January 25th, 2012Live
At the moment I am playing catch up with some of the gigs and jobs I shot towards the end of last year. In probably one of only a handful of Brisbane Entertainment Centre shows for 2011, in October I shot Def Leppard for Everguide.Tags: 2011, 2012, band, bec, boondall, brisbane, brisbane entertainment, brisbane entertainment centre, concert, def leppard, elleni, elleni toumpas, heart, live music, music, musician, photographer, photography, photos, stage, tour
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January 24th, 2012LiveTags: 2012, band, brisbane, brisbane band, concert, elleni, elleni toumpas, foster the people, gig, last dinosaurs, Live, live music, music, musician, photographer, photography, photos, rave magazine, stage, the tivoli, toumpas
July 8th, 2011Live
Last Friday night Busby Marou played a sold out show at the Old Museum for their Biding My Time tour. Quickly becoming a favoured venue for musicians, the beautiful Old Museum was transformed even further with a lighting treatment of bare globes and rich colour washes. A pleasure to shoot and even more of a pleasure to watch. One thing that I found peculiar though was the quite eclectic crowd that had come along tonight. I could not help make comparisons with some of the female adoring fans and the type that would frequent some of those city pubs that most music goers would tend to avoid. I am not too sure what this says about the band, but everyone seemed to enjoy their night, so I am hoping it is nothing but positives.
Tags: 2011, band, biding my time tour, brisbane, busby marou, concert, elleni, elleni toumpas, gig, Live, live music, music, musician, old musuem, photographer, photography, photos, stage, toumpas
June 6th, 2011Band portraits
A week ago I worked with talented local musician Bec Plath on her EP Cover and press shots. I am still making the final touches on her cover but for now her press shots have been released to the world. Check them out.
Bec was an ABSOLUTE pleasure to work with. A musician who trusted my concept, using locations that had been on my ‘wishlist’ to shoot at for a while, and a truly easy and beautiful subject to shoot.
I am really excited by the EP Cover too. I will put it up here when it is all released.
Tags: 2011, artist, band, Band portraits, bec plath, brisbane, elleni toumpas, ep cover, music, musician, photographer, photography, photos, portrait, Portraits, press shoot, singer, songwriter
May 24th, 2011Band portraits
In April I was invited along to Band Camp Fast Track, a four day music workshop for emerging musicians put on by the Moreton Bay Region Council.
I was asked to run 45 minute press sessions with the bands and musicians in attendance and show them the ropes of having their photos taken. With each band I attempted a few different looks with the aim to deliver 2 – 3 photos each.
With an hour before hand to location scout this shoot had the challenge of being shot at QUT Carseldine campus, a location that proved to be not very inspiring.
Armed with 400W strobes and a bit of creativity we were able to pull 5 different looks from the grounds.
Julz de Maria
Tags: artwork, band, brisbane, elleni toumpas, julz de maria, ltmusicphotography, music, photographer, photos, pictures, Portraits, press session, press shots, the mental charms, the verge
January 12th, 2011Life
So today has been the first day that Brisbane has been under any serious threat from the South East Queensland flooding. Evacuations have been occurring around low lying areas and a general sense of nervousnes is starting to rise. Experts predict floods will hit its peak in two days, these images come from the first evening and night taking in the effects so far from the flood waters.
For ANY usage rights on ALL of these photos please contact the photographer – Elleni Toumpas email@example.com
Tags: 2011, brisbane, cbd, elleni toumpas, first day, flooding, floods, images, january, photograpy, photos, pics, pictures, west end, wilston
December 8th, 2010Portraits
So two weeks ago I decided to undertake a series photographing men who had grown a moustache for Movember. I decided I wanted to test out a style of lighting I had only really played with at home, a simple black and white portrait, showing off the mos in a serious, yet hopefully comical way.
I pushed myself a little with this project and set out to also interview all my subjects to find out a bit more about their experiences and reasonings behind participating in Movember. I quite enjoyed playing interviewer as well, the first time I had done this. This is something I’d definitely love to do again (both the interviewing and the portrait series).Tags: 2010, australia, brisbane, elleni toumpas, moustache, movember, november, photographer, photography, photos, portrait
October 19th, 2010Portraits
Last month I worked with a friend on his final year QUT project. He had to style a shoot with a concept that got me excited, a movie inspired men’s fashion shoot. The three I got to photograph was the Fight Club, Anchorman and Pulp Fiction inspired shots. These will be appearing in the QUT fashion magazine Frock Paper Scissors which will be out in a month’s time.Tags: anchorman, brisbane, clothes, elleni toumpas, fashion, fight club, frock paper scissors, movie, photographer, photography, photos, portrait, Portraits, pulp fiction, qut
May 18th, 2010Live
Day four of Bluesfest saw me shoot Gogol Bordello with a dying camera.Tags: 2010, band, bluesfest, brisbane, byron bay, concert, elleni, elleni toumpas, festival, gig, Live, live music, music, photography, photos, toumpas
May 18th, 2010Live
Things have been a bit busy in the last few months, but I thought I should try and get the rest of the bluesfest photos up.Tags: 2010, artist, band, bluesfest, byron bay, concert, elleni, elleni toumpas, festival, gig, Live, live music, music, photographer, photography, photos, toumpas