Archive for February, 2008

Soundwave 2008: And the Bands Played On….

A much-changed Soundwave line-up rolled into town on Saturday to be met with the hottest day in the city in four years, with temperatures over 40 degrees in the mid-afternoon sun.   With a couple of last minute drop outs (From Autumn to Ashes and Still Remains) it meant that a total of seven bands had […]

Let’s Bitch about Concert Photography Contracts – Part 1

There is an ever growing cancer that is gnawing away at the life of a music photographer; the photography contract.  The actual origins of the contact are unclear; some people say Led Zeppelin, some say Rush, some say Blondie, and so on.  Just as unclear are the reasons for its birth; was it fighting in […]

The Police: Woke Up This Morning, Don’t Believe What I Saw

One of the earliest musical memories that I can remember is staying at my aunt and uncles place when my parents went on holiday and hearing ‘Outlandos D’Amour’ by The Police and ‘Parallel Lines’ by Blondie.  Going by what school I was at at the time I think this would have been early 1979.  Fast […]

Enter Shikari: Sorry You’re Not a Winner

Having seen a fair number of fantastic photos from the UK of Enter Shikari from the likes of Danny North and Peter Hill, this was a gig that I was really looking forward to photographing (despite feeling the effects of the Big Day Out the day before). Whilst The Arena can be very hit and […]

The Ongoing Battles of Me vs John Stanier

  Let’s face it; whilst Tyondai Braxton is as close to a front man as you’re going to get with Battles, it’s all about trying to get photos of drummer John Stanier in full flight.  This would normally be a fairly easy proposition at many venues but being the Zoo in Brisbane there’s the lack […]

A New Beginning

Whilst I have been writing a regular music photo blog on myspace for much of the last two years – you can check it out here – I thought it was about time that I went out on my own, went a bit more legitimate/professional and set up my own blog.  So welcome to ‘This […]