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22 Dec 2017

Top 10 Albums Of 2017

Looking back over my top 10 albums of this year the word diverse certainly springs to mind. Whereas in past top 10 lists the Metal genre is always greatly represented, mostly over-represented – this year some different flavours have crept in and taken hold. Maybe this is an act of maturing but Metal and all its incarnations have been a part of my life since I was 10 years old. And I know it will remain with me for the […]

31 Dec 2016

The Best Of 2016 – Music Photography

Pick Of The Bunch 2016 was not as a prolific a year as past ones when it came to live music photography. To be perfectly honest, I found it pretty hard finalising a top 10 selection. Having said that, I did manage to photograph close to bands and travelled to Perth, Western Australia to photograph Iron Maiden. That one was a bucket-list moment for yours truly and a very, very special weekend. I found collating this year’s top 10 to […]

13 Dec 2016

The Best Of 2016 – Street

The Best Of 2016 – Street I didn’t shoot nearly enough street this year as I would have liked to. I have been photographing Melbourne’s streets for close to 13 years and even if there is an air of familiarity about it all, there is still so much more that can be learnt and refined in the craft of street photography. I want to learn to get closer to my subjects in the years ahead and not be so voyeuristic […]

02 Dec 2016

Top 10 Albums of 2016

10: Meshuggah – The Violent Sleep Of Reason Goddamn I was hanging out for this one. Hanging! In the end, I felt a little disappointed and this one, barely cracked my top 10. Don’t get me wrong, I dig it. I dig it a lot, but nowhere near the love I had for the previous opus Koloss. It’s unmistakably a Meshuggah record, no one sounds like this, but song structure and hooks get lost in the plethora of bludgeoning that […]

17 Dec 2015

Top 10 Albums of 2015

2015 has proven to be an incredibly difficult year to collate a top 10 best albums list. There were so many good releases throughout the year that I could have easily extended the list to be a top 50. But, through careful consideration and a look at just how much time I spent with each album, I was able to refine it down to an eclectic top 10. The selection below is diverse and uniquely different from each other but […]

15 Dec 2015

The Best Of 2015 – Music Photography

In terms of music photography, 2015 turned out to be a fun and successful year. Compiling these top 10 lists are always incredibly difficult. More often than not, my mind will change the very next day but once they’re locked in – they’re locked in. You may agree or disagree with my choices. You may like or dislike the shots I have chosen. The choice is totally yours. With thanks to the following artists, thank you for letting me stick […]

25 Aug 2015

The Twenty Greatest Metal Albums Of All Time

Death To All But Metal! Where does one begin? Seriously, how does one even begin to compile such a list? I have thought about this many, many times over the course of several years and I end up frustrating the hell out of myself! I try to think back over a lifetime of listening to music and break it all down into some sort of sensical list. Over the years, the list does change but the following records that have […]