Vivid 2010 recap

Laurie Anderson in front of Sydney Opera House on a cold winter's night

Laurie Anderson in front of Sydney Opera House on a cold winter’s night

After posting some other photos of Vivid Sydney events like the lighting of the Opera House sails, Lou Reed and Laurie Anderson’s press conference, the concert for dogs, and Creative Sydney, here’s some other photos from my time shooting Vivid Live for the Opera House.

A salute to the devil. Not a common sight at the Opera House.

Lou Reed performs at Noise Night

Holly Miranda at The Studio


A Tai Chi Seminar in the foyer of Sydney Opera House

Lou Reed assists a woman with her Tai Chi technique

Melt Banana

The Studio at the Opera House was transformed into a rock venue

Shara Worden of My Brightest Diamond rehearses with Blind Boys of Alabama

One of the joys of my photographing the festival was sitting in on the rehearsal backstage at the Opera House with Blind Boys of Alabama and Shara Worden of My Brightest Diamond. Shara was heavily pregnant and appeared so excited to be performing with these old soul legends. Their combined voices sounded amazing.

Blind Boys of Alabama rehearse

A lyric sheet for Lou Reed’s Perfect Day

As i was taking a sticky beak around the rehearsal room at the Opera House i spotted the lyric sheet to Lou Reed’s Perfect Day. After playing such a challenging set with Metal Machine Trio, the idea of Lou performing one of his hits was appealing. He performed it as a duet with Emily Haines of Metric a couple of days later.

Marc Ribot with an E-bow

Doveman aka Thomas Bartlett toasts the crowd

Douglas Scott Streater in The Shipment

The Shipment