Carl Neumann

Carl Neumann

creative director / photographer / music journalist

Phone: +61 3 8060 9422

e-mail // photos@carlneumann.com

studio open // early - late - 7 days

Melbourne / Sydney / The World


Carl has a rich & diverse history in the arts; talented with creative and graphic design, photography, painting, drawing, copywriting & music journalism. With these combined talents, Carl has created hundreds of websites, photographs, videos brochures and logos for national & international companies, inc. Honeywell, Crown, Oral-B, Sony, Warner Records, Rolling Stone and other well-known brands & companies.

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During his childhood and throughout his teens, Carl discovered a passion for pencil drawing, painting, photography, graphic design and has thus-far sold over 120 pencil/charcoal sketches, photographs and creative designs to buyers world-wide. Carl has always been a passionate music lover and over the years his knowledge of rock, heavy metal, jazz and blues music has grown profoundly.

He has interviewed and reviewed many international and Australian artists for several well-known magazines and websites, including Rolling Stone (Australia), Heavy Mag, scenestr, Scene Magazine, Time Out, Impress and more. Some of these artists include: KISS, B.B. King, John Mayall, Chick Corea, Faith No More, Chris Jericho, Def Leppard, Hugh Jackman, Peter Dinkley, Pantera, Bon Jovi, Motley Crue, Judas Priest, Megadeth, Dillenger Escape Plan, Mastodon, Yngwie Malmsteen, Jethro Tull (Ian Anderson), Dream Theater, Trivium, Passenger, Pearl Jam, Tumbleweed, Primus, Anthrax, Henry Rollins, No Doubt (Gwen Stefani), The Cruel Sea, Silverchair, The Tea Party, Andrew G (Host of Australian Idol/Feebles Junky), Powderfinger, Midnight Oil, Kreator, Edguy, Testament, Jeff Beck, Gary Numan, Iced Earth, Tankard, Finntroll, HammerFall, Ugly Kid Joe, Tool, Sepultura, Soundgarden, Mike Portnoy…

Carl Neumann has a rich and diverse history in the arts industries, being talented in creative and graphic design, painting, drawing, photography, copywriting and music journalism. With these combined talents, Carl has created hundreds of websites, brochures, logos, photographs and videos for national and international companies, including Crown Casino, Honeywell, Oral-B, Sony Records, Warner Records, Rolling Stone and other household names and well-known brands and companies.

As a creative portrait, fashion and music photographer, Carl photographs Australian and international artists including musicians, actors, models and CEOs.

Carl also writes for a number of national music magazines and websites, and boasts a high-profile portfolio.

The Living End

The Living End GIF

I photographed The Living End the other night at @forumtheater. Such a fun show, not only to shoot, but to enjoy as a music lover. Check out this GIF and the acrobatics of the bass player, Scott Owen, climbing on his double bass! [caption id="attachment_3285" align="aligncenter"...

The Smith Street Band Tour Poster

The Smith Street Band

Tonight, The Smith Street Band. Selling out show after show! THE SMITH STREET BAND AUSTRALIAN & NEW ZEALAND TOUR with special guests Luca Brasi, Joelistics & Jess Locke Band Friday June 3rd – Metro, Sydney – SOLD OUT! Saturday June 4th – Max Watts, Brisbane – SOLD OUT! Thursday June 9th...

Rolling Stone Mag. - Prince

RS – Monthly Ritual

Keeping with my monthly ritual: coffee, breakfast while reading Australia's longest running music mag., Rolling Stone. @prince @rollingstone @rollingstoneaus @rubix #rollingstone #rollingstoneaus A nice way to start a big day! ...

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CUTTHROAT Mag.

It's still always a thrill to see anything I write or photograph as a finished printed product. You may have seen the powerful image of Jackii Brown, with her cutthroat razer and buzz-clippers in hand, on my website or social media. Well, that image is now used...

Death By Six

Had a fun shoot with the boys from Death By Six a couple of weeks ago. To say they love the camera is an understatement. If you like Rock / Glam / Metalcore then check out these guys! WEBSITE: www.deathbysix.com BOOKINGS: deathbysixmail@gmail.com MUSIC: www.deathbysix.bandcamp.com INSTAGRAM: @deathbysix Mitch - Lead Vocals/Rhythm Guitar Dan...

Jimmy Watts Band

I recently spent some time in at www.luminositystudio.com.au with the Queensland-born, Jimmy Watts Band. Great bunch of guys to work with. We go some killer photos of them as a group. If you like Roots/Blues/Folk/Rock then check out the set of lungs on Jimmy! BUY JIMMY WATTS...

Jime Litwalk - Ink Master - Season 3

Jime Litwalk – Ink Master, Season 3

Back in April, I went along to the Rites of Passage 2016 Tattoo, Music & Art Festival to photograph for Desert Highways. Being a virgin of the tattoo, I was a little daunted as I first walked through the beautiful old Melbourne Exhibition building while live...

Phil Ceberano

Phil Ceberano

Phil Ceberano dropped into www.luminositystudio.com.au to get a few shots of him looking as cool as ever. Looking forward to getting his band in soon to get sick shots. An excerpt from Phill Ceberano's website bio: Phil Ceberano has been working in the entertainment industry both locally and...

The Morrison Family

I am fortunate enough to have many good friends from all the different facets of life--even more fortunate to have had many of them since pre-school. Musician and family man, Jeff Morrison, and I went to pre-school, primary school and high-school together along with a...

Actor Beau Jones

Actor, Beau Jones

I was out on the town at with actor Beau Jones recently and we took a few snaps. Out of all the beautiful places, we could have shot I chose this grungy space on Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast to portray is inner Rock God. [caption id="attachment_2932" align="aligncenter" width="1600"]...

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St. Kilda Film Fest. After Party

This is how one orders drinks tonight. I wonder if I need to strum a few cords before they give me a glass? Go check out some of the films at the St Kilda Town Hall over the next couple of weeks as part of the...

Kendrick Lamar

Byron Bay Bluesfest 2016 photos by Carl Neumann for Rolling Stone Australia Not my style of music but boy this guy knows how to entertain his crowd! See Carl Neumann's photos from Bluesfest 2016 here: www.carlneumann.com/Live-Music-Photos/Bluesfest-16 NOT FOR SALE OR REPRODUCTION UNLESS PERMISSION IS GRANTED All photos are...

Wedding Photography

Matt Allen and I had a very enjoyable day photographing this beautiful couple in up in the Dandenong mountains. It was an absolutely perfect day we all love how the photos turned out. Are you getting married or know someone who is? You know who to call!...

Vintage Trouble at Live Bluesfest

Carl’s Best of Bluesfest ’16

SEE GALLERY HERE >> My favourite performance was Vintage Trouble--Man they kick ass! Grace Potter was an absolute honey with that Flying V guitar. Eagles of Death Metal were a laugh and a half. Great show. Although I'm not a fan of the music, Kendrick Lamar put on a very cool...

PETER DINKLAGE

G.O.T. Peter Dinklage

[caption id="attachment_2781" align="alignnone" width="1634"] PETER DINKLAGE[/caption]   Since it is Game of Thrones Day I thought I'd post that time I photographed Peter Dinklage...