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 the L’Oreal Paris Team 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’Oreal Paris Professional 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.

Galleries now online:

Suicide Girls & Witchgrinder – Photos!

Suicide Girls

Suicide Girls

Suicide Girls brought their Blackheart Burlesque tour to Billaboard The Venue, with support from Melbourne metal band, Witchgrinder.

The alternative / punk burlesque group captivated the Melbourne audience with performances inspired by The Rocky Horror Picture Show, Michael Jackson, Game of Thrones, Avengers and Kill Bill, choreographed by Manwe Sauls-Addison.

Full gallery on Life Music Media shortly. Sneak peek on Flickr.
Read more…

3 Songs No Flash – 2014 Concert Photography Exhibition

2014 Concert Photography Exhibition

2014 Concert Photography Exhibition at Ding Dong Lounge

Proud to announce that I will be exhibiting alongside Melbourne’s finest live music photographers, once again, in the 3 Songs No Flash Exhibition at Ding Dong Lounge.

There will be a selection of photographs on display by Melbourne’s best concert photographers, featuring artists such as; Queens of the Stone Age, Lorde, Arcade Fire, Tegan & Sara, Mastadon and Kylie Minogue (by yours truly). Photos available for purchase!

Opening Night
Tuesday March 25th, 7:30pm
Ding Dong Lounge – 18 Market Lane, Melbourne
(gold coin donation on entry)
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Exhibition runs from March 25th – April 3rd, 2014 EXTENDED UNTIL APRIL 30TH. Please check with Ding Dong Lounge for open hours.

Kylie Minogue

Kylie Minogue – The Anti Tour, Melbourne
Available for purchase on the night or contact me.

Kookai A/W 2014 Runway & Backstage Photos

Samantha Harris

Backstage with Samantha Harris

Kookai launched its AW14 collection in empire-style at the Royal Exhibition Building, Melbourne. Inspired by the cool confidence of New York, the collection features relaxed fits, intricate architectural-inspired patterns and a more muted palette than we’ve seen in the past from Kookai.

I photographed the backstage and runway action for Style Melbourne. Here’s a sneak peek!

Kookai - backstage

In the Napoleon Perdis make-up chair

Nicole Trunfio

Nicole Trunfio on the Kookai catwalk

Sarah Stephens

Sarah Stephens

Amanda Ware

Amanda Ware

Full gallery on Style Melbourne. More photos on Flickr.

View previous Kookai Runways; 2013 & 2012.

Soundwave 2014 – Melbourne Photos!

Green Day

Green Day cooling down Soundwave crowd

As the Summer comes to an end, I covered Soundwave Music Festival in Melbourne for Life Music Media. Always a thrill to shoot festival staples such as The Living End, AFI and MUTEMATH, as well as some amazing international artists for the first time; Green Day, Korn and Placebo.

Here’s a selection of my favourite images. View the full gallery on Life Music Media and my Flickr. Read more…

White Night Melbourne 2014 – Photo Essay

White Night Melbourne

White Night Melbourne

Melbourne welcomed White Night for the second year with an expanded program. This time, word of mouth got around to approximately 500,000 people, seeing the streets of Melbourne packed to the brim for arts and culture in the wee hours of the morning.

I worked my way from north to south to capture the night, shooting for nine hours.
This is what I saw.

9pm – Lisa Mitchell live, QV

Lisa Mitchell

Lisa Mitchell

While not an official White Night event, as darkness fell, Lisa Mitchell started the evening with a delightful outdoor performance set in front of Luma Domes light installation by Kit Webster and Pierre Proske in QV Square.

11pm – Purple Rain, Old Melbourne Gaol

Purple Rain

A little moment in Purple Rain

The one hour wait was worth it. A visual and audio experience created by French artist Pierre Ardouvin, visitors were handed umbrellas and showered with illuminated rain, as Prince’s Purple Rain played.

12am – Melbourne, Music & Me Exhibition, RMIT

Melbourne, Music & Me

Melbourne, Music & Me

The Melbourne, Music & Me Exhibition put on an all-nighter for its final night. Showcasing music history of Australian music scene affiliated with Mushroom Group of Companies, featuring tour memorabilia, awards and costumes of Kylie Minogue, Skyhooks, Crowded House, P!nk and Madonna.

1am – Vortex, Southbank Pedestrian Bridge

Vortex

Vortex

The bridge was transformed into a sci-fi visual experience. To be honest, it didn’t quite live up to the itinerary.

2am – Melbourne Now, NGV

Melbourne Now

Confessions on a dancefloor – Melbourne Now

The NGV was still buzzing in the early hours of the morning, with Melbourne Now and Edward Steichen & Art Deco Fashion were open all night, free of charge. The highlight – Darren Sylvester’s ‘For You’ disco room installation in the Melbourne Now exhibition.

4am – Midden, Birrarung Marr

Midden

Midden

An amazing 360 degree illumination paying tribute to the traditional owners of the land.

4:30am – Wonderland, Flinders Street

Flinders St Illuminations

Flinders St Illuminations

With the crowd began to thin out, creating an eery Wonderland landscape.

5am – Molecular Kaleidoscope – Virus one billion times, State Library of Victoria

Virus times a billion

Virus times a billion

Always an educational experience to be had at the State Library of Victoria. The interior was illuminated with magnified 3D renderings of various virus molecules; HIV, Herpes, Polio and Influenza.

Want to see more? View more photos on Flickr.

Check out photos from White Night Melbourne 2013.

Royal Botanic Runway – Photos

Royal Botanic Runway

Australia fashion royalty – Aurelio Costarella, Collette Dinnigan and Akira Isogawa

Australian fashion – under the sun – where it should be. On Thursday I photographed the inaugural Royal Botanic Runway at the Royal Botanic Gardens in Melbourne for Style Melbourne. A unique, open-air fashion parade, showcasing cherry-picked Australian fashion designers to help raise awareness for RBG’s Melbourne Water Strategy Project.

The runway even hosted by celebrity landscape gardener, Jamie Durie, featured fashion design royalty; Akira Isogawa, Aurelio Costarella, Collette Dinnigan and Martin Grant.

A spectacular blend of fashion, flora and conservation – let’s hope the Royal Botanic Runway becomes a regular Summer fashion event.

View the photo gallery.

Collette Dinnigan

Alice Burdeu wears Collette Dinnigan

Akira Isogawa

Akira Isogawa

Aurelio Costarella

Aurelio Costarella

Martin Grant

Cassi Van Den Dungen wears Martin Grant

So Frenchy So Chic 2014 – Photos

Féfé

Féfé wowing the crowd

So Frenchy So Chic in the Park returned to Melbourne’s Werribee Mansion for the third time. The music festival showcased an eclectic line-up, including Babylon Circus, Féfé, Lilly Wood & the Prick (unfortunately Lou Doillon cancelled due to illness).

Babylon Circus

Babylon Circus

Lilly Wood & The Prick

Lilly Wood & The Prick

Great music aside, SFSC is just as much about the food as it is the music! I rolled out my Renault picnic blanket and enjoyed several French-inspired food carts, including; Cacao Macarons, Bagel Burgers, The Brûlée Cart and Chooh La La roasted nuts.

> View the full SFSC gallery on Flickr.
> View the 2013 SFSC gallery in my portfolio.

The Brulee Cart

The Brulee Cart

Choo La La

Choo La La roasted nuts

French Crepes

French Crepes

Cacao Macarons

Cacao Macarons