“As Photographed for…”

For over 20 years, i’ve been photographing comedians. Many of the images have been used in marketing and advertising for the acts. I had a bit of a break and now I’m back photographing comedians for fun but needed an idea for the project… and then it hit me, back in the early days I wanted to photograph big multi page spreads of famous people that ran in fancy magazines, the kind of magazines that my heroes photographed for and have parties after the Oscars or Grammies. 

Those kind of magazines still exist, but many of the Australian ones have disappeared. SO it’s time to take matters into my own hands again*

So the “As photographed for…” series was created.

These are portraits of comedians, musicians, creatives, and just interesting people photographed for completely made-up media outlets. 

*The first music festival media pass I received was for photographing for a fictional magazine I put on the application. It worked out ok; they asked me back the following year with an AAA pass photographing for them. So you could say this project has been over 20 years in the making.

Gillian Cosgriff

As photographed for Alley Ooop! Laneway Appreciation Magazine

Ivan Aristeguieta

As photographed for The Fairfield Capybara Weekly


As photographed for The Gen Z Quarter Life Crisis Daily