Triple J Magazine Contributors Profile

Recently, Triple J Magazine ran a small contributors profile on yours truly in their magazine (Issue 58, Feb ’12).

I was asked to answer two questions and supply a profile pic of myself.

The questions and my answers were:

In 80 words what was your hottest achievement of 2011?

In 2011 Adelaide’s stoner rock band Tracer booked me as their tour photographer on a 2 month tour of Europe alongside Sweden’s Royal Republic.

Living life in a nightliner bus, editing photos while being driven across borders and waking up in a new country every other day was one of the most rewarding experiences of my career.

With shows in Germany, France, UK, Netherlands and Sweden the photography opportunities were constantly evolving!

Picking up extra photography work for Royal Republic further enhanced the experience.

A one-line spiel about yourself:

Benon Julius William Otto Koebsch is an Australian music photographer who can spin a captivating set of damn fine self-humiliation stories.

Haley and I were in Sydney on Xmas holidays at the time this came through, so with the aid of a few champagnes we set about shooting a profile pic that would be a little different!

Scanning the hard waste council collections on the streets of Sutherland we came upon an old brief case.


The idea we had was that I would open the case and a whole lot of light would be spilling from it.

This would ideally convey a loose message of “lifting the lid to something different on rock n roll photography“.


Well, at best it wouldn’t be any old regular head shot for a profile pic!

Lighting was two Speedlite 580EXii’s – one in the case set to 1/128th power and the other on the ground shot into a reflector. Both triggered by Pocketwizard MiniTT1/FlexTT5 combo.

Here’s the shot as it was supplied:

Triple J Magazine Contributors Profile, February ’12

And here’s the piece as it ran in the magazine:

Triple J Magazine Contributors Profile, February ’12