Archive for April, 2009

Friday – April 10, 2009.

There were many bands playing today. Many many bands. Many many many bands. I think you get the point. Anyway, I couldn’t do all of them but I did manage to catch the BMX & MOTO X event as well as some of the bands.

Here is a list of bands and events that I shot that day (in chronological order):

1)BMX & MOTO X

2) Opposite Lock

3) Compliments of Gus

4) Rubies and Rumours

5) Austoville

6) Simeon

7) Spacifix

8) NewWorldSon

9) Rebecca St. James

10) Audio Adrenaline

I didn’t upload any pictures of the first 2 bands, Opposite Lock and Compliments of Gus because they looked mediocre.

Anyway, here are some of the shots before I go to sleep.

Enjoy!

BMX & MOTO X @ Easterfest 09

Rubies and Rumours @ Easterfest 09

Az Hamilton

This is Az Hamilton, I can’t remember what hes famous for but all I know is that later on (Sunday April 12) if there are 500 donations to a certain charity he will be cutting off his dreadlocks – on stage! It’s a huge event that will go down tonight!

Austoville

Simeon @ Easterfest 09

Spacifix @ Easterfest 09

NewWorldSon @ Easterfest 09

I love New WorldSon, Aaron doesn’t. Their stage performance is even better than their recordings!

I met this guy on stage when I was taking pictures for the band before them. He shook my hand when I turned and said “hey, you’re from NewWorldSon, right?” …really nice guy, on Saturdays performance he waved at me from stage! AWESOME!

Rebecca St. James @ Easterfest 09

Audio Adrenaline @ Easterfest 09

There is something special about this band and the Paul Coleman Trio band which I took on Saturday and will be uploading a little later. This grammy award winning band split up in 2007. In Easterfest 2008, it was announced that they would be reuniting for one last gig at this years Easterfest.

Sure enough, a year later here they are!

This was not the last band of the night but Steph wanted to go home so I didn’t stay til the end…

Okay, for the next few days I will be updating rather frequently for the Easterfest 2009 event. The first thing I’ll start with is the Easterfest Superstore. Its sponsored by Koorong, and Australian retail chain dealing in Christian books, bibles, CDs, DVDs, etc.

I was given the honour of shooting the Superstore on Wednesday prior to the opening of Easterfest. The pictures will be displayed as a promo at the Easterfest Mainstage Venue. Here are some of the contents of the Superstore where you can get your Christian daily fix.

Overview of the Superstore

Overview of the Superstore

CDs for your audio needs

CDs for your audio needs

Newsboys Go

Newsboys Go

Fiction section

Fiction section

Books and Resources

Books and Resources

Music

Music

The Understatement

The Understatement

plenty of cool shirts

plenty of cool shirts

more clothes and shirts

more clothes and shirts

Gift ideas

Gift ideas

Leeland Opposite Way

Leeland "Opposite Way"

Chris Tomlin Live from Austin

Chris Tomlin "Live from Austin"

Everything will be just fine...

Everything will be just fine...

Veggie Tales

Veggie Tales

She Teen Magazine

She Teen Magazine

Ps Joseph Prince Destined to Reign

Ps Joseph Prince "Destined to Reign

Joyce Meyer The Confident Woman

Joyce Meyer "The Confident Woman"

This one’s for you, Ian!

Right now getting busy for Easterfest. I’m guessing a lot of people will be searching Easterfest 2009 right now so I’m gonna skip ahead on the wedding, Marina Bay, and possibly Andrix’s captain’s induction posts and will return to tell the tale later on.

Didn’t even have time to edit these shots so apart from the obvious crop of the picture above the rest are straight out of the camera. I reckon they’re pretty good anyway and even PS “auto levels” function just made ‘em even worse!

Its interesting because most of these shots were taken with flash White balance although the light actually came from the door. The setting is in Ian’s house who has a large front sliding glass door but the actual inside of the house doesn’t reflect much making it a perfect dark background. Surprisingly it was awesome for portraits with the clean white porcelain floor beautifully difusing the soft sunlight giving it that “strobist” effect.

Enjoy!

Bunny teeth!

Meet Aoife, Ian's 1+ yr old daughter exhibiting cuteness bunny teeth!

By the way, did you know that I taught her to walk???

By the way, did you know that I taught her to walk???

Baby doing what babies do best! -putting everything in their mouth!

Baby doing what babies do best! -putting everything in their mouth!

Deep in Thought

Deep in Thought

How can that face NOT get away with anything?!

How can that face NOT get away with anything?!

I MISS HER!!!