29th May 2017

Issue #2 The Living End

Issue # 2 featuring The Living End is finally back from the printers.   From Monday afternoon / Tuesday morning the stockists below should be receiving the zines for you to pickup your FREE copy.  I'm so proud of this edition and I hope you take the time to hunt one down.  There is a limited number available on my webstore for Australian delivery only, if you live outside the free stockist areas.




I’ve always loved print.  I grew up with it.  I love the tactile feel of having something that exists.  The smell of freshly printed paper that has yet to be tarnished by the touch of a hand is intoxicating.  It’s so full of excitement and potential at what the pages may hold within their inky fibres.

I also love looking at beautiful, intimate moments in an artist’s career.  The ones where you feel like you are to witnessing a special moment and the ones that take you back to a time in your life.

So with the opportunity provided by Melbourne Bitter, to do both of these is a beautiful thing.   I’m capturing a small piece of Australian musical history that without Melbourne Bitter’s support, I would have otherwise been UNABLE to document.  These images will exist for along time within the printed pages.   

Capturing memories for the artists, fans and myself is something that I have been dedicating my life to so hopefully Versus Zine is something you will appreciate and know it’s the sum of more than just my efforts.  Only with Melbourne Bitter’s support can you physically holdx3 these memories for free.

So thanks Melbourne Bitter for helping me document a part of Australia’s musical history, and, yes, thanks for the delicious brew.

Stockists


Penny Black Brunswick
Poison City Fitzroy
Polyester Records Fitzroy
Racehorse Hotel Booval
Red Eye Sydney
Resist Records Newtown
Revolver Lounge Prahan
Rocking Horse Brisbane
Section 8 Melbourne
Sonic Sherpa Records Stones Corner
Standard Hotel Fitzroy
The Barwon Club South Geelong
The Basement Belconnen
The Bendigo Collingwood
The Boat Builders Yard South Wharf
The Corner Hotel Richmond
The Edwards Newcastle West
The Northern Byron Bay
The Old Bar Fitzroy
The Reverence Footscray
The Tote Collingwood
The Workers Club Fitzroy
The Zoo Fortitude Valley
True North Coburg
Tym Guitars Fortitude Valley
Union Club Hotel Fitzroy
Vineyard St Kilda
Waves Towradgi
Welcome To Thornbury Thornbury
Yah Yah's  Fitzroy
Yellow Bird Cafe Windsor

ANU Bar Canberra
Beach Hotel Byron Bay
Beatdisc Parramatta
Belleville Melbourne
Bimbo Deluxe Fitzroy
Birmingham Hotel Fitzroy
C.ex Coffs Coffs Harbour
Cambridge Hotel Newcastle
Clarity Adelaide
Crowbar Fortitude Valley
Deluxe Audio South Melbourne
Dutch Vinyl Record Store Abbotsford
Easey's Collingwood
East Brunswick Hotel Brunswick East
Empire Hotel Fortitude Valley
Entrance Leagues Club Long Jetty
Evelyn Hotel Fitzroy
Fat Controller Adelaide
Heartland Records North Melbourne
John Curtin Carlton
Landspeed Canberra
Laurieton Services Club Laurieton
Locality Store Greensborough
Lord Newry Hotel Fitzroy North
Lucky Coq Windsor
Marlborough Hotel Newtown
Music Farmers Wollongong
Naked For Satan Fitzroy
Night Quarter Helensvale
Newtown Hotel Newtown
Northcote Social Club Northcote
Oxford Art Factory Darlinghurst


3rd April 2017

issue #2 is on its way!

It's taken a little longer than anticipated but issue number two, featuring The Living End, will be arriving early May.   The Staring Down The Highway regional tour was some of the best (and sweatiest) shows I've ever seen them play.  I can't wait to show you the images in print.  

And once again, with support from Melbourne Bitter, we are again giving the zine away for free at selected venues, record shops and other cool places we like.  Watch this space for an exact date or better yet, subscribe to our mailing list so you don't miss out.

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16th November 2016

Issue #1  Luca Brasi

Luca Brasi are one of my favourite bands so I'm totally stoked that I could use them as the guinea pigs for this first edition.   Shot during their Australian album tour "If this is all we're going to be" featuring new best friends in Moose Blood and The Hard Aches.  

And now for the best part, we're giving it away!  Yup.  With super thanks to Melbourne Bitter, we are making the zine available in all your favourite independent record stores and other rad establishments.   So go in, buy some records, support the stores that support bands like Luca Brasi and walk out with the zine for free.  If you can't get to one of the below stores, you can buy a copy online for $10 including postage here

Below is a list of places that you can pick up a copy of the zine, while stocks last. 


The Basement Canberra
Cambridge Hotel Newcastle
Oxford Art Factory Sydney
The Zoo Brisbane
Jack Rabbit Slims Perth
Fat Controller Adelaide
The Corner Hotel Melbourne
The Brisbane Hotel Hobart
The Reverence Melbourne
The Old Bar Melbourne
Crowbar Brisbane
The Hen House Live Perth
The Bendigo Hotel Melbourne
Yellow Bird Cafe Melbourne
Thousand Pound Bend Melbourne
True North Coburg
Evelyn Hotel Melbourne
Rob Roy Melbourne
Penny Black Melbourne
Belleville Melbourne
Yah Yah's Melbourne
Easey's Collingwood
East Brunswick Hotel Melbourne

Poison City Melbourne
Tyms Guitars Brisbane
Red Eye Records Sydney
Beatdisc Parramatta
Clarity Adelaide
Landspeed Canberra
Music Farmers Wollongong
Resist Records Newtown
Rocking Horse Brisbane
Polyester Records Fitzroy
Black wire Records Sydney
Sonic Sherpa Records Brisbane
The Edwards Newcastle
Heartland Records Melbourne
Locality Store Greensborough
Eureka Rebellion Melbourne
RAD Newcastle
The Boat Builders Yard Melbourne
Revolver Melbourne
Northcote Social Club Melbourne
Lucky Coq Melbourne
Standard Hotel Melbourne
Bimbo Deluxe Melbourne
Lord Newry Hotel Melbourne


7th November 2016

"You are my creator, but I am  your Master; obey!"

- Mary Shelley, Frankenstein

Welcome to the house, but not the home of Versus Zine

I've had a photography type zine idea floating around in my head for the past few years, and wanted to do something that just documents a single tour, a little slice of time.  Something that has zine aesthetics but is printed on some beautiful stock, something that hopefully, you will want to keep.   A lot of the time when I document, the images aren't used to tell a story as a whole, they are shown, fragmented in different mediums.   With Versus I get to tell the story how I photographed it.

So as I mentioned this is a house, but not a home, the actual zine isn't online.  If you dig through issues, you will find some images that didn't make the zine, as for the zine itself, I really want you to view it in a tactile form.   Touch, smell, feel, cut up, swat flies, do with it what you will.  If you haven't already, you should subscribe to the mailing list so I can let you know the next edition is out, subscribe.