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Tag : Promo

06 Jan 2017

Fight Fire With Fire

Light ‘Em Up! One of my more popular portrait photos I have done also happened to be the very first time I had ever even attempted to photograph portraits. To say I was nervous is an understatement, but when we decided that fire was to be involved as well… things got just a little bit hotter in the kitchen let’s say! Danger aside, everybody involved was keen to do this and having said that, the resultant photograph seems to be […]

25 Nov 2015

Blackhelm Promo Shoot

The Blackhelm shoot you see before you had been done and dusted several months ago in the heart of Melbourne’s winter. The shoot was embargoed however, until the band (formerly Metalstorm) was ready to be unleashed to the world under their new moniker, Blackhelm. I was so antsy as I really wanted people to see these shots as I felt that we had a great day together making them. Well, the time has come and Blackhelm are ready for the […]

02 Jul 2015

Bane Of Bedlam Promo Shoot

Several months I was doing some location scouting in Newport. I like collecting a database of cool/creepy locations which I photograph and keep within the Client Area of my website. This way, if a potential client comes to me with a request for a shoot, I can allow them to peruse my archives and see if anything I have collated tickles their fancy. In talks with Bane Of Bedlam’s bassist, Nick Walker, he liked my photos from the abandoned Newport […]

25 Mar 2015

Key Of Solomon Promo Shoot

I was delighted to be approached by the Key Of Solomon team to be involved in their photographic promo campaign for 2015. We had originally scheduled this shoot for earlier in the year, but we’re unable to align our calendars until now. Basically, they were after some product shots of their new t-shirt range and various other model shots of said t-shirts and apparel out in the wild. We were graced with amazing weather on the day of the shoot […]

12 Feb 2015

Dead City Ruins Promo Shoot

Local hard rock heroes Dead City Ruins were on the bill for King Parrot’s return to Melbourne gig a couple of weeks ago. HEAVY magazine, who I shoot extensively for, were wanting a quick and nasty promo shoot with Dead City Ruins so one was organised post-haste. We really did not have a lot of time to plan for this. Barely 24 hours. Seeing as I would only have the band for a limited time too, I decided that it […]