About Black Shadow Photography

Black Shadow Photography was set up by Richard Sharman.

Richard Sharman is one of the leading music photographers in Australia. Originally from country NSW, Richard first started out taking music photos in the dark and dingy pubs of inner-city Sydney in the 1980s due to his love of both music and photography.

Richard decided to get serious about music photography in 2005 and since then his work has graced the pages of most Australian music publications, newspapers and numerous overseas magazines including Time Magazine (US), Rolling Stone, The Age, Sydney Morning Herald, Australian Hysteria, Triple J Magazine and The Guardian (UK) as well as being featured for record, editorial features and tour posters for musicians both local and international including Henry Wagons, Michael Kiwanuka, Lostprophets, House vs Hurricane, Electric Guest, Pond, Ian Rilen, The Bellrays, Dirty Three, Dallas Crane, Rocket Science, SixFtHick and Jay Reatard (US).

Richard still shoots all size concerts from small pubs and clubs to major arena shows and festivals. Richard is also a specialist music portrait photographer and can organise shoots for editorial and promotional use.

Richard has been the official photographer for the annual Boogie! festival for the past four years and was the official photographer for the 2009 All Tomorrows Parties festival at Mt Buller.

Richard is based in Melbourne and services clients throughout Melbourne, Victoria and Australia.

Richard doesn’t just shoot concerts and musicians he also is available to photograph:Photo of Richard Sharman

  • Portraits
  • Events
  • Commercial Commissions
  • Editorial Assignments
  • Weddings
  • Sports