Flume and Flight Facilities

In the weeks before Vivid Sydney kicked off, I did a studio shoot with Flume and Flight Facilities for a cover feature in Time Out Sydney. They were headlining the Future Classic 10th Birthday shows at Sydney Opera House for Vivid Live. Time Out’s Lead Designer Robert Polmear designed some patterns to project over them …

Vivid Sydney 2015

Vivid Sydney wrapped up a week ago so before it becomes a distant memory I thought I ought to blog some of my photos. My two commissions were from Destination NSW who produce the whole of Vivid Sydney, and Sydney Opera House who host Vivid Live performances. The website ‘Music Industry Inside Out’ asked me …

Anatomy of a Kerrang! covershoot

You take a room at the Intercontinental Hotel in Sydney and set up a makeshift studio.   You photograph Faith No More minus Mike Patton holding a big jar of water.   You shoot Mike Patton.   Digital wizard Steve Horsfall decapitates Mike Patton and places his head in a jar.   Kerrang’s Art Editor Steve Beech realises …

Fashion Week 2015 backstage photos

I dipped into the fashion world last week with a number of shoots at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia. First was a group portrait of the “Faces of NSW Fashion” for Destination NSW, then backstage coverage for designers Alice McCall, Kate Sylvester and Romance Was Born. The group portrait took some planning, as we wanted it …

Swan Lake arrives in Sydney

Back in August last year I had the pleasure of photographing four dancers from The Australian Ballet in Bondi Icebergs empty pool. That was to announce the onsale date for tickets to Swan Lake’s Sydney season, and this week they arranged another spectacular photo opp to coincide with the show opening; four ballerinas in cygnet …

Laneway Festival 2015

I was back on board shooting the Australian dates of Laneway Festival again this year (my 9th year of Laneway). It’s such a great festival, brilliant artists and a lovely crew behind the scenes. In each city I also had locals shooting with me too, so many thanks to Savannah, Ryan, Katie, Jarrad and Jacquie. You can …

Expression Series Portraits

Sometimes you get a photography commission that’s right up your alley and so enjoyable that it doesn’t really feel like work at all. Which is how it was for this project for Lynx for their “Expression Series“. In their words, “we invited photographer Dan Boud to capture twenty Australians taking on the world in their …

Triple J’s Beat The Drum concert

I’ve been a little off my blogging game lately, having let this place lay dormant for the four months since I became a dad. One also questions whether an old fashioned blog like this is still necessary in an era of Instagram, Facebook, Tumblr, Twitter and the myriad other forms of personal publishing. But onward …

Bondi Hipsters for Jetstar Magazine

Yesterday it was a feature in Scoot’s inflight magazine – today it’s Bondi Hipsters for Jetstar Magazine. This was a hoot to photograph. We just strolled from one end of Bondi Beach to the other, stopping a lady with 3 pugs, stopping a dude with a motorcycle sidecar, stopping for a spot of yoga, the …

Sydney musicians out on the town for Scoot

I shot a fun feature for Scoot’s inflight magazine several weeks ago and it’s in seat back pockets now.  It’s a guide to Sydney’s nightlife, as told by three different musicians; Elana Stone, Michael Di Francesco/Touch Sensitive and Kirin J Callinan. On 3 successive nights I bounced around various venues with our guides and writer …

Swan Lake dancers at Bondi Icebergs

This was a fun shoot yesterday for The Australian Ballet. It was to promote the on sale date for next years season of Swan Lake and featured dancers Kismet Bourne, Brooke Lockett, Emma McFarlane and Corey Herbet. The pool was empty for cleaning and was the perfect backdrop to shoot in.

11 Minutes with Hugo Weaving

I had the pleasure of being tasked with shooting a portrait of Hugo Weaving for a Time Out feature recently. I love him as an actor, always full of charisma and spark, whether playing a flamboyant drag queen or a menacing villain. I’m not often that nervous before a portrait shoot, but this one I …

Vivid Sydney 2014

Vivid Sydney has wrapped up for another year and it’s been a busy couple of weeks photographing various aspects of it for Destination NSW and Sydney Opera House. It’s a pretty great gig, getting to shoot it all, and it’s not just the light sculptures and projections. There’s Vivid Live performances at Sydney Opera House, the …

Andy Bull – Sea of Approval

A few weeks back I shot some pictures with Andy Bull for his album artwork and promo. Above is the album cover which we photographed at Golden Age. For Andy’s new single Talk Too Much I was asked to make a moving version of that cover photo for youtube. It’s not the official music video, more …