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!
Check out more photos in my Portfolio Gallery and Flickr page.
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
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.
Model: Stefany, MUA: Rachelle Games, Photo: Naomi Rahim
In collaboration with Brazilian-model, Stefany, and LA-based Makeup Artist, Rachelle Games, we created this Lana Del Rey-inspired editorial shoot in Downtown Los Angeles.
Across two locations in the Historic Core of LA (you may recognise the location from 500 Days of Summer), we brought to life a vibe of casual glamour. The wardrobe was styled by myself, using a mix of 60s-inspired fashion and retro hair and make-up by Rachelle. Doesn’t Stefany look like a Hollywood bombshell?
View the full photoshoot.
Detail category, Runner Up – Open House Melbourne
Once a year, Open House Melbourne unlocks the doors to give the public the opportunity to explore may of the city’s significant buildings. I love documenting urban life, Melbourne’s history and culture and coupled with OHM’s photography competition, it’s a not to be missed weekend on my calendar.
One of my photos of Melbourne General Cemetery has been selected for the Open House Melbourne 2012 Photo Exhibition. The exhibition will be held at Michael’s Photographic Gallery, Cnr Lonsdale & Elizabeth Streets, Melbourne from Oct 26th, 2012.
View more of my photos from Open House Melbourne over the years on Flickr.
Matt Corby played his third and final sold out Winter Tour on June 6th. A beautiful set that had Melbourne’s The Forum Theatre in awe. Supported by local band Alpine and newcomer Hayden Calnin.
View the gallery on Life Music Media and Flickr.
Florence Welch onstage at Rod Laver Arena
I first photographed Florence + The Machine during her 2010 Australian tour as an emerging artist in 2010. In 2012, she returned a supernova. Selling out her Rod Laver Arena show in Melbourne, I photographed the show for Life Music Media.
Check out more photos in my portfolio.
The keyboard headstand
MUTEMATH played their first ever (sold out) Melbourne show at The Corner Hotel. With a 26 song setlist including Odd Soul and Spotlight, the two-hour high energy show with air mattress surfing and keyboard headstands, punters and photographers alike were left satisfied.
Check out my MUTEMATH photo galleries on Life Music Media and flickr.
To launch Kookai’s A/W 2012 collection, Hotel Particulier Somewhere in Paris
, Melbourne fashionistas came out in force for a preview of the new range, whilst sipping french Laurent Perrier champagne on the roof top of Luminare, South Melbourne.
I captured all the action from the party and runway, photos on flickr and Style Melbourne.