Where The Serpents Ever Dwell
Miss & Mr Alternative bills itself as ‘Australia’s Most Exciting Alternative Model Competition’ and this is certainly a title it clearly lives up to.
I was honoured to be asked to be one of the official photographers for the event so I was keenly anticipating the night for a few weeks even if I have had an incredibly busy past few days shooting a slab of gigs. Still, when an opportunity presents itself, one should jump at the chance without a moment’s hesitation!
The Victorian Heat was held at Melbourne’s DV8 venue and attracted a variety of people from every alternative subculture. Which is kinda what makes these events so much fun as more often than not, the people in the crowd are just as entertaining as the ones on stage!
I arrived at the venue a little before 9.30pm as was instructed. It’s nice getting into a venue early as it gives you a chance to acclimatize and get all you need nice and ready. I enjoy doing catwalk photography as I have shot previous alternative events such as Circa Nocturna and Worn Wild on numerous occasions. They’re always a fun night.
The night was divided into two halves. First up, the Mr Alternative portion of the event kicked things off. For the Melbourne heat, there were four entrants all diverse and alternative and uniquely different to each other.
Entertaining the crowd at the half-way point was Michael Yule. I thought Michael was a wonderful singer with a superb voice and some great tunes. I’d definitely like to hear more of his stuff in the future.
After Michael’s set, it was time for the Miss Alternative contestants to strut their stuff. Just like their male counterparts, the girls were all unique and represented a diverse range of the alternative culture. All the girls were wonderful and worthy winners in their own right.
A great night for all!