Jason PC and Zo Damage talk Blood Duster, ridiculous shows, roast chicken and a simple horseback event …
Market is delivering its usual weekend feast of sights and sounds. Traders compete in decibels from every direction.
Earlier this year I began transferring photos from DVD onto drives and came across some gold moments and memories including this photograph of Brendan Huntley / Eddy Current Suppression Ring from Cherry Rock back in 2007.
I have been lucky enough to photograph many a Cherry Rock and look forward to the event each year. Seeing ECSR was always a treat. I upgraded my CDs to vinyl and play them frequently. Primary Colours is one of my favourite albums at the studio. I love this photograph and all the memories that go with it. Good times. Great music. Amazing bands.
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Woke up to the best email from Scotland …
I spotted one of your photographs on the wall of a house that I was viewing recently. I bought the house, but haven’t stopped looking online for the photo ever since! I didn’t know your name or your work, but today have finally found you, and the photo.
It’s The Loveless II, which the old homeowner bought at an exhibition of your work in Melbourne. I absolutely love it, it literally sold the house to me!
— Sarah, Scotland
Sarah has just bought a 20x30" archival print of said photo. Thank you for making the time to search for the photograph, for your wonderful email and awesome purchase.
The Loveless[ II] featured the Zo Damage EVE exhibition, shown at Besser Space as part of Leaps And Bounds Festival in July 2016.
Listen to Zo Damage talk about EVE and her 365 Day Project with Sky Kirkham on Radio National.
Richie Lewis dedicates a song to Jay Curley as Tumbleweed play to a full house at The Gasometer Hotel in 2014.
The photograph says it all. I feel very honoured to have been there and have the opportunity to share the moment with you.
Tumbleweed at The Gasometer Hotel is part of the PROOF collection, a series photographs from Zo's second solo exhibition titled PROOF which showed at The Old Bar Gallery in 2016.
My 13 year old daughter is watching YouTube. She likes 21 pilots which isn't a bad thing and sits for hours switching between music videos and Ru Paul's Drag Race.
Peak hour. The city teems with commuters eager to wrap up their day and move on and out to … what ever it is that they do. A swarm three people deep gathers at the tram stop outside the old GPO in Bourke St. A man is screaming and …
Echoing hall ways, the smell of dusty carpet, the clack of old typewriters, long waits and indifferent service.
What do you associate old town halls with? Bet it's not rock'n'roll. This year, Melbourne Music Week pulled all stops presenting an incredible show featuring My Disco and The Drones at Melbourne Town Hall, the restored giant organ accompanying The Drones during their set. It was brilliant!
Photographing shows like this are a challenge to say the least. How does one get everything in, the immensity, the atmosphere … and the sound? Obstacles become doors to altered perception and a new way of viewing things, pushing growth and creativity. I love these elements and working to gather it all in the one frame. This moment, photograph or not, is one that will stay with me for a very long time.
365 Day Project
On 25 February 2016 Zo committed to photographing a band or more every day for a full year with her 365 Day Project. As 2016 was a leap year Zo photographed each of the 366 days, successfully completing her unprecedented project on 24 February 2017.
Zo's book The Damage Report, released in August 2017, celebrates the successful completion of her 365 Day Project, offering an insightful look into live music culture from the perspective of the scene itself.
This year, A Day On Green out did themselves, bringing together yet another outstanding series of shows and line-ups. I was very lucky to be attending ADOTG in Geelong. Nestled in the picturesque surrounds of Mt Duneed Estate, festival goers were treated to wine, food, vista views and live music goodness from The Meanies, Jebediah, Spiderbait, You Am I and Something For Kate.