Calling All Cars. I’m a believer in following your dreams… Photographic tales of an ex-Emirates flight attendant
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Calling All Cars – Pyramid Rock Festival. Photo Credit: Dan Wilkinson (Hot & Delicious Group).
I’m a believer in following your dreams… nay, it’s not a belief, it’s a way of life, a burning passion from which those of us with the creativity and drive inside can not escape, explain or hide. Everything I’ve done until this point in my life has been the result of an overwhelming desire to live and be what every single one of us wants to be… happy.
For me it’s finding the simple pleasures in life, living for the moment and planning for the future. If you don’t love what you do 100%, then you shouldn’t be doing it. Every job has it’s challenges, but it’s all about the positives outweighing the negatives and if they’re not then it’s time to move on buddy.
Every cool job I’ve had – Emirates Airline cabin crew, running music festivals and events around Australia, music supervisor on a snowboard show on TV, shooting music festival photography and even guiding social media for some of the world’s biggest brands – has eventuated by me wanting to try something new and putting my balls on the line to ask if I can have a go.
I need to lay this story out in full over the coming weeks/months/years, but this photo of Calling All Cars is the result of series of events that started with checking out Russell Crowe‘s Twitter and lead me on the journey through all those jobs to where I am now. I shit you not.
This particular moment in time I was shooting a music festival for the 1st time and it just so happened to be for Australia’s top radio station triple j. I was so pumped for the opportunity and shot many amazing bands that weekend including Scissor Sisters, Gotye, Grandmaster Flash and many more, but Calling All Cars were a stand-out live performer.
An unstoppable, explosive force field of energy from word go, I clearly remember the seconds leading up to this Calling All Cars photo and the instinct lead me to position myself for what I could sense was going to be an amazing shot… and then it happened… Wow! I still get chills thinking about it!
My 1st time shooting a music festival, all the result of not being afraid to ask. Not everyone you ask for an opportunity is going to say yes, but man when they do… When was the last time you did something for the first time?
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Fuckin’ love the boys from Bonjah. 4 dudes from New Zealand who decided to form a band, booked a one-way ticket to Australia and never looked back!
Today’s podcast chat is with Regan Lethbridge – Bonjah’s lead guitarist, booking agent at 123 Agency and band manager at Lemon Tree Music.
Eddie Vedder impressions, finding, losing and then re-capturing true love, busking on the streets of Melbourne to being one of Australia’s premier rock bands of the independent scene. Loved catching up with Regs and here’s just one little gem that I left the podcast with that’s applicable to all you aspiring musicians out there.
“At the end of the day, all the bullshit aside… it comes down to good songs and if you got a good song there, and you’ve got a good team and you got a little bit of luck you’re in with a sniff.”
Words to live by. Enjoy the show!
Gallery: Bonjah headline Hi Fi Bar, Melbourne. Photo credit: Dan Wilkinson (Hot & Delicious Group).
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Caro Taylor AKA Fashionista Fail joins Dan Wilkinson for Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet:
You had me at hello… Our guest today on the Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet podcast is stunning, bubbly and lovely NZ TV Personality, blogger and all around legend, Carolyn Taylor.
Earlier this year Caro launched the Fashionista Fail blog with the goal of giving up her shopaholic tendencies for 1 year and putting every penny saved towards traveling the world.
Over a bottle of bubbly Caro and I chatted about getting paid to eat snails, interviewing Richard Branson, ghost hunting haunted houses… Caro is truly a breath of fresh air and her’s is a life full of rich and interesting stories.
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