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May 14th, 2010 | Category: Live Photography

I know I haven’t been around for a while, but as they say, no news is good news, right? To be honest I’ve been quite busy with photos and real life which is why the poor old blog has been put on the backburner a bit. If you’d like to keep track of what I’m up to and who I’m shooting, you can ‘like’ me on Facebook. Either search for ‘Jacinta Mathews Photography’ or click here.

Updates soon, I promise!

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January wrapup

February 24th, 2010 | Category: Live Photography

January was a strange month. Everything seemed to be either really really awesome or really really rubbish, there was no inbetween. Cat Power, Mayer Hawthorne, Ronan Keating and Grandmaster Flash.

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2009 Wrapup

January 10th, 2010 | Category: Live Photography

Gyroscope @ Challenge Stadium

Gyroscope @ Challenge Stadium

Now that 2010 is finally here, thought it might be a good idea to do a retrospect over 2009 (mainly cause I didn’t find the time to post enough photos). If I had to sum up the year, I’d say it was the one where I found my feet again. I just needed to get away from the publication I’d contributed to since 06, and see what other opportunities were out there. Gamble paid off quite well, as I finished the year a regular contributor to The West Australian.

I think my Photo of the Year honours would have to go to the above photo, thought I still maintain it was nothing more than a lucky shot. Held the camera over my head, pressed the button, and prayed. Show of the Year might just have to go to Children Collide at Amplifier in April. They just ripped the hell out of the place and it was exhilarating to watch. Festival of the Year, as always, is Soundwave. It’s always the best photo-op of the whole year.

I photographed 85 acts in total over the year, which I think is a pretty ok effort considering I wasn’t really ‘working’ per se until June, and only did a couple of festivals. Not sure if that’s up or down from last year (I’ve never bothered to count before), but it’s a total I’m happy with.

So hop under the cut to check out every single one of those 85 acts, plus one of The Mess Hall at Amplifier for good luck. Here’s to Twenty Ten.

-ALLONS-Y!-

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Sept/Oct/Nov Wrapup

December 15th, 2009 | Category: Live Photography

One Movement Festival, October 2009One Movement Festival, October 2009

Right, so obviously that ‘monthly wrapup’ idea didn’t quite go to plan. To be honest I took some pretty boring photos in September so I wasn’t exactly gagging to get them out into the world, and as for October and November, well, I was just busy. Going out and taking photos is a bit more productive than blogging about taking photos, y’know? Anyway, a quick photospam to get things up to date. I’ve left out six shows where I thought the photos were a bit unexciting. Oh, and one of those shows was Nickelback. The photos of The Chad were ok, but no one really needs to be subjected to that.

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August Wrapup

September 13th, 2009 | Category: Live Photography
The Novocaines
The Novocaines @ Amplifier

August was a pretty busy month, my first full month working for The Wire, with a few other publications slotting in here and there. I was struck down by a pretty decent sized cold for a couple of weeks, but I soldiered on, and I think in some cases the cold&flu tablets and exhaustion worked in my favour!

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And back AGAIN…

August 05th, 2009 | Category: Live Photography
Gyroscope @ Challenge Stadium, supporting the Living End
Gyroscope @ Challenge Stadium, supporting the Living End

¬†So, it’s been months, what the bloody hell have I been up to?¬† Well, I started up Sunday Night Music Club to combat the fact I wasn’t really shooting that many shows, but now I AM back into the swing of things, poor old SNMC is tucked away for the next slow season.

I’m now lucky enough to be working for two regular clients, one web-based, and one print media. I also haven’t done a show for free since May, which is definitely a step in the right direction. Since I last did a proper update I’ve shot Tame Impala, Gyroscope, The Living End, Little Birdy, Tijuana Cartel, Bliss n Eso, Hilltop Hoods, The Butterfly Effect, and Doves. Getting the print media photos up is a bit of a vicious cycle. I can’t put them up anywhere until the paper’s out, which is a Thursday, so by the time I get around to actually getting them up, they’re a week old and ‘boring’, and I’m out shooting the next assignment. A ‘Month in Review’ type of post system might result in me, well, actually posting every now and again.

In non gig-shooty news, I got my tickets to The Academy Is… show the other day, and while I’m about ten years too old to¬† be really excited, I AM. Yay!

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Film detour

June 07th, 2009 | Category: Live Photography
Nathan Gaunt, Fly By Night
Nathan Gaunt, Fly By Night

A few quick shots from a roll I picked up the other day. This one had been sitting in the camera for months before I finished it at an Eskimo Joe show a week or so ago, and I couldn’t even really remember what was on it! Turns out it was photos taken at the launch for Nathan Gaunt’s latest CD at the Fly By. They were all absolutely terrible, ridiculously overexposed, and I’ve got no real explaination for it. This is the first roll of ISO3200 I’ve actually SHOT at ISO3200 (I accidentally rated the last roll at ISO1600, and things were obviously a bit blown out), so I was expecting a little bit better. I suspect the meter had been changed from Spot to Center Weighted, but I don’t remember doing it, so I’ve got no idea how it happened.

Anyway.

I expected them to be grainy (obviously), but I did get a bit ‘Woah!’ when I picked up the prints. Looks like it was snowing inside the venue. I’ve only got one roll of ISO3200 left, and somehow I don’t think I”ll be restocking. The grain does add some character to some shots, but in these days of ultra-low digital noise it just looks WEIRD.

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Soundwave & Rock-It

April 22nd, 2009 | Category: Live Photography

I’m still yet to gain proper internet access (thanks Telstra), and I’m falling behind in posts, so these two are getting a bit of a ‘token’ coverage (plus they were so long ago now I don’t know if I can remember the details to do a proper writeup!).

Click on Nine Inch Nails to check out the Soundwave 09 gallery at Fasterlouder, and click on The Music to do the same for Rock-It.

Nine Inch Nails at Soundwave 2009

The Music at Rock-It 2009

The WAMi Festival is coming up in two weeks, so to make up for the lack of Sunday Night Music Club action, there will be an EVERY NIGHT Music Club during WAMi week. More Perth music than you’ll be able to poke a stick at, along with photos from the festival as it happens.

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BRB, k?

April 04th, 2009 | Category: Live Photography

Official adios for a little while, am moving house on Monday and will be without the internet for at least a week. So no Sunday Night Music Club or photos for this weekend or next, but we will resume normal programming as soon as possible.

In the meantime, Eskimo Joe released the first single off their upcoming album ‘Inshalla’ officially on Friday, and even though I’d heard the song enough previously to¬†know almost¬†all the words, it’s always nice to hear it all mixed and mastered and on the radio. So as a nod to Foreign Land finally being out, here’s a video of the song I recorded just under a year ago. Rumour is that the song was written about Heath Ledger’s death, but don’t quote me on that. You can hear the proper version on their Myspace, and the album will be out in May. I’ve heard a fair few of the songs over the last year, and it’s shaping up to be their best yet.

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Preview: Rock-It

March 10th, 2009 | Category: Live Photography

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These preview posts are more or less just a reminder to myself not to slack off and to actually get these writeups done. So you’ve got full license to tut-tut me if I take too long.

Music Club is taking a break this week, I was at Rock-It all day Sunday and couldn’t be bothered once I got home. I know you’re all waiting with baited breath. Really. After the decidedly emo flavour of the last two, I promise the next one will be something completely different.

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