Archive for August, 2006

Cowboys vs Rabbitohs

Sunday, August 27th, 2006

cowboys vs rabbitohs

It’s been a forgettable year for both these teams, however I thought I’d cheer the Cowboys on in their last Sydney game for 2006. I pulled the camera out for a few minutes in the second half – it makes a nice change to shoot in direct sunlight! It also gave me another excuse to use my 135mm f2.

matt bowen and matt sing

Even with that focal length it’s still not really long enough to get close crops of the action – but it gave pretty nice results when the play went near the sidelines. Here Matt Bowen and Matt Sing combine to round up the Rabbitohs Joven Clarke.

Matt Sing

Matt Sing was playing his second last game in Cowboys colours. He’s been one of my favourite players for years – I’ll never forget his heroics playing for Queensland in the ’95 Origin series.

Oh and I should mention the score – the Cowboys ran away victors 34-12.  Despite the loss I have to give wraps to the Rabbitohs fans – they were still cheering their team despite being behind on the scoreboard.

Bernard Fanning Tour Poster

Saturday, August 26th, 2006

bernard fanning tour poster

The poster for Bernard Fanning’s upcoming Australian tour features a photo I took at his Live at the Wireless performance late last year. The quality of the photo wasn’t the greatest (I blame dark ABC studios!) but it’s a pretty cool poster.

The end.

update 27.08: Has anyone seen this street poster anywhere in the city? I saw a few half torn down from the car window coming back from the football today and wouldn’t mind getting a photo of one out in the wild. They’re bloody huge!

update 06.09: Well no thanks to any of you – I (well actually my lovely assistant Kate) found a poster in East Sydney. If anyone cares check out a photo and map of the location on flickr. Oh I also saw a guy selling the poster ripped from a Melbourne Street mag on ebay – so the poster must be in high demand ;)

Bernard Live at the Wireless

Johnny Boy – Spectrum

Saturday, August 19th, 2006

johnny boy

This London based band have been getting a bit of airplay in Australia with the song ‘You are the Generation that Bought More Shoes and You Get What You Deserve’. Knowing very little about them I was probably expecting a more electronic vibe – however they were actually quite punk (in a good – not greenday sort of way). I haven’t been to Spectrum in over a year but it’s still dark and packed – a photographer’s nightmare! Despite this I’m pretty happy with how the photos turned out.

johnny boy

Jet – Born Again

Thursday, August 17th, 2006

nic chester performs at the Enmore Theatre 17.08.06

Jet are back for their first shows in Australia since Homebake in 2004 – playing tonight to a sell-out crowd at the Enmore Theatre in Sydney.

The first time I photographed Jet was the Big Day Out in 2004. I knew that they were going to be Number 1 in the Hottest 100, so took an obscene amount of photos in the hope that one would be ok for the triple j front page. (well I thought it was obscene at the time – I just checked and actually only took around 25 images – the joy of having only a 256MB card!) The band played in the early afternoon on a smaller side-stage but drew a massive crowd. Despite the hype I remember feeling slightly underwhelmed with the show. Two years of touring however has allowed them to hone their craft. Tonight they commanded the stage like a real rock and roll band – well for the first three songs anyway!

update 18.08: Check out the gallery from last night’s concert on triple j.
jet at the big day out 2004
Jet perform at the Big Day Out in Sydney in 2004.

It’s Christmas in Sydney!

Tuesday, August 15th, 2006

There was some unusual weather in Sydney this afternoon and like every man and his dog – I had to take a few happy snaps. This is probably the closest I’ve got to seeing snow!

hail outside the powerhouse museum
This was taken at the front entrance of the Powerhouse Museum in Ultimo.

inside the powerhouse
Inside the museum looking through at Harris St.

outside the powerhouse museum in Ultimo
After the storm the light was amazing.

The Aftermath (More exhibition photos)

Monday, August 14th, 2006

Well it’s all over. Thanks to everyone who turned up. I’ll write a more thorough report in the coming days but here’s a few more photos of the gallery space. I’m sure some more pics will show up on Now it’s time to get some sleep…

nic, matt and dan
ohh spooky we’re ghosts. (l-r Nic, Me, Dan)



dan again

more dan.

3 Songs. No Flash. Opening.

Saturday, August 12th, 2006

Here’s a few pics from the opening – it was packed!  The exhibition is still running Sunday 12-5pm so come down and check it out.

before 6pm
The layout (left wall: Nic Bezzina,  back wall: me, right wall: Daniel Boud)

packed in
The turn out.

Checking out the 6*4s

checking out the work

Looking at the work

Not Long To Go….

Friday, August 11th, 2006

3 songs no flash

Spent the afternoon at China Heights – here’s a little sneak peak of the setup. The photos are being hung in the morning – exciting! I’ll publish some pics from the opening over the weekend. See you all later tonight!

ready to hang

3 Songs. No Flash.

Thursday, August 10th, 2006

3 flash.

Since it’s less than 2 days away – I should really plug the rock and roll photography exhibition I’m involved in. It’s called 3 songs. no flash. (named after the rules of the rock and roll photo pit) and showcases the work of Daniel Boud, Nic Bezzina and yours truly. Both Dan and Nic’s work is amazing – so it’s definitely worth checking out at least two thirds of the exhibit!

We’ve got some good press for the show – there’s been a feature article in this week’s brag and some of you may have been (un)lucky to hear me interviewed by the lovely Anna Burns on fbi last Sunday.

3 songs. no flash. opens this friday night, 7.30pm at China Heights Gallery and continues Saturday and Sunday 12pm-5pm. Come and say hello (or alternatively you can punch me in the face for never responding to your emails asking for work experience).

Missy Higgins – triple j Unearthed Launch

Thursday, August 10th, 2006
missy higgins

Missy Higgins played tonight at the relaunch of triple j Unearthed at the Kirk in Surry Hills in Sydney. The venue was quite unusual, being an old church complete with spectacular stained glass windows. The lighting was very atmospheric and great for shooting (unlike both The Strokes and Artic Monkeys gigs of the past week!)

Anyway you should also check out the unearthed site – it’s pretty nifty. I worked on the flash jukebox player – so go find some bugs…

Finally here’s a tip for those with compact digital cameras – turn off the fake shutter sound. The sound of electronic shutters was picked up by the recording mics at the concert – so there might be some unusual percussive accompaniment to Missy’s performance when it’s played on the radio!

addition 11.08 Check out more of my photos from the night at triple j.