Archive for June, 2009

Violent Soho on Film 28-05-09

 Having seen and photographed Violent Soho plenty of times over the last few years and having photographed them recently in The Zoo car park, I took the opportunity to relax from needing to get editorial photos for publication and take a roll of film instead when they supported …And You Will Know Us By The […]

…And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of The Dead + Violent Soho @ The Zoo

When it comes to live music, I’m usually a ‘stay ’til the bitter end’ type of gig-goer.  For the most part I can never fathom why people would purposely walk out of a gig after only a few songs; maybe it’s just the optimist in me that hopes however bad it is it will get […]

Brisbane Sounds 2009 on Film

As well as taking the usual digital photos at Brisbane Sounds 2009, as previously posted here, I also took a couple rolls of Ilford HP5, rating the ISO400 film at ISO1600 and then developing them for 14 minutes in ID-11 developer.  The results are very grainy, as was expected, although slightly less than the photos […]

Me vs Splendour In The Grass 2009 – Part 2

The final additions to the 2009 Splendour In The Grass festival were announced today, to go with the already announced list that I blogged about last month, with the final 18 bands being as follows: Happy Mondays Doves Architecture In Helsinki You Am I The Beautiful Girls Downsyde & Drapht Kisschasy Little Red Bluejuice Children […]

Brisbane Sounds 2009 @ The Zoo

It was only when I started processing these photos that the significance struck home; as a photographer you wait years, a lifetime perhaps, for that one perfect split second moment to create an icon, construct the legend or fuel the myth.  I know that every few blog posts I end up including a link to this […]

Violent Soho + Boondall Boys @ The Zoo Carpark

Australia music seems to be intrinsically linked to a notion that the best Australian bands have to play to tiny audiences in tiny venues, get little attention in their own city, let alone the rest of the country, due to the parochial tendencies of each major city/state and the unhealthy competiveness that goes along with […]

Screamfeeder + Midget + Butcher Birds @ The Troubadour

Even at the time, 1996 was one of the best years of my life: my PhD was beginning to take shape but was in a worry free stage, still years away from having to write up a thesis, living in an amazing share house with great friends, a beautiful hot summer, a feast of football on […]

4ZZZ Rumble Rock Wrestling @ The Jubilee Hotel

You just haven’t lived until you’ve seen a giant throw a midget at a couple of ninjas… After recent lukewarm shows at The Troubadour and at The Hi-Fi, at the third attempt the widespread and vocal support of Hits in Brisbane makes perfect sense. In spite of all the odds, the worst sound possibly ever […]

The Drones + Witch Hats + Hits @ The Hi-Fi

In an age when live music venues in all major cities around the world are closing, or being made to close, a brand new venue in Brisbane should be a cause for celebration, although it’s somewhat muted by the fact that it has coincided with The Arena closing as a live venue and being transformed […]

UnderExposed Closing Weekend Gigs

Having taken a roll of film at the middle-weekend Saturday night UnderExposed gig, I decided to go back to digital for the last couple of gigs. Not sure why, as I had been delighted at the results of using and developing a roll of film for the first time in over three years; possibly because […]

‘Do You Feel Like You’re Making History?’

Excerpts from an email I received a few days ago. Dear Justin Request for permission to archive: This Is Not A Photo Opportunity The State Library of Queensland would like to archive your website to preserve it for future generations. PANDORA, Australia’s Web Archive, was set up by the National Library of Australia in […]