Hillbilly Thriller

Hillbilly Thriller is a new immersive physical theatre piece by Sydney based company Legs On The Wall and directed by Joshua Thomson.

It is a thriller which takes you into a strange world around a camp fire.

I was lucky enough to be commissioned by Legs On The Wall to cover all of their program during Sydney Fringe, so I got to see the show and audience reactions every night. It was really a fun world to be a part of for a week. Great work by everyone involved!

Spring News

Hey all, it’s been quite a busy few months! Music videos, news, as well as Sydney Fringe. The cover photo is from Catherine Wait’s “Void, the call and response” at Legs On The Wall.

I’ve also recently been quoted in British GQ about what makes the best tinder photos.

From David Levesley’s story:

While professional Tinder photographer Jordan Shields also says to avoid group shots, he suggests you replace them with photos where you’re doing activities “that perhaps the other person could see themselves doing with you. Sell yourself as the dream guy that someone wants to spend time with, [doing] whatever it is you do.”

 

“Do wear new or dry-cleaned clothes, no faded polo shirts,” adds Shields. “Even a new white T-shirt looks nice.” Dress to impress and make sure your grooming is up to snuff too. “Do neaten up your beard or facial hair, or go clean-shaven,” says Shields. “It can’t be somewhere in the middle.”

 

For Jordan Shields, some things are pretty dependable: “medium shots, basically portraits from the waist up” are best, he says. For day looks appear relaxed, for evening shots make sure you’re dressed up for a night on the town.

Other things, however, are far from gospel. “It really does differ from guy to guy. Some men get better results smiling and looking at the camera, some find looking away and being more serious in their photos works better, but I’m sure that says more about what others are attracted to, so why not try both?”

I will update the blog with a whole bunch of photos from Sydney Fringe, once I get through editing them all!

Jordan

State Memorial for Bob Hawke

Today was the state memorial service for Bob Hawke at The Sydney Opera House. The service was held inside, and there were viewing screens on the steps of the opera house

The Honourable Robert James Lee Hawke AC
9 December 1929 – 16 May 2019

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