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Jeff Fenech: World Boxing Champion in 3 Divisions

September 10th, 2010 by Andrzej Jeff Fenech: World Boxing Champion in 3 Divisions

Jeff Fenech, known as the 'Marrickville Mauler', is a retired Australian boxer and three time World Champion who is now a boxing trainer in Sydney. He represented Australia at the 1984 Olympics, was IBF Bantamweight Champion from 1985 to 1987, WBC Super Bantamweight Champion from 1987 to 1988 and WBC Super Bantamweight Champion from 1988 […]

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Mosh Pit Memories Pt 2: Grinspoon & The Wheelchair Surfer at Homebake

September 10th, 2010 by Andrzej Mosh Pit Memories Pt 2: Grinspoon & The Wheelchair Surfer at Homebake

As mentioned yesterday, being a photographer at a show can definitely have its benefits. For me, seeing this guy surfing the crowd in his wheelchair ranks as one of the great moments in music. This picture was taken at Homebake in Sydney, a music festival which only allows Australian artists to play (or Kiwis, aka […]

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Limp Bizkit: Losers In Mosh Pit Memories

September 10th, 2010 by Andrzej Limp Bizkit: Losers In Mosh Pit Memories

Having worked as a music photographer for over 20 years, I have been in more than a few mosh pits. Or rather, I should say, I have been in front of a few mosh pits. Photographers are regarded as lucky because they get to be down the front in the narrow area between stage and […]

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Bentley Rhythm Ace (aka BRA): Babes On Bondi Beach

September 10th, 2010 by Andrzej Bentley Rhythm Ace (aka BRA): Babes On Bondi Beach

Mike Stokes and Richard March (who used to play with Pop Will Eat Itself), both come from Birmingham (my home town) and formed BRA in 1995. Part of the Big Beat movement along with Chemical Brothers and Fat Boy Slim, their first album was released in 1997 and did extremely well all over the world. […]

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Stand Fast: John Lennon, Yoko Ono, Carl Charlson & Ron Brawer Gimme Some Truth

September 10th, 2010 by Andrzej Stand Fast: John Lennon, Yoko Ono, Carl Charlson & Ron Brawer Gimme Some Truth

Carl Charlson has been making movies and documentaries since the 1960's. I met him last night at the after party for 'Stand Fast', a very cool play written by a friend of mine, Ron Brawer. 'Stand Fast' is a political satire currently showing in the New York International Fringe Festival and highlights the dangers when […]

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Fun Lovin’ Criminals: Pre-Show Shoot – Never Again….

September 10th, 2010 by Andrzej Fun Lovin’ Criminals: Pre-Show Shoot – Never Again….

Fun Lovin' Criminals released their first album, 'Come Find Yourself' in 1995 and their latest, 'Classic Fantastic', a few months ago. In between they changed drummers several times, developed alternative careers (Huey is now a regular on radio and TV in the UK) and had their greatest success in the UK and northern Europe. Even […]

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Marianne Faithfull: The Survivor

September 10th, 2010 by Andrzej Marianne Faithfull: The Survivor

Marianne Faithfull has been around a long time. She started as a folk singer in 1964 before she met Andrew Loog Oldham at a Rolling Stones launch party who turned her into a pop star. She went on to become Mick Jagger's girlfriend in the late 60's, lived on the streets as a junkie in […]

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Thievery Corporation: Pre-Show Rituals

September 10th, 2010 by Andrzej Thievery Corporation: Pre-Show Rituals

I first met Rob Garza and Eric Hilton, the two main men behind Thievery Corporation, in October 2004 when they were in Sydney to do some promotion. We did a photo-shoot and got on so well that when I moved to America, Rob asked me to shoot the pictures for his solo album and we […]

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Reportage & Social Responsibility: A Dying Art?

September 10th, 2010 by Andrzej Reportage & Social Responsibility: A Dying Art?

This picture was taken early one morning during the 2000 Olympics at the Aboriginal Tent Embassy in Victoria Park, which was set up to protest the lack of Land Rights in Australia. A little known fact is that when Cook landed in Australia in 1788 he declared Australia to be 'Terra Nullius' (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Terra_nullius#History_in_Australia), essentially depriving […]

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Beasts Of Bourbon: Drink Or Treat?

September 10th, 2010 by Andrzej Beasts Of Bourbon: Drink Or Treat?

The Beasts Of Bourbon are genuine rock n roll legends. It doesn't matter that if you live outside Australia you probably haven't heard of them. In fact most people within Australia haven't heard of them either. But like I said, the lack of mainstream awareness makes no difference to the reality of their status. Formed […]

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