Archive for May, 2008

The Audreys at The Zoo – No Chimping Allowed

– His computer’s off. – Luke, you switched off your targeting computer. What’s wrong? – Nothing. I’m all right I recently made the point on the flickr concert photography forum that photographing concerts isn’t rocket science – most of what’s happening on stage – the lighting, where people stand, what they do – is completely […]

Time-Lapse Photography – Part 2

Although my initial investigations into time-lapse photography were done on film back in 2004, my interest has still been there in recent years, and even more so since I got my first digital camera in late 2006. Although I have been looking to do something that involves a series of continuous and rapid shots, I […]

Kate Miller-Heidke

[DISCLAIMER: My girlfriend wanted to see Kate Miller-Heidke so asked me to request to do the photos at this gig…..] Much loved by Sunrise, much loathed by a large majority of the Pig City audience, Kate Miller-Heidke was back in Brisbane for a couple of dates at The Zoo and an All Ages show at […]

Rocket Science

The first, and indeed last, time I saw Rocket Science was when I photographed the first Come Together festival at Luna Park in Sydney in April 2005. This was when it was a one day festival of smaller indie/alt Australian bands, before it became a two day metal/emo festival with Australian and International bands (although […]

Me vs Splendour In The Grass

I’m confirmed to photograph at this year’s Splendour In The Grass festival down at Byron Bay at the start of August. The lineup so far is: Devo Wolfmother Sigur Ros The Living End The Presets Tricky Vampire Weekend Ben Lee Cold War Kids The Fratellis The Wombats PNAU Laura Marling The Vines The Grates Operator […]

My Disco: Paradise? Not at 1/20 Second…

It’s a rare occurrence for the support bands to have much better lighting than the headline act, but somehow My Disco managed it. Although when you play in near darkness with no front lights it’s not too hard to achieve. Indeed Feathers, the first band on, had by far the best lighting of the night. […]

Time Lapse Photography – Part 1

For a long time I’ve been interested in time-lapse photography and stop motion animation with normal still cameras. Back in 2004, when I was doing my part-time two year photography course at SCOLA, I did a couple of my projects based on these topics. For one project I looked to make a music video using […]

Masters of Music Photography: Part 2 – Herman Leonard

Although I started off this theme of blog postings with Steve Gullick, that was largely as a result of his new exhibition in London and the associated interviews and write-ups that he was getting. Although he is one of my favourite music photographers, the true number one spot should go to a photographer who I […]

Holy Bible Photoshoot

Danica and Andrea from new Brisbane band The Holy Bible came around for a Sunday afternoon photo-shoot for some promo shots. This was the first time that I had used the new lighting set-up in anger so was a pretty exciting time. I had planned on being really prepared and having everything ready for when […]

Biffy Clyro: Mon the Biffy

Monday night gigs are strange affairs; they’re quite a rare occurrence – indeed a fair number of bars and pubs are shut every Monday in Brisbane – and yet they bring out the most devoted and passionate fans. It’s a different vibe to a more typical Thursday, Friday or Saturday night show when there are […]

The Mess Hall

I wrote in a blog last year about the joys of photographing The Mess Hall, in particular Cec and his photogenic drumming skills. The album launch last year was a disappointing affair, with very little light being stuck in a poor position to photograph from. When the Brisbane date in support of their latest single […]