Hello! My name is Grant Alexander. I am a Live Music Photographer based in Melbourne, Australia. I am also the principal photographer for Lilithia Reviews.
First and foremost, I am a fan of music. I have been passionate about live music for well over 20 years. My photography journey began as a punter, where I would sneak my pocket digital camera into gigs and take photos whilst cramped in the mosh on the barrier. This ignited my passion to shoot gigs as much as I could. I eventually upgraded my camera to a mirrorless Sony NEX-5R and began taking photos more seriously. A lot of my early shots are low angle and created a unique perspective in the shot. I now shoot with a Sony A7iii, 24–240mm F3.5–6.3.
I was always jealous of the photographers that were on the other side of the barrier and thought to myself that one day, that will be me. In late 2018, I joined the team at Lilithia Reviews as a writer and in March, 2019 my dream became a reality when I was given the opportunity to shoot my first gig as an ‘official photographer’ for Eric Nam at Melbourne’s 170 Russell. Some of my favourite shoots for this site are; Kingswood at the Corner Hotel as part of their Reveries Residency. Katy Perry at her bushfire benefit gig in Bright, Victoria, and Hans Zimmer at Rod Laver Arena.
As mentioned, I did start out shooting from the barrier as a fan. One such gig also resulted in my favourite photo I have taken to date, Katy Perry at the T20 Women’s World Cup at the post-match concert, March 2020. It was a mad dash to the barrier in the middle of the MCG and I lucked out with a prime position. Not only has this been one of my favourite photography opportunities, but it is definitely up there as one of my favourite gigs to date.
I was lucky enough to be approached by drummer Andy Strachan of The Living End to have one of the photos I took of him to be published in Drum Scene magazine.
There are many other shots from my photography portfolio that I am extremely proud of. Each of these can be found on the homepage and detailed galleries are available through the links in the menu.
I want to thank my wonderful wife, Stef, for her love and support towards my passion for photography. Stef is also the creator and editor of Lilithia Reviews and without her, I would not of had the opportunities to shoot at some incredible gigs and events. I am forever thankful for the ongoing opportunities that Lilithia Reviews provides. I urge you to go and check out the review website, and if you are interested in having a gig or event covered, feel free to contact her here.
If you wish to enquire about any of my photography or any potential opportunities, please use the contact link here.