Matt Palmer’s passion for live music and photography took him from shooting in small, sweaty clubs to the massive stages of festivals like Big Day Out.
Now the award-winning photographer presents the best of his work in the stunning exhibition Images of Note. It spans six years of live music in Australia, in Brisbane and the Gold Coast. It features music legends Iggy Pop, Pearl Jam and Metallica along with some of Australia’s biggest names, from Nick Cave to Powderfinger and Robert Forster of The Go-Betweens, and captures future stars in the ascendant like Gotye and Paramore. If this was a festival, it would be the line-up of a lifetime.
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Photographer: Matt Palmer
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The Tivoli is filling with fans and the ambient strains of lounge jazz. Bodies crowd the railings upstairs first, spectators safe behind the iron and wood. As more people push through the doors the floor packs out, the main crowds are drawn towards the stage, towards the backdrop of snake and other eyes, wings and amorphous canine face shapes, lit by blasts of ketchup red from above. Excited chatter now drowns out the background melodies, until The Mars Volta hit the stage…. READ the FULL SHOW REVIEW HERE
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Photographer: Matt Palmer for Life Music Media
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Six Ft Hick @ The Valley Fiesta 2009 23-25 October 2009