Captured: Photographers in lock down – Maria Boyadgis


As a result of social distancing, many photographers have lost their main income source and face an uncertain future whilst on lockdown.

Many of us are suffering financially.

This crisis has hit hard – especially for those who do their work amidst sweaty crowds of music fans – capturing those iconic images of the artists we love.

In response, a collective have created a website for some of the most talented music photographers in the country to showcase their work and generate income through the direct sale of prints. Most of these images have never been made available before and we reckon they would look great hanging on your walls!!

Click on the link below to check out these amazing images – any purchase will make a huge difference and you might just find the perfect gift for yourself or that music lover in your life.

We had a quick chat with each of the photographers involved in the project –

Here’s part one of the series…

Maria Boyadgis started her own photography business, Four Minutes To Midnight in 2014. Her photography majors in the music, film and advertising industry. Maria started concert photography never missing a gig at Sydneys Underground Oxford Art Factory. Here she learnt the hardships of being stuck in a mosh pit photographing Live music. Recently, Maria has worked with Canon Australia, Monster Children and 20th Century Fox. Maria has started her own photo studio Sky Studios located in the inner west.

Ten questions with Maria

Question 1. First band you saw live?

Maria: Blink 182 @ Allphones Arena 20th February 2013

Question 2. Favourite Venue?

Maria: Oxford Art Factory

Question 3. Dead or Alive who would be your dream shoot?

Maria: Jimi Hendrix

Question 4. What was your first published live music photo?

Maria: Flyying Colours @ Oxford Art Factory 2014

Question 5. All time favourite gig you have photographed?

Maria: Fever 333 @ Download 2019. I love to capture a heated situation and “Fever 333” really gave it last year. When I come out of a photo pit thinking Wow that was incredible, most of the time it is. 

Question 6. Who is your favourite photographer any genre?

Maria: Annie Leibovitz

Question 7. What is your current guilty pleasure?

Maria: Breakfast for dinner.

Question 8. If you met Scomo would you shake his hand or egg him?

Maria: Many eggs!

Question 9. Lock down challenge! What new skill will you learn?

Maria: Learning to play guitar.

Question 10. If the world ended tomorrow what would be your last meal?

Maria: Ramen.

Check out

You can check out all Maria’s images on the links below

Please check out the website – have a look around and if you’d like to purchase an image or see more of the photographer’s work – simply click on the photo and follow the prompts.

You’ll be making a significant difference to a photographer in lockdown.


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