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.
View the full gallery on Life Music Media.
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.
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.
The last time I photographed Owl Eyes was at Pyramid Rock Festival, check out the photos.
Check out more photos on Flickr. 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 jetted in to DJ the party, relive their fun 90s pop playlist compiled by Style Melbourne.
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.