Meet the Photographer

Photo by Eugene Canty Photography

Hi! My name is Brittany Long and I'm a Melbourne-based, freelance music photographer on wheels. I'm passionate about live music and capturing the atmosphere and energy of musicians onstage. You'll likely find me squeezing into tight spaces and shooting from the barrier platform, because I'm a wheelchair user and it's often too fat to fit in a photo-pit! I'll do anything for my shots, whether that be shuffling down stairs or lying on the floor, and I refuse to let a wheelchair stop me from living my dream. 

To me photography is all about capturing a moment, and then being able to relive that moment through a photograph, feeling the emotion and the passion of an artist onstage or feeling like you were at the concert. Being behind a camera and shooting live music is my happy place and I couldn't imagine myself anywhere else.  

I currently shoot for several music publications including; Girl at a Rock Show, Amnplify, The Speakeasy Co and Livewire Australia. I also conduct interviews for Amnplify. I love talking to people and consider it a massive privilege to be able to learn about a musician's journey and then photograph them live in their element. 

I also have an obsession with stairs and photographing artists on them. I'm currently in the middle of a project that involves photographing as many artists as possible on stairs at various music venues in Melbourne. Being in a wheelchair means stairs are typically my nemesis so this project is particularly important to me, because it allows me to take the power back while showcasing artists in a different light.  I'd love to work with you.

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Testimonials


We first worked with Brittany quite early on in her photography career and I knew quite early on that she had something special. She is a very skilled and passionate professional who has exceeded expectations every time we have had her take photos at our shows. She makes us all look like rock stars! I couldn’t recommend her services enough!
-Jesse Tekin
A New Way Home

I met Brittany (Simply Photographz) in Melbourne in 2018 during Nautical Mile’s ‘A Life Worth Dying For’ East Coast tour. Upon meeting Brittany there was quite an approachable, warm presence about her which she then was able to continue the inspiration for myself as a musician as we swapped stories after the show. I have had the pleasure of having Brittany not only take some amazing action stage shots of myself and my band, but she has also been able to capture the true essence of Brodi Owen the vocalist and the individual through her writing. I have been able to be apart of Brittany’s career early on and I thoroughly look forward to seeing what this woman’s determination and persistence allows her to do. Kudos to you Simply Photographz

- Brodi Owen
Lead vocalist of Nautical Mile

Shooting with Brittany was exciting and fun. Her quirky angles, creative imagination and crisp-clear cutting edge images really defines the professionalism of such a talented photographer. I strongly recommend her for not only high quality images, but also a great experience throughout the shooting process.

-Lachlan Hilston
(Musician)

My band The Velvet Club hired Brittany to shoot our show and I couldn’t recommend her enough. She’s super passionate about what she does and will do anything to get the best shot! She’s a great photographer as her portfolio shows and she’s a great person to have around at gigs! Always amazed when she sends through the final product!

-Aj Tilyard
The Velvet Club

Britt is hands down one of the most talented photographers we've ever worked with! Her dedication to what she does shines through, both in the quality of the photos she puts out and how wonderful she is to have around. We feel so privileged to have had her shoot us and look forward to working together again.

-Stefan Sepulveda
Snark


I first met Brittany while supporting Sarah McLeod of The Superjesus. I was instantly surprised with her enthusiasm for live music and a real interest for the art that i was performing. Britt has a great eye for capturing a shot at the perfect moment, with a real natural feel and emotion. But what I love the most about Britt is that she treats you like an old friend,which is rare today. 

-Mick Rinaldi 
Solo artist & Frontman of Zakytuss

My band The Monkey Bunz got Brittany to shoot our set at Matthew Flinders Hotel and we were blown away with the photos we received! Great angles, amazing edits!!! She was super fun to work with and made us all feel super comfortable! She is super professional and we definitely want Britt back to shoot our next shows!

-Zach Gulavin
The Monkey Bunz

Brittany is one of our favourite photographers. Not only are the photos amazing, but she’s incredibly kind and it is a breath of fresh air to be around. Her professionalism is second to none, and she always makes the effort to come and say hi afterwards. We wish she could be at every show!

-British India

To say the very least, Brittany is an inspiring and talented human being. Britt approached me on social media to ask if she could be part of - and photograph - my first ever solo singing event. I wasn’t planning on having a photographer, but when I got access to her story, and most importantly, HER WORK - I just knew I had to get her on board. She’s the most down-to-Earth individual and super professional. 

-NICO 
(Musician)

My band Lemon Daze had Brittany shoot some photos at a show and could not have been more happy with the results. As a drummer, I find photographers never get any photos of me at all but nothing was stopping Brittany from climbing up on the side of stage and getting the photos needed! Her passion and dedication to photography and her craft is why I would always recommend her! We can't wait to have her back!

-Kristian Pursche
Lemon Daze

I recently had the absolute pleasure of being photographed by the amazing Brittany. It was a wonderful experience and I truly believe she has a gift unique to her alone. I would recommend her to anyone interested in having live images done. She is willing to do anything to capture the perfect photo and is extremely polite and professional to deal with. I believe she is one of a kind and everytime I see her work it blows me away. I'm looking forward to my next show so I can work with her all over again!

-Alana Joanne

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