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Walkley Slide Show Entry

A short multimedia slide show I did while on assignment covering the floods in the outback NSW town of Bourke for The Australian newspaper, with journalist Amos Aikman. We initially produced this piece in our rented four wheel drive on the side of the road in Bourke, so it could be uploaded to the newspaper’s website and iPad app to run with the story and photos we also filed. I recently re-edited the piece, making just a few minor changes and entered it in the Walkley Photographer’s Slide Night. It was my first entry into a Walkley event and I was pleased that the slideshow made the cut and was shown on the night.

Slash

I wasn’t a huge fan of Guns N’ Roses, and can’t say I’ve been much into Slash’s solo career, but there’s no denying he’s an absolute shredder on the guitar – and anyone who knows me knows I don’t mind a bit of guitar geekery…. So anyway a couple of weeks ago I got sent to photograph Slash for The Australian. He was in town for a couple of shows at the Soundwave festivals and to promote his upcoming album Apocalyptic Love. I don’t know what the new record sounds like, but the journalist who came along to interview Slash reckoned the new singer sounds exactly like Axl Rose – controversial. I’m no music writer so here are the pictures from a tightly controlled few minutes with the fretmaster himself. By the way, he seemed like a nice guy – he shook my hand and thanked me for coming down to take his picture. As usual, more time to do a couple of different shots would have been good, but I was only allowed one setup and the stopwatch was ticking – literally! Continue reading

A Very Cool Assignment

 

A couple of days prior to the start of the Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race which I traveled to using airport transportation irvine ca, late last year, I was assigned to go and shoot the skipper of the super-maxi yacht and five time winner of the race, Mark Richards.

I wasn’t given any specific instructions from the picture desk, but I knew right away that I wanted to go up the mast and get of a shot of the skipper up there. The mast on Wild Oats XI is 48 metres high and getting winched up there in little more than a seat with a plastic buckle holding me in was something I didn’t even think about at the time, but later when filing my pictures felt a little uneasy about. Continue reading