The 40 artists exhibited include Pearl Jam, Bruce Springsteen, Gotye, Foo Fighters , Metallica, KISS, Iggy Pop, Slash, PJ Harvey, Ed Sheeran, Kimbra, Muse, and Lady Gaga.
Despite holding a doctorate in Environmental Science, Magazinovic has found a career as a music photographer a far more fruitful pursuit. Published in 27 countries, he is a mainstay amongst the recognised names who regularly shoot the national festival circuit.
The self-‐taught professional began shooting gigs in the late 90s after seeing some local legends at work. “I was sneaking into gigs when I was underage and seeing the likes of Julie Richards, Ian Bell and Michael Rowen shooting and thinking how great it would be to one day be able to stand in the pit with them and bang off a roll of film. So I started taking my camera along to smaller shows at venues like Cartoons, the Mad Love Bar and the Holdfast and built up a portfolio. I just kept plugging away and many years later I find myself in a very privileged position of being able to photograph musicians on a regular basis.”
“I started out using film and shooting on black and white – the move to digital has made shooting gigs more accessible to more people but I think the skills I learnt with film and more importantly the patience is what has set me up for what I do now.”
“Photography is the only pursuit that I have undertaken that has continuously engaged me over a long period of time. Each time you pick up a camera there is the potential to snap a photo that is the best you have ever taken and so it becomes an ongoing quest to constantly improve your craft”
Dr Magazinovic’s exhibition will open on May 1 and runs until June 2. For more info check out the Facebook event here
2003-‐2013: A DECADE IN THE PHOTO PIT
An Exhibition Of Live Music Photography By Rodney Magazinovic Opening Wednesday 1 May, 6:30pm
@ Suzie Wong’s Room
120 Port Road, Hindmarsh