This week I received an email from a prospective design student and it got me reminiscing about my days studying Graphic Design at RMIT University… For the nostalgia, here is a photo of my winning entry for the 2008 RMIT Student Diary Cover Competition, which was selected from amongst 100+ 2nd Year Communication Design student entries.
RMIT Student Diary 2008
My Inspiration: Street Art – RMIT University is located in the heart of the city, we often had to walk through laneways to get to our lectures. To capture the essence of our sprawling campus, my design utilised a variety elements reflecting the different disciplines studied at RMIT. Sunrays were in, in 2008.
Best of luck to Class of 2013 design students!
VAMFF Launch Runway
Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival launched it’s new partnership with Virgin Australia at Channel 9′s Studio 1 in Docklands last night. I photographed the VIP event for Style Melbourne
Showcasing the VAMFF 2014 TVC campaign – See. Feel. React and culminating with a fashion parade featuring 10 models capturing the spirit of each of the 10 premium runways and their corresponding trends for 2014, including: Romantic, Minimal, Punk, Retro, World Traveler, Colour, Volume and Tailoring.
View more photos on my Flickr page.
VAMFF – Bridal / Romantic Look
Cherry Fest ’13 – Cherry Bar, AC/DC Lane, Melbourne
Cherry Fest rocked AC/DC Lane in Melbourne once again. I covered all the action for Everguide and Life Music Media
. An eclectic lineup, featuring cherry picked artists, such as; The BellRays (USA), Kadavar (GER), The Powder Monkeys, Chris Wilson’s Crown of Thorns, Hoss, Legends of Motorsport and more!
Check out the live music photos on Flickr and Life Music Media.
Penny Higgs & La-toyah Asha
For the launch of Eon Neavou, a creative production company, I worked with a talented team of Melbourne creatives, to produce two very different fashion photoshoots in one day.
Penny Higgs gallery
The first photoshoot featured model/dancer Penny Higgs (from So You Think You Can Dance) modelling three amazing designer looks styled by Rebecca Kennedy (Style Guru). Shoutout to Christopher & Alexander’s Lighting in St Kilda for the amazing location.
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La-toya Asha gallery
Inspired by the last days of disco at Studio 54, La-toyah Asha modelled three unique looks, styled by Rebecca Kennedy (Style Guru) and hair/make-up by Nicole Webb (and further hair styling by Tammy Tim Tam). Shot on location at Room 680.
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Eon Neavou launching soon – watch this space!
Tina Arena & Ronan Keating – The Plenary, Melbourne
Excited to announce that one of my concert photos is published in Tina Arena’s biography, Now I Can Dance
. The photo is of Tina Arena performing with Ronan Keating in 2010, at the very first concert at The Plenary, Melbourne.
I’ve been a long time fan, check out more concert photos that I’ve shot of Tina over the years in my Flickr gallery.
Vote to keep Tina dancing on Dancing with the Stars!
Arthur Galan AG runway – Fashion Aid 2013
Fashion Aid 2013 once again hit Melbourne’s Crown Palladium on Saturday night. I covered the opening for LifeMusicMedia. Stars spotted on the red carpet include; Leo Sayer, Miss Murphy (from The Voice), Brynne Edelsten, Alex Fevola and model La-toyah Asha – whom you’ll see a photoshoot we did shortly! Check out the full gallery
La-toyah Asha, Miss Murphy & Leo Sayer.
MSFW – Runway 3 – Nevenka
I covered the Melbourne Spring Fashion Week runway action for the third consecutive year. Capturing the upcoming Spring/Summer looks, from a diverse array of Australian labels, including; Akira Isogawa, Limedrop, Thurley, Wayne Cooper, Arthur Galan AG, Seafolly and We Are Handsome.
My personal highlights were Nevenka’s ethereal embroidered dresses, Christine’s whimsical accessories (Spring Racing anyone?) and the cheeky models seeing out MSFW’s Resort Runway with a bang.
View the photo galleries:
Runway 3 photos on Style Melbourne & LifeMusicMedia.
Resort Runway photos on Style Melbourne & LifeMusicMedia.
MSFW Runway 3 – Christine
MSFW – Resort Runway – Maiden Love
MSFW – Resort Runway – Franks
Visit Flickr for even more photos.
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.
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.
Street artist at work in Rutledge Lane
[source: the age
Open House Melbourne
St Michael’s Uniting Church
, 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.