Posted in Gigs,PhotographyNovember 26, 2012
The Secrets Of The Black Arts
I first photographed Dark Funeral on their last Australian tour back in early 2010. Now they were back with some new blood in the band and ready to render the Corner Hotel into utter smithereens!
Again, I always find it an absolute treat when the band has gone to some effort to produce a show. Rock N Roll should always be about theatre as well and on the visual front, Dark Funeral deliver in spades.
Posted in Gigs,PhotographyNovember 23, 2012
Up The Irons!
Back in my musical formative years, Iron Maiden (along with Judas Priest & Black Sabbath) were one of the first Metal acts I truly got into. And I’m talking 1980/81 here when Paul Di’Anno was at the helm and Maiden delivered a couple of their finest moments – the debut album and the classic ‘Killers’ a year later. Albums which to this day, get plenty of rotation and are probably, along with ‘Number of the Beast’, Iron Maiden’s definitive work.
So it was a little on the surreal side getting to see the frontman of those two albums, Paul Di’Anno, live for the very first time – even if he had been on these shores several times before.
Posted in Events,PhotographyNovember 10, 2012
This was the second Tattoo & Body Art Expo held in Melbourne. I attended last year’s and came away a little unimpressed as the bogan and bikie quotient was extremely high and the whole event just didn’t have that good a vibe.
Having said that, this year’s expo was a million times better. Easily. Better organized. Better events. A much better and friendlier vibe although the Melbourne Convention Centre is a little on the stale side compared to the Royal Exhibition Building where the Rites Of Passage Festival is usually held.
Posted in Events,PhotographyNovember 6, 2012
I’ve honestly lost count on how many exhibition openings I have done for Outré. There’s been heaps and although event photography is certainly not my forte or something I am really comfortable doing, I enjoy doing stuff for the Outré gang nonetheless.
A typical night begins slowly. I try to get to the gallery as early as I can so I can shoot some of the exhibited works before mayhem is unleashed. I’ll photograph the displays and if the featured artist is there, we’ll do a couple of photos before the crowd is let in.