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Tag : Festival

25 Apr 2016

Rites Of Passage Tattoo Festival 2016

Tattoo You I have managed to photograph every Rites Of Passage Festival event and it remains one of my fave tattoo exhibitions on the calendar. The first time I shot the event I was there as a mere punter but ever since that shoot, I now cover the event for both US and UK publications respectively. This year’s event was no exception and it proved to be another marvellous and successful outing for all concerned. I can’t share all the […]

22 Feb 2016

Rolling Thunder Festival 2016

Rolling Thunder And Pouring Rain! The Rolling Thunder Festival has come and gone and experiencing a lot of it from the ground up, it appears the event was a total success. Featuring a plethora of artists from various genres such as Stoner, Doom, Punk and a little bit of Hardcore – the exciting bill featured artists such as American Sharks, Beastwars, Clowns, Radio Moscow, The Sword, Holy Serpent, Kings Destroy, Warped, Wolfpack, Los Hombres Del Diablo etc. An bill peppered […]

24 Apr 2015

Rites Of Passage 2015

The Rites Of Passage Tattoo Festival is one of the premiere tattoo events in Melbourne. Always featuring an incredible array of local and international talent, this year’s festival features such legendary names as Paul Booth, Carlos Torres, Franco Vescovi, Nikko Hurtado, and the master Shigenori Iwasaki. I’ll be covering two days of the event for several publications, it is certainly times like these that I do love my job, and over the next few days I’ll be posting photos throughout […]

28 Feb 2014

My Soundwave Curse

RIP Soundwave For whatever reason, the Soundwave planets never seem to align for me. I have been scheduled to shoot 4 of them over the years, I have only ever made it to one and that was in 2014. I had an absolute blast that day, most of which is chronicled pictorially herein. It would have been great to have covered them all, but alas, it wasn’t to be. In 2013 I had to withdraw due to coming down with […]