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
August 26th, 2011Live
Last week I went along to The Zoo to photograph Dead Letter Cirucs for Everguide. The day before the Ekka public holiday, the show sold out earlier that day, so getting in early to get prime spot was mandatory.Tags: brisbane, closure in moscow, concert, dead letter circus, dlc, elleni, elleni toumpas, gig, Live, music, the zoo, 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 7th, 2011Live
Things have been a bit hectic over here. In the past two months I have only shot one live gig, and I am finally getting around here to blog the pictures here. Katy Perry at Brisbane Entertainment Centre on the 5th May. As it was a sound desk shoot, and being the short photographer I am, this shoot was a little difficult in timing to get shots through the hands of fans.
Tags: 2011, brisbane entertainment centre, concert, elleni, elleni toumpas, gig, katy perry, live music, music, toumpas
December 23rd, 2010Live
So this year I have been helping out a bit with Blair Hughes and his Brsbane Sounds project. For those who know Blair you know how passionate he is about the local music scene and how proactive he is about getting shit done. I like that. On Saturday he hosted a little Xmas shindig at the Zoo with a tonne of bands that have been associated with Brisbane Sounds during the year. A lot of booze was drunk. A lot of merriment was shared. Congrats to Blair on a stellar 2010. I can’t wait to see where the project grows to in 2011.
Pics from the Christmas party are below. Along with quite a few of trashed Santa.
Tags: 2010, blair hughes, blonde on blonde, brisbane sounds, brisbanesounds, christmas, christmas party, concert, elleni, elleni toumpas, gig, my fiction, party, teenage wolves, the mercy beats, the zoo, toumpas, winnie coopers, xmas, xmas party
December 20th, 2010Live
No Sleep Til, what can I say. The first shoot of my summer festivals and it definitely left me and my cameras a little battered and bruised. Even though this shoot was the first of the SUMMER festival season with the weather it definitely felt like a festival not dissimilar to the weather produced by the mid-year Splendour festival. A lot raining and a little bit cold, considering to throw on a scarf to shoot this festival was definitely not something that felt at home in December.Tags: 2010, august burns red, brisbane, concert, descendants, elleni, elleni toumpas, festival, frenzal rhomb, gig, hardcore, katatonia, megadeth, metal, music, no fx, no sleep til, nofx, photographer, photography, punk, rna showgrounds, suicide tendancies, toumpas
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
May 17th, 2010Live
On Sunday the Brisbane Powerhouse celebrated their 10th anniversary by playing host to a day long event for the whole family. From the Bananas in Pyjamas to Vulcana Circus Women, it was a free event that brought the crowds out on this cold Autumn day.
I headed down to photograph two sets for Mess and Noise, with Last Dinosaurs billing first, before Brisbane’s much loved Regurgitator brought a packed mixed-aged crowd out to dance to some classic ‘Gurge tracks.Tags: 10th anniversary, 10th birthday, 2010, birthday, brisbane, brisbane powerhouse, concert, elleni, elleni toumpas, gig, last dinosaurs, Live, music, photographer, photos, powerhouse, regurgitator, the gurge, toumpas
May 12th, 2010Life
Last month my beautiful girlfriend got more work done on her sleeve. She gets her work done at True Love, with head artist Mez. I came along to take some snaps as I’ve never seen a tattoo session before.
The clouds and jelly beans were added in this session. This is when they had just been outlined.
The trip was also the first tattoo for my partner’s best mate. In their circle of friends its a bit of a tradition to get a ‘stache tattoo done. My partner has two of her very own. Apparently its the most painful of the tatts you can get done.
Here is her friend Jac putting on a brave face.
More photos belowTags: artist, brisbane, elleni, elleni toumpas, mez, photographer, Sherwood, tattoo, tattoos, toumpas, True Love