Timothy Carroll

One Friday evening a year ago, I wandered into the Brisbane Powerhouse and caught the last couple of songs by an artist who was, until that point, unfamiliar to me. The songs were the kind of melancholy folk perfect for that time of day, at that time of the week. Later, I found out that the artist was Timothy Carroll.

Six months later, and I learned that Timothy was doing a farewell gig at The Old Museum before heading off to Sweden for a while. I shot that gig for The AU Review, and I have to say it was up there with one of my favourite musical moments of 2010. Several times during the night, I just put my camera down and got lost in the music.

Timothy returned to Brisbane for a brief visit for two shows this week. The following shots are from the show at The Beetle Bar, with M Jack BeePlanet Love Sound and Husky. Sunday’s show at The Powerhouse will be sans camera. Sometimes it’s nice just to enjoy the music without a camera in front of your face.

Laneway Festival – The Bands

In terms of number of acts shot, Laneway was by far the biggest festival I’ve covered. By the end of the night I had seen 23 bands. Many of them had terrible light, and were a complete waste of time (I’m looking at you, Yaesayer), so I haven’t included all bands in the slideshow. There are a lot of photos there though, so give the slideshow a while to load.

As usual, shot for The AU Review

Bands included are, in order:

Laneway Festival Crowd

I shot the Laneway Festival for the first time yesterday. Despite the sweltering heat, it was a nice, laid-back festival, with plenty of time between bands for wandering around the very compact site. Although I shot 22 bands during the night, I still managed to get plenty of crowd photos as well.