Splitting the Seconds: A Photographer’s Journal is Australian rock photojournalist Dane Beesley’s backstage account of ten years behind the lens.

Beesley’s gritty insight into the sweaty life of a rock photographer – complete with scrawling journal entries and cheeky sketches – bears testament to his vision as a photojournalist.

Marei Bischarn, photo editor at Rolling Stone Australia, writes: “It’s great to see honesty in photos; nothing planned or fabricated – just pure energy and great times. It’s like having a drink while you’re getting ready to go out. Flick through this book, grab your jacket and run out that door ‘cos something magical has to happen.”

Featured artists include some of the biggest names in contemporary music including U2, Foo Fighters, Metallica, Powderfinger, The Veronicas, Kate Miller-Heidke, Beyonce and Wolfmother.

Beesley’s two year collaboration with Brisbane graphic artist Suellen George, was officially launched on July 22 at the Metro Arts Gallery in Brisbane.

Priced at $65, Splitting the Seconds: A Photographer’s Journal is available at

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