Photography has grown from an interest into a passion over the last 20 years.  I primarily have taken images that interest me but have developed a particular love for music photography.  Over the last 8 years I have photographed Wellington band Fat Freddy's Drop whenever I get the chance.  In 2013 we released an iPad book in the iTunes store and we have more collaborative projects planned for the future.


My passion for photography is as strong as my love for music.  So shooting live gigs is one of my favourite things to do.  Not only do I get to meet and work with amazing musicians, I get to experience and capture the energy at point blank range.

Fat Freddy's Drop - Rockefeller, Oslo - 2015

Neil & Liam Finn, London 2015

Transmit pocket edition interview featuring photographer Shanon Moratti and his photos of Fat Freddy's Drop, shot us on and off stage in NZ and Europe since 2006. Download Shanon Moratti's 'Do It For The Love of Music' FREE multi-touch book for Mac or iPad: The whare or house in the photo selection is the former Beach studio and home, you can see there's been a few storms around Lyall Bay since we relocated down the road. All Photos - Copyright Shanon Moratti Video Credits: Soundtrack - Fat Freddy's Drop Wandering Eye Reprise Photo - Shanon Moratti iPhone camera/Director - Sarah Hunter Editor - Daria Malesic

A collaboration spanning 8 years with Fat Freddy's Drop culminated into a free iPad book.  Download here for free.

Band of Skulls, Oslo 2015 with support from little hurricane


Fat Freddy's Drop played Ally Pally in London to a sold out 10,000 crowd of Fred Heads.  Here are a few snaps from before and during the show.

Inside the album

I have had some of my photo work used by some bands for their album artwork.  The Thomas Oliver Band used some live pics in their album 'Baby I'll Play' album.  And most recently Fat Freddy's Drop released the original 'Blackbird' Album with shots from the Boondigga video shoot and then released the 'Blackbird Deluxe Album' including my photos from gigs as far back as Paris gig in 2009 through to the 'Blackbird' album release show in London.


I travelled to Manchester to experience and photograph the first Whisky Sessions.  Not being a whisky person I was really there for the music.  And if I'm to be honest I was really there to see Gomez play their first gig in over two years.  An amazing venue, epic music and I even enjoyed the few shots of whisky I had. 

Shades of Sound

I created a printed book containing a collection of black and white photos from the various bands I have shot over the years