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There are over 8 years of Live Music Photography archives being restored one at a time. Patience! All the content will return soon!

Old Geelong Gaol

June 29, 2015

As my photography is leaning towards more portrait work these days, and whilst I am in the throes of establishing…

Ron Mueck

June 10, 2015

Having been a fan of Ron Mueck since I saw mere photos of his work online, I can assure you…

An Evening With Opeth

May 8, 2015

Arriving at Melbourne’s Forum Theatre at 5.30pm to meet with my contact from the promoter, I overheard a pedestrian comment…

Norma Jean Instore Party

April 9, 2015

Straight from Atlanta, Georgia, Metalcore legends Norma Jean invaded the hallowed grounds of Eureka Rebellion Trading last night for a…

The Abandoned Mill

April 3, 2015

I’ve been collating certain locations for future shoots I have coming up. The usual procedure is a band will give…

The Bucket List

April 1, 2015

As a Rock Music Photographer, I am often asked which acts I would really like to shoot – which acts…

Anonymous

March 15, 2015

I was watching a documentary on Anonymous tonight, and I was reminded of a time in early 2008 when I…

Jesse Leach Spoken Word

January 21, 2015

Tonight was the night of the spoken word show ‘Memories, Words And Songs’ by Killswitch Engage’s frontman, Jesse Leach. I…

Geelong Powerhouse

January 11, 2015

I had heard rumblings on the various social media outlets I partake in about a massive street art extravaganza taking…

Postcards

I’ve collated 10 of my fave street photos and manufactured some cool as hell postcards for you to purchase. These…

Capturing Spontaneity

November 4, 2014

Walking through the city streets this afternoon I looked around me and realised just how many times I have photographed…

Sepultura

October 5, 2014

I knew about the Seputura gig months and months ago. I worked on their tour trailer (see below) as I…

Heavy Leather NYC

September 10, 2014

I was contacted several weeks ago by Rachael Becker enquiring about my Black Sabbath photos. Rachael founded a company in…

Everfresh Open Studio

September 6, 2014

Melbourne’s Everfresh crew are responsible for some of the most memorable and amazing street art wherever their brushes and aerosol…

HEAVY Issue 11

August 14, 2014

The latest issue of HEAVY magazine features four of my photos throughout. You can buy a copy directly from here…

Greazefest 2014

August 9, 2014

Greazefest has been a mainstay on the Brisbane Kustom Kulture calendar for a while now. Fifteen years to be exact.…

Then And Now

August 4, 2014

Back in early 2007 I had only had my first DSLR for a few months. It was my constant companion…

Unpredictable

July 13, 2014

With a dreary freezing cold Melbourne weekend on offer, I had the opportunity to spend Saturday afternoon perusing the inside…

Triptych III

July 6, 2014

A few years ago I was on my lunch break along Chapel Street. I had my camera with me and…

Disposable

July 5, 2014

I have worked in the digital realm pretty much as the commercially viable internet took hold in the mid 90’s.…

The Budget Protest

June 1, 2014

The Budget Protest was held in Melbourne today. Perfect opportunity to take the camera along and photograph a bunch of…

Doc Neeson

April 28, 2014

The Angels were the very first live band I ever photographed. November 7, 2008 Pretty much, this is where it…

Contortion

April 23, 2014

Most of my photography is black and white. I have been in love with this medium for quite a while…

Victorian Hotrod Show

January 26, 2014

On assignment today to photograph *1* particular car, I didn’t spend too much time scoping out the entire Hotrod show.…

Fragile

December 10, 2013

I’ve never worked with a model when it comes to photography. I’ve wanted to, just to see what its like…

The Making Of A Photo

November 21, 2013

When I first began photographing street scenes, I began by documenting Melbourne’s fledgling but thriving street-art scene. Basically, I would…

All Your Walls

November 11, 2013

The taking back of Hosier Lane! ALLYOURWALLS – Melbourne Graffiti & Street Art Now – brings together some of Melbourne’s…

Mods V Rockers 2013

November 10, 2013

Another amazing day at Kustom Lane Gallery today with the annual (and final at this location!) Mods V Rockers charity…

Welcome, finally!

September 9, 2013

Welcome to the ‘John Raptis Photography’ website. This site will serve as a place where interested persons are able to…

The G20 Protest

November 18, 2006

In late 2006, I had bought myself my first DSLR camera – a newly released Canon 400D and the kit…

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