Johnston Street Prints are online!

After several months battling the postage system I've finally got everything I need to start making my own photo prints! You can find all the available options & details at the new Shop part of the website, as well as a list of all bands I've taken photos of at the bottom of this article.

All my prints are one of a kind, never to be re-printed with shipping included in the cost and a further 20% off if you're getting a photo of yourself or a friend for a gift (make sure to hit me up for the discount code).


I wanted to put all the important info at the top of this article but I've also written a bit about my motivation behind photography and prints below, feel free to have a read.

If you haven't heard me rant about it before; Jack and I were born in Geraldton, Western Australia. As our dad was a fisherman we spent large parts of our childhood growing up on Big Pigeon Island off the coast of Western Australia. The months that we'd spend there each year during the fishing season were some of the best times of my life, even though it was so long ago now not a week goes by that I don't think back to those days and smile.

For our birthdays last year Dad sent us each a framed photo of our island home.



As soon as I opened the box I was overwhelmed, I don't have the best memory in the world but it is crazy what comes back when there's something visual to prompt you. Swimming laps around the island, getting stalked by a tiger shark, playing pool at the pub while all the girls drove us insane with tap dancing practice, so many wild times.


Over the past 3 years i've taken 180,000 photos of bands, friends, & family across hundreds of different concerts & festivals all over the country. When I think about what motivates me to spend so much money on cameras, lenses, concert tickets, flights and so on I think about the day after when I load all of the photos onto my computer and get to look back on all these great memories i've managed to capture.

This year has made it pretty obvious that these times don't necessarily last forever.

Eventually friends move cities, bands split up, venues close, and as we get older these fond memories slowly fade into our subconscious, waiting for an opportunity to come back to us.

It sounds very preachy but this is why I really enjoy photography and especially being able to share it with the people I care about. These truly are the days of our lives and sometimes we take for granted just how lucky we are to have all of these fun experiences.


I saw Pistol Peaches at their first ever concert at The Reverence Hotel's Halloween show back in 2017. I took a bunch of photos as usual and also filmed & uploaded one of their songs. The next day I saw that one of the band members mum had shared my video, she was so proud of her daughter and so happy to be able to share the video with her friends and family who couldn't make the show, who were all also super proud of her.

The feeling I got from seeing that post is far more satisfying than any compliment, award or recognition I've ever received. I'm so honored to be able to preserve and share these great moments, to make a genuinely positive mark on someones life makes me so happy.


This also plays into why I've chosen to never mass-produce any of my photos myself.

Again it sounds really preachy but there's just something magical to me about having something one of a kind, a truly personalized item to cherish forever. I put a lot of time and effort into the cataloging, editing & printing process as I want every print to do justice to these great moments and look good enough to keep around for a long time. I think no less of the people who do though, it makes perfect sense when you've managed to create a iconic photo and you deserve all the credit and recognition that comes with that.

THANK YOU to everyone who stuck through reading this to the end, whose complimented me on my photos, shared them around, attended my exhibitions and supported my photography & Johnston Street in general. It's been a really rewarding journey and I'm lucky to have met so many great people & made so many friends since we moved here 4 years ago.

Although times are tough in Melbourne right now we're not going anywhere and you can bet your bottom dollar the moment concerts open back up i'll be in the front snapping away again.


Have a great weekend and I'll see y'all in 6 weeks! - Bill

LIST OF THE 413 BANDS I'VE TAKEN PHOTOS OF 10/7/2020 (CTRL-F / Find in Page if you're looking for a specific band name)

100

2 Stroke

50-50s

A Basket of Mammoths

A. Swayze & The Ghosts

A.U.S

Aaron Gocs

Affection

Afterburner

Amyl & The Sniffers

ARSE

Auntie Leo & The Backstabbers

Bad Dreems

Bad Taste

Baker Boy

Bananagun

Bass Drum of Death

Being Beta

Bench Press

Biff

BIN

Birdcage

Bitch Diesel

Bleach

Blockade

Blood Moon

Boat Show

Body Corporate

Body Maintenance

Body Parts

Bone Graft

Bones & Jones

Brad Pot

Braincell

Break Through

Bug Hunt

Bugs

C.O.F.F.I.N

Cable Ties

Cakefight

Cakewalk

Calm Collected

Carcinoid

Cement Shoes

Cereal Killer

Charging Stallion

Chess

Chillers

Chinese Burns Unit

City Rose

Civic

Clamm

Claws & Organs

Cloacas

Clowns

Club Med

Coffin Wolf

Cold Heat

Comedier

Concrete Lawn

Contaminated

Cosmic Kahuna

Courtney Barnett

Cracodile

Crash Material

Creep Diets

Crocodylus

Culte

Danny Walsh Banned

Dark Water

Deaf Wish

Deafheaven

Deceptive Bends

Denise Le Menice

Dental Plan

Department

Desarmados

Destrends

Dexy Oscillator

Dicklord

Die! Die! Die!

Diploid

Dirty Fences

Dirty Juice Boy

Disco Junk

Distorta

DJ Amy

Dog Fight

Don Bosco

Dr Colossus

Dr Sures Unusual Practice

Dr. Colossus

DriveTime Commute

Drunk Mums

Dumb Punts

Durry

Easy Browns

Eat-Man

Ecca Vandal

Eggy

El Tee

Electric Mud

Electric Toothbrush

Elsie Lange

Empat Lima

Empty Gesture

Enzyme

Erin Will Be Mad

Eternal Smoko

Exhaust World

Eye Seaweed

Eyesores

Fall And Resist

Ferla

Ferocious X

Flight To Dubai

Floodlights

Flydrop

Forever Renter

Foxing

Foxtrot

Frenzal Rhomb

Friends

Front End Loader

Frontsides Backsides

Future Boys

Future Suck

Fuzz Meadows

Fuzzsucker

Gamjee

Garlic Nun

Gee Seas

GELD

Gentle Ben And His Shimmering Hands

Girl Germs

Glitoris

Glomesh

Go Get Mum

Go-Go Sapien

Gonzo

Grewsum Tewsum

Grey Mantis

Grim Rhythm

Grindhouse

Guffman

Gutless

Hachiku

Hackitt

Hank Wood

Hannah Kate

Hanny J

Haram

Harlott

Hävittäjät

Hearts & Rockets

Hedy Lamarr

Hellebores

Hexdebt

Hideous Sun Demon

Holy Serpent

Homewrecker

Hoon

Horace Bones

Hoss

Hot Sludge Fundae

House Deposit

I Am Duckeye

I Spit On Your Gravy

Idiot Box

Immigrant Union

Intrusion

Iron Hawk

Israeli Chicks

Jarrow

Jeff Rosenstock

Julia Shapiro

Jungle Breed

Jungle Cuffs

Kaipora

Kaitlin Keegan

Kamikaze Trio

Keggin

Kill Dirty Youth

King Cig

Krul

Lai

Layla

Lazertits

Lifelock

Lincoln Le Fevre & The Insiders

Lions And Lambs

Liquid Face

Little Elizabeth

Lo!

Local Coward

Loobs

Los Chicos

Los Tones

Lost Talk

Loveboner

Lubulwa

Lucy Waldron & Tommy Sloane

LVIV

Macros

Mad Macka

Mclusky

Meat

Meatbeaters

Mesa Cosa

Mid City

Misc

Miss June

Moaning Lisa

Mod Vigil

Moler

Moody Beaches

Moon Lover

Moonlover

Mother And Son

Muzzle

Mystery Guest

Naughty Naughty & The Good Boys

Necrot

Negative Gears

Nein

Nick Nuisance & The Delinquents

No Future

No Sister

NoLa

Noughts

Odette

Overstayer

Painters And Dockers

Palm

Parsnip

Party Dozen

Party Pest

Party Vibez

Peeping Tom

Perspex

Pinch Points

Pisschrist

Pist Idiots

Pistol Peaches

Polish

Posessed Mum

Posh Boys

Potion

Power

Prehistoric Douche

Private Function

Pseudo Mind Hive

Psychobabel

Pterygium

Pting

Public High

Publique

Punter

Purple Duck

Radolescents

Ramdigital

Rathead

Rayza

Reaper

Red Lotus

Red Sea

Regurgitator

Religious Observerance

Remote Controlled

Repo Man

Rhysics

Rinda & Marya

RMFC

Rob Casino

Rocket Science

Romero

ROT TV

ROT TV Promo

RVG

S.M. Jenkins

S.P Twin

Sadults

Satanic Togas

Scab Baby

Scraggers

Scum Raid

Sex Drive

Shady Nasty

Shane & The Dog Cunts

Shanty Tramp

Ships Piano

Shit Bitch

Shonen Knife

Sick Thoughts

Silverlight Shadows

Sistema En Decadencia

Skull Fork

Slag Queens

Slim Jefferies

Slush

Smarts

Smooch

Sneaky Sound System

Somertised

Sophisticated Dingo

Space Boys

Spawn

Speed Week

Spew Balloon

Spike The River

Spike Vincent

Spiral Perm

Stella Donnelly

Stiff Richards

Stone Witches

Straightjacket Nation

Suppressant

Surfbort

Swab

Sweet Gold

Sweet Whirl

Sydney Trip

Synthetics

Talc

Tall Relatives

Tankerville

Terrible Signal

Thatchers Snatch

The All Seeing Hand

The Attention Seekers

The Bleeding Flares

The Braves

The Breadmakers

The Buoys

The Credits

The Creeks

The Dacios

The Darrans

The Deadlips

The Dianas

The Dixies

The Dorks

The Faculty

The Fangin' Felines

The Fuckups

The Garden

The Gurdies

The Hard-Ons

The Ians

The Living Eyes

The Meanies

The Neptune Power Federation

The Nugs

The Pinheads

The Pink Tiles

The Rebel

The Schizophonics

The Skids

The Tremors

The Unknowns

The Vee Bees

The Wameki

Thee Cha Cha Chas

These New South Whales

Thibault

Thomy Sloane & Lucy Waldrone

Thug Mills

Tina Growls

Toehider

Tol

Tombeau

Tony Dork

Totally Unicorn

Traffik Island

Trepaneringsritualen

Troldhaugen

Tropical Fuckstorm

Trouble Boys

Trucks

True Defective

Tsugnarly

Tuff Mustard

Tyrannamen

Uber Alles

Ubik

Uncle Geezer

Undercover Crops

Unholy Trip

Ute Root

V

Vajazzle

Velvet Elevator

Vintage Crop

Violet Mercy

Viral Eyez

Voiid

Walks

Warped

Wasterr

Wavevom

Wax Chattels

West Thebarton

White Dog

Wicked City

Woodys Bar

Wurst Nurse

Yeah Dont Care

Year 6 Disco

Zeahorse

Zodd

Zombeaches

Zuma

Zyanose

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