Gertrude St Light Projection Festival 2014

Atherton Gardens

Lighthouse by Nick Azidis at the Atherton Gardens

Fitzroy came alive this Winter thanks to the Gertrude St Light Projection Festival, a brilliant not for profit event that brings site-specific illumination art to the buildings and alleys of Gertrude St.

Forty media arts projects lit Gertrude St; from buildings, to shop windows and even a Volkswagen Beatle were all fair game for these artists. Low light photography has always been a passion of mine, so I always make sure to photograph this event (check out my 2013 photos here). However, these works are best experienced in real life.

Here are just a few photographic highlights from the festival. View the full 2014 Gallery on Flickr.

The Peoples Car by Olaf Meyer

The Peoples Car by Olaf Meyer

Plasmatic Transience by Andy Buchanan

Plasmatic Transience by Andy Buchanan

Transition by Yandell Walton

Transition by Yandell Walton

Young Blood by Arika Waulu

Young Blood by Arika Waulu

Kelis & Jones Jnr. – Melbourne Photos

Kelis

Kelis

As the Splendour on the Grass sideshows roll into town, I covered the Kelis show at the Prince Bandroom in Melbourne. Kelis performed a massive 18 song setlist, including; Milkshake, Trick Me and Millionaire. Her unique blend of soul & electronica was perfectly complimented by support act Jones Jnr, a soul/beats duo from Sydney (awesome discovery). Don’t miss these two acts if you have Splendour tickets!

View the full gallery on Life Music Media.

Jones Jnr.

Jones Jnr.

Veronica Mars at Oz Comic Con 2014

Aaron Ashmore, Sam Huntington & Jason Dohring

Veronica Mars panel: Aaron Ashmore, Sam Huntington & Jason Dohring

Now and then I get the chance to photograph my fandoms… I’ve watched every episode of Veronica Mars since day 1, through Channel 10′s endless rescheduling, until the final episode that left every marshmallow all too unsatisfied. Who knew, that after 10 years and a humble Kickstarter pledge later, that we (Aussie fans) would get to meet some of the cast in Melbourne? Imagine my excitement!!!

Oz Comic-Con 2014 ended in Melbourne on a high, with the Veronica Mars panel hitting Stage 1. Jason Dohring (Logan Echolls), Aaron Ashmore (Troy Vandegraff) and Sam Huntington (Luke Haldeman).

While Ashmore and Huntington’s characters had minor roles in the show – they had strong opinions; everyone is Team Logan (but given the option, Huntington would be Team Dick, proclaiming “I love Dick!” to the audience – pun may or may not have been intended), Keith is their favourite character, no-one has read the Veronica Mars book yet, both hope to get the call for any Veronica Mars projects in the future and their Tijuana scenes were filmed in San Diego thanks to some very creative location dressing.

Dohring said that a Veronica Mars 2 movie or a spin-off TV series is possible (this just before the announcement of Kristen Bell’s pregnancy), he got advice on how to act drunk from Aaron and Sam, his favourite scene was in episode 1×05 when Veronica asks Keith “You can find anybody! If she were a criminal, you’d make a couple grand tracking her down and you’d have her back in a week,” and the cast never knew ‘who done it’ in the over-arching mysteries until they got the script. While we didn’t really discover any in-depth juice, it was nonetheless a very entertaining panel and there were no complaints from the predominantly female audience.


All photos ©2014 Naomi Rahim, please contact for permission to use.
View more Oz Comic-Con 2014 photos here.

Jason Dohring

Jason Dohring

Aaron Ashmore & Sam Huntington

Aaron Ashmore & Sam Huntington

Aaron Ashmore

Aaron Ashmore

Aaron Ashmore, Sam Huntington & Jason Dohring

Aaron Ashmore, Sam Huntington & Jason Dohring

Oz Comic-Con 2014 Photos

Cosplay Parade - Day 1

Cosplay Parade Day 1

That time of the year when fanboys and fangirls can mingle with their heroes or be their heroes… Oz Comic-Con returned to the Royal Exhibition Building in Melbourne July 5-6, and I was armed with my 70-200mm lens and ability to capture the action for Life Music Media.

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Owl Eyes live at NGV Melbourne photos

Owl Eyes

Owl Eyes live at NGV’s Great Hall

Melbourne singer Owl Eyes took to the stage of the National Gallery of Victoria’s Great Hall, as part of the Friday Nights musical guests for Italian Masterpieces Exhibition. Each Friday Night musical act is cherry-picked to perform at the NGV for a wonderful evening of art, music and wine.

I captured the action for LifeMusicMedia, check out the full gallery.

Owl Eyes
Owl Eyes
Owl Eyes

The last time I photographed Owl Eyes was at Pyramid Rock Festival, check out the photos.

H&M Australia VIP Opening Party

H&M Australia

The GPO reincarnates once again…

H&M Australia opened their first store in Melbourne’s iconic GPO building this month. The VIP Opening Party was the first look Melbourne got of the Swiss budget fashion store. In attendance was a who’s-who of Aussie TV and media, I captured the action for Style Melbourne.
Check out more photos on Flickr.

H&M fashion

On trend, fresh looks at H&M

After terminating the leases of the Australian designer boutiques who previously occupied GPO, H&M have respected the iconic architecture of the grand building, and surprisingly, maintained the low price points we’re familiar with at their international counterparts.

HAIM

HAIM at the DJ booth

HAIM jetted in to DJ the party, relive their fun 90s pop playlist compiled by Style Melbourne.
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Caught in the Crowd

Naomi Holt

Naomi Vs Naomi

When I ran into model Naomi Holt (Chadwick Models) at Soundwave Music Festival rocking a vintage Nirvana t-shirt, I had to do an impromptu photoshoot! Here are the results! You can also visit Flickr for more photos.
Naomi Holt
Naomi Holt
Naomi Holt
Naomi Holt

Street Style at VAMFF 2014

Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival brought the trend-setters to the streets of Melbourne. Here is a selection of the coolest looks from the streets.

Leah Jay repping White Suede
Zoe Demkiw repping White Suede
Lime green
Harlequin dream
Street Style
Head dress
Street Style
Leopard print

Backstage with L’Oreal at VAMFF

Jennifer Gilmore

Jennifer Gilmore ready to open Runway 7

Sometimes behind the scenes is more interesting than the finished product. This was true at Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival 2014. I captured the backstage action as the L’Oréal Professionnel Team transformed 17 models before for each runway show.

Check out more photos in my Gallery and Flickr.

Sarah Pauley

Sarah Pauley in the make-up chair

Rachael Grasso

Rachael Grasso loosing her dreadlocks between the Camilla & Frankie magazine runways

Runway 7

A polished look for Runway 7 – Shop Til You Drop

Tess Shanahan

Tess Shanahan rocking the finished make-up and braids for Runway 7

Charlotte & Rachael

Model moment – Charlotte & Rachael in Shakuhachi

Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival 2014 – Photos!

Jessica Gomes

Jessica Gomes in Dion Lee at the David Jones Opening Runway

VAMFF (formerly L’Oreal Melbourne Fashion Festival), the world’s leading consumer fashion event is set to take over Docklands precinct once again. Expect full photographic coverage from the Premium & Boutique runways.

Latest photos are posted on Flickr.

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