performances

As I'm a lover of music, it's not surprising that I shoot performances.

It's actually how I started out with photography in the late 90s. I was living in London and I started taking a rather primitive digital camera to gigs. It was only later that I realised just how difficult it is to take photos in such a dynamic environment. Light levels are constantly changing, you don't want to get in the way of the audience (or vice versa) and the performers themselves are constantly moving. You have to concede that you have no control and work with the challenges thrown at you.

Performance photography can be incredibly infuriating but it's also enormously satisfying to capture the essence of a special moment on stage.

As a music fan, it still startles me when my camera opens some door that enables me to meet and interact with some of my musical heroes.

Jim White / Dirty Three - click for larger version Tanya - click for larger version Los Mas Altos - click for larger version Tim Freedman / The Whitlams - click for larger version Tobias Priddle / Boy In A Box - click for larger version Monique Brumby - click for larger version Marta Pacek - click for larger version Taasha Coates / The Audreys - click for larger version Mairead O'Connor / The Darjeelings - click for larger version Mia Dyson - click for larger version Lisa Miller - click for larger version Sid O'Neil / The Vasco Era - click for larger version Bob Evans - click for larger version Vika Bull - click for larger version Paul Kelly - click for larger version Tristan Goodall / The Audreys - click for larger version Rebecca Barnard - click for larger version Angus Stone - click for larger version Robert Goodge - click for larger version Kimbra - click for larger version Mick Thomas - click for larger version Nicky Bomba - click for larger version Shane O'Mara - click for larger version Ross Wilson - click for larger version Billy Miller - click for larger version Clare Moore - click for larger version Jack Howard - click for larger version Kerri Simpson - click for larger version Sam Morley and May Johnston / Grand Wazoo - click for larger version Loudon Wainwright III - click for larger version Rebecca Barnard - click for larger version Steve Hadley - click for larger version Vanessa Amorosi - click for larger version Julia and Angus Stone - click for larger version Dan Kelly - click for larger version Charlie Owen - click for larger version Glen Hansard and friends - click for larger version Jen Sholakis - click for larger version Fiachna O'Braonain / Hothouse Flowers - click for larger version Jeff Lang - click for larger version Julia Stone - click for larger version Bruce Springsteen - click for larger version Ella Thompson / The Bamboos - click for larger version Kasey Chambers - click for larger version Glen Hansard - click for larger version Peter Luscombe - click for larger version James Reyne - click for larger version Deborah Conway - click for larger version Owl Eyes - click for larger version Lilith Lane - click for larger version Patty Griffin - click for larger version Bruce Springsteen - click for larger version Paul Kelly - click for larger version Shane Goonan / Grand Wazoo - click for larger version Daryl Braithwaite - click for larger version Stephen Cummings and Billy Miller - click for larger version Tex Perkins - click for larger version Tex Perkins - click for larger version Ash Grunwald - click for larger version Guy Pearce - click for larger version Angie Hart - click for larger version Tim Rogers / You Am I - click for larger version Guy Pearce - click for larger version Ella Hooper - click for larger version Joel Silbersher - click for larger version Joe Camilleri / The Black Sorrows - click for larger version Liam O'Maonlai / Hothouse Flowers - click for larger version Dave Graney - click for larger version Dave Faulkner / Hoodoo Gurus - click for larger version Dan Luscombe - click for larger version Matt Walker and Ashley Davies - click for larger version Strange Fruit - click for larger version John Phillips / Not Drowning Waving - click for larger version Tash Vargas / Los Mas Altos - click for larger version Rob Hirst - click for larger version Colin Hay - click for larger version Wylie J Miller / Grand Wazoo - click for larger version The Panics - click for larger version Kylie Auldist / The Bamboos - click for larger version