Monday, September 16, 2013

OTD 2011: The Living End

September 16, 2011

The Living End played at Capitol, supported by The Hunting Grounds. Both put on an epic show. The Living End persistently provide a high-energy, engaging performance - which probably has a lot to do with how dedicated their fanbase is. If you've never seen them live before, and you get the chance - take it!

Music Photography: Hunting Grounds 

Music Photography: Hunting Grounds

Music Photography: The Living End

Music Photography: The Living End


Saturday, September 14, 2013

Friends & Workmates.

So tonight at work, we had a band play. That's not terribly exciting, as we've had a few in the last couple months. Superfly, a funk/soul cover band, are definitely the best we've had to play so far. To be fair, in order to beat the last people to play, all you'd need is to know the words to the songs. However, the exciting part is that Superfly.. brought their own lighting! I was ridiculously excited, as everyone who's played thusfar has been badly lit (to varying extents).

Bright, colourful lights make for fun photos. Even if it's not the greatest setup - it's bright enough to get photos, and the colour gives variety and interest. So I took half-a-song's worth of photos, went back to the bar, and then the band finished up and people started to leave. The bar was quiet, the lights were still on, and my camera was right there. Obviously, I couldn't resist taking some photos of my attractive workmates.

Impromptu portrait photography 


Impromptu portrait photography

Impromptu portrait photography

Impromptu portrait photography

Impromptu portrait photography

Impromptu portrait photography

Impromptu portrait photography

Impromptu portrait photography

Impromptu portrait photography

They actually are quite attractive kids, really.

Impromptu portrait photography

Today's take-away: sometimes, technically-imperfect photos tell perfect stories :)

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Poké-Tea

So recently, I have re-started watching Pokémon. I grew up in a small town with limited TV channels, so I missed out on the craze as a kid. Well, it infiltrated enough for us to know it was awesome. When we went to Perth for holidays to visit family, my sister and I would get up at 7am to watch Pokémon. We also raided our local video library on Thursdays, and rented all of the VCRs they had of it, which was probably about five.

Pokémon: Rapidash


A few years ago, my sister rediscovered the world of Pokémon. She downloaded an emulator and the original game, and spent most of her final year of high school on her computer playing Pokémon. Because study/homework is overrated.

Around this time, she also started to develop an obsession with tea. She particularly liked homemade and loose-leaf teas, so for her birthday, she requested I get her a teapot with an infuser.

After much searching, I discovered that there really weren't any teapots available that were awesome enough for my little sister, so I decided to do something about it. I found a cheap teapot (that met her specifications), inquired as to her two favourite pokémon, and bought some paint. My sister became the proud owner of an awesome teapot.

Pokémon teapot: Ninetails

Pokémon teapot: Pokéball

Pokémon teapot: Rapidash

Essentially, the point of my story is that I am extremely envious of my sister's teapot. I have only become a fan of tea in the last three months, but now I want a Pokémon teapot gorrammit! Alas, I know that, if I made one, I would only have to get rid of it when I get kicked out of the UK in a year's time. Teapots are bulky, and not essential enough to qualify for precious suitcase-space. But still, I can admire these photos and know that somewhere (in my sister's house, in Western Australia) this teapot does exist.

And that makes me happy.

Thursday, September 5, 2013

OTD 2010: Timothy Nelson & The Infidels

September 4, 2010

Tim Nelson, Boom! Bap! Pow!, and Split Seconds. Back when Split Seconds were still based in Perth, and BBP were full of bubble and bounce. Good times.

Music photography: Boom! Bap! Pow! 

Music photography: Timothy Nelson

See the full album over at Space Ship News.

Monday, September 2, 2013

OTD 2011: You Cannot Do This Assignment Last-Minute!

Lecturer: You cannot do this assignment at the last minute. Don't try. It's impossible.

Every student ever: Challenge accepted.

Playboy lingerie

I work best under pressure. Even still, it was my crazy-busy semester. I was busy working four jobs, studying five units (full-time load is four), and planning Perth's first-ever Can't Stop The Serenity (and the first event I'd ever run, and all the gazillion jobs that go along with it)...

Needless to say, by the time I got around to thinking about this assignment, all studio spaces were booked (yay end-of-semester assignment-rush!), and I couldn't get any last-minute models (because all my friends were also busy with their end-of-semester assignment-rush). So, with an advertising series of three images due in two days, and the only printer space before class as the next day.. I shot a series of images in my apartment. I did not have the equipment to take decent self-portraits. I had a speedlight (that I could only use on-camera), and a tripod, and that was it. No mirror, no remote, no lighting setup.

I did my assignment last-minute. While it might not be my greatest body of work, I do believe I got a Credit. Not bad for an impossible task.

Playboy lingerie

Playboy lingerie

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