Thursday, 17 February 2011
I thought I would do up a little entry as it is now coming up to my 5th anniversary covering the Soundwave Festival since it's torrential rain soaked inception at Sydney Park in 2007 where Deftones headlined, from there is has expanded probably beyond the organisers expectations in it's short life span. The festival now covers all major cities within Australia & has increased from it's 2 main stages + 1 metal stage to a total of 8 stages which span genres from rock, metal to punk & ska.

I'll be covering Perth 2011 at the newly announced venue of Claremont Showgrounds, my day is going to be shooting the following: Sevendust, Devildriver (again), Stone Sour, Murderdolls, Primus, Slash, Ill Nino, Slayer (again), 30STM, Rob Zombie, The Bronx, QOTSA & Iron Maiden...while trying to squeeze in any others at the time

Here are a selection of my favourite shots from Sydney 2007 - Perth 2010. I think it also shows how I've progressed as a photographer as such as well, the earlier pictures are more raw compared to the framing/composition of the shots from last year. Hopefully I can continue to cover the event for years to come

(one day reaching Kane Hibberds level) but that's another story
Thursday, 17 February 2011 09:25:21 (W. Australia Standard Time, UTC+08:00)
 Sunday, 21 December 2008

With 2008 coming to a close, I give you a selection of some of my favourite shots taken by me during the year.

I look forward to 2009, who knows what lies around the corner for me.

Merry Christmas & Safe New Years to all!


Sunday, 21 December 2008 13:16:07 (W. Australia Standard Time, UTC+08:00)
 Monday, 25 February 2008

I won't go in to details, even though it was only yesterday I am sure you have heard the slander & abuse that the organisers received from all directions after the event took place yesterday.

I was lucky enough to shoot the festival for the 2nd time running on behalf of Killswitch Engage, As I Lay Dying & Fasterlouder - click the photo below to view some of the highlight shots or view them all here

Bands I ended up shooting: Scary Kids, Haste The Day, Plain White T's, Thursday, Bleeding Through, Shadows Fall, Killswitch Engage, Alexisonfire & As I Lay Dying.

On the note of AILD - they walked off early after their guitarist Nick copped a glass bottle to the face & was practically knocked out from the blow. Moments like these are what ruin festivals & the decision for bands to return....what is the point of standing in the crowd when a band is playing if your intentions are to hurt/injure them - I hope the inflictor gets what's coming to him/her!

- Dan.

Monday, 25 February 2008 14:51:41 (W. Australia Standard Time, UTC+08:00)