NB: These shots are only a random selection of the punters from the day, here’s a list of the bands I shot: The Aves House Vs Hurricane Gemini Downs Every Time I Die Against Me! Steering By Stars Grinspoon Compressorhead Band Of Horses Vampire Weekend The Killgirls Childish Gambino Yeah Yeah Yeahs Lady Strangelove The [...]
The Bloody Beetroots were difficult to shoot. There was a lot of strobing action and not a lot of movement on stage. More often than not I shot wide to showcase their stage design. 01. 02. 03. 04. 05. 06.
Sleigh Bells were really difficult to shoot, but damn they were impressive to watch! So loud, fast and so dark on stage I wasn’t even certain what I was shooting. 01. 02. 03. 04.
It was a bit of a trip for me to be photographing Red Hot Chili Peppers – they were undoubtably one of my favourite bands all throughout my high school years. I was considered an outcast listening to “weird shit” like RHCP and aside from 2 other people in my year, was heckled for being [...]
The Killers had a “no photos from the pit” policy. These were shot from FOH and consequently, they suck. 01. 02. 03. 04.
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. [...]
Yeah Yeah Yeahs are a good shoot. It could well be called the Karen O show and that would satisfy all photographers as it’s hard to move your focus off her in case you miss something um. 01. 02. 03. 04. 05. 06. 07. 08. 09.
I hadn’t heard of Childish Gambino, but a lot of people had mentioned the show was worth photographing, so I went to check it out. And glad I did. It was a high-paced, high-energy hip hop show complete with violins, two drummers and a guitarist that (for the first three songs) didn’t let up. 01. [...]
Somehow up until now, I have managed to miss The Killgirls existence entirely, but I’m damn happy I caught their set at this years Big Day Out. Explosive is one way I would describe their sound and presence. Definitely one to catch again. 01. 02. 03. 04. 05. 06. 07. 08. 09.
Vampire Weekend were interesting to shoot. A white shirt is tricky to expose for on any given day, but white pants and a white shirt and white shoes makes it even more difficult! 01. 02. 03. 04. 05. 06. 07.
Without doubt, Band Of Horses take the cake for most amazing stage backdrop banner! I intentionally framed all my shots so the background was in frame entirely during this set. Lighting was perfect, balanced and punchy. Highlight of the day photographically and musically speaking. 01. 02. 03. 04. 05. 06. 07. 08. 09.
Compressorhead are metal. Very metal. 01. 02. 03. 04. 05. 06. 07. 08. 09.
Grinspoon appeared to have their set all sussed out at this years Big Day Out, seemingly just going through the motions. Certainly they are old hands at this festival nowadays anyway, having firmly established themselves as a must-see inclusion on the bill. Photographically (for the first three songs anyway) they were rather tedious to shoot. [...]
Only a small, but loyal amount of punters had gathered to catch Steering By Stars set at this years BDO. Shame too, as they were a definite highlight of the festival for me. Can’t wait to see these guys get a later billing with a potential lighting show to match the ambience and feeling of [...]
Against Me! took the stage and rocked it in a straight-up manner. No fussing, no waiting – just headlong into a fully rocking set. Very impressive. 01. 02. 03. 04. 05. 06. 07. 08. 09.
Exploding onto the stage, Every Time I Die kept the pace that House Vs Hurricane had previously set in motion well and truly rolling. Inciting a rather large (for this time of day) circle pit, the fans were loving every minute of their set! 01. 02. 03. 04. 05. 06. 07. 08. 09.
Gemini Downs certainly looked as though they were enjoying themselves up on stage for their first ever Big Day out appearance! Pretty sure their set would mark the first time tap dancing has been seen at the festival? 01. 02. 03. 04. 05. 06. 07. 08. 09.
Nothing like some good hardcore before midday to get the blood pumping! House Vs Hurricane set a furious pace and kept it for their entire set. A great stage performance and photographically, a pleasure to shoot! 01. 02. 03. 04. 05. 06. 07. 08. 09.
Opening the 2013 Big Day Out, local newcomers The Aves appeared to be a little sleepy up on stage. Perhaps it was the early time slot? Perhaps they were just not feeling it? Their set list read “BDO 2012″ – perhaps it was a case of nerves? 01. 02. 03. 04. 05. 06. 07. 08. [...]
NB: These shots are only a random selection of the punters and the skating from the day, here’s a list of the bands I shot: Ride Into The Sun Best Coast Ben David & The Banned Frenzal Rhomb Bluejuice Parkway Drive Mariachi El Bronx Paper Arms Regurgitator Hilltop Hoods Boy & Bear Dangerous! The Jezabels [...]
There wasn’t anything exciting to photograph with Nero. Two dudes wearing sunnies (?) siting way up on top of fortress made of old speakers and tv screens, mixing beats in zero lighting with lots of smoke? There ain’t much you can do with that from the pit! I got 3 shots that are all pretty [...]
It’s about time Soundgarden (and dare I say it “grunge”) made their comeback. Maybe it’s me wishing for a era that has been or maybe it’s the something else entirely, but a lot of bands doing the rounds these days don’t have that “back-of-the-neck-hair-raising” capability like when hearing Slaves & Bulldozers or Mind Riot for [...]
There was a lot happening up on stage for Girl Talk. This DJ really got the party started with a whole slew of tricks aside from mashing together commercial pop songs in a seamless stream: toilet paper guns, stage dancers and a serious amount of strobes were his main artillery. The kids loved it. 01. [...]