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
> Check out the epic music video on YouTube.
> Download the single on iTunes now!
On the set
Happy New Year!
Wishing all my amazing clients, advertising & design studios that I’ve had the pleasure of collaborating with and followers on Instagram
It’s been a great year working across some iconic Australian brands and beloved local businesses in Melbourne. In pursuit of adventure, I’ve photographed many amazing places from Morocco to New Zealand and seen my images published by Flight Centre, Refinery29 and News Limited.
Stay tuned for hopefully an equally awesome 2017!
Proud to launch the Aurora Design Online Store
, hosted on Red Bubble!
Over the years I’ve had numerous requests for prints and the like of my photos, and this store will make it easy to meet these demands using high quality products. Diverse range of products on offer, including; American Apparel t-shirts, Prints, Posters, Throw Cushions, Postcards, Travel Mugs, Stationary, Tote Bags and more!
My debut collection is: Canada & The Rockies, featuring some of my most popular travel photos from Canada. Shot across Banff, Jasper and Whistler. the gorgeous Pacific Northwest landscape works exceptionally well in rustic and minimalist Mid Century Modern-style interiors. The perfect gift for your well-traveled friend or relative.
Shop the collection now!
First look at the products on offer
Canada & The Rockies framed prints
Rocky Mountain Throw Cushion
It’s a Hoary Marmot! Top
Oh Starry Night Tote
White Forest Wanderlust Laptop Skin
Spread the word! www.redbubble.com/people/aurora-design/shop
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.
Structured & feminine tailoring – Aurelio Costarella, Runway 3
Boho-ethnic layers evokes 70s rockstar – Camilla, Runway 3
Ladylike glamour to take you from day to night – Megan Park, Runway 3
Black lace is the trend to watch in AW16 – Alice McCall, Runway 3
60s op-art inspired prints – Manning Cartell, Runway 2
Old world grandeur of the Royal Exhibition Building
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
Still Here by Josh Muir with Ample Projects – NGV
Trip the Light Fantastic – Lamine Sonko & The African Intelligence
Jellyfish by Joe Blanck
White Night – Royal Exhibition Building
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.
My Flickr account
is an oeuvre of my photography work since 2009. I constantly update it with my latest fashion photoshoots, documentary travel photography and of course live music photography.
I’m very proud of how it has grown over the years, and the milestone just passed – a mammoth 2 million page views!
Explore my photo albums here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/aurora_design/
Here are just a few highlights from my portfolio:
1. MADONNA – MDNA Tour, Staples Center, LA, 2. Sydney Opera House – Vivid 2015, 3. Ashley McCarthy – Venice Beach, 4. Joshua Tree National Park, Mojave Desert, 5. The standard you walk past is the standard you accept., 6. Marilyn Manson – Soundwave 2015 – Melbourne, 7. Grand Canal – Venice, Italy, 8. Foggy tree tops in Banff, Canada, 9. rats, 10. Secret Garden Photoshoot, 11. Galeries Lafayette stained-glass dome – Paris, 12. Bondi Beach, 13. Suburban Goth photoshoot, 14. Yeah Yeah Yeahs – Big Day Out 2013, 15. Aurora Australis over Cradle Mountain, Tasmania, 16. Penny Higgs (Big Brother) – Photoshoot, 17. You and Me – Catacombs, Paris, 18. Florence and The Machine – Melbourne
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
Wandering through Chinatown
General Charles George Gordon statue
What’s on the menu?
Rooftop hangs at Sunset with Qantas
Aurora Milky Way by Naomi Rahim
Art With Heart is an annual art auction organised by Truly Deeply, utilising creative talent to raise funds for local Melbourne charities. Proceeds from this year’s auction went to Beyond Words
, a not-for-profit initiative to celebrate the rich lives of older people in the community in Melbourne.
For the 13th event, I was proud to contribute my photograph, ‘Aurora Milky Way’ from my Starry Night series. Photographed in the Tasmanian wilderness, to witness a night like that was ‘beyond words’.
Congratulations to the lucky bidder! View more of my travel photography on Flickr.
David Ansett – Director of Truly Deeply making a speech
Great turn out
Thanks to Emma at Truly Deeply
for the photos.
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 entrance
Meat Market interior
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 rooftop
Edgewater Towers interior leading onto balcony
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