Billie-Jade – Horror Haus

Horror Haus cover

Horror Haus cover

Australia finally has a heavy metal Queen! Billie-Jade (previously Diamond Noir) launches her solo career with her debut single, Horror Haus. The music video is pure gothic eye-candy, featuring corsets, glowing coffins, UV paint and snakes.

I was on set to photograph the cover, publicity photos and capture the behind the scenes goodness. Check out the full gallery here.

Billie-Jade filming Horror Haus

Billie-Jade filming Horror Haus

> Check out the epic music video on YouTube.
> Download the single on iTunes now!

On the set

On the set

So Frenchy So Chic 2017 – Photos

Nouvelle Vague

Elodie Frege – Nouvelle Vague

Parasoles, French champagne and sultry divas – So Frenchy So Chic 2017 came to town, bringing it’s signature joie de vivre to the Summer festival scene in Melbourne. Held on the picturesque grounds of the Werribee Mansion & Gardens, it sits somewhere between an indie music festival (a la Harvest) and picnic, and always an absolute delight to photograph.

Ladies with joie de vivre

Ladies with joie de vivre

Another expertly cherry-picked line up, featuring Deluxe, Nouvelle Vague (fronted by Elodie Frege, Melanie Pain and Liset Alea), The Limiñanas and Bertrand Belin. In my opinion, the food carts deserve to be on the bill too – Crepes, Cacau Macarons, Raclette, Mussels and THAT $100 Truffle hotdog at the Maille stand.

2017 marked my tenth time photographing the music festival. View the full gallery.

LiliBoy of Deluxe

LiliBoy of Deluxe was a crowd pleaser

Deluxe

Deluxe

Backstage moments with Deluxe / LiliBoy

Backstage moments with Deluxe / LiliBoy

Elodie Frege & Liset Alea - Nouvelle Vague

Elodie Frege & Liset Alea – Nouvelle Vague

Melanie Pain / Nouvelle Vague

Melanie Pain / Nouvelle Vague

Nouvelle Vague

Chic silhouette – Nouvelle Vague

The Limiñanas chillin' backstage

The Limiñanas chillin’ backstage

Messages of joie de vivre

Messages of joie de vivre

Deluxe at sunset

That’s a wrap – thank you So Frenchy for another amazing event

RONE ‘Empty’ Exhibition

Beautiful mural in the Star Lyric Theatre

Beautiful mural in the Star Lyric Theatre

Rone, one of Melbourne’s most prominent street artists held his first solo exhibition in two years at the historic Star Lyric Theatre in Collingwood, Oct 14-23rd, 2016.

Portraits

Portraits

Known for his mural portraits of striking female faces adorning large scale buildings or in decaying spaces, the term ‘hauntingly beautiful’, whilst overused, perfectly sums up Rone’s work.

Rone exhibition space

Rone exhibition space

Never was an exhibition space more fitting than the Art Nouveau building, Star Lyric Theatre which is due for demolition soon after the exhibition closes. A fitting tribute to a beautiful derelict building.

Virtual reality and digital pieces

Virtual reality and digital pieces

Check out more of Rone’s work.

Cherie Currie – Runaways

Cherie Currie

Cherie Currie live at The Corner Hotel

Cherie Currie, the voice of the cult 70s girl hard rock band, The Runaways made her first appearance on Australian soil.

Cherie pulled off an amazing, intimate show at The Corner Hotel, it was as if she had been performing solidly for the past 30 years. Supported by a local all-girl line up, Tequila Mockingbyrd and Wild Violet.

Check out the full gallery on Life Music Media.

Cherie Currie

Cherie Currie

Set List

  1. American Nights
  2. Rock & Roll
  3. Rock ‘n’ Roll Rosie
  4. Dear Mum
  5. Is It Day or Night?
  6. Roxy Roller
  7. Heartbeat
  8. Queens of Noise
  9. California Paradise
  10. Midnight Music
  11. Believe
  12. Lady Grinning Soul
  13. Rebel Rebel
  14. Do You Love Me?
  15. Cherry Bomb
Cherie Currie

Cherie Currie’s first Australian tour

Highlights from VAMFF 2016 – Photos

Aurelio Costarella, Runway 3

Aurelio Costarella, Runway 3

Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival coloured the town stylish once again, on an uncharacteristically warm week in Melbourne.

On the new site, at the charming heritage-listed Royal Exhibition Building. Old world charm comes at a price – no air-conditioning, so some of the Autumn/Winter styling had to be altered to suit the rising temperature.

I covered the runway action, for the seventh consecutive year. Here are some of my highlights from Runway 2 and 3. Full gallery on Flickr.

Aurelio Costarella, Runway 3

Structured & feminine tailoring – Aurelio Costarella, Runway 3

Camilla, Runway 3

Boho-ethnic layers evokes 70s rockstar – Camilla, Runway 3

Megan Park, Runway 3

Ladylike glamour to take you from day to night – Megan Park, Runway 3

Alice McCall, Runway 3

Black lace is the trend to watch in AW16 – Alice McCall, Runway 3

Manning Cartell, Runway 2

60s op-art inspired prints – Manning Cartell, Runway 2

VAMFF 2016 - Royal Exhibition Building

Old world grandeur of the Royal Exhibition Building

White Night Melbourne 2016 – Photos

The Dresses by Tae Gon Kim

The Dresses by Tae Gon Kim

White Night once again illuminated the streets of Melbourne for the forth year year, attracting approximately 580,000 people. The all night program of light projections and entertainment saw a few changes from previous years. Major attractions were spread from Federation Square to The Royal Exhibition Building to ease congestion. While a couple of the illuminations had previously been exhibited at Sydney’s Vivid festival, there were some attractions that were distinctly Melbourne. This is what I saw.

Check out the full gallery on Flickr | View past White Night galleries.

Circus Circus - rope artist

Circus Circus – rope artist

Still Here by Josh Muir with Ample Projects - NGV

Still Here by Josh Muir with Ample Projects – NGV

Lamine Sonko & The African Intelligence

Trip the Light Fantastic – Lamine Sonko & The African Intelligence

Jellyfish by Joe Blanck

Jellyfish by Joe Blanck

White Night - Royal Exhibition Building

White Night – Royal Exhibition Building

The Dresses

The Dresses

Tina Arena – One Night Only Photos

Tina Arena at Hamer Hall

Tina Arena at Hamer Hall

Tina Arena kicked off her One Night Only tour in her hometown, at Melbourne’s Hamer Hall on Friday night. Once again, I was there covering the action for Life Music Media, check out the gallery.

Tina Arena Tina Arena & band Tina Arena Backing singers Gary Pinto & Natasha Stewart

So Frenchy So Chic 2016 – Photos

Brigitte

Brigitte commanding the stage at So Frenchy So Chic

Werribee Mansion once again played gracious host to the annual So Frenchy So Chic festival in Melbourne. With an eclectic line-up featuring Soviet Suprem, Lou Doillon, Brigitte and Hindi Zahra, it was a fine day in the sun.

I have photographed this event since its infancy at the Prince Bandroom, and for the ninth time I captured the French festivities.

Check out the photos below or view the full gallery >

Lou Doillon

Lou Doillon – backstage at So Frenchy So Chic 2016

Brigitte

Brigitte: Double Trouble

Soviet Suprem

Soviet Suprem tearing the stage

Werribee Mansion

Floral garland-clad cloud on the grounds of Werribee Mansion

Soviet Suprem

Soviet Suprem backstage

Je suis Paris, Je suis Sydney

Je suis Paris, Je suis Sydney

Hindi Zahra

Hindi Zahra

Lou Doillon

Lou Doillon onstage

Fans joining the Soviet Suprem revolution

Fans joining the Soviet Suprem revolution

Feels Like Home – Melbourne Instameet

Photographer Jarrad Seng and model Jessica Marie

Photographer Jarrad Seng and model Jessica Marie

After months of travel, it was nice to rediscover my hometown of Melbourne, with one of the largest Instameets hosted by Qantas to celebrate their 95th birthday. Our urban walkabout guide was Perth photographer, Jarrad Seng as we wandered through the Fitzroy Gardens, steps of Parliament and down through Chinatown to capture some Melbourne moments.

While there didn’t seem to be any considered itinerary for the Melbourne event, I did manage to get a few shots capturing Melbourne in a new light.

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Puddle of Grace

Puddle of Grace

Wandering through Chinatown

Wandering through Chinatown

General Charles George Gordon statue

General Charles George Gordon statue

What's on the menu?

What’s on the menu?

Treasury Gardens

Treasury Gardens

Rooftop hangs at Sunset with Qantas

Rooftop hangs at Sunset with Qantas

Open House Melbourne 2015 Photos

RMIT Design Hub

Exterior of RMIT Design Hub

The doors were wide open Melbourne’s rarely seen, but ever present buildings and workspaces across the CBD and inner city suburbs. For my sixth year, I explored three significant buildings from the 19th, 20th and 21st century. Can’t get more diverse than that!

View the full gallery and archives from Open House Melbourne 2010-2015.

Meat Market, North Melbourne

Built in 1880 to the design of architect George Johnson – now a grade one heritage-listed building. Noted for it’s character-packed, ostentatious architecture with decorative ram head sculptures dotted throughout. Today, it’s fully preserved thanks to the Bracks government and now used as a performing arts space. George Johnson also designed other notable buildings including the Fitzroy Town Hall and St Kilda Hall.

Meat Market

Meat Market entrance

Meat Market

Meat Market interior

Meat Market

Meat Market – brass ram head ornamentation

Edgewater Towers, St Kilda

Australia’s first multi-residential apartment complex, designed to bring the Miami-style living to St Kilda. Designed by émigré architect Mordechai Benshemesh and completed in 1961, it’s the perfect time capsule of Mid Century Modern architecture in Melbourne.

Edgewater Towers

Edgewater Towers rooftop

Edgewater Towers

Edgewater Towers interior leading onto balcony

Edgewater Towers letterboxes

Edgewater Towers letterboxes

RMIT Design Hub, CBD

Completed in 2012 to house RMIT’s School of Architecture, Design Hub’s minimalism architecture is designed to inspire the students to explore solar energy and environmental factors in their work.

RMIT Design Hub

RMIT Design Hub