Waiting… at The Hotel Windsor

Waiting by Hannah Smith and Michael John Joseph.

Waiting by Hannah Smith and Michael John Joseph.

During my Open House Melbourne adventures, I spotted this poignant performance art piece at The Hotel Windsor, Waiting by Hannah Smith and Michael John Joseph. Performed in the defunct, but historically significant elevator shafts of The Hotel Windsor. Read more about the piece and The Windsor Art Award on the ABC Arts website.

View more photographic highlights from Open House Melbourne.

Rutledge Lane goes blue

Rutledge Lane

New life in Rutledge Lane

Rutledge Lane, off Melbourne’s much famed street art mecca Hosier Lane underwent a makeover this week. Graffiti artist Adrian Doyle had council permission to paint over the existing art in Rutledge Lane with a single colour, blue. The idea was to give emerging street artists a fresh start.

I managed to get a few photos of street artists giving new life to a blue Rutledge Lane.

If you ever travel to Melbourne, make sure you visit Hosier Lane and the adjoining Rutledge Lane to see some of the best examples of street art in the world.

Rutledge Lane

Street artist at work in Rutledge Lane


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Open House Melbourne 2013 – Photos

St Michael's Uniting Church

St Michael’s Uniting Church

Open House Melbourne, now in its sixth year was bigger than ever – more than 100 buildings opened the doors to the public. For the fourth year, I headed down to OHM to photograph the marvelous Hotel Windsor (Melbourne’s oldest purpose-built hotel, still in operation), St Michael’s Uniting Church and the Rialto building. Once again, the day was an absolute delight, the volunteer guides were knowledgeable and the day provided a rare insight into Melbourne’s hidden architectural gems.

Check out a selection of my OHM highlights over the years.

Dark World – Steampunk Photoshoot

Xander Pratt

Model: Xander Pratt

Once again, I collaborated with model/dancer Xander Pratt for a provoking Steampunk editorial fashion shoot in Melbourne. Styling was provided by the talented Rebecca Kennedy – Style Guru. My aim was to utilise Melbourne’s Victorian architecture and Xander’s penchant for defying gravity, to create a unique, surreal world.

View the full gallery in my portfolio. Visit my Flickr page to see outtakes.

Check out our first photoshoot, Back to the Future.

Gertrude St Light Projection Festival 2013

Housing Commission

Atherton Gardens Towers

Gertrude St Projection Festival 2013, now in its sixth year, illuminated 10 winter nights with new media art projections on buildings, laneways, tree trunks and footpaths around Gertrude St.

After the amazing light shows I captured earlier this year at White Night Melbourne, I headed northside to bring you these photos from Fitzroy. The Atherton Gardens public-housing towers were the main attraction, featuring an assortment of balloons, spiders and film noir eyes being projected onto the building.

Check out more of my photos from Gertrude St Projection Festival 2013.

GSPF 2013

Offbeat Travel Guide to San Diego

San Diego Travel Guide

San Diego, known for its unique mix of maritime history, colourful Mexican culture, the epicenter of Comic Con and pristine Pacific coastline. While it’s Mediterranean-style climate makes it a great holiday destination, it also has a rich cultural scene and dedication to preserving its eclectic architecture.

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Melbourne Comic-Con Photos 2013!

Tonto cosplayer at Oz Comic Con 2013

Tonto cosplayer at Oz Comic Con 2013

Oz Comic-Con hit Melbourne’s Royal Exhibition Building this weekend, featuring a spectrum of multi-genre awesomeness. Highlights of the day were William Shatner’s open panel and the Cosplay competition.

Check out the highlights gallery on Facebook. Full gallery now on Everguide.

Save The Palace in Melbourne!

The Palace at capacity for Hanson

The Palace at capacity for Hanson

Saddening news that the iconic The Palace Theatre in Melbourne is facing demolition by developers, unless we speak up now.

Over the past hundred years, The Palace has been used as theatre, cinema and now a much loved live music venue. Still holding much of its original Victorian charm, it’s interior holds more significance to preservationists than it’s exterior.

It’s mid-sized capacity has made it a great venue to catch breaking artists, such as Florence + The Machine in 2010. I have photographed many local and international artists over the years at The Palace, including; Kylie Minogue, Groove Armada, Bush, Staind, Josh Pyke and Hanson.

To help preserve a piece of Melbourne’s history, you can sign the petition and like the Facebook page.

Andrew Stockdale (Wolfmother) at Ding Dong Lounge

Andrew Stockdale band promo

Andrew Stockdale band promo

Opening Night of our live music photography exhibition, 3 Songs No Flash, at the Ding Dong Lounge was not only headlined by Madonna, Metallica and Marilyn Manson – Andrew Stockdale (AKA Wolfmother) hit the stage later for an intimate performance!

I did my thing and took some concert photography, as well as a promo photoshoot backstage. Check out the photos below.

If you’re interested in a promo photoshoot & live concert photography for your band, contact me.

Andrew Stockdale - promo shot

Andrew Stockdale band promo

Andrew Stockdale live

Andrew Stockdale live

Andrew Stockdale live at Ding Don Lounge

Andrew Stockdale live at Ding Don Lounge

Andrew Stockdale live

Ding Dong Lounge

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Top 5 Milkshakes in the USA

Best milkshakes in America

There’s nothing like washing down a burger and fries with a good ol’ Milkshake. Whilst traveling through USA these past two years, I discovered that foodie culture is having an impact on the humble milkshake. Diners are serving fresh, new flavours that go beyond the standard milk/icecream/syrup recipe, created with real ingredients in unique combinations.

Read on for my favourite milkshakes in America, chosen for their distinct flavours and quality.
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