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Tag : Meet & Greet

04 Jul 2015

Seether Meet & Greet

I was hired by Tombowler to photograph the Seether Meet & Greet before the Melbourne show. I’ve shot many meet and greets for both Tombowler and Metropolis in the past several years (Seether, Opeth, Uriah Heep, Switchfoot, Ace Frehley, Motorheard to name a few). Most of these Meet And Greets are a ton of fun for both artist and fans and most are smooth as silk. To protect the guilty, we won’t mention the ace artists that can be a […]

08 May 2015

An Evening With Opeth

Arriving at Melbourne’s Forum Theatre at 5.30pm to meet with my contact from the promoter, I overheard a pedestrian comment as she looked at the venue’s marquee, “Who is Opeth?” That kind of struck me for a moment. Opeth, such a seminal worldwide and revered band, remain an unknown quantity to the layman. I thought to myself had Opeth been around in the 70’s they’d be regarded right up there with your Pink Floyds and Led Zeppelins of the world. […]