Any lover of hip-hop and rock’n’roll in Sydney and Wollongong  has no doubt seen Chris Frape’s photography work. He has been documenting the changing face of Australia’s music scene since the early nineties.

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* Paul Kelly and Lyle Davis at Anita’s Theatre, Thirroul

Over his career Chris has developed skills specifically in documentary style photography, excelling in working with available light, capturing the best frame with constantly changing lighting and movement. This results in the creation of his characteristic style of capturing a moment of genuine spontaneity.Moments of passion,images that portray a whole story.

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* The ‘Keep Sydney Open’ Rally 2016 

Chris has exhibited in galleries including Orange Regional Gallery, Ambush, Global & 8X10. He has also produced album art for bands such as Urthboy, Horrorshow, Astronomy Class and Hinterlandt .Chris’ client list includes industry icons such as The Basement, Campbelltown Arts Centre, Anita’s Theatre,Lansdowne Hotel, Wollongong University and labels such as Daptone Records, Elefant Traks and local heroes Farmer and the Owl. He is published in media outlets including The Australian, Rolling Stone, The Sydney Morning Herald, The Music, Real Time and many more.

Photo by Dale Harper

* Chris Frape / Photo by Dale Harper

A passionate local, Chris will be joining us for the whole weekend at Jamboree and running two photography workshops “TAKEN WITH A CAMERA”, plus leading a very special, optional twilight photography walk.

Guests at  Jamboree will benefit from Chris’ training at the Sydney Institute of Photography, ACP and Contact Sheet when they participate in his bespoke class to teach anyone the basics of documentary photography.

They will learn how to capture a moment in time with the existing light and materials, how to take a natural shot that tells a whole story. Class members will also document the hive of activity that is the Jamboree with Chris mentoring them, and will have the opportunity to show their work at an exhibition to be held after the festival.

Jamboree: A Creative Weekend Escape is two nights and two days for 100 people of immersive creative workshops, feasts, forest adventures, music and dancing, drinking and laughing in the rainforest on the South Coast.


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