Anniversary gig

Well it was an anniversary that I felt like a part of. After many years spent with the Endless Sea (and previous titles and arrangements) it felt good to be back in the room with everyone together, making sound of … Continue reading

Breakdance 110% Abc Open

In collaboration with Michelle Dunn Photography, I have now completed this short doco on Ballarat breakdancer, Jami Blomeley.

This was made for Abc Open’s project called 110%.

If anyone is 110%, Jami is. He lives, breathes, dances, teaches and competes Hip Hop.

He owns and runs Ballarat’s first Hip Hop specialty school, Existdance encouraging all ages to celebrate and enjoy the skills of Hip Hop, Break and other street styles.

Although his own skills are impressive, he also has the patience and passion to nurture beginners.

Jami got into the Top 100 in Australia’s first season of So You Think You Can Dance, but it’s not just about his own career.

He creates events, competitions and battles to give all his students experience and expertise to drive them forward.

See if he doesn’t inspire you!

Thanks to Marc Eiden at Abc Open, for his guidance and patience on this project.

Body Electric Megapixels live!

Body Electric put on another great show in April 2012 at The Palace Theatre, Melbourne.

Ever wondered what goes on backstage at one of these epic performances?

Well see the video below for a glimpse into the preparation of one group…. The Megapixels.

It was  a night of vibrancy. Characters, colour and charisma.

What else would you expect from the Body Electric crew?!

And check out the super cute song on the clip ‘Girl looks like a robot’,  by jjj unearthed group, Tricksters

Wally’s a winner

Triple J’s Hottest 100 winner for 2011, Wally De Backer is a sharing kinda guy.

Perhaps you remember the still shots I took of him last year, guest presenting for one of  Jen Cloher’s workshops, “I Manage My Music“.

Well here he is again sharing his knowledge and experiences, this time in the moving image, again captured by me.

Please enjoy.

And as far as moving images go, there is more to come, so stay tuned!

I still manage my music

“I Manage My Music”
Another fine and highly informative workshop for independent Melbourne musicians was held at the end of November.
And who better to offer some experienced advice, than long time independent musos, Gareth Liddiard and Fiona Kitschin from The Drones.
They also brought plenty of smiles to the table.






Musical Melbourne

Back to life here in Melbourne!

One of the fabulously unique aspects of Melbourne life, is our abundance of home-made music.

Local singer/songwriter/musician/facilitator Jen Cloher, has established a place for independent artists to gain industry knowledge, share stories and experiences and gain skills to tackle the many challenges that being an independent artist entails.

I photographed one of her workshops, “I Manage My Music”, last weekend.

Featuring guest presenter Wally De Backer of Goyte and The Basics, here is a glimpse into the day.