Stairing Through the Lens

In 2019 I commenced a project that involved taking portraits of musicians on stairs at music venues and music festivals across Australia. 

As a wheelchair user stairs are typically somewhat of a barrier for me, so the project is all about taking back the power and showcasing artists in a different light and from a different perspective. The perspective of me in a wheelchair. The idea for the project is to publish the compilation of portraits as a book to initiate the conversation around accessibility and to raise awareness surrounding making music venues more accessible and inclusive. 

A cause which is very important to me.

The project began with a portrait of 'Mallrat' taken at the Corner Hotel in Melbourne, and has since expanded to include a steadily growing collection of 190+ portraits taken across multiple stairs at venues across Australia. My deepest gratitude to every musician who is involved, and to each and every person who has supported this project. 

In the Media

Interview with VICE here 

Red Bull feature 

Interview with Forté Magazine here

Interview with Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) here

Artists involved so far

A

-Agnes Manners
-Alain Valodze
-Alana Joanne
-Alana Wilkinson
-Alex Lahey
-Alex the Astronaut
-Alice Ivy
-Allday
-Amyl & the Sniffers
-Amy Shark
-Annie Hamilton 
-Angus and Julia Stone
-Approachable Members of Your Local Community 
-Ash Grunwald
-Avatar
-Azura

B

-Baby Shower
-Barley Passable
-BATTS
-Beach Panic
-Becca Hatch
-Bec Sandridge
-BENEE
-Benedict
-The Bennies
-Benny Walker
-BIG WETT
-Billy Davis
-Blake Rose
-Bodyjar
-Boo Seeka
-British India
-Budjerah
-Bugs
-The Bush

C

-Casey Barnes
-CC DISCO
-Centralia
-Clews
-Client Liaison
-Clowns
-C.O.F.F.I.N
-Conrad Sewell 
-Carmouflage Rose
-Command a Panda
-Confidence Man
-Congrats Music
-Cosmo's Midnight
-The Crookeds
-Cry Club
-Close Counters

D

-Dan Brodie
-D'Arcy Spiller
-Davey Lane
-Dallas Crane
-Dom Dolla
-Don West
-Dr Sure's Unusual Practice
-Dusty Lee
-DYLAN

E

-E^ST
-Eagle Eye Jones
-Eastbound Buzz
-Ecca Vandal 
-Ellis Ares
-Eliza Hull
-Enricho Mick Morena
-Eves Karydas
-Evie Irie

F

-The Fior 
-Forces & Fury
-Frank Carter
-Flight Facilities
-Furnace and the Fundamentals

G

-GFlip
-Glowing
-Graace
-The Gooch Palms
-Grinspoon
-Greg Gould
-Gretta Ray

H

-Hands Like Houses
-Hannah Blackburn 
-The HardAches
-Hayden James
-Hazlett
-Hein Cooper
-Helpless
-Hevenshe
-Highschool
-Hollow Coves
-Hoodoo Gurus

I


J

-J3
-Jack Botts
-Jack Gray
-Jack River 
-Jacko Brazier 
-Jacob Lee
-Jade Empress
-Jamie Payet
-Jazmin Varlet
-Joan & the Giants

K

-Kee'ahn
-Kian
-Kwame
-The Kooks

L

-LANY
-Laurel
-Lara Andallo
-Leonie Kingdom
-Lime Cordiale
-LION
-Lion Babe

M

-Madi Krstevski
-Maisie Peters
-Mahalia
-Mantra
-MAYA
-Mashd' N Kutcher
-Matt Corby
-Mallrat
-Matilda Pearl
-Mia Wray
-Miiesha
-Missy Higgins
-Mum Friends
-Murmurmur
-Muroki

N

-Nautical Mile
-NICO
-The Nicoteenagers

O

-Ocean Alley
-Ocean Grove
-Odette
-Oscar the Wild

P

-Paces
-Pacific Avenue
-PARKER
-Parsnip
-Passenger
-Pearl
-Phil Jamieson
-Pierce Brothers

Q


R

-Rat Hammock
-Ratking
-Redhook
-Rest For the Wicked
-Rowena
-The Rubens
-Ruel
-Russell Morris
-Ryan Roxie

S

-Sampa the Great
-Samsaruh
-Sam Windley
-Sasami Ashworth
-Sayah
-Seph Cove
-Seth Sentry
-Shannen James
-Sharon Van Halen/Etten
-Siena Fodera
-Sisters Doll
-Sloan Peterson
-Slowly Slowly 
-Sly Withers
-Spacey Jane
-St Bride
-Stella Farnan
-Steph Strings
-Steve Cousins
-Stuck Out 
-The Struts
-Suburban
-The Suburbs
-SYCCO
-Sweater Curse

T

-Taasha Coates 
-Tasman Keith
-Taylor Sheridan
-Teenage Dads
-Teenage Joans
-Teen Jesus and the Jean Teasers
-Teskey Brothers
-Thelma Plum
-These New South Whales
-Tkay Maidza
-Tommy Henriksen
-Toothpick
-Towns
-T.Y.
-Tyne-James Organ

U

-Upsahl


V

-Vacations
-Vance Joy
-The Vanns
-The Velvet Club
-Vera Blue
-The Veronicas

W

-WAAX
-Warbirds
-Wet Leg
-WIIGZ
-WILSN
-Wolf Alice 
-Wolfe Black
-Woodes

X

-X Ambassadors

Y

-Yorke
-Young Franco
-Yours Truly
-Y.O.G.A
-YUNGBLUD

Z

-Zachary Leo

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