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As the Summer comes to an end, I covered Soundwave Music Festival in Melbourne for Life Music Media. Always a thrill to shoot festival staples such as The Living End, AFI and MUTEMATH, as well as some amazing international artists for the first time; Green Day, Korn and Placebo.
I worked my way from north to south to capture the night, shooting for nine hours.
This is what I saw.
9pm – Lisa Mitchell live, QVWhile not an official White Night event, as darkness fell, Lisa Mitchell started the evening with a delightful outdoor performance set in front of Luma Domes light installation by Kit Webster and Pierre Proske in QV Square.
11pm – Purple Rain, Old Melbourne GaolThe one hour wait was worth it. A visual and audio experience created by French artist Pierre Ardouvin, visitors were handed umbrellas and showered with illuminated rain, as Prince’s Purple Rain played.
12am – Melbourne, Music & Me Exhibition, RMITThe Melbourne, Music & Me Exhibition put on an all-nighter for its final night. Showcasing the history of Australian music, affiliated with Mushroom Group of Companies, featuring tour memorabilia, awards and costumes of Kylie Minogue, Skyhooks, Crowded House, P!nk and Madonna.
1am – Vortex, Southbank Pedestrian BridgeThe bridge was transformed into a sci-fi visual experience. To be honest, it didn’t quite live up to the itinerary.
2am – Melbourne Now, NGVThe NGV was still buzzing in the early hours of the morning, with Melbourne Now and Edward Steichen & Art Deco Fashion were open all night, free of charge. The highlight – Darren Sylvester’s ‘For You’ disco room installation in the Melbourne Now exhibition.
4am – Midden, Birrarung MarrAn amazing 360 degree illumination paying tribute to the traditional owners of the land.
4:30am – Wonderland, Flinders StreetWith the crowd began to thin out, creating an eery Wonderland landscape.
5am – Molecular Kaleidoscope – Virus one billion times, State Library of VictoriaAlways an educational experience to be had at the State Library of Victoria. The interior was illuminated with magnified 3D renderings of various virus molecules; HIV, Herpes, Polio and Influenza.
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Check out photos from White Night Melbourne 2013.
The runway even hosted by celebrity landscape gardener, Jamie Durie, featured fashion design royalty; Akira Isogawa, Aurelio Costarella, Collette Dinnigan and Martin Grant.
A spectacular blend of fashion, flora and conservation – let’s hope the Royal Botanic Runway becomes a regular Summer fashion event.
So Frenchy So Chic in the Park returned to Melbourne’s Werribee Mansion for the third time. The music festival showcased an eclectic line-up, including Babylon Circus, Féfé, Lilly Wood & the Prick (unfortunately Lou Doillon cancelled due to illness).
Great music aside, SFSC is just as much about the food as it is the music! I rolled out my Renault picnic blanket and enjoyed several French-inspired food carts, including; Cacao Macarons, Bagel Burgers, The Brûlée Cart and Chooh La La roasted nuts.
Porsche Australia celebrated the first anniversary of Woman With Drive at their Melbourne Centre last night with a guest appearance by Porsche ambassador Maria Sharapova.
Hosted by Woman With Drive ambassador Sonia Kruger, I photographed the event, including red carpet, interviews and party, featuring Maria Sharapova, Sonia Kruger, Big Brother personality Tahan Lew Fatt and driver David Reynolds.