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Let's Spend The Night Together!

I don’t shoot weddings or corporate head-shots or families or kids in the park. I have no desire to. I don’t care what it pays! I shoot Rock! I live Metal! I know what you want because I eat, breathe, sleep your music, your lifestyle, your passion! I have done so for my entire life.

I know you! I am you!

Let’s get together and create something that defines YOU!

I believe it is imperative to form a good relationship before we work together. What is it you as an artist are trying to represent? Is there an underlying theme you want to visually portray to your audience? The more information we can collate, the better our collective ideals will marry for a successful shoot.

I like to get in the same headspace as the artist I am working with so after our initial consultation, I will immerse myself in your music, your lifestyle, your culture so that you as an artist, and I as a photographer – can successfully capture the very essence of your band and music.

I like to work on location and I have collated and photographed a wide variety of urban landscapes, abandoned buildings, textural wonders and scenic locations that may be utilised in any given shoot.

I am also open to any suggestions you may have in terms of location. On my own time, I will scout the area and photograph it in a pre-production phase so that we will be more than prepared when it comes to the day of the shoot.

I will provide you with a library of locations so that we can find the perfect setting for your photos.

Naturally, I prefer to work with harder-edged artists with a sense of visual importance and pride. If standing in graffitied alleys looking tough is your idea of a promo shoot – you’ve come to the wrong place.

Blackhelm
Blackhelm
Dead City Ruins
Dead City Ruins
Vulgod
Vulgod
Harlott
Harlott

Services

Live Photography

  • If you would like me to photograph your live performance please contact me via this site’s contact page to make arrangements. Seven days notice is required to confirm availability.
  • A live gallery will usually consist of 20-30 edited images in high resolution, watermark free, print-ready digital images. I am available to photograph your band Australia wide provided all my travel and accommodation costs are met on top of the live shoot.

Portrait Photography

  • Pre-Session Consultation – discuss concepts, location ideas, get on the same page!
  • Location scouting as per pre-session consultation
  • Photography session (1-2 hours) – band shots, individual head shots, etc
  • Full artistic post-processing and retouching
  • All final edited digital photos from session – TIFF or JPG
  • All final edits are high resolution, print ready digital images (no watermarks) – TIFF or JPG
  • Secure Image Backup for 2 years
  • Digital photos provided to you via fast a secure download

Documentary Photography

  • If you would like me to photograph and document your band rehearsing, recording or in other band-like situations please contact me via this site’s contact page to make arrangements. Seven days notice is required to confirm availability.
  • A documentary gallery will usually consist of 20-30 edited images in high resolution, watermark free, print-ready digital images. I am available to photograph your band Australia wide provided all my travel and accommodation costs are met on top of the live shoot.

Behind The Scenes

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Mason

Client: Mason
Date: November 25, 2016
Location: Montsalvat

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Stephen Ives

Client: Stephen Ives
Date: March 24, 2016
Location: Artist's Studio, Collingwood

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Vulgod

Client: Vulgod
Date: February 3, 2016
Location: Revolt Artspace, Kensington

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Mason

Client: Mason
Date: December, 2015
Location: Old Geelong Gaol

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Blackhelm

Client: Blackhelm
Date: June, 2015
Location: Abbotsford Convent

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Party Vibez

Client: Party Vibez
Date: May 28, 2015
Location: The Tote Hotel, Collingwood

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Key Of Solomon

Client: Key Of Solomon
Date: March 25, 2015
Location: Burnley Train Station Underpass

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Dead City Ruins

Client: Dead City Ruins
Date: February 12, 2015
Location: Gasometer Hotel

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Shots Fired

Client: Shots Fired
Date: February, 2011
Location: Brunswick Brickworks