The Triffid hosts an evening with They Might Be Giants

John Linnell playing accordion

“Blue Canary in the outlet by the light switch, who watches over you?”

“They Might Be Giants Brand New Album…..’Flood!'” might just be the soundtrack album to my last few years of High School. My friends and I knew all the words (still do!). So many years later I am delighted that my kids also now love listening to Birdhouse in Your Soul. (thank goodness, some of their other 6, 7 and 9year old’s music taste is…very…soul-less).

I was so excited to see them play on 13 February at The Triffid in Brisbane.

They only played 2 songs (devastated!) from Flood, but to be fair they have 20 albums  of irreverent songs (so, Flood….not so Brand New eh?!) so had to share the love. The crowd were all singing along to every song and the band were so interactive and having a great time.

Trusty Fujifilm XT3 on the job, shot at iso 3200 on the 27mm pancake lens, from the front row. What an awesome and intimate venue The Triffid is.

If you are unfamiliar with Brooklyn’s quirky Ambassadors of Love you might want to listen to Flood here on Spotify

24HourProject

24hourproject brisbane cover image

24hourproject brisbane cover image

The 24HourProject is a global street photography project.

Last year Jon and I were participants, this year we took on the role of Ambassador for Brisbane.  To be involved, to participate or just to see our world in live-view over 24hours please join our facebook group.

We have secured generous sponsorship from FujiFilm Australia and our favourite camera store CameraPro Australia. They are giving us FujiFilm lenses, batteries and SD cards to keep us shooting for the full 24hours. In return we will be presenting our images and learnings from the experience at CameraPro’s flagship event in May.

WHEN: On April 7, 2018 the 7th annual 24-Hour- Project will be held across the globe with
the goal to “document humanity and make a difference

WHO:  2756 photographers spanning 791 cities over 158 countries.

WHAT: Starting at midnight local time on April 7th, 2018 the photographers will document the human condition, with a focus this year’s stories of women in their own city.

HOW: Each participant takes and shares one photo to social media every hour for the 24 hours following 24HourProject guidelines. The images, theme and content become a viral live view of the world hour by hour.

LATER: Photographers select their best photos after the event and submit their final 24 images to www.24hourproject.org. Selected photos go to travelling exhibitions, conferences, workshops and photobooks.

This year the 24HourProject is collaborating with Shakti Vahini, a non-profit organization in India which empowers, educates and defends women and their human rights.

There is no requirement on skill level or equipment. From smart phone to DSLR, it’s not about the gear. We are encouraging people with a love of street photography and sense of adventure to join us to record our wonderful city for 24 hours straight.

What I loved most about the project last year was the connections and friendships. We met so many people as we moved about the city. Brisbane is such an open and friendly city. People we connected with were intrigued by the project and followed along with us on social media. The other interesting part was that at each place we stopped to photograph and talk with people, they had great ideas to send us on to another interesting location or event happening. It was like a treasure hunt of sorts!

24HourProject 2017 

Grinspoon – Guide to Better Living

Phil Jamieson Grinspoon

Grinspoon are one of my all-time favourite bands so I was really excited to accidentally find myself up the front row of the mosh pit for this concert! My ears were ringing for days but wow, what a show. I was so stoked to find my pics in focus because….well….we certainly weren’t after a few hours in the sweat pit 🙂

Dan Sultan

Dan Sultan played a beautiful, intimate pop up show at the Old Museum in Brisbane on Saturday night.

Just Dan, a keyboard, one guitar and a whole lot of heartfelt stories and anecdotes about the new album he is working on. If you’re a lover of great live Aussie music and live in the cities where he’s playing on this tour I’d urge you to go – it was one of the most authentic and personal sets I’ve seen.

We were in the centre of the second row (bit limited with my viewpoint stuck in my seat) so I had a prime position to take a few photos with my new Fuji X-T20 camera and 56mm f1.2 lens. I thought I loved the X-T10 but my new T20 is even more astounding under low light conditions. See what you think……

I posted a couple of the images on Instagram on the night (via the camera’s wifi transfer) and was stoked that Dan commented on a couple of pics.