Offbeat Travel Guide to London

Offbeat guide to London

When I visited London, I had to make the most of my limited time. I couldn’t waste a precious moment in long queues at tourist traps – I needed to get to the good stuff, fast. Read on for my offbeat travel tips and get to the epicenter of London’s quirky heart – markets, shops, street art and galleries (not a palace or a clock in sight!).
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Xander – WTF Bass Photoshoot

Xander Pratt

Xander Pratt and I transcending time and space

I recently collaborated with Xander Pratt of WTF Bass, multi-talented dancer, rapper & model on this photoshoot. Located in a derelict factory, we spent a few hours jumping out of windows, walls and what must have been a chimney, to bring you these pimpin’ photos.

L’Oreal Melbourne Fashion Festival 2011

Runway 5, 6 & Offsite 2

L'Oreal Melbourne Fashion Festival 2011

With the leaves turning and temperature chilling, which means it must be time for fashion week! I was there covering all the action from the runways for LifeMusicMedia!

Check out the galleries:
Runway 5 – Presented By: Harper’s BAZAAR. Aurelio Costarella, Collette Dinnigan, Dion Lee, Jayson Brunsdon, Scanlan & Theodore, Toni Maticevski, Willow.
Runway 6 – Presented By: Frankie Magazine. Alice McCall, Alpha60, Dhini, Gorman, Karen Walker, Kate Sylvester, Limedrop.
Offsite Runway 2 – Presented By: Yen magazine. Above, Trimapee, Extinct, House of Baulch, Kuwaii.

Lamb @ Prince Bandroom – photos

Live at Prince Bandroom

Live at Prince Bandroom

Lamb (UK) recently reunited, after a string of successful shows across Australia last year they returned to launch their new album. They entranced the Prince Bandroom with their ambient new songs, as well as the classics, including an epic rendition of Goreki. Support came from Brisbane band Oh Ye Denver Birds. Check out my photos for LifeMusicMedia.

CocoRosie @ Prince Bandroom – photos!

CocoRosie live at the Prince Bandroom

CocoRosie live at the Prince Bandroom

Theatrical French sister-duo CocoRosie wooed the Prince Bandroom on Thursday night with their unique folk-electronica music. Support was from Melbourne garage duo Oscar & Martin and French beat-boxer Tez, who is also part of CocoRosie’s touring band.
I covered the show for The AU Review, check out my photos on flickr.

Marina & The Diamonds – photos

Marina & The Diamonds live at HiFi Bar, Melbourne

Marina & The Diamonds live in Melbourne

Marina & The Diamonds performed her first Australian concert at Melbourne’s HiFi bar on Tuesday night in support of The Family Jewels album. Being compared to artists such as Kate Bush, Florence + The Machine and Lady Gaga comes with great expectations, but Marina surpassed the hype. Straddling the line of indie and commercial with her brand of new wave/indie pop sound – decked out in a Mickey Mouse jumpsuit, Marina played a powerhouse set to the Diamond-cultists of Melbourne. My personal favourite was Shampain, youtube it. One to watch in 2011! Support was from lively Melbourne pop band Strange Talk. I covered the show for LifeMusicMedia, check out my photos.

Two looks with Lydia

Flock of Seagulls - Lydia

Flock of Seagulls - Lydia

When London-based Australian model Lydia Turner was in Melbourne in late November, together with brilliant make-up artist Jessica Kirkpatrick, we collaborated on two back-to-back shoots with very different themes; nautical & grunge. As you can see, both ladies are super talented and we got some epic shots. Check out the entire shoot on flickr.

Lydia & Lochie

Lydia & Lochie

Boho Ball at Thornbury Theatre

Boho Ball punter

Boho Ball punter

The bi-annual Bohemian Masquerade Ball rolled into Melbourne at the beautiful Thornbury Theatre. The event showcased a whole range of performers from gypsy bands, burlesque dancers, acrobats, poets and installation art. I covered the show for The AU Review and LifeMusicMedia, check out my photos if you dare!

Sarah Blasko – photos

Sarah Blasko

Sarah Blasko

Sarah Blasko mesmerised the audience at the Palais Theatre on Friday night on her Spring Tour 2010. I shot the gig for The AU Review, check out my photos!

Sarah McLachlan – The Palais – Photos & Review

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Sarah McLachlan, A Taste of Lilith ©2010

Sarah McLachlan brought her A Taste of Lilith (a truncated verion of Liltih Fair) to Australia with help from local artists Kate Miller-Heidke and The Verses. I shot and reviewed the show for LifeMusicMedia.

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