Laser lights of the Yarra River
White Night Melbourne is welcome addition to Melbourne’s arts calendar. Originating in Paris, the event saw the city is transformed into an all-night light show, with an estimated 300,000 people attending. While the crowds were overwhelming, there was plenty of entertainment throughout the night. I had a lot capturing the lights.
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Alpine – Laneway Festival 2013
My first time at St Jerome’s Laneway Festival in Melbourne was a delight! I made a small gallery featuring; Divine Fits, Alpine, Jessie Ware, The Rubens, Japandroids, street style fashion and more. View the full gallery on Facebook
Big Day Out rolled into Melbourne on Australia Day. I was Life Music Media‘s live music photographer, covering the iconic music festival for the 2nd consecutive year.
Bands I photographed throughout the day include; Red Hot Chili Peppers, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Vampire Weekend, Against Me!, Band of Horses, Foals, Grinspoon and Everytime I Die. Photographing Anthony Keidis and Flea, was probably one of my all-time rock photographer highlights!
Check out the full gallery on Life Music Media.
So Frenchy So Chic 2013
Another delightful day of sunshine, macarons and coquettes on the picturesque grounds of Werribee Mansion. I photographed the So Frenchy So Chic music festival, for the 5th consecutive time. The stellar lineup featured; Nadeah, Carmen Maria Vega, Melanie Pain and Revolver.
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Carmen Maria Vega
Mariah Carey – Allphones Arena, Sydney
Diva Supreme Mariah Carey graced Australia with a Summer holiday cum tour – her first in 14 years, playing Melbourne, Sydney and the Gold Coast. In contrast to some reviews, Mariah thrilled fans with a set list full of #1 hits, hitting that whistle register several times and trying our fine cuisine on stage – Vegemite and VB. My highlight – Can’t Let Go, a cappella. Unfortunately, Melbourne’s show was cut short due to an 11pm curfew.
Original Set List
Check out the original setlist below, interesting to note All I Want For Christmas & Auld Lang Syne were originally planned.
Actual Set List:
- Can’t Take That Away (Revival Remix)
- Touch My Body
- Shake It Off
- My All
- Always Be My Baby
- I’ll Be There – with Trey Lorenz
- Rock With You / Let’s Go Crazy – Trey Lorenz
- Obsessed (Sydney only)
- Don’t Forget About Us (Sydney only)
- It’s Like That
- Close My Eyes
- Fly Like A Bird
- We Belong Together
Madonna live at Staples Center, Los Angeles
And so another Madonna world tour comes to an end. The MDNA world tour wraps up tonight in Cordoba, Argentina. Earlier this year I flew to Los Angeles to see both her shows at the Staples Center. Due to a series of fortunate
events, I caught the show from the 6th row and could not have had a more perfect night! Madonna was on fire, the theatrics were mind-blowing and the choreography was out of this world. While I’m usually an advocate of fresh takes on old songs, I was pleased to see classic takes on Vogue (featuring post modern JPG cones) and Express Yourself (albeit with a cheeky Lady Gaga mash-up)! I lived the dream… sang, snapped
and danced my ass off with The Queen!
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The Living End
The Living End are currently on the road for their most ambitious tour to date – The Retrospective Tour. Playing each of their 6 albums, from start to finish, one night at a time in every capital city. I photographed their first show, celebrating their classic debut Self-Titled album in Melbourne.
Check out the full gallery on Life Music Media and Flickr.
Jenny Bannister & Phillip Boon
Live fashion chat show, Fashion Torque, hosted by stylist Philip Boon and designer Jenny Bannister, celebrated it’s 2nd birthday at Palmz rooftop in Melbourne. Dress code: CLASHING COLOURS. To discuss what’s what in fashion for 2012, the panel included buyer Sarah Gale, milliner Richard Nylon and fashion writer Janice Breen Burns. Check out how Melbourne’s fashion elite responded to the theme, in my Style Spotting gallery for Style Melbourne
On my recent US trip, I collaborated with free-spirited Los Angeles-based actress/model Ashley McCarthy on a fashion photoshoot. With no plans, we scoped out cool scenes around Venice Beach, California, resulting in a very SoCal editorial. Check out the photos from our guerilla photoshoot!
Harvest Festival 2012 rolled into Melbourne and I was lucky enough to cover the show for Life Music Media. Set in the picturesque Werribee Park, Harvest is more arty and laid back than the usual music festival with loads of cultured activities, quirky seating areas and food trucks doing their thing.
Check out the full gallery on Life Music Media, featuring; Beck, Sigur Ros, Mike Patton’s Mondo Cane, Grizzly Bear, Ben Folds Five, Silversun Pickups, Beirut, Santigold, Cake, The Dandy Warhols, Dexys, Fuck Buttons, Los Campesinos!, The War on Drugs, Dark Horses and Winter People.