DFA Records Art Exhibition

In boudist2, Social Photography

Last night i took some photos of the launch of DFA records art exhibition at Tom Dunne Gallery in Darlinghurst for EMI.

Titled “That’s Cool But Can You Make It More Sh*t?”, the show was a large collection of record sleeves, posters, doodles and polaroids from LCD Soundsystem and other DFA projects.

DFA art director Michael Vadino was behind most of the work

As it’s Splendour season the calibre of international guests was pretty high with LCD Soundsystem, Hot Chip, Alison Goldfrapp and Nick Valensi of The Strokes in attendance.

LCD Soundsystem’s James Murphy with The Strokes Nick Valensi
Lisa Gunning and Alison Goldfrapp
3 Hot Chips

Local talent was well represented too with various members of Dappled Cities, Faker, Red Riders, Papa vs Pretty, Lost Valentinos and even a Masterchef contestant.

Natalie Miller and Aaron Harvie

Sometimes these things can be pretty wanky but i encountered no jerks and everyone was quite lovely.

The show continues till August 2nd.

You can find more of my snaps at Pedestrian or Oyster or below.


  1. Hi Daniel,

    I have to firstly thank you, your site has helped me with my live photography and really increased my confidence in taking photographs at concerts/gigs. I also love reading your updates and hearing about the interesting stuff you do!

    In relation to this one, what type of lense did you use? and how did you get the neon light to be so clear?

    peace out!

    Jo Smith

    • Hey Jo,

      For nearly all of these i used my Canon 16-35mm 2.8 lens. I tend to use the wide lens for socials.

      But that one shot with the neon light you refer to – that was with my 50mm lens. I took a few frames to work out the best exposure. The camera wanted to make it too bright, so i underexposed what it suggested. And the low aperture of the 50mm lens helped.


        • Hey D,

          Could you tell me a budget lens that would be appropriate for these types of shots? As I’m only just starting out I can’t yet afford the expensive stuff 🙁



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