Meet the Photographer
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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