More spam from the Drake tour :-)Read More
2016 was a huge year for me. I travelled around the world, had my biggest financial year to date, bought a bunch of photography gear I always wanted and was super busy with work. But I got to December, slowed down from exhaustion and took some time off and couldn’t work out why I wasn’t ecstatic and loving life. I was living my dream; rap stars, huge shows, private jets, big commercial jobs and travelling. It took alot of time off, reading and soul searching but I worked out what was wrong. I had lost my way in all the mayhem and I forgot why I started to take photos in the first place. I got greedy for money, my ego started to get in the way of my passion and I got lost. I had to think deep and hard about why I got into photography and I made a list. The first thing that came to mind was a no brainer. My passion and love for music. A close second was to do with social justice. Giving a voice to people and animals who don’t have a voice and giving them a platform. Contributing to change and provoking dialogue. Finding beauty in things that people don’t conventionally find beauty in. I ticked some of these boxes in 2016 but nowhere near enough for my liking.
But times have changed and I had to get through that to get to here now. I’ve really taken the time to refresh and have immersed myself in a bunch of new personal projects that I will share with you all over the rest of the year. They all have deep meaning to me and I hope everyone can appreciate the journey.
Part of that journey took me over to the Phillipines out of my own pocket, with the amazing Energia Kids Project, to tell the stories of the people they help. Run by a great group of friends with no funding that are based in Australia, they travel regularly to the Philippines and have been feeding and helping Filipinos for the past 3 years.
I had an amazing time visiting alot of places during the community feedings they provide, including a local school, a squatters community with no water or electricity and an orphanage.Read More
Night 2 in Australia with another Sold out show with Drake in Sydney. 2 hours of hits and amazing production.Read More
Shot photos for a new article for Acclaim magazine and Zenith Watches with Dan Hong. Dan is the brains behind some of Sydneys most successful restaurants Ms G’s, Mr Wong and El Loco and also an avid sneaker collector. One time he took Action Bronson super deep out West to the suburbs to Cabramatta to eat Vietnamese food, so that’s a win in my books haha. Article over here.Read More
A few favourite photos from Kehlani's last few shows on her world tour. I first came across her music on SoundCloud about 4 years when she wasn't super well known and I felt there was something really special about her. It's such a trip to see someone grow so much and witness their evolution from relatively unknown to famous and successful, it's like you feel a special connection with them because you believed in them in the early days. Fast forward to her mixtape being nominated for a Grammy and seeing her play sold out shows a long way from home in Australia. Then watching her connect with the local people and inform and speak on current issues in Australia like the same sex marriage debate and indigenous rights. Then fast forward to being allowed access to photograph her shows. The world works in mysterious ways. Good vibes!Read More
Men of R&B tour with Lloyd, Eric Bellinger, RL, J Holiday and Jarid Williams.Read More
Sold out show last night with Stormzy and Manu Crooks. Crazy night!Read More
A few photos from the last few shows with YG. I've shot a few of his shows over the years and theres always 3 things guaranteed at a YG show- Fights, topless girls and a crazy party. Without fail, its always an awesome show.Read More
Made a quick stop by sound check for Body Count, Ice-T and A.B. Original, to shoot a few portraits.Read More
Spent a few days shooting for Gatorade a few weeks ago! Gatorade has collaborated with TBWA Sydney and Eleven on the launch of its new sugar free electrolyte water - G Active - to inspire Aussies to get active.
To kick things off, an exclusive fitness hotspot was launched. Located on the stunning Sydney Harbour, the G Active HydroGym was a pop-up floating fitness destination, completely surrounded by water and set against the iconic backdrop of the Harbour.
Over two days, the G Active HydroGym offered attendees yoga classes with former Australian pole vaulter and exercise physiologist Amanda Bisk, high-intensity interval training classes with elite functional trainer Daniel Conn and nutrition workshops with nutritional therapy practitioner Luke Hines. Attendees also had the chance to be the first to trial the new G Active electrolyte-water during their workout, ahead of its national release.
Have been doing Sydney fashion week alongside Sonny Vandevelde for about 7 years now and this year was no different. I was booked on a big Pepsi Max job just before the start of Fashion Week so I didn't get to spend the entire week like I usually do, but I spent a day or two taking a few backstage shots.Read More
I was lucky enough to recently shoot some shots for Sydney's iconic Queen Victoria Building and its latest campaign 'Make It Memorable' via agency partner The Royals.
In a world where expectations and inspirations are rising, shopping experiences are no longer defined by the act of purchase but the journey towards acquiring something new. The new campaign embraces this and is bringing 'Make It Memorable' to life showcasing how shopping, dining and experiencing the QVB is in itself an occasion.
Creative Direction and Production: The Royals
Styling: Meg Gray
PR: MCM PR
Was lucky enough to spend some time shooting at the brand new CoHouse studio with Poo Bear and the creators of his new documentary, Macario De Souza and Kyle Bulock. Jason "Poo Bear" Boyd is the man responsible for writing some of pop music’s biggest hits for a few people like Justin Bieber, Usher, Jill Scott, Chris Brown, Snoop Dogg, Lupe Fiasco, Drake, DJ Khaled, Whitney Houston, Mariah Carey, Kelis, Eve, Fat Joe, Lil Wayne, Kelly Rowland, Pink, Usher, Ludacris, Sia and Frank Ocean. He's also responsible for writing Justin Biebers smash hit ' What do you mean' and has writing credits on 9/13 tracks on Bieber's latest album, 'Purpose'.Read More
Wanted to be on a mountain for my Birthday so my awesome girlfriend flew me overseas to one of my favourite places in the world, New Zealand. Spent one week driving around and exploring and saw some amazing sights. Was also lucky enough to capture some slight glimpses of the Southern Lights and Milky Way. Amazing!Read More
A quick spontaneous weekend adventure while the sun was out, so I decided to make the most of it. Took a few happy snaps along the way. The best part was getting caught out by a set of rogue waves and getting soaked haha.Read More
Some new portraits I did for the cool kids at their awesome new agency, DIJGTAL. Good to see these come alive after Chinatown meetings over wonton soup, trying to work out the creative direction and what they wanted to convey with the photos. They wanted something to represent their modern, new form of Agency that does things in their own unique way.
I've included a few BTS shots so you can see the set up. We set up a make shift studio in their back room area so they could continue working during their flat out schedule and have minimal interruptions to the teams day. Was abit tricky with the low roof but we spent extra time in set up to make sure the lighting was as close as to what I envisioned.
You can check out their website and their awesome work over here. Highly recommend these guys if you are looking to build your business and transform your brandRead More
Crazy show put on by Post Malone and BBE last week. Completely sold out and the energy was crazy. Highlight was Post drinking beer from a shoe doing 'shoeys' all night haha.Read More
Stopped by Malaysia to see some friends and visited my friend Fern who designs amazing luxury clothing, fusing Batik with contemporary and modern designs. Batik is a really interesting ancient art form is a technique of wax-resist dyeing applied to whole cloth, or cloth made using this technique. Batik is made either by drawing dots and lines of the resist with a spouted tool called a canting , or by printing the resist with a copper stamp called a cap. The applied wax resists dyes and therefore allows the artisan to colour selectively by soaking the cloth in one colour, removing the wax with boiling water, and repeating if multiple colours are desired. You can check out the amazing collection here.Read More
Stopped by Asia for a few weeks and took a few random snaps along the way :-)Read More
First cover for the year is for Hype DC and Acclaim Mag with B Wise for their Limit'd magazine.Read More