I was lucky enough to see James Blake perform at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music’s Verbrugghen Hall. In a backup photographer mode I was there to capture some stills of the intimate show. It was a memorable night and Blake’s performance was truly something special. Here are some stripped back posters I created from the close-up shots of Blake. There are some more photos of the show to check out after the jump.
I went and saw Macklemore & Ryan Lewis perform to an extremely pumped crowd at Sydney’s Enmore Theatre in Newtown last Friday. Supported by back up vocalists (Ray Dalton and Wanz) and their trumpet player the duo busted out an energetic show which included a double performance of their hit “Thrift Shop”.
“Can’t Hold Us”, “Same Love” and “Ten Thousand Hours” were other performance highlights for the night. All in all it was a great show and I snapped a few shots of the gig with more photos to check out after the jump.
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Above photo from Ann Hamilton Studio
Images above are screenshots from Paul Octavious’s video below.
I am absolutely captivated by Ann Hamilton’s art installation at the Park Avenue Armory in NY. I really wish I was there to have seen it in person. Nonetheless I have this great video by Paul Octavious who visited the exhibit during it’s run from December 5 2012 to January 6 2013.
The “the event of a thread” exhibit features large swings for people to ride on, which in turn effect the movement of a giant curtain arrangement in the centre of the space. At the end of each day an opera singer comes out to the balcony and sings as the pigeons are released from their wooden cages to fly around. Poetry and works by famous authors are read out by actors and broadcast to radios in paper bags littered around the installation.
Watching the video Octavious has made it is interesting to observe how the people occupy and make use of the space Hamilton has created. Looks like it would have been a very special experience.
Known as the man who invented the talking steel guitar, Pete Drake or the “King of the Talking Steel Guitar” is seen here performing “Forever” his hit record in the movie “Second Fiddle to a Steel Guitar” in 1966. I had no idea that this sound went back to 1966 with Pete Drake. Imagine hearing the sounds he made from his talking steel guitar for the first time. Nowadays you would take that sound for granted but back then it would have been something else.