Monday, April 19, 2010

Matt Revelli of Upper Playground

I photographed Matt Revelli the founder of Upper Playground in San Francisco for the latest edition of T-world.  Photographing busy people has become a bit of a speciality of mine - most of my location portraits are done in under 15 minutes, and this one took 15 minutes of scouting and setting up, and about 5 minutes to shoot. When I was looking for a spot in his offece I noticed all the business notes that Matt wrote on the back of his office door and asked him if I could shoot him in front of it. After he checked it all we did the shoot - one of my favourites!

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Donuts Deluxe

I did this portrait of Sam and Ben from Donuts Deluxe for the new edition of T-world. You should check out the store.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Hit+Run Portrait

Last year I had the opportunity to photograph Hit+Run founders Brandy and Mike in their studio in downtown LA for T-world journal.
If you haven't heard of them - check them out here:
They are in Melbourne and Sydney to do this: which will be awesome!

Monday, April 12, 2010

M-Phazes - Good Gracious

I was so stoked to get to work with M-Phazes and Nate Flagrant on the photography for M-Phazes new album Good Gracious. I was also given to opportunity to come up with the concept of the shoot and got Sarah Hanisch in to style it.
The first shot below was originally for the front cover. It took a lot of setting up and styling. At the end of the shoot we still had 30mins at the location so we did a few quick shots of M-Phazes with Mantra. The client ended up choosing one of these "quick" shots for the front cover. It worked out so well, and fitted in more with the title that I had to conclude that it was the right decision even though it was totally random!
The artwork was done by Luke Fraser.

Saturday, April 10, 2010


I get to photograph a lot of talented people. I am thinking of making this into an exhibition so if you want to volunteer to have me come to your studio and take your portrait - email me!

Meggs for T-world Issue #6

As a photographer one of the coolest things is when your subject likes their portrait so much they blog about it.  Thanks Meggs! 
I did this portrait for T-world, and I went out on a limb and wanted to do something a bit different to reflect Meggs' style, and his philosophy.
  "What makes you a good person? Everyone has a dark side." - Meggs (T-world)
I was very lucky that even though it sounded a bit strange at the time, Meggs was willing to do what I asked for the portrait. He was a great subject! 

Friday, April 9, 2010

Rush To Relax

This shoot for Eddie Current Suppression Ring was done down on a broken down beach halfway between Melbourne and Geelong. We had to wait until it stopped raining to do the shoot, but the day ended up being perfect and so much fun!. ECSR had hired a plane and made the banner for it to tow. I originally thought I would shoot it on polariod or on my holga as they wanted a low-fi look. But once underway I'm glad I didn't as I even struggled with my 14mm wide angle to get the plane and the band in the same frame.
Such a great band, and I was sooo excited to do this!

Monday, April 5, 2010

Bedrooms of the Fallen

At Semi-Permanent this year I saw Australian photographer Ashley Gilbertson speak about his series of photographs titled Bedrooms of the Fallen. I'm not going to try to explain the series, but please check it out, he had a profound effect on how I see what I am doing with my career as a photographer.

Lady Heads

This is one of three photoshoots I've done with the Town Bikes, to document their costumes and for press usage. Best fun!!!!

Tattoo Shows

I photograph a lot of tattoo shows and conventions for Tattoos Downunder magazine
 These were taken at the Sydney Tattoo Expo and will be published in issue 74 of Tattoos Downunder


I did these photos as part of an exhibition on Melbourne people in their own environments. They were then displayed on the big screen at Federation Square, which was quite a shock to some of the subjects!