Monday, October 7, 2013

Normanton - Indigenous Hip Hop Projects

 Last Sunday after a rather large Grand Final party at our house we mopped the floor and Tim Hillier & I hopped on a plane headed for Brisbane 24 later we arrived in Normanton with a dance crew from Indigenous Hip Hop Productions.  

IHHP works on the principal of using the ‘arts for change’, focusing on Indigenous young people’s strengths, developing their skills and attitudes and working closely with partners to support community development. 

Tim and I spent three days making a short doco about the young people of Normanton. It certainly was a big adventure that culminated in a screening at the twerkin mayhem "blue light disco" on Friday night.

Here are some behind the scenes photographs featuring some legends we met along the way.
Lookout for the video soon.  Ps. Click on images to make larger.

Monday, September 23, 2013

Geoff O'Connor lights up the studio.

Melbourne artist Geoff O'Connor is a favorite of mine so it was about time we worked together. 
Geoff popped into the Patterson building for a photo session a  He came prepared and willing for anything. We had a fun day experimenting with some old light gels I had discovered in an old photo kit from my Uni days.


Saturday, August 3, 2013

Patterson Building - Gallery/Space For Hire/ Photography and Film location.

The Patterson building - Level 2 - is opening our doors for photographic and film shoots, exhibits, workshops and events. The space is available to hire for a variety of uses and offers amazing versatility.

Based in Smith Street, Fitzroy, Victoria.

We offer location/studio hire - separating the three main areas available at the below rates:

Gallery Space - White walls, wooden floorboards, high ceilings.

Half day (4hrs) $150
Full day (8hrs) $300

Large Studio Space - White walls, wooden floorboards, high ceilings, west facing large windows massive.
Half day (4hrs) $300
Full day (8hrs) $600

Half day (4hrs) $150
Full day (8hrs) $300

Entire space
Half day (4hrs) $650
Full day (8hrs) $800

We Provide:

  • White/black reflector boards
  • Extension leads
  • Kitchen with Complimentary Coffee & Tea facilities.
  • Clothing Racks.
  • Iron and Ironing BoardToilets
  • Wireless Internet Access
  • Rear and front entrance
  • Ladders
  • Tables
  • Full Length Mirror
  • Fan
  • Sandbags
  • Backdrop stands
  • Tripod

Please note:

  • (Personal Work / Editorials / Student Rates) We can offer reduced rate - please inquire with all shoot details
  • Overtime $50 per hour
  • Please note all prices excludes GST
  • Clean-Up - Whilst there will be no charge for cleaning on your shooting or event time slot, it is expected that your space will be left in the same condition as when you came in. Additional costs will be incurred if clean up is required by our staff.
  • 50% deposit required at time of booking to secure your booking.
  • Cancellation of studio bookings with less than 72 hours notice will forfeit deposit paid.
To use the space for event hire, please contact us directly as it is different terms than those above.

Contact Mia:
or Ph: 0405 343 628

Saturday, May 11, 2013

Cinematographer - The Skywhale - Patricia Piccinini

Sometimes I open my email to the most weird and wonderful job proposals. I was so thrilled to be asked by the team at Blue Bloat Studio to come on board to shoot video for the launch of  Patricia Piccinini's Skywhale.
We spent 4 days waking before the sun. Driving through the dark, looking for the perfect wind, perfect light, perfect location. We spent time at the beautiful Arapiles National Park, we camped in a farmers crop looking across a Salt Lake, we worked hard. 

Here are some behind the scenes shots taken by Bec Hudson.

"Our aim was to humanise a project that by it’s nature, polarises conversation." Please enjoy our video.

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Directing Debut - Dick Diver - Calendar Days

I'm very excited to share this music video for Dick Diver  - Calendar Days.

I worked with my sidekick Tim Hillier on creating this little clip. We shot it at Al Monfort's house in yarragon, Victoria. 

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Golden Plains - 07 - Photo Highlights

Once again I have dusted the dirt off my camera and put away my head torch for another year. Golden Plains 07 was my 10th year shooting down at the glorious Meredith Amphitheater and it was unsurprisingly full of adventure and misadventure, dust and rain, pies and energy drinks. But most of all memorable music experiences and photo taking.

Here are my photo highlights 2013.