Saturday, 14 December 2013

Saturday, 14 December 2013 08:42:06 (W. Australia Standard Time, UTC+08:00)
 Sunday, 01 December 2013
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Sunday, 01 December 2013 00:51:11 (W. Australia Standard Time, UTC+08:00)
 Tuesday, 25 June 2013
I had seen her last tour but was lucky enough to last minute score a pass to shoot the opening night of the Australian 9 week tour in Perth, it was a mixing desk restriction however there was enough lighting in the first three songs to walk away with some useable shots.


Tuesday, 25 June 2013 23:06:16 (W. Australia Standard Time, UTC+08:00)
 Saturday, 16 March 2013
Another year has gone by, another great day put on by AJ, while I'm not sure if I think last years set by Slipknot will ever be topped - the festival definitely stepped it up with this years lineup.

Here are my favourite images from the day - you can see all photos HERE


Linkin Park


Stone Sour

The Amity Affliction

Killswitch Engage




Saturday, 16 March 2013 13:41:23 (W. Australia Standard Time, UTC+08:00)
 Sunday, 24 February 2013
Last night I shot Ed Sheeran for Frontier Touring, as expected you could not hear a thing due to the volume levels a few thousand 14yo girls can produce.

While it's not my usual shoot, I do like this shot I captured during the moments he was away from the mic stand with guitar strapped.

Keep an eye out at Frontier Touring for the rest of the photos from the night

Sunday, 24 February 2013 11:01:36 (W. Australia Standard Time, UTC+08:00)
 Sunday, 30 December 2012
2012 has been a quiet year for me, there has not been too many shows on the agenda however I still have a few favourites from throughout the year & thought I might aswell jump on the 'shots of 2012' bandwagon.

I still have a few to edit from Parkway Drive, I Killed The Prom Queen & Northlane the other night however I'll make a separate entry for those.

Look forward to seeing what 2013 may bring.

I'll start off with the two pop shows of the year which I covered for Frontier Touring, both shoots required from the mixing desk.

Rod Stewart


Dez - Coal Chamber


Randy - Lamb Of God

Ryan - The Amity Affliction

Adam D - Times Of Grace

Joey & Clown - Slipknot

Vinnie Paul - HellYeah

Jim - Slipknot

Ahren - The Amity Affliction

Matt - Trivium

Corey - Slipknot

Tom Skerlj - Dead Letter Circus as feat. in Hysteria Magazine

Joel - The Amity Affliction

Mick - Slipknot

Sunday, 30 December 2012 08:04:41 (W. Australia Standard Time, UTC+08:00)
 Saturday, 24 March 2012
You can view all sets from the day at this page HERE

Below are a few of my favourites each set during the day.


Machine Head

System Of A Down

Lamb Of God

Times Of Grace

Hell Yeah

Coal Chamber


A Day To Remember


Steel Panther

Saturday, 24 March 2012 11:06:26 (W. Australia Standard Time, UTC+08:00)
 Friday, 07 October 2011
Soundwave Festival had it's first announcement for the return of the annual tour in 2013 & re-enforced the doubt in peoples heads from the issues surrounding SWRevolution earlier in the year that the organisers can still impress the public with a killer lineup proposed for next year!

There are some huge names, some of which have some might think are out-dated, but those who agree can stay at home....right?

Unfortunately with so many bands that I'd like to see always means I'll have to cull the list due to clashes, however my favourites from the 65 odd announced:
Slipknot, SOAD, ADTR, Limp Bizkit, Machine Head, Lamb Of God, Trivium, Coal Chamber (who of which are re-uniting for Soundwave!), Dillenger Escape Plan, Mastodon, Underoath, Hatebreed, Times Of Grace, CKY, Dragonforce, Hell Yeah & Chimaira.

With more still to be announced in the coming months.

It will be my 6th year shooting the event now after covering 3 in Sydney & what will be my 3rd now in Perth, I thought I'd do up a post showcasing some of the shots I've taken of the artists on previous tours to Australia.

You can also see shots from the 6 years covering Soundwave by clicking here.


Friday, 07 October 2011 23:49:08 (W. Australia Standard Time, UTC+08:00)
 Tuesday, 04 October 2011
The Soundwave Team attempted to put on a second show in it's festival cycle, while unfortunately the original product didn't go ahead they still managed to tour some great bands in a mini festival to keep the keen punters happy and prepare them for the summer gig period.

The Perth scene somewhat let us down in ticket sales which meant the show was downgraded from Challenge Stadium to Amplifer/Capitol which ended up having some benefits as you wouldn't get to see some of these bands in an intimate pub environment anymore, nor would they have been mingling/drinking with the fans as much in an arena setting.

Unfortunately fulltime work got the best of me prior to the show so I did not shoot as many bands as I could have, however I hope you like some of the shots below from We Are The Ocean, The Damned Things, Hellogoodbye, We Are The In Crowd, Alesana, Story Of The Year, Yellowcard, All Time Low & Panic! At The Disco.


Tuesday, 04 October 2011 10:11:36 (W. Australia Standard Time, UTC+08:00)
 Saturday, 02 July 2011
Been so inactive lately, shows how old these photos are now...not many shows coming up for me this year. My fiancee and I are in the process of building a new house to start our new life here in Perth.

I have On The Bright Side Festival coming up next month, apart from that there is nothing confirmed.

Make Them Suffer supported A Day To Remember at there opening night in Australia. Will have to arrange to see these guys at their own local headline show, put on a solid show.

Saturday, 02 July 2011 22:11:27 (W. Australia Standard Time, UTC+08:00)
 Wednesday, 11 May 2011
Calm (HA!) before the storm, Underoath warmed up the crowd before the headliners threw down.

The conditions were a lot harsher compared to ADTR's set, coloured magenta/reds with little to no white light which meant for harsh looking results & a lot of blown highlights.

Still got a few OK shots, though my previous experience shooting their headline set in Sydney was a lot easier.


Wednesday, 11 May 2011 21:08:30 (W. Australia Standard Time, UTC+08:00)
 Tuesday, 10 May 2011
Images from the sold out opening night of the tour in Australia.

Sets from Underoath & Make Them Suffer to come in the next few days.


Tuesday, 10 May 2011 20:57:42 (W. Australia Standard Time, UTC+08:00)
 Sunday, 08 May 2011

A Perth sold out crowd packed The Astor and threw down for the opening night of the tour which has basically ebay scalp tickets left around the country.

Below is a preview of my shots from the night.

If Jeremy McKinnon were a butterfly....

Sunday, 08 May 2011 20:06:36 (W. Australia Standard Time, UTC+08:00)
 Friday, 22 April 2011

Friday, 22 April 2011 10:38:23 (W. Australia Standard Time, UTC+08:00)
 Saturday, 16 April 2011
I first caught Karnivool by accident at the old Rollercoaster Festival in Mandurah years ago, not realising until they finished with Themata which I'd heard in a club in Sydney for a year not knowing who the band was. This was my third time seeing the band live & this time I was accepted to cover the show since moving to Perth last year & only attending as a punter for their headline show at Capitol.

Unfortunately the lighting was contrast heavy & had very little clears or front lighting to help me out. So below is a highlights bonanza from the few songs I shot before joining the crowd.

Fellow Perth tog & friend Court McAllister took a few snaps from the crowd after my allotted 3 songs, go check out her work!

Confirmed for A Day To Remember in May, awaiting approval for Disturbed/Trivium next week.

Keep an eye out.


Saturday, 16 April 2011 10:25:42 (W. Australia Standard Time, UTC+08:00)
 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)
 Saturday, 29 May 2010
Finally decided to visit the zoo for my 4 year anniversary with my girlfriend. She has been keen to go ever since we arrived.

It was a rainy day so we had basically the park to ourselves, decided to take the camera along for some snaps - long time since I'd shot at a zoo.

Here a few of the results

Saturday, 29 May 2010 14:15:25 (W. Australia Standard Time, UTC+08:00)
 Monday, 22 March 2010
Well Perth residents got the rain they had prayed & prayed for.....(and then some)

Streets were flooded, windows destroyed, trees blown over with a storm that caused havok this afternoon

Two shots I took from out the front of our Victoria Park apartment after the storm

Monday, 22 March 2010 21:57:46 (W. Australia Standard Time, UTC+08:00)
 Tuesday, 02 March 2010
Alexisonfire, Paramore, Meshuggah, AFI, Anthrax, Janes Addiction, Trivium, Faith No More & A Day To Remember

check out shots from last years Soundwave here


Tuesday, 02 March 2010 00:03:44 (W. Australia Standard Time, UTC+08:00)
 Monday, 08 February 2010
My brother played his first gig with new Perth alternative band Kloned Identity on the weekend, playing at the weekly Gignation event which is for upcoming WA bands. Pretty good response from the crowd that turned up, unfortunately they don't have any recording done as yet, so no CD's were passed around - that is coming in the near future.

I took a few photos during their set - setup a flash off camera as the lighting was pretty minimal.

Monday, 08 February 2010 20:05:56 (W. Australia Standard Time, UTC+08:00)