Went to party with the Peking Duk lads last night (Tuesday) and it was huge.... YES A TUESDAY NIGHT!!! At 10pm Melbourne was still over 30 degrees, so things got pretty hectic! One for the record books.
The team at Marquee Sydney flew me up on the weekend to shoot Australia's favorite twin duo, NERVO! Marquee is an amazing venue, NERVO's energy live is out of this world, and with a sold out crowd it was a 10/10 night.
Continued to bring in the new year the only way I know how; shooting epic events! Trance heavyweight Dash Berlin was back in Melbourne for a sold out warehouse show along side Mark Sixma (Netherlands), Australian trance legend MaRLo, and renowned trance vocalist Emma Hewitt. Was a pleasure to shoot for Dash Berlin as always!
My end to 2015 and start to 2016 is jam packed, so unfortunately I was only able to shoot a few hours of DAY 2 at Beyond The Valley... but what an awesome few hours it was! A picturesque location in the Australian country side, acts such as; Jamie XX, Client Liaison, Miami Horror, Joy, Yung Lean and PUSHA-T, and perfect Australian weather made for one hell of a time! Okay, maybe I lied and it was actually 40 degrees Celsius which is TOO HOT DAMN HOT, but non the less Beyond The Valley was amazing. Here's a few of my favourite photos - full album in the galleries tab! On to the next NYE job!
What's the ideal weather to shoot a hip independent beachside festival in iconic St Kilda you ask? 43 degrees celcius is probably not the answer that comes to mind, but that's what I got! The 'cool' change in the evening (still 32 degrees) was a welcomed with open arms. But even with the record breaking heat, it was still a rad day! I spent it shooting Yolanda Be Cool, D-Cup, Dom Dolla, Havana Brown, UBERJAKD, Bombs Away & more! Oh and as if 43 degree heat wasn't Australian enough, I had a spider make home inside my camera, running across my viewfinder for the entire day. Luckily he didn't show in any of the photos!
Well, that was a hectic couple of weekends. There are few events in Australia that even get close to comparing with Stereosonic, and this year I toured with the festival for their Sydney, Perth and Melbourne shows. Spending my time shooting Axwell ^ Ingrosso, DIPLO, Armin Van Buurnen, DJ Snake, Galantis, Oliver Heldens, Tchami, Peking Duk, Showtek, Major Lazer, JAUZ, What So Not, Clean Bandit (and more) definitely kept me on my toes, but it resulted in some of my most memorable photos to date. Here's a recap of some of my favorite shots - full albums for each state can be found in the 'Galleries' tab!
Another big event for the long weekend! Hosted by MaRLo, Atlantis is Australia's newest touring indoor festival event. It's all for the love of trance music, and the experience that goes along with it! Last night hisense Arena was at full capacity to witness Paul Van Dyk, MaRLo, Roxanne Emery (live), Mark Sixma & Driftmoon make Australian trance history, and I was there to play my part in it all!