St Jeromes Laneway Festival is known for showcasing rising talent and this year was no exception, featuring FKA Twigs, Courtney Barnett and Mac DeMarco amongst some more well known artists such as Flying Lotus and St Vincent. St Vincent were actually my key into the festival to shoot. A friend of mine alerted me to the fact that he was hosting their stay in Byron Bay, and quickly put me in touch with their tour manager in order to get a media pass to the festival. How nice are people, seriously! I had a great time and got so much out of shooting the amazing artists on the day.Read More
MONA FOMA is the Museum of New and Old Art's Festival of Music and Art. It is curated by Brian Ritche of the Violent Femmes; he brings taste and eccentricity into Hobart, by means of art and music. This incredible festival hosts the most diverse slate of art I've ever witnessed in one place - from The Young Wagilak Group and The Australian Art Orchestra, to cult favorite heavy thrash Marduk, from Sweden. The program has something in there just waiting for you to hear, and you will walk away changed. I saw Li Binyuan smash 200 hammers with a hammer.
This gallery includes photographs from MOFO (Paul Kelly and the Merri Sessions, Ben Frost, The Australian Art Orchestra and The Young Wagilak Group, Speak Percussion + loads more), as well as Matthew Barney's hell-bent exhibition, River of Fundament, at MONA.Read More
Lost Paradise is a new, boutique music festival held at Peats Ridge, about 20 minutes from Gosford. Lost Paradise a different kind of festival - there are daily feasts, dress-up parlours, friendly people, yoga each morning, a creek to roll into each morning, easy-going staff, and plenty of room to move (5000 capacity). And then there was a fantastic line up - this gallery includes some of them: Hiatus Kaiyote, Bad Bad Not Good, Banoffee, Boy & Bear, The Preatures, Bob Moses, Terry Farley, Pond, Ball Park Music, and Fantastic Man - not to mention the good looking folk!Read More