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36 of the world's best surfers descended on the legendary Snapper Rocks, Gold Coast, Australia to battle it out in the season opener of the 2014 ASP World Championship Tour.
Gabriel Medina from Brazil was crowned the eventual winner. His victory was quite remarkable in that he defeated Mick Fanning, Taj Burrow and Joel Parkinson on with his final rides from the Quarters to Final.
Just like photography, judging in surfing is very subjective. It will often lead to debate amongst the surfing community. Parko seemingly had the final all sewn up, but somehow that never say die attitude of Brazilian surfers managed to nail the local hometown hero.
Please note due to new ASP rules, none of these photos can be sold.
Each year, the city of Brisbane hosts the annual Riverfire and City Of Lights Festival. It's one of my favourite events on the calendar. For the past 3 I've taken photos from different vantage points.
I want to pay special thanks to tour manager Dom Anderson for continuing to believe in me and giving me a chance to again to photograph this amazing band.
**PLEASE NOTE** None of these photos can or ever will be made available for sale. If anyone emails me asking, your email will be simply ignored.
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Still in high school I remember vividly listening to INXS Kick on a borrowed classmate's CD discman. It was, still is, INXS at their brilliant best. They were / are without doubt one of the greatest bands Australia has ever produced.
Never in my wildest dreams did I ever expect be given the opportunity to photograph a band that meant so much to me growing up. Thankfully their long time manager C M Murphy had seen some of my work and he allowed me to photograph several shows, exclusively for the band.
I'm indebted to INXS and C M Murphy for allowing me such a wonderful opportunity.
About 90% are taken with professional gear, with 10% being non-professional. The reason I want to show some non pro shots is to inspire others, that you too, can take good photos at concerts using a basic non-professional camera. Due to contractual obligations, not all of my professional work can be shown on my website. I’m a contributor for Noise11, you can visit here
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The Gold Coast Flathead Classic now an iconic event on the fishing tournament calendar had humble beginnings in 1994. The popular social tournament notably only features “lucky draw” prizes and category trophies and attracts sportfishers from around the country. Historically the results have provided valuable flathead catch and growth rate data used for long term management of the species in Queensland. p>
Back in 1994 the concept of catch & release was new to anglers and the club pioneered the tournament format now popular to fishing tournaments held throughout Australia. Each year the comp goes from strength to strength with numbers in 2014 having the most Anglers ever in the history of the competition with 513 fisherpeople. All up this tournament is much more than fishing comp – it is now a feature event with an excellent random prize pool, giveaways, entertainment and much more.
There wouldn't be too many photographers that cover both music and surfing. Since leaving the city life behind some 3 years ago I fell in love with surfing photography. To date whilst I've only photographed from land, moving forward, I hope to be amongst the waves and take my photography to the next level.
The purpose of my gallery is for those who couldn't be present for the court case or visit Allison's memorial.
I have followed this case from April 2012. I spent every day at the murder trial of Gerard Baden-Clay. I wanted to be there to see JUSTICE done, I was left in no doubt as to who committed this terrible crime. During the trial I visited Kholo Creek twice, both on the low tide and high tide, since the defence kept flogging the suicide theory. I also went back after the verdict to capture the out pouring of public support at her memorial with the flowers.
Whilst many of us never knew Allison personally, I feel at the trial, we as just normal every day Australians, got to know and fall in love with Allison Baden Clay.
For everything that woman had gone through during her married life, she was just the most amazing Captain of the human version of the Titanic. The ship was sinking, hitting major hurdles, yet, this courageous woman went about her day to day life, caring for her children, trying to stop the ship from hitting the iceberg. What a brave, beautiful person she was.
This week, after 2.5 years justice was served for Allison and her family and friends. I have enjoyed taking photos to help give people some perspective who couldn’t be there. Capturing the journalists reporting from outside the court precinct. I got to know many of the journalists and they did a GREAT job in communicating to the public. Courier Mail Chief Crime reporters Kate Kyriacou and David Murray were OUTSTANDING as they delivered up to the minute coverage from inside the court room!
Allison’s family were nothing short of AMAZING to us who have been at the trial since day 1. They were gracious, kind, caring, gentle people, it proved to me what an AMAZING, BEAUTIFUL,CARING, LOYAL family they are.
Whilst this verdict does nothing to ease their pain and broken hearts at least I feel it shows how a community of strangers can come together and support someone during their darkest hours and be there as a moral support to see the justice system do it’s job.
On December 9, 2015 in a shock decision, the Queensland Court Of Appeal set aside Gerard Baden-Clay's murder conviction; downgrading it to manslaughter.
On December 18, 2015 the Brisbane community came together to show their support in a Doing It For Allison rally in King George Square. It was a protest aimed at the Queensland Attorney-General to lodge an appeal to the High Court Of Australia. It was also a show of public support to say that domestic violence against women was unacceptable.
On July 26th 2016 the High Court heard the appeal against the downgraded murder conviction.
On August 31st 2016 the High Court ruled that the murder conviction should be reinstated. Meaning, that High Court ruled Gerard Baden-Clay did murder his wife. The original life sentence imposed by the Supreme Court is reinstated, with a non parole period of 15 years. Gerard Baden-Clay has no further rights to appeal, this decision is final. Case closed!
JUSTICE HAS FINALLY BEEN SERVED FOR ALLISON AND HER FAMILY, SETTLED!! RIP ALLISON, NEVER TO BE FORGOTTEN.
I have previously photographed Jack's younger brother in live theatre productions. His parents have always been supporters of my photographic work that they asked me to photograph their oldest son's wedding. It was such an honor to capture their special day.
This only a very small sample of photos.
It's always an honour to photograph for Ed Kowalczyk. Our friendship goes back a decade, Ed has always been so good to me. This was his second visit to Australia this year.
This iconic Australian band from the 80's have just released a brand new album called "ULTRAVIOLET" . It's a credit to Brian Canham's writing ability and musical talent that keeps with that familiar sound of the Pseuds that many, many people fell in love with in the 80's and early 90's. It's a great album and one worth buying.
You can purchase it from Itunes Ultraviolet
Pseudo Echo is: Brian Canham, Darren Danielson, Ben Grayson, Simon Rayner
For these gigs, Ben was unable to play so Tony Featherstone filled in on Keytar.
Pseudo Echo has a facebook page: Pseudo Echo Facebook
Just wanted to thank BC for again allowing me to photograph and for having faith and respect in my photographic work. Thanks to the band for their friendship and support over the last 5 years!
Ed Kowalczyk, the legendary lead-singer and songwriter of the multi-platinum rock band, LIVE, left the band in '09 to pursue a solo career and open a new chapter in his already illustrious career. With over 20 million albums sold worldwide and nine Top 10 hit songs.
Throwing Copper was the second album by the band LIVE, released on April 19, 1994. It sold over 8 million copies in the USA alone.
Ed's band includes: Chris Heerlein : Bass / Backing Vocals Zak Loy: Lead Guitar Ramy Antoun: Drums
Ed has known me for over a decade. He has always been so kind and genuine towards me. Ed personally approved me to shoot his Brisbane performance.Visit Ed's website and check out his solo material: Ed Kowalczyk
One of the great things about photographing a local band is watching them grow, not only musically, but their stage presence.
I've been fortunate enough to have photographed Brisbane based Darkc3ll ( pronounced Darkcell ) since they formed several years ago. Their sounds are worthy to be heard on any stage. They deliver visually what you'd come to expect from a industrial metal band. A polished performance that makes you go 'wow' they kick arse !
Check out their website for their music and see for yourself, why I rave about this great local band Darkc3ll
What is there not to love about photographing animals. No matter how big or small and whilst sometimes challenging its very satisfying when you get the shot!
In the past 2 years I've been very fortunate to be given the opportunity to photograph live theatre. What I love about this form of photography is not only the amazing talent of actors but I get to enjoy the storyline as I shoot.
One of the great things about long exposure photography is how creative you can be.