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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
Big Day Out. The annual pilgrimage the northern hemisphere-residing bands want to make. Celebrating its 20th year, BDO’s Melbourne event lived up to my expectations; a dizzying day of racing between stages in the heat, expensive festival food and a corroboree of boho-dressed girls and board short-sporting guys.
Believe it or not, this was my first BDO – a musical coming-of-age for me, albeit 10 years too late. I was there shooting for Life Music Media!
Soundgarden – Orange Stage
The REAL headliner of the Big Day Out came in the form of veteran grunge Gods from Seattle, Soundgarden. That is all.
The Living End – Blue Stage
On the main stage, Chris Cheney never fails to deliver, effortlessly keeping the energy levels up. Playing a set list of 90s classics and throwing a few spanners in the works, The Living End should have a standing date at BDO for years to come.
Kimbra – Converse Green Stage
Kimbra brought a welcome relief of estrogen to the Big Day Out – it seemed that every photographer was there to cover her set. Her incredibly strong pipes, crazy Rio-inspired outfit and captivating presence, had both the audience and photographers thrilled.
Cage The Elephant – Essential Stage
Now and then there’s a pretty great discovery. After tearing up Coachella festival, Cage The Elephant played their first Big Day Out like they meant it. Lead singer Matt Shultz was a photographers dream, providing the only crowd surf moment of the day.
Full gallery on Life Music Media.
A one day celebration of new French music performed against the magical backdrop of Werribee Park Mansion. Crowd favourites, Moriarty performed their unique blend of depression-era blues. Nouvelle Vague were ever as crazy, touring with Melanie Pain & Phoebe Kildeer. And new to Australian shores (and sure to be regulars) – Asa and Féfé.
Check out all my photos from the day on Life Music Media!
What a great way to ring in the new year, than with two solid days of music at Pyramid Rock! I covered the festival for Beat Magazine. Can you spot yourself in the crowd? Check out the pics!
- Pyramid Rock Gallery – Day 1 – The Living End, Gotye, Cloud Control, Spiderbait, Spank Rock, Ash Grunwald, Vascoe Era, Lyrics Born, The Herd, The Delta Riggs, Dum Dum Girls, The Bamboos and more…
- Pyramid Rock Gallery – Day 2 – Scissor Sisters, Bluejuice, Sparkadia, The Panics, Drapht, Blue King Brown, Illy, Owl Eyes, Hermitude, Georgia Fair, Graveyard Train, Grace Woodroofe, Abbe May and more…