Cherie Currie – Runaways

Cherie Currie

Cherie Currie live at The Corner Hotel

Cherie Currie, the voice of the cult 70s girl hard rock band, The Runaways made her first appearance on Australian soil.

Cherie pulled off an amazing, intimate show at The Corner Hotel, it was as if she had been performing solidly for the past 30 years. Supported by a local all-girl line up, Tequila Mockingbyrd and Wild Violet.

Check out the full gallery on Life Music Media.

Cherie Currie

Cherie Currie

Set List

  1. American Nights
  2. Rock & Roll
  3. Rock ‘n’ Roll Rosie
  4. Dear Mum
  5. Is It Day or Night?
  6. Roxy Roller
  7. Heartbeat
  8. Queens of Noise
  9. California Paradise
  10. Midnight Music
  11. Believe
  12. Lady Grinning Soul
  13. Rebel Rebel
  14. Do You Love Me?
  15. Cherry Bomb
Cherie Currie

Cherie Currie’s first Australian tour

Highlights from VAMFF 2016 – Photos

Aurelio Costarella, Runway 3

Aurelio Costarella, Runway 3

Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival coloured the town stylish once again, on an uncharacteristically warm week in Melbourne.

On the new site, at the charming heritage-listed Royal Exhibition Building. Old world charm comes at a price – no air-conditioning, so some of the Autumn/Winter styling had to be altered to suit the rising temperature.

I covered the runway action, for the seventh consecutive year. Here are some of my highlights from Runway 2 and 3. Full gallery on Flickr.

Aurelio Costarella, Runway 3

Structured & feminine tailoring – Aurelio Costarella, Runway 3

Camilla, Runway 3

Boho-ethnic layers evokes 70s rockstar – Camilla, Runway 3

Megan Park, Runway 3

Ladylike glamour to take you from day to night – Megan Park, Runway 3

Alice McCall, Runway 3

Black lace is the trend to watch in AW16 – Alice McCall, Runway 3

Manning Cartell, Runway 2

60s op-art inspired prints – Manning Cartell, Runway 2

VAMFF 2016 - Royal Exhibition Building

Old world grandeur of the Royal Exhibition Building

White Night Melbourne 2016 – Photos

The Dresses by Tae Gon Kim

The Dresses by Tae Gon Kim

White Night once again illuminated the streets of Melbourne for the forth year year, attracting approximately 580,000 people. The all night program of light projections and entertainment saw a few changes from previous years. Major attractions were spread from Federation Square to The Royal Exhibition Building to ease congestion. While a couple of the illuminations had previously been exhibited at Sydney’s Vivid festival, there were some attractions that were distinctly Melbourne. This is what I saw.

Check out the full gallery on Flickr | View past White Night galleries.

Circus Circus - rope artist

Circus Circus – rope artist

Still Here by Josh Muir with Ample Projects - NGV

Still Here by Josh Muir with Ample Projects – NGV

Lamine Sonko & The African Intelligence

Trip the Light Fantastic – Lamine Sonko & The African Intelligence

Jellyfish by Joe Blanck

Jellyfish by Joe Blanck

White Night - Royal Exhibition Building

White Night – Royal Exhibition Building

The Dresses

The Dresses

Tina Arena – One Night Only Photos

Tina Arena at Hamer Hall

Tina Arena at Hamer Hall

Tina Arena kicked off her One Night Only tour in her hometown, at Melbourne’s Hamer Hall on Friday night. Once again, I was there covering the action for Life Music Media, check out the gallery.

Tina Arena Tina Arena & band Tina Arena Backing singers Gary Pinto & Natasha Stewart

So Frenchy So Chic 2016 – Photos

Brigitte

Brigitte commanding the stage at So Frenchy So Chic

Werribee Mansion once again played gracious host to the annual So Frenchy So Chic festival in Melbourne. With an eclectic line-up featuring Soviet Suprem, Lou Doillon, Brigitte and Hindi Zahra, it was a fine day in the sun.

I have photographed this event since its infancy at the Prince Bandroom, and for the ninth time I captured the French festivities.

Check out the photos below or view the full gallery >

Lou Doillon

Lou Doillon – backstage at So Frenchy So Chic 2016

Brigitte

Brigitte: Double Trouble

Soviet Suprem

Soviet Suprem tearing the stage

Werribee Mansion

Floral garland-clad cloud on the grounds of Werribee Mansion

Soviet Suprem

Soviet Suprem backstage

Je suis Paris, Je suis Sydney

Je suis Paris, Je suis Sydney

Hindi Zahra

Hindi Zahra

Lou Doillon

Lou Doillon onstage

Fans joining the Soviet Suprem revolution

Fans joining the Soviet Suprem revolution

Strong as Steel – Seattle photoshoot

Mimi & the Fremont Troll // Strong as Steel

Mimi & the Fremont Troll // Strong as Steel

In Seattle, I had the pleasure of collaborating with model/race car driver Mimi Park on a quirky industrial-themed photoshoot. Shot in Seattle’s historic Gas Works Park, with a guest appearance from the much-loved Fremont Troll.

View the full photoshoot below.

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2 Million Views on Flickr

Flickr highlights

Flickr highlights

My Flickr account is an oeuvre of my photography work since 2009. I constantly update it with my latest fashion photoshoots, documentary travel photography and of course live music photography.

I’m very proud of how it has grown over the years, and the milestone just passed – a mammoth 2 million page views!

Explore my photo albums here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/aurora_design/

Here are just a few highlights from my portfolio:
1. MADONNA – MDNA Tour, Staples Center, LA, 2. Sydney Opera House – Vivid 2015, 3. Ashley McCarthy – Venice Beach, 4. Joshua Tree National Park, Mojave Desert, 5. The standard you walk past is the standard you accept., 6. Marilyn Manson – Soundwave 2015 – Melbourne, 7. Grand Canal – Venice, Italy, 8. Foggy tree tops in Banff, Canada, 9. rats, 10. Secret Garden Photoshoot, 11. Galeries Lafayette stained-glass dome – Paris, 12. Bondi Beach, 13. Suburban Goth photoshoot, 14. Yeah Yeah Yeahs – Big Day Out 2013, 15. Aurora Australis over Cradle Mountain, Tasmania, 16. Penny Higgs (Big Brother) – Photoshoot, 17. You and Me – Catacombs, Paris, 18. Florence and The Machine – Melbourne

Pray for Paris

#prayforparis

#prayforparis

Thinking of all my friends and amazing memories from the most beautiful city in the world. The city of lights! Stay strong Paris! XO

Feels Like Home – Melbourne Instameet

Photographer Jarrad Seng and model Jessica Marie

Photographer Jarrad Seng and model Jessica Marie

After months of travel, it was nice to rediscover my hometown of Melbourne, with one of the largest Instameets hosted by Qantas to celebrate their 95th birthday. Our urban walkabout guide was Perth photographer, Jarrad Seng as we wandered through the Fitzroy Gardens, steps of Parliament and down through Chinatown to capture some Melbourne moments.

While there didn’t seem to be any considered itinerary for the Melbourne event, I did manage to get a few shots capturing Melbourne in a new light.

Follow me on Instagram for more @auroradesign.

Puddle of Grace

Puddle of Grace

Wandering through Chinatown

Wandering through Chinatown

General Charles George Gordon statue

General Charles George Gordon statue

What's on the menu?

What’s on the menu?

Treasury Gardens

Treasury Gardens

Rooftop hangs at Sunset with Qantas

Rooftop hangs at Sunset with Qantas

Boys gone wild in PDX

Boys in the hood

PDX hood life. Models: Brian, Greg & Steven

In Portland, I collaborated with local Instagrammer Steven Bustrin on a Vigilante web series. During October, Steven posted an ongoing saga of the tales of a disengaged young man in the big city, accompanied by a photograph, several of which were by me. Fun times re-imagining Portland as a city full of hoodlums.

Gallery below. View them larger on Flickr.

Under the bridge

Under the bridge. Model: Brian

Under the cover of darkness

Under the cover of darkness

Squad goals?

Squad goals?

Brian goes rogue

Brian goes rogue

It's a tough city. You have to be tougher.

It’s a tough city. You have to be tougher.

Models: Steven Bustrin, Brian Pickett and Greg.
You can follow the Instaseries on Steven’s instagram.

From the streets

Portrait from the streets of Portland

Portrait from the streets of Portland

There are around 4,000 people sleeping rough on the streets in Portland. The homeless situation in the USA is always a culture shock for me. I even saw 2x police officers issuing a ticket to a man sleeping in a car park, what an outrage! I’m not sure what the solution is, but what I learned is the best thing I could do was to overcome my fear and treat everyone with kindness and respect.