My Week in Black and White

Last Saturday night I took photos of The Drones at the Gaelic Club – they were great. Here’s a nice pic of the drummer Mike Noga. More photos of the gig can be found on triple j and flickr.

Mike Noga - the Drones

Sunday was Parklife. I only stayed a few hours because I wanted to watch the Rugby League Grand Final.

Midnight Juggernauts

Andy of the Midnight Juggernauts playing at Parklife. See a few more pics of bands and even more of the smashed punters here.

Monday night I took photos at a dinner for retired English football star Alan Shearer. Alan – as they say in the business – is a genuinely nice person. I don’t envy him though as it seems his entire days are now spent signing autographs and posing for photos.

As part of this job I coded a new flash gallery application as a way to easily distribute the photos taken on the night to the guests. It might be worth a look if you’re into that sort of thing (spot Les Murray!)

Alan Shearer

On a side note, each of the guests at the dinner received a copy of the new book “One Love” by photographer Levon Biss. It has many amazing football related photos taken across 6 continents. It’s also interspersed with some great football quotes from both literary luminaries and soccer legends including Albert Camus, Anthony Burgess, George Best and Pele. I think many Australians would agree with Pele’s statement that “A penalty is a cowardly way to score” after our controversial exit from this year’s World Cup!

And finally I also took photos of the Foo Fighters gig at the Sydney Opera house. Unfortunately because of those silly photo contracts I can’t post a pic here (go to triple j to see them) so instead here’s a pic I took on their last visit.

Dave Grohl with Led Zeppelin II

4 Responses to “My Week in Black and White”

  1. James Says:

    Yeah flash gallery application is pretty sweet. Would be cool if you could scroll left and right at different speeds. Just a suggestion as I can’t code for shit so I can’t really talk.

  2. Jess Says:

    love that photo of grohl, superb album choice too!

    you should do more with b&w, looks good & kinda goes with your ever increasing artistic style

  3. matt Says:

    James – yeah i agree that the scroll is a bit slow (it also depends on your computer speed/monitor size – it doesn’t seem to like it when there’s a hundred thumbnails on screen at once!) I think i might add a scroll bar thingy to the next iteration so you can just drag that…

    thanks jess (even if you are taking the piss!) – i picked that album out for dave before he arrived :)

  4. Stephen Says:

    Nice work on the flash gallery – works really well. Did you do that in Flash 8? I’ve been trying to wrap my head around actionscript lately for building a dynamic photo display application but still have a long way to go…

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