“This was a tough shoot, the band were one of the most popular to shoot at Laneway Festival so there were probably 15 photographers in the pit. It was pretty squashed without much room to move, but I was in the right place at the right time to capture this moment.”
Publication: Architects Of Entertainment
Gear: Nikon D810, Nikon 14-24mm f2.8
Post Process: I don’t too much post processing on my photos. I reduced the highlights in the smoke, increased the blacks, and increased the blues to make the smoke pop a bit more.
I’m from Melbourne and work as a graphic designer by day, gig photographer by night. I started shooting gigs in 2009 and quickly became obsessed – since then, I’ve shot over 950 bands live in Australia and overseas. My favourite genre to shoot is definitely rock/alternative, especially if there’s a female singer. Punk and metalLearn more about Rebecca Houlden