Two acoustic performances on the same night (shot Whitley earlier). The lighting here at the Gov was perfect for Laura Marling, but a bit um for the rest of her band. I also noticed that Laura didn’t really change her pose or stance all night, so once you got a decent shot of her there [...]
I took the liberty to put a flash on the stage for Lyla‘s show tonight to get some creative shadows. 01. 02. 03. 04. 05.
I always take a set of flashes to this venue, the lighting is virtually non-esixtant! For Lady Strangelove there was no exception. 01. 02. 03. 04. 05.
Earlier this year while shooting the Funkoars (scope that set here) and Hilltop Hoods (right here) at Clipsal 500, I used the advantage of having an AAA pass to step into Lowriders trailer before their set. I’d previously seen their performance at Summadayze and had said a quick hello back then so it wasn’t a [...]
Lyla launched their latest single “It Ain’t Right” to a eagerly awaiting packed Jive. I made sure it was ok with the guys beforehand, and shot with off camera flash as Jive is hit and miss with it’s lights at the best of times. I kinda like the slight motion blur a slow shutter filled [...]
You can’t really get many different shots when shooting from the back of the venue for only 1 song. In the case of this Lady Gaga show, my shots do give a good indication of the performance, but of course the images would be that much more dynamic from the pit! 01. 02. 03. 04. [...]