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Feature Car: Jamie Galea’s 1970 Ford Falcon


28 Jun

Jamie Galea’s pristine XW Ford Falcon was featured in the June 2019 issue of Street Machine magazine, which was on sale last month. Known as MADXW, the PPG custom purple sedan runs a tough 393ci Clevo and amazingly, was Jamie’s first full-on build. It got unveiled at Summernats.

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Jamie Galea's 1970 Ford Falcon
Jamie Galea's 1970 Ford Falcon
Jamie Galea's 1970 Ford Falcon

Karnivool @ The Cambridge Hotel, Newcastle – May 30, 2019


12 Jun
Karnivool @ The Cambridge Hotel, Newcastle - May 30, 2019

This reviewer hadn’t had the pleasure of seeing the mighty Karnivool live since 2012 and 2013 on the Asymmetry tour. Both of those gigs were held at Sydney’s Metro and the Big Top respectively – much larger venues than Newcastle’s Cambridge Hotel.

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What I would witness tonight would only reinforce would only reinforce an already firmly held belief that the best shows take place in intimate venues. Although, thanks to the Cambridge posting incorrect set times online once again, I’m sure there would have been a few nonplussed punters who either missed opening act Southeast Desert Metal altogether or only caught the last few minutes of their tight, albeit reserved performance (posted start time was 9pm, but the band started at around 8.30 and was finished at 9.15pm). While the band were pretty static on stage, their driving, propulsive mix of hard rock and classic metal sees the half-full room enthusiastic and supportive.

Karnivool @ The Cambridge Hotel, Newcastle - May 30, 2019

After about 40mins of set up time, Western Australia’s Karnivool took to the stage in what was to be a more pared back production – more visceral perhaps – than what I’d previously seen the band offer. Most importantly however, is the fact that the band was no less powerful for it. In fact, being up so close, with only the Cambo’s small security pit between Ian Kenny’s Zen-like stage moves and the sweaty sold-out Newcastle crowd, you could argue that the limited lighting and production only added to the intensity.

Karnivool @ The Cambridge Hotel, Newcastle - May 30, 2019

Tonight’s set list covers the spectrum of the band’s output thus far, including what I think were a few new or unreleased tracks like ‘Animation’, ‘Reanimation’ and ‘All It Takes’. Crowd response to them is good, but it’s obviously the known and loved tracks from the band’s three albums that get the most response.

Karnivool @ The Cambridge Hotel, Newcastle - May 30, 2019

Karnivool are a national treasure. They’re often cited as influences and hit ‘fave band’ lists from notable musos around the world and for good reason: their recorded output is impossible to fault and their live performance – as witnessed here tonight at the Cambridge – is just as strong. With a solid, clear mix, all the guys’ parts are perfectly audible, which is a feat unto itself with the beautiful subtlety that flows beneath all of Karnivool’s music. Add to that the strong, engaging stage presence and you’ve got the ingredients for a perfect night of intense, involving and damned catchy modern progressive metal.

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Feature Car: Kevan McConochie’s Manx Buggy


19 Mar

Kevan McConochie’s 2.27L stroker VW-powered Manx buggy is unlike any other you’re likely to see. Slammed, widened, caged and ballsy, the Audi grey tub isn’t about to see any beach time. This is a street buggy.
I photographed it for issue 60 of VW Magazine Australia.

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Kevan McConochie's Manx Buggy
Kevan McConochie's Manx Buggy
Kevan McConochie's Manx Buggy

Feature Car: Azgar Khan’s Volkswagen Mki Golf Cabrio


15 Mar

My photo shoot on Azgar’s slammed and sexy Volkswagen Mk1 Golf Cabrio appeared in issue 60 of VW Magazine Australia. The car has been a largely DIY build between Azgar and his mate Manuel, whose patina Beetle I photographed for the same magazine around 12 months earlier (see it here).
With a 2L 16-valve Seat Ibeza engine swap with those funky trumpets hanging off the front, and riding low on the 15×8.25in Workmeister rims, it looks sick!

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Azgar Khan's Volkswagen Mk1 Golf Cabrio
Azgar Khan's Volkswagen Mk1 Golf Cabrio
Azgar Khan's Volkswagen Mk1 Golf Cabrio

2018 is coming! Get your calendars now for the New Year!


11 Oct

Our 2018 range of calendars is now on sale! OK, so a range of six might seem like a lot of choice, but it really isn’t. There’s one for the Holden fans, one for the ford nuts, an American classics version, a VW jigger and then one that makes us happy in the pants. Who knows, it might make you happy in the pants, too!

All are priced at AUD$33 plus shipping (and they come safely packaged so there are no bent corners). Simply click on the image of your favourite one below – or click on all of them to see what’s inside) and place your order. It’s that easy. You can also CLICK HERE, if that’s what you’re into.

2018 Ford Calendar 2018 Holden Calendar

2018 Classic American Calendar 2018 Holden Commodore Calendar

2018 Volkswagen Calendar 2018 Hosking Industries Calendar

Front Cover: Joe’s RX2 for Fast Fours and Rotaries April 2017


21 Mar

My photo shoot on Joe’s tyre killing Mazda RX2 is on the cover of the new issue of Fast Fours and Rotaries magazine, which goes on sale at the end of the week (24 March).

Fast Fours - April 2017

Front Cover: Incar Entertainment Magazine 2/17


20 Mar

My photoshoots on Steven Santos’ twin turbo HSV Walkinshaw and Robert Peggs’ Torana Hatch grace the front cover of the new issue of Incar Entertainment magazine which goes on sale soon! Be sure to grab a copy at a newsagent near you!

Incar Entertainment Magazine - Issue 2/17

Winner: Top Shot in I-Shot-It Cars and Transport Photo Competition


27 Feb

I did pretty well in the first round of competition for 2017 in the I-Shot-It Cars and Transport Photo Competition, sponsored by Leica. I won the round and scored two additional Mark of Excellence awards from the three images I submitted! Thanks to the judge and Leica for regularly running this competition. I’ve been lucky enough to win twice now.

Front Cover: Nick Bruzzese’s Mazda RX7 for Fast Fours


23 Feb

My shoot on Nick’s Mazda RX7 made it on to the front cover of the new issue of Fast Fours, which went on sale today. Also inside is my shoot on Firas’ Dastun!

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Fast Fours 130 March 2017

Book: Volume 4 – Automotive Photography is HERE!


11 Feb

It’s been about 18 months since I published Volume 3 of my imaginatively titled Automotive Photography photo book series, so that meant it was about time to put together Volume 4! I’ve just uploaded it to my online store and it’s now ready to order (not that I really expect anyone to want a copy, considering prices start at $123 plus gst!). CLICK HERE to buy.

For everyone else who just wants a look inside, you can see the online preview below:

The book is a 160-page, hard cover, bound, large format item and if you tick the premium option, it boasts top quality lustre pearl paper, premium end papers and a nice glossy dust jacket! However, again, at over $200, it’s really only meant for my own amusement. Either way, have a look and enjoy!