NGV - Wired for Melbourne Sound

Added on by Leah Robertson.

Such a pleasure to have shown work at the NGV this month. Wired for Melbourne Sound – a show focusing the relationship between local, independent musicians and artists – has been open throughout October and closes up in a few days.

Particularly nice to show both still and video work in the space: a series of documentary crowd portraits close to my heart, and a number of independent music videos. Also excellent to have this video screened out in Federation Square on that apartment-sized plasma.

Was impressed by the innovative curation, and am grateful to everyone who popped down for a look. A few pics below:


Music video, Single Twin

Added on by Leah Robertson.

Very much enjoying skipping between mediums lately. Stills photography can be debilitating, sometimes, and movement can reinvigorate your process.

This video came about pretty organically. I'm quite proud of it – feels right. It's a track I didn't wanna mess up. It's gorgeous, as you'll hear.

Watch it below. Single Twin - 'My Silken Tooth'

An aside, too: this video is one of four I'll have featured in the upcoming NGV Studio exhibition Wired for Melbourne Sound, opening Sep 28th. More details on this show very soon.

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Backyard Montero

Added on by Leah Robertson.

I'm a big fan of Ben Montero's music and illustration both, which is why I asked him to create my logo and why I was pretty nervous when shooting portraits of his band in return. Side-note: let's all barter more. I have no money and most of you don't, either.

The brief for these pictures was 'grainy seventies back-cover album photo', so we made some cult-like backyard portraits – one of which appears, suitably, on the back cover of this 'powerful, sensual' supergroup's long-awaited debut LP.

Montero - The Loving Gaze is bliss, and is released tomorrow.


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