Falls Festival Artist Portraits




Whilst capturing the dreamy people and place of Falls Festival Lorne I also sneakily organised a couple of artist portraits with a few of my favourite artists across the four days. Many of the artists captured are lovely Brisbane people, some I know personally, and all spectacular individuals. A couple of other artists - such as Stella Donnelly and Julia Jacklin - I fan girled real bad backstage until I built up enough confidence to have a chat with them and ask for their portrait.

I'm quite proud of this collection of photos particularly for the fact that at least half are wonderfully talented women in the music industry! I've attempted to make it a day by day order of the portraits, however I've also mixed in a couple of live music photos captured on two different Hasselblad cameras. Some of the Hasselblad 500cm photos (the square ones) have big old light leaks on them, which has now been fixed, but they look so pretty still so I've kept them included.

Big thank you to fellow photographer Charlie Hardy for allowing to borrow his Hasselblad X-Pan for a day. Now I need one in my life...


Digital photos captured with a Canon 5Dmkiii and most likely a Sigma 50mm f1.4.

Square film photos captured with a Hasselblad 500cm and 80mm f2.8. Landscape film photos captured with a Hasselblad X-Pan and 45mm f4. Film used was Kodak Portra 400 for all 35mm photos, and a mix of Kodak Portra 400 and Cinestill 800T for 120 film.  

Confidence Man


Daryl Braithwaite

The Jungle Giants


Stella Donnelly


Julia Jacklin


DZ Deathrays

with a Dunie in the last photo

West Thebarton

Ziggy Ramo


Methyl Ethel

with Stella Donnelly filling in


Fleet Foxes

The Creases

Liam Gallagher