Conversations of Catharsis

Catharsis (n).  the process of releasing, and thereby providing relief from, strong or repressed emotions. This photojournalism essay explores the culture and community of music, and the vital role it plays within modern society and the local arts sector. Over four weeks I committed myself to attending a multitude of live gigs, in which I…

The Distance Between You & I

In the little city of Brisbane, two bedrooms have been emptied. The contents of Room 1 currently sit in boxes, bags and wrapped up newspapers. The contents of Room 2 have been sifted in custody to random garage sale buyers and charity shops. The fortunate items that survived the cull have recently been packed into two suitcases. Along with…

In the middle lane | Laneway Festival

The tent is filled with the toxins arising from the inhabitants; people from all different wavelengths of society have gathered in this rhapsodic time to experience the ephemeral yet euphoric feeling that live music has the power to produce. This is no example of anecdoche - where bodies are conversing, but nobody is listening. From the voices on…