Portraits of Carlie Angel

Photos, Portraiture

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Rather than hire a model for portraiture practice at a CCP workshop, we brought in a very talented contemporary dancer, who was gracious and flexible enough to give us some very interesting poses.

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Blacked Out Naked on Dirty Sixth

Buskers, Photos

Blacked Out Naked Pano sml

I crossed the street to take some shots of these guys cos they just looked really interesting, I did not expect their music to be so good. They’re all excellent at their own contribution, but the collective sound is something you can tell has been honed over many good times spent together.

They have a fast-paced bluesy-folk vibe, with the strong, throaty kind of singing that’s a personal fave of mine. They were incredibly welcoming and down to earth. Can’t wait to see them around town some more. I’ll be keeping my eyes peeled for them online so I can share with the likes of ya’ll. Stay tuned for a video of this busking session coming soon.

Thriller Live Premiere

Live Show, Photos, Theatre

I had the pleasure of shooting at the Adelaide Festival Centre for a second time, when I photographed their premiere of Thriller Live on New Years Eve.

Aside from watching some killer performances, I got to hang out at the after party and shoot midnight fireworks with leading man, MiG Ayesa. It was honestly a very fun night filled with pretty pictures and awesome people. Carn 2015!!!!

Horror My Friend (& Friends)

Live Show, Photos

I can’t speak highly enough of this band. I saw them support some other band that turned out to be boring and they captured my attention within thirty seconds.

They have a lo-fi grunge sound that reminds me of two of my favourite bands, Children Collide and I Heart Hiroshima. If you’re into that, I thoroughly recommend you buy their EP. If not, check out their live show anyway. I had a lot of fun at their most recent show, capturing their kinetic and impassioned performances.

Following Horror My Friend, Velociraptor absolutely tore it up. It looked like they were having a party on stage and sounded like Marty McFly hijacking a 1950’s school dance with crazy rock-n-roll.  The incredible two-man DZ Deathrays finished up the night. Needless to say, the crowd had a pretty awesome time.

Ricochet Pete CD Launch

Live Show, Photos

I had never seen Fresh Kills before saturday night. What was I doing with my life? Such an energetic performance that set a cracking pace for the rest of the night.

I’m ashamed to say I’d never seen my friend Jess’ band The Villenettes before. Fast, bluesy, punk with a riot girl feel; it’s what I’m all about.

And of course the headline act did not disappoint. There was a clamour of photographers by this point of the evening, so after snapping a few shots, I put the lens-cap on, found myself a spot at the back of the room, and enjoyed the show.

This venue is great for lighting. As long as you’re not on the side of the stage. Those band members were severely neglected by me. The hyper-active bands helped me develop my technique quick to capture fast movement. Sorry ISO, it’s all about fast-shutter speeds for me.

I’m still grasping the un-written rules about concert photography etiquette. I was there with the bands’ permission, but shooting for myself. There were about 4 other photographers there on the night. The audience was not getting a front-row spot, or even a clean view as photographers and videographers stood up in the front or even climbed about on stage. I know that not using flash is a well-known rule, but at what point should you classify your very presence as an interruption?