“I’ve been shooting for six years now. I was accepted into a photography course towards the end of year 12 – so instead of going to schoolies I decided I’d go to Falls Festival and I took my dad’s old Pentax and was trying to shoot from the crowd. I saw all the photographers in the photo pit and I told myself, ‘If there’s anything I want to do – it’s that.'”
– Lucinda Goodwin
Over those six vibrant years, the Geelong-based snapper has achieved more than she could have imagined, and that includes being a part of brand new festival Lost Lands this year. It’s her rare capture of ever-dynamic Melbourne soulster Harts, a performer who “really throws himself into every set”, that’s won her the October Moshcam Photography Award. For this stunning image, Lucinda will be taking home $100 worth of credit from top photo printing suppliers Pixel Perfect (90 Abercrombie Street, Chippendale, 9319 0455).
Our chat with the passionate photographer revealed a thing or two about her work ethic, with Lucinda being set on topping an earlier shot of the guitar maestro from this year’s Groovin The Moo. Bringing us back to Lost Lands though, she reminisced about her experience of a surprisingly roomy photo pit, and enjoying “seeing a few of the other photographers react to him shredding on his knees or playing behind his back”.
“We had AAA passes for the weekend which allowed us to stay in the pit for the duration of each set, so I just waited patiently till the last song – which was when he dropped to his knees, then laid on his back and finally sat up – with his feet right in my face. That was the moment I captured. It was around 4:30 in the afternoon when he played and the lighting was changing rapidly. So when the brief moment happened, I was a little worried about my settings, but there was no time to adjust. I just framed it up and fired away.”
Immerse yourself in the rest of our chat with Lucinda here.
A big congrats to the rest of this month’s photographers, who submitted some amazing shots of monster acts including Slipknot, Lamb of God and local boys Violent Soho! Check out all the runners up here.
The Bronx by Lachlan Douglas
The Moshcam Photography Awards launched in June in order to reward excellence in live rock n’ roll photography and is open to everyone and anyone! The Awards have already seen thousands of incredible entries, with the winners on display here. A voting team comprised of industry photographers (Peter Dovgan, Belinda Dipalo and Josh Groom) and the Moshcam staff select four weekly winners to be featured on the Photography Awards page.
Sticky Fingers by Leila Maulen
The panel then selects a monthly winner to win a prize from one of our industry sponsors. We’re excited to announce Pixel Perfect as our sponsor for the next two months, providing a $100 voucher for each monthly winner. Get snapping now! For full details on how to enter – head here.
Stick To Your Gun by Jared Leibowitz
All weekly winners also go in the running for exciting prizes at the Annual Award Ceremony to be held in Sydney next year, with the winners determined by guest judges.
Winner: Harts, Lucinda Goodwin
A huge thanks to the legends at Pixel Perfect for their support for yet another month, and we can’t wait for the next round!