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From the Vault: Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros

Tomorrow night I get to see and photograph a very impressive act again, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, they’re supporting Mumford and Sons. This show was at The Forum in Melbourne on February 1, 2011 and featured support from Reggie Watts and Wagons. Click the photo below to see the full set of pictures […]

The Bellrays performing at the 2007 Golden Plains Festival

From the Vault: Golden Plains 2007

Hot on the heels of the announcement of acts for the 2013 Golden Plains festival I decided to share some photos from the first ever Golden Plains. Featuring The Bellrays, Gotye, The Drones, The Presets, Comets on Fire, Yo La Tengo, !!!, Eddy Current Suppression Ring and more it was quite a weekend. To check […]

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The Beach Boys in Melbourne

The Beach Boys on their 50th Anniversary reunion tour, performing at Rod Laver Arena Melbourne, 31 August 2012 (before Mike Love decided the main talent was no longer required) Click photo below to view full picture gallery. If you like what you see… Please check out my web galleries and if you really like buy […]


Lupe Fiasco performing at The Palace Theatre, Melbourne, 3 February 2010

From the Vault: Lupe Fiasco

Lupe Fiasco performing at The Palace Theatre, Melbourne, 3 February 2011 Click picture below to view the full photo gallery Related PostsSneak Peek: Devil’s Kitchen Melbourne Meredith Music Festival 2012 Sneak Peak: Meredith 2012 Photos Cherryfest 2012 The Saints at The Corner

Justin Townes Earle performing at The Regal Theatre, Melbourne, 11 April 2012

Justin Townes Earle at the Regal Theatre

Justin Townes Earle playing at The Regal Theatre, Melbourne, 11 April 2012 Click photo below to view full set of pictures. Related PostsFrom the Vault: The Hives The Mess Hall at Northcote Social Club From the Vault: The Saints at The Forum Harvest Festival Melbourne Refused live in Melbourne

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From the Vault: Point Nepean Festival 2008

Photos from the Point Nepean Music Festival, held over the 2008 Easter weekend featuring John Fogerty, Keith Urban, Sinead O’Connor, Jools Holland, KT Tunstall, Mavis Staples, Seasick Steve, Rodrigo y Gabriela and more. Click photo below to see full picture gallery. Related PostsRegular John Photos in Australian Guitar From the Vault: Green Day From the […]


Green Day performing at Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne, 14 December 2009

From the Vault: Green Day

Green Day performing at Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne in December 2009. Do you know who the kid is on stage with Billy Joe in the gallery? If you do, make sure you point him to the pictures! Click on the picture below to see the full photo gallery. Related PostsWilco performing in Melbourne Dimi Dero […]

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From the Vault: Heaven and Hell

Let’s wind back the clock to 2007 when Ronnie James Dio and Tony Iommi headed to Australia with Heaven and Hell. These photos are from the Rod Laver Arena show in Melbourne. Click the photo below to see the full gallery of pictures. Related PostsTaylor Swift at Billboard the Venue Pond performing at The Corner […]

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Sneak Peek: Royston Vasie at Ding Dong

It was a great night at the new and improved Ding Dong Lounge with Royston Vasie and Immigrant Union putting on stellar shows. Here’s a sneak peak of photos to come – Royston Vasie rocking it hard! Enjoy! Related PostsKing Cannons at The Corner Welcome to blackshadow.com.au rebooted Tear Sheet: Australian & New Zealand Grapegrower […]


Jeff Tweedy of Wilco in concert at The Palace, Melbourne, 26 March 2008

Wilco performing in Melbourne

What better excuse than to drag some photos of Wilco out of the vault than an announcement of Wilco heading back to Australia. These photos were taken at The Palace in Melbourne, 26 March 2008. Click the photo below to see the full image gallery. Related PostsHow microstock is ruining the business of photography

Dimi Dero Inc performing at The Tote, Melbourne, 20 March 2008

Dimi Dero Inc at The Tote

Dimi Dero Inc performing at The Tote, Melbourne, 20 March 2008. Click picture above for full photo gallery.

New Christs performing at The Tote, Melbourne, 12 October 2012

New Christs at The Tote

New Christs performing at The Tote, Melbourne, 12 October 2012 support by The Wardens and River of Snakes. Click on photo above for full set of photos. If you like what you see… Please check out my web galleries and if you really like buy yourself or someone special a print. Also, please spread the […]


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Cannibal Corpse at Billboard the Venue

Cannibal Corpse performing on their Australian Torture tour at Billboad the Venue, Melbourne, 5 October 2012 with guests Psycroptic. Click picture above to view full photo gallery.

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Gary Clarke Jr at Cherry Bar

Austin guitar maestro Gary Clark Jr performing at an intimate live show at Cherry Bar, Melbourne, 26 September 2012 support from Chris Russell’s Chicken Walk. Click image above to see the full photo gallery. If you like what you see… Please check out my web galleries and if you really like buy yourself or someone […]

US Country/Pop super star Taylor Swift performing at Billboard The Venue

Taylor Swift at Billboard the Venue

US Country/Pop super star Taylor Swift performing at Billboard The Venue, Melbourne, 10 March 2009. Click picture above to view full set of pictures.


Pond performing at The Corner Hotel, Melbourne, 23 September 2012

Pond performing at The Corner Hotel

Pond performing at The Corner Hotel, Melbourne, 23 September 2012 with support from Super Wild Horses. Click image above for full set of photos.

Regular John performing at the Toff In Town, Melbourne, 22 September 2012

Regular John at the Toff in Town

Regular John performing at the Toff In Town, Melbourne, 22 September 2012 with support Whipped Cream Chargers. Click image above to see full set of photos.

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Big Day Out Melbourne 2009

Photos from the Big Day Out festival, Flemington Racecourse, Melbourne, 26 January 2009 featuring Neil Young, Arctic Monkeys, The Living End, Children Collide, My Morning Jacket, Died Pretty, Lupe Fiasco, TV On The Radio and more. Click on image above to view complete gallery of photos.


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Soundwave 2010 Melbourne photos

Soundwave Festival, Melbourne Show Ground, 26 February 2010 featuring Faith No More, Janes Addiction, Jimmy Eat World, Clutch, Isis, Anvil, AFI, Baroness, Placebo, Paramore and more. Click image above to view full set of photos.

King Cannons performing at The CornerHotel, Melbourne, 1 September 2012

King Cannons at The Corner

King Cannons performing at The Corner Hotel, Melbourne, 1 September 2012 with support from All The Young and Hello Morning. Click image above to view full set of photos.

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Welcome to blackshadow.com.au rebooted

Welcome to the new online home for Black Shadow Photography. It’s here a brand new, look , new website and photo gallery system. I need to put a few final touches on the site to add a little more polish and add some more content to be added to the photo galleries but it’s certainly […]


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Tear Sheet: Australian & New Zealand Grapegrower & Winemaker magazine

Here’s one of my shots from a shoot I did for a corporate client at the Yering Estate Vineyard at Yarra Glen, it was a great shoot that involved several settings around the vineyard and winery.  

Slash photo published in The Age

Yesterday one of my photos of former Guns N Roses guitarist Slash was published in The EG section of The Age. To check it out in all it’s colourful glory click on the picture below (as it appeared in the paper).

How microstock is ruining the business of photography

Browsing through flickr groups today I came across a photographer who was thrilled that his photo ended up on the cover of Time Magazine. At first I thought well done but further reading revealed that Time bought the image from istockphoto.com; an image anyone can download for a 12 credits (total cost $25.25 AUD). The […]


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