So good to back shooting music gigs again. I caught Medusa’s Wake, The Go Set and The Bottlers on Friday the 23rd April at The Vanguard Newtown.
Sarah Blasko, Sally Seltmann and Holly Throsby from Seeker Lover Keeper ask each other some intriguing questions from a golden bag. Filmed for Mushroom Group.
Filmed by Jordan Shields
Sound by Oliver Dibley
I’ve been working with quite a few producers, artists and bands recently. Here are some frames from my shoot with Sydney producer Kaz Benson.
Some fresh work with Sydney music producer L Y T E at my studio in Leichhardt.
The music video for Polymer’s song, Believers.
Shot at Zen Studios Sydney.
Directed and shot by Jordan Shields
Edited by Nicole Norelli
Polymer, Believers music video.
Joan Banoit: ‘Clerical’ album launch w/ e4444e + Michael Ackroyd at The Factory Theatre in Marrickville.
A few weeks back I went down to Knox St Bar Sydney to catch Perth artist Diger Rokwell. His performance was part of his We Can Ride Australian tour.
Diger Rokwell was actually the first artist I ever had a photograph published of. I remember photographing his Earth Head Launch at the Rosemount Hotel in North Perth years ago and having my first published photo in Drum Magazine Perth.
I really enjoyed the new music by Diger. His use of vocoder really gives a psychedelic feel, and the occasional drop of some jungle beats had me back in raver bunny paradise.
He was supported by The Boost Hero Man (Perth) and Captain Earwax (Sydney).
You can get a copy of We Can Ride by Diger Rokwell on his Bandcamp Page.
All photos and video are © Jordan Shields 2017, all rights reserved.
I haven’t written a lot on the blog for quite some time. We are now based out of Leichhardt, which is a lot better suited to running a photography business which services a lot of clients in the CBD.
In addition to photography, I have been producing more video work. From a recent commercial, to live band performances and seminars on social media.
Events have long been a core part of my photography business, particularly music events. My work as a newspaper photographer also meant a lot of event photography, so it has been fun covering events here in Sydney.
Being central in Sydney has also allowed me to really push my tinder photo shoots to clients. It’s an idea that has proved popular with guys in Sydney. There was a rush on tinder shoot bookings at the start of summer. The demand died off somewhat towards the end of summer, but I’m now receiving more enquiries for tinder shoots again.
I’ve also recently been getting into drone photography and videography. Sydney has such a picturesque coast line, and has been such a great place to learn to fly a drone. Sydney’s ocean pools are also something unique for me to photograph, as they aren’t something I’m used to as a Perth kid.
For the rest of 2017 I’m keen to push my corporate photography to a wider audience, as well as gain some more music industry clients. I’m also very keen to fill up my video show reel with more of Sydney’s beautiful coast line.
Here’s a preview of the music clip I shot for Rojdar at Goodlife Festival Sydney 2015. Just a taster for now, but full video will be up soon!
If you’re in need of video production in Sydney, give me a shout!
Are you a band or artist needing a music photographer in Sydney? Jordan Shields has worked with many artists, from Triple J Unearthed indie artists, to big international bands such as Deep Purple. His work has featured around the world in magazines and newspapers, and he is now based out of Sydney.
Whether you need press pack photos for promotional purposes, or are in need of cover art for a new album or EP, Jordan can help sell your music with professional images.