Kane Hibberd aka Kanye Lens Music Photographer
With his focus set on producing captivating, inventive and emotive images as well as capturing those one-off rock’n’roll moments, Hibberd regularly shoots commissioned work for music publications such as Rolling Stone, Metal Hammer, Blunt, Rocksound and The Music - his work has often graced the covers of many of these publications. With over 10 years experience shooting in the music industry, his busy schedule has led Hibberd to work with a diverse array of top international and Australian artists such as, Cut Copy, The Living End, Paramore, Hilltop Hoods, Birds Of Tokyo, The Temper Trap, Gotye, 360 and The Amity Affliction. His services are in demand around the country with clients that include EMI/ Universal Music, Warner Music, Eleven, Mushroom Group, UNFD, Sony, Street Press Australia, Next Media and Future Media
2011 saw Kane successfully show his first solo exhibition, ‘Searching With My Good Eye Open’, in Melbourne (twice with the return of as a part of Melbourne Music Week) and Sydney. Since 2011 Kane has been commissioned to curate an exhibition as part of the Carlton Dry AIR Music awards. 2013 also saw Kane selected as a finalist in the Moran Photographic prize.
Hibberd is the official tour photographer for Soundwave Festival and 2013 saw Kane independently publish his first book under his alter ego, Kanye Lens. A nickname given to him on tour many moons ago. Kanye Lens Vs Soundwave Volume 1 is a 454 page hard cover coffee table style photography book presenting an in depth look at his work with Australia’s Soundwave Music Festival
Praise for the book has been outstanding “An astonishingly lavish, beautifully presented collection. Hibberd goes beyond the blood, the sweat and the beers to show a side to Soundwave few have seen. One of Australia’s finest photographers proves why he’s so highly rated ” – Rod Yates (Rolling Stone Australia). An exhibition of this work was also shown in Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane.
Kane is regularly invited to present at many different conferences including AG Ideas, Cultivator, and Big Sound as well as contributing to panels and discussions.