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)
 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)
 Saturday, 09 June 2012
Check some of my work in the latest issue of Hysteria Magazine, I shot Dead Letter Circus while they were in town a few weeks ago.

Saturday, 09 June 2012 08:54:27 (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)
 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)
 Wednesday, 30 December 2009

image taken at Hordern Pavillion, Sydney Australia in May 2008 supporting Bullet For My Valentine

RIP Jimmy 'The Rev' Sullivan 10/2/81-28/12/09

Drummer of Avenged Sevenfold


Avenged Sevenfold drummer Jimmy “The Rev” Sullivan was found dead at his home in Huntington Beach, California, yesterday. He was 28. Preliminary police reports indicate Sullivan died of natural causes, but the Orange County Coroner’s Office is investigating his death. Sullivan helped found Avenged Sevenfold in 1999, and featured on all four of the band’s studio albums.

“It is with great sadness and heavy hearts that we tell you of the passing today of Jimmy ‘The Rev’ Sullivan,” Sullivan’s Avenged Sevenfold bandmates wrote on their website. “Jimmy was not only one of the world’s best drummers, but more importantly he was our best friend and brother. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Jimmy’s family and we hope that you will respect their privacy during this difficult time. Jimmy you are forever in our hearts.”

After playing Ozzfest in 2006, Avenged Sevenfold memorably beat out Rihanna, Chris Brown, Panic! at the Disco, Angels and Airwaves and James Blunt for the title of Best New Artist at the MTV Video Music Awards, thanks in part to their Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas-inspired song “Bat Country.” Avenged Sevenfold then reached Number Four on the Billboard Top 200 with their self-titled fourth album. The band spent the past two years on a co-headlining tour with Buckcherry. The band was reportedly in the process of recording their fifth album.

Source: The Rolling Stone

Wednesday, 30 December 2009 06:51:08 (W. Australia Standard Time, UTC+08:00)
 Saturday, 12 December 2009
Green Day came to town to play the opening night of two Sold Out shows in Sydney, supported by local act Jet.

Their setlist contains tracks from the new & old, and even contained two encores.

Highlights for the crowd: 21st Century Breakdown, Holiday, Boulevard of Broken Dreams, Hitchin' A Ride, When I Come Around, Highway To Hell (ACDC Cover), Brain Stew, 21 Guns, American Idiot & finishing with the cliche Good Riddance (Time Of Your Life).

Saturday, 12 December 2009 14:17:35 (W. Australia Standard Time, UTC+08:00)
 Friday, 09 October 2009

Slayer & Megadeth, two of the biggest bands in metal touring together...of course it was going to be huge

A packed out Hordern Pavillion, filled to capacity with massive sweaty dudes...sporting many a slayer t-shirt filled the arena to see two bands which have been on the top of their game for decades now

Friday, 09 October 2009 12:43:45 (W. Australia Standard Time, UTC+08:00)
 Wednesday, 23 September 2009

Wolfmother have released a new album 'New Moon Rising' & are about to embark on their biggest tour to date, a national series with legends AC/DC, so they are currently playing a handful of headline dates around the country with the new lineup.

I managed to secure (last minute) a pass to shoot their show at Enmore Theatre.

In other news, after my first outdoor promo shoot with local band The Amenta, they are now using one of the shots for their latest tour flyer as you can see below.

Keep an eye out in a few weeks for hopefully new shots of Megadeth, touring with Slayer in October.


Wednesday, 23 September 2009 17:55:46 (W. Australia Standard Time, UTC+08:00)
 Tuesday, 25 August 2009

Alice Cooper, not more needs to be said apart from "we're not worthy, we're not worthy, we're scum!"

He has been filling arenas around the world for a good four decades & still to this day, with a new generation of fans who have listened to his shock metal on repeat as they were growing up with their dedicated parents.

He has recently brought his Theatre Of Death production to Australia & played to a packed out Sydney Entertainment Centre - while the venue was setup for seating, this didn't stop the above mentioned parents from running to the front barricade to get a close up glimpse of the man who brings out everything from straight jackets to guillotines & dies (a number of times) on stage.

I was so caught up in the stage production, that I did not realise that a lot of my photos were turning out overexposed.

Tuesday, 25 August 2009 09:13:00 (W. Australia Standard Time, UTC+08:00)