Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Madame Tussauds Sydney Madame unveils Guy Pearce wax figure

Madame Tussauds Sydney this morning unveiled a wax figure of English-born Australian actor, Guy Pearce, for the first time.

Pearce’s wax figure was flamboyantly dressed as his most well-known character, Felicia Jollygoodfellow. 

The latest figure to be revealed by Madame Tussauds Sydney was unveiled in The Outback at WILD LIFE Sydney to imitate scenes from Australian comedy drama, The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert.

Madame Tussauds is set to officially open its doors in Sydney’s Darling Harbour in May 2012.

The Pearce wax figure joins a star-studded line up at Madame Tussauds Sydney including Johnny Depp, Nicole Kidman, Lady Gaga, Dannii Minogue, Ray Meagher, Hugh Jackman and Amanda Keller.

Stephan Elliot, Director of The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert and Kristy Enright, Madame Tussauds Sydney spokesperson were also on hand to oversee the latest media event, as Madame Tussauds gets everything ready for the public at large.


Madame Tussauds Sydney

Hausmann Communications

Eva Rinaldi Photography Flickr

Eva Rinaldi Photography

Splash News

Alex Perry launches new designer eyewear range at Marble Bar, Hilton Hotel Sydney

Earlier this evening Australian fashion designer Alex Perry revealed his new designer eyewear range, the Alex Perry 2012 Collection for Specsavers.

It all took place at the super fashionable, Victorian styled event at Sydney’s famous Marble Bar.

The event featured a glamorous runway show inspired by the romance of 19th century Europe, where  Alex Perry models delved into a darker, sultrier fashion inspiration that turned heads.

Amidst the decadent and seductive backdrop of Sydney’s Marble Bar there was feminine touches of the Victorian era for the lucky few to see, from which Alex has drawn inspiration to create the dramatic and powerful eyewear range.

Guests who stayed the night got to see the new Specsavers limited edition striking red frame revealed.

Models and fashion elite present included Alex Perry, Sarah Murdoch, Charlotte Dawson, and Kerri-Anne Kennerley.

Well done to everyone associated with the success of the launch.




Marble Bar

Hilton Hotel (Sydney)

Open Haus

Eva Rinaldi Photography Flickr

Eva Rinaldi Photography

Splash News & Pictures

Friday, February 24, 2012

Jennifer Hawkins Opens Myer Liverpool; Host Of New Beauty And Fashion Brands

Australian model, former Miss Universe and Myer brand ambassador Jennifer Hawkins, attended the official opening of the revamped Liverpool store this afternoon.

Jennifer met fans, shoppers, posed for photos and signed some autographs while celebrating the store’s revamp.

Hawkins advised media she was "thrilled" to be visiting Liverpool Myer.

"I hear the space looks amazing. I am especially excited to visit the fashion and cosmetics floor with all the new brands. I can’t wait to have a little shop," Hawkins said.

The remodelled store sports Australian fashion brands and a refurbished cosmetics hall.

There's four new full-service beauty rooms including facilities for customers who are after a more personalised health and beauty treatment.

Many new brands are now available at Liverpool including cosmetic brand SKII, womenswear brands Guess, Levis, NF by Nicola Finetti, Seduce, Wish and Sportscraft.

So shoppers, those in the west need not feel left out from the fashion and beauty scene any longer. Get yourself down to Myer Liverpool.



Jennifer Hawkins official website

Eva Rinaldi Photography Flickr

Eva Rinaldi Photography

Music News Australia

Photography Talks

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Join us for a talk given by two professional Entertainment & Event photographers. Hear their thoughts about Entertainment Photography from an insider’s perspective and examine their styles and approach to their work.
Entertainment photography is a subset of photojournalism. Its subject matter is celebrities in the arts, sports and sometimes politics. There are four types of Entertainment photography used by magazines and newspapers. They are:
  • Event photography – Photographers who work celebrity related events, such as film premieres, parties and award shows. Event photographers also cover other events such as music festivals, weddings and private functions.
  • Music photography is another form of entertainment photography. Most music photographers focus on capturing the energy of live music performances and some also get to work backstage or on tour with bands.
  • Celebrity portraiture – Photographers who are assigned portrait sessions with celebrities, shot on location or in a photo studio
  • Paparazzi (or “pap”) - Photographers who shoot candid photos of celebrities with or without their consent, in the hope of capturing an exclusive image. Some photographers make a living following actors and models. When they get a scoop, many magazines will pay high fees to run the images.

Rihanna © Eva Rinaldi
You do not need to be a student to attend the Talks but you will need to ‘enroll’ in the Talks to attend. Bookings are essential.
This term the talks will be conducted by the following photographers:
Eva Rinaldi is an award winning celebrity photographer, educator and artist. Eva is one of Australia’s most recognisable entertainment and event photographers, and has snapped most of Australia’s leading entertainers and celebrities. From the pick of red carpet events, live concerts, special celebrity appearances, charity fundraisers, film sets and film festivals, Eva has covered most of Australia’s major entertainment industry events.
In 2009 she commissioned the late Peter Carrette to take photographs of some of her Bondi Beach based campaigns, and this helped inspire Eva to learn more about the art of photography. Just a few of her community based projects have included ‘Chalk The Walk’, 'Let’s Paint Oprah', Sydney Bodyart Bike Ride, Saturday Disney and ‘Children Help Poverty’.
She has won a number of awards and commendations over the years including Discover Sydney’s Hidden Treasures, social and community entrepreneur of the month and Chalk The Walk (People’s Choice) and was shortlisted for the Art Prize (Parliament House). Eva’s photographs have been published in the Neil Diamond ‘Dreams’ World Tour book and she is a featured photographer for Splash News & Pictures.
Eva’s Australian body of work includes photographs of Russell Crowe, Nicole Kidman, Hugh Jackman, Geoffrey Rush, Shane Warne, Kylie Minogue, Miranda Kerr, and Jennifer Hawkins, while her international portfolio includes Rihanna, Reese Witherspoon, Lady Gaga, Cindi Lauper, Neil Diamond, Robin Williams, Michael Buble, Elton John, Enrique Iglesisias, Lionel Ritchie, Mark Wahlberg and Leonardo DiCaprio just to name a few.
For more information on Eva and her work please see

Reece Witherspoon & Robert Patterson © Eva Rinaldi
Bob King
Bob King’s career as a pre-eminent entertainment photographer commenced in 1964 when he captured images of the Beatles at Sydney Stadium. Over the decades since he has shot virtually every visiting concert act of consequence and a dramatically wide spectrum of Australian entertainers.
Though The Australian Magazine said of him in a 1989 profile, “To the crowds at Sydney rock concerts King is almost as familiar as the exit signs,” he has pursued his unique craft well beyond the Harbour City – as tour photographer for AC/DC, Mick Jagger, Barbra Streisand, Bon Jovi and INXS/Jimmy Barnes. He has focused his lens upon the Who in London, Peter Gabriel in Moscow, Jason Donovan in Jakarta and Bananarama in Hong Kong and along the way has covered a brace of rock festivals, feature film and music video sets, stage musicals, outdoor extravaganzas and more opening nights than he cares to remember. As well, he has shot record covers images for entities as diverse as Joe Cocker, AC/DC, Joan Armatrading, George Benson, Divinyls, Skyhooks, Saints, Radio Birdman and Barry White.
Having long ago mastered the art, so essential at a production on any level, of knowing – as one senior publicist has put it – ”where to be and, more importantly, where not to be”, the extraordinarily professional and adaptable King has earned respect and admiration from artists and industry principals. John Farnham, Australia’s arena concert champion, has declared: “I gravitate towards him because he makes me feel comfortable on stage. It’s like he’s part of the family.”
“These photographs surprise us with their honesty and astound us with their perception” wrote Glenn A. Baker in the Foreword to the book Rocklens. “Bob King’s photographs capture and distil the very essence of the performing art – the anxiety, the adrenalin, the intensity, the pain, the exhilaration.”

KISS © Bob King


During this course the intention is that the following topics will be covered, but not necessarily in the order given. Due to the variable nature of Adult Education classes, parts of the curriculum may be adapted to suit the needs of the class.
  • The first talk begins at 6.30pm until 7.30pm
  • There will be a 15 min break for tea and coffee
  • The second talk begins at 7.45pm until 8.45pm


The intended Learning Outcomes for these Talks are as follows.
By the end of the Talks, the students will:
  • Have a broader and deeper knowledge of Entertainment Photography from a professional’s perspective

Other Information

If you want to learn about Entertainment Photography in Sydney, then this course is for you.
PLS NOTE: All classes need a minimum number of students to go ahead. If your course does not have enough students it will be cancelled and you will be informed. Courses are usually cancelled, when necessary, 2 working days prior to the scheduled start date.***Please be aware that you may be informed of a cancellation &/or change via SMS or E-mail.

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Rihanna Last Girl on Earth Tour


Via Flickr:
Rihanna: Last Girl On Earth Tour
New Rihanna VIP Packages Just Released!
(for Melbourne & Sydney shows)

Last Girl On Earth Package
- 1 Exclusive VIP General Admission ticket
- Backstage Tour
- 1 Limited Edition Tour Poster
- 1 VIP Collectible Laminate
- Private pre show party

Loud Package
- 1 Exclusive VIP General Admission ticket
- 1 Limited Edition Tour Poster
- 1 VIP Collectible Laminate
- Private pre show party

Upgrade to a VIP Package: If you have already purchased Rihanna tickets and wish to upgrade to either the Last Girl On Earth or Loud package, please phone Ticketek on 02 8240 2130 to upgrade.

Presented by: Optus and Michael Coppel

Special Guests: Calvin Haris and Far East Movement

The iconic multi-platinum, multi-award winning global megastar, Rihanna will make her highly anticipated return to Australia in February and March 2011 for her first shows here since 2008.

Rihanna, currently on tour in the US after a sold out European tour, will bring with her full World Tour production, featuring an incredible near two-hour show featuring multiple impressive theatrical production and set changes, a full band, acrobats, dancers and outrageous outfits - delivering the massive tracks from throughout her four album career.

In November 2009 Rihanna dropped her fourth studio album R Rated. . As with previous albums, R Rated houses hit after hit. First up the Ne-Yo penned Russian Roulette, followed by ARIA #1 Rude Boy, Te-Amo and Rockstar 101.

Two years after signing to Def Jam Records, in 2007 Rihanna delivered the worldwide multi-platinum smash album Good Girl Gone Bad, home to one of her catchiest and most successful singles Umbrella (featuring Jay-Z), plus Shut Up and Drive, Hate That I Love You (featuring Ne-Yo), and Don't Stop the Music. Later repackaged, Good Girl Gone Bad: Reloaded (2009) gave us #1 Take A Bow, and #1 Disturbia.

All up, the 22-year-old Rihanna has spent more weeks at #1 on the ARIA singles chart than ANY OTHER female artist in the last decade.

Fri 25 Feb - Brisbane Entertainment Centre
Sat 26 Feb - Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre
Mon 28 Feb - Newcastle Entertainment Centre
Fri 4 & Sat 5 Mar - Acer Arena, Sydney
Mon 7 & Tue 8 Mar - Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne
Thu 10 Mar - Adelaide Entertainment Centre
Sat 12 Mar - Burswood Dome, Perth
*Ticketek is selling for the above venues only.