smoke rings

that first picture there was just a quick lighting test, i don't remember the name of the band. the second one is my boyfriend's band, midnight horizon. they played at the bring it on festival in fairfield, on this stage outside, and also, on an acoustic stage, but it wasn't pretty so i wans't inspired to take photos :P

so i've been listening to the dead weather a lot lately. its jack white's new project and i think its pretty cool. the only two things playing on my ipod on the way to work in the city now is the dead weather & grizzly bear. i've been trying to find some new music though, and its going pretty good so far.. i just need a whole weekend or a couple of days where im home with nothing to do, to be able to just go through cds and lists and have the time to listen to different things. so far im having no such luck with the free time thing though, which is a good and bad thing all at the same time.

last night i got to shoot the cast members of wicked with some of the cast members from twilight who went to watch the show. it was pretty fun, and such a random thing for me to do! i was covering for my boss who is in melbourne shooting at the moment.

other than that, my creative shoots have died down a little since uni started and retouching work has been piling up. i've been really concentrating on passing my drivers license test (and i did) but it took up so much of my time! this saturday we're going to a car market to see if we can find anything for me, and if we do, im going to start shooting a hell of a lot - creative shoots and FINALLY some live band photography! of someone other than my boyfriend's band haha - who are a lot of fun to shoot, but i need something else for my portfolio.

anyway,  hope you're all doing well. i still have photos from a shoot i did not long ago to upload, so i'll get around to that soon. and also to taking some new photos :)

x j.


the rocking horse

this is carly zinga, she is fifteen years old. she is an amazingly talented dancer, i have some movement shots that i still need to sort through, and i'll upload some of those later on as well.

for now, these are inbetweens, the type of photos that i loved to take from the beginning, but somehow lost along the way. i need to relearn how to take rushing photos of people, the way i take photos of the landscape running backwards when im riding in a car. i like that sort of feel to things, imperfect.

these photos have that though, and i love them :) hope you do too!


musicoz, 2010

oh, finally i can get around to blogging about this! i've been so excited about this job and about showing everyone pictures, but ever since i shot the musicoz awards, i've been so so busy.

so i applied about last year as a volunteer photographer (as are most live gigs) and never heard a reply so i just forgot about it. about three days before the actual event happened though, i get an email from the person who organises the volunteer section for the night and asks if i want to shoot the musicoz awards! (which, for those who don't know, is australia's biggest music awards for independent artists) and of course i said yes.

when i got there, i was basically just shooting the red carpet with a few other photographers for a couple of hours, which is pretty straight forward and a little boring, but the photos need to be taken!

then we went inside and got to watch the entire musicoz awards, got to see who won what and got to watch and shoot all the performances. i put one picture of almost every performance that there was and in order of my posting, from top to bottom we have: the ballerina stage performance for divine mechanism, sarah smith of radio ink, peter northcote who played a guitar solo which was pretty cool, jesse emmanuel, jack carty and the final perfomers of the night, the jezabels.

all in all i think it was a pretty great day/night, i met some pretty awesome photographers and could definitely get used to doing it more often!