I Shot an Underage Festival for Vice

Shooting bands is one of my favourite past times. Drinking cheap beer at an inflated cost is part and parcel of watching your favourite musicians sweat it out within jizzing distance. New Zealand is pretty strict with underage drinking, so harsh that kids can't watch their favourite artists in their natural habitat - dark, dank, … Continue reading I Shot an Underage Festival for Vice

The $100 Pot Brownie

Buying $100 worth of weed and sticking it in a brownie is both ambitious and downright sensible. Fortunately I live with a Colombian couple who both have worked in the food industry and know how to whip up some good eats, so when my flatmate suggested buying a ton of weed and sticking it in … Continue reading The $100 Pot Brownie

Maori Clubs are Underrated

Most people go to clubs for one of three reasons: To get laid, to get drunk, or to innocently dance. I tend to only be interested in observing the chaos of these three interest groups collide.  I recently ended up in a Maori club on K'road (Le Box) and couldn't have been happier. Everybody changes … Continue reading Maori Clubs are Underrated

I Joined the Media Circle-Jerk that is the Pacific Island Music Awards

A writer friend of mine invited me to join her at the Pacific Music awards show, what I didn't realise is that she wanted me to shoot for Remix magazine so instead of being a co-operative freelancer I captured the absurdity that was a media-circus, I still took shots that she asked of me but … Continue reading I Joined the Media Circle-Jerk that is the Pacific Island Music Awards

A Brief Chat With C(r)ooked Royals’ Lee Mackley

The other night a friend of mine invited me to a bands first ever gig. I spoke to Lee a while back and he told me that he had been shitting it for a few weeks. He told me how he had somehow wrangled his way as the (scream) vocals of a band having had … Continue reading A Brief Chat With C(r)ooked Royals’ Lee Mackley

Drowning Pool X Armed in Advance

This blog is now fully endorsed and sponsored by Armed in Advance™ any and all opinions will be pre-approved by AiA™ and all profits (LOL) will be filtered through the Armed in Advance™ team.    I'm joking obviously but I appear to be fan-girling AiA considering I've covered them three times now. Their most recent gig was the biggest … Continue reading Drowning Pool X Armed in Advance

The Dune Rats Levi’s X Vice Party Video is Finally Up!

Eddy Fifield is the man behind the Team Dynamite video "Cosmos". Below you'll find him between two members of Team Dynamite at the Pacific Island Music Awards after accepting their "Best Video" recognition in a picture I took backstage. I've met Eddy a couple of times now thanks to Vice, Levis and the Dune Rats. We … Continue reading The Dune Rats Levi’s X Vice Party Video is Finally Up!

I Shot The Vice X Levi’s Launch Party in Auckland

I was honoured to be invited to shoot the NZ Vice party, shooting+Vice is very much me in my happy place. To polish it off there was free Budweiser and Tequila, I couldn't find the guy handing out the free Levi's unfortunately but he was definitely in there somewhere. Vice managed to source the coolest … Continue reading I Shot The Vice X Levi’s Launch Party in Auckland

It Took Me Four Years to Use a Single Roll of Film

I bought my girlfriend a camera that she never used four years ago for her birthday, I seldom used it and it stayed either on a shelf or at the bottom of a suitcase. Getting the prints was like stepping back in time. It's an odd sensation having taken images over a period of years … Continue reading It Took Me Four Years to Use a Single Roll of Film

A Messy Auckland Evening

You know what's not a great idea? Drinking two bottles of wine before stepping outside to begin drinking. You know what is a great idea? Documenting the night with a camera when your legs barely function. It was my plan to take the night off from shooting and purposefully left my camera behind. but when … Continue reading A Messy Auckland Evening

I’m Shit at Shooting Food

I've been asked a few times to shoot food and every time I shit it, I rarely focus on the still aspects of life, I like my subject to be moving, my light to be changing, I like a challenge. The problem is I have huge blank spots in my photographic repertoire. I have such … Continue reading I’m Shit at Shooting Food

Small Venues Are Still The Future of Music

Am I losing it? Did I ever have it? What is 'it'? I feel that I have to have something to say to constitute creating a blog post, but I've given up. I've been spending a lot of time on other peoples images and editing for myself is slowly losing the taste of appeal. So … Continue reading Small Venues Are Still The Future of Music

I Shot a Strip Club for Vice (NSFW)

I got really lucky somehow, I emailed Vice a couple of old images and told them I wanted to work for them. Somehow I convinced them I could take a decent snap and they asked me to shoot a strip club for an upcoming article about NZ's only female Strip Club owner by the wonderful … Continue reading I Shot a Strip Club for Vice (NSFW)

I Shot Some Food Porn for Little Easy’s Instagram

The other day I took some pictures for a great eaterie/drinkerie (that's a thing) in Auckland's Little Easy to promote their new $10 burger range for their Instagram. All I can say is that it was the first time that I regretted turning Pescetarian because all of the the burgers were up for grabs after … Continue reading I Shot Some Food Porn for Little Easy’s Instagram

Auckland’s Underground Music Scene is Thriving

On Friday I met with an English friend whom I met in Brisbane when I first arrived in Aus, he's been in Auckland a short while and has already slipped himself into the NZ music scene, inviting us to a gig his friends were playing at we found ourselves in the heart of the Auckland … Continue reading Auckland’s Underground Music Scene is Thriving