B2B Magazine issue 113

B2B Magazine issue 113 is out.

B2B Magazine #113 has been printed for some days, but I haven’t found time for an update. This issue’s cover story outlines the background, strategy, and services of RSM, a worldwide provider of audit, tax and consulting services and showcases their new office interior in Canberra designed by DJAS, one of the Canberra’s largest architectural and interior design practices, and built by SHAPE Australia.

In the government-to-business section, ACT Chief Minister Andrew Barr explains how Canberra airport’s opening up to international flights will positively affect the Canberra business landscape.

Also in another interesting feature from DDCS Lawyers, Alison Osmand, a senior associate of the firm writes about the rise in the number of Australians diagnosed with dementia and the effect it has on the outcomes of wills and estate planning.

For those that are interested in design, here is the link to the magazine in print form, as well as a selection of my designs that I like the most in this issue.

The Method

Jazz photography: The Method

The Method is one of Canberra’s popular bands, comprises nine top grade Canberra-based musicians.

The Method’s repertoire includes all the jazz standards, popular dance rock and pop songs as well as funk and soul. With two vocalists, a horn section and a rhythm section The Method perform as a full nine-piece band or as a smaller jazz ensemble.

I had the opportunity to accompany them both in their rehearsals and on stage.

The Method: Performances


*This post originally published after the festival, however, because my of a problem with my hosting company database, they had to restore my blog to an earlier snapshot so I lost the original post.
Big Boss Groove in Great Hall, Parliament House -

Big Boss Groove in Great Hall, Parliament House

Big Boss Groove is a well-known Canberra-based corporate party band. Made up of nine incredibly talented and professional musicians, their jazz performances are both beautiful and strong. I’ve enjoyed their performance first in 2015 in Merimbula jazz festival and later had the chance to shoot them on their rehearsals and also one of their performances in Great Hall, Parliament House in Canberra.

Big Boss Groove in Great Hall, Parliament House

A friend's piano recital

Jazz photography: A friend’s recital, ANU

I had the opportunity to attend and photograph one of my friend’s piano recital in Australian National University. A combination of good light, the flexibility of taking shots from almost every angle, and the beauty of musicians, their expressions and their instruments, made it a very memorable session for me.

A friend's piano recital

Merimbula Jazz Festival 2015

Jazz Photography: Merimbula Jazz Festival 2015

The Merimbula Jazz Festival has been held every June long weekend since 1981 involving approximately 150 bands, 700 musicians playing all styles of jazz from trad, ragtime, big bands, swing, mainstream, modern and funk. Known as the ‘Festival for Musicians’, Great Musos and their jazz music create the memorable festival environment each year.

Merimbula Jazz Festival 2015


*This post originally published after the festival, however, because my of a problem with my hosting company database, they had to restore my blog to an earlier snapshot so I lost the original post.

OSTR: My Photography book on Amazon

On the shores of the Tajen river
On the shores of the Tajen river

Mostly due to the encouragements of my friends and mentors, I have decided to publish my photography project about Northern Iran. It’s available in premium print quality and dust jacket cover from Amazon, and with soft cover with standard paper from Blurb. Hopefully, I will publish an e‑book soon.

Also, there will be a story about my photographs and life in the upcoming edition of the Capital Magazine.

Many thanks to Tim Benson, Gillian Lord, Raeeka Sadri and others who helped me with this project.