MPP 013: EDM Music Photography, finding a niche you can make a living in and touring with a dance act (feat. Nathan Doran)

MPP 013: EDM Music Photography, finding a niche you can make a living in and touring with a dance act (feat. Nathan Doran)

Nathan and I started doing music photography at about the same time in the same scene. We've taken completely different paths though. From his HXC moshxcore br00tal beginnings, he branched off into the nightclub scene and naturally into EDM music. It was a good move for him to say the least. 

012: Getting the best out of someone and making killer portraits (Feat. Caitlin Boland)

012: Getting the best out of someone and making killer portraits (Feat. Caitlin Boland)

Caitlin shoots and edits different to most other photographers I know. Where in most other 2015 portfolios you might see faded, grainy and washed out tones KTB uses contrast and colour in her edits and her Alien Bees strobes to give you the kind of punch that Ali would be proud of.

MPP 009: Hip hop photography, publishing a book and striving for more (feat. Michelle Grace Hunder)

MPP 009: Hip hop photography, publishing a book and striving for more (feat. Michelle Grace Hunder)

I've been aware of Michelle and her work longgg before I knew her personally. She has been backed by some of the biggest names in rap in the country and as a hip hop fan that really means a lot. In a weird way, friends of the people you look up to also become the people you look up to. 

MPP 008: Shooting music videos - triumphs, failures & horror stories (Feat. Ed Reiss)

MPP 008: Shooting music videos - triumphs, failures & horror stories (Feat. Ed Reiss)

I've followed Ed's work for a long time now. The cool thing about this episode is that it finally gave me a chance to reach out and get in touch. In this session we talk about his experiences working as a professional music videographer. In particular, shooting and all the things that can go wrong on a given day, balancing people's perceptions with...

MPP 004: Moving to the big city to chase the dream (Feat. Warwick Hughes)

MPP 004: Moving to the big city to chase the dream (Feat. Warwick Hughes)

Warwick is an interesting character. Super enthusiastic, works hard, not afraid to take a leap of faith and the proud owner of a beard that could some day rival dumbledore. Since moving from Ulladulla on the south coast of New South Wales, he's accomplished a whole lot and seems to level up every time we talk.

MPP 003: Standing out in an oversaturated market (feat. Ben Wrigley of Third Eye Visuals)

MPP 003: Standing out in an oversaturated market (feat. Ben Wrigley of Third Eye Visuals)

Ben Wrigley is a really interesting guy. In many ways I relate to him as a business kid doing photography instead of the other way around. For someone who has been in the game for such a short period of time, he's really made a real impact on the Australian music scene. 

At first glance you might say that there are a heap of people doing the super detailed "HDR" style of band photos. Ben's pictures though, are much more than that. They are dark, cinematic and so sharp you might lose an eye, and yet still very clean and vibrant. This is where others fall down (in my opinion) and create pictures that are dirty and somewhat less timeless.

MPP 002: Proving your value on the road - a female music photographer (Feat. Georgia Sassenfeld)

MPP 002: Proving your value on the road - a female music photographer (Feat. Georgia Sassenfeld)

I admire Georgia in so many ways. At 19 years old she's someone who really chases it which really sets her apart from the pack. I reckon it's probably her DIY, learn as you go attitude that can account for her successes. It could also be that not studying photography in a formal way means she's not constrained by the rules that tend to hold people back. Either way, she slays and you should definitely have her on your radar.