Fun Destination Wedding Photography by Jack Davolio

Claudia & Paddy Wedding Video

I went to capture the wedding of bloody legends Claudia & Paddy in New South Wales this February, which was a welcome break from the cold winter in Europe, and such a fantastic day with cangaroos and broken disco balls. I shot a few clips in between photographs and this little two minute video is what came out of it. Happy to hear they were absolutely in love with both the photos and the little video! 

“Jack!!!! What the hell man, that’s so awesome!!! Dude that’s seriously amazing, I’m beyond words!! Thank you so much for doing that for us. Your photos were so incredible and I absolutely love every one of them. That video is just way above and beyond what we could have expected from you. Wow I actually had no idea you were filming. I am so bloody grateful you did. They tie in perfectly with the photos, and the editing is so on point. [..] We had the greatest time of our lives and it was just perfect having people like yourself around to share it with!! “ 

From 2019, I am also offering little videos like this one as an extra on top of photography. Send me an email for more information. 


Burning Man 2017

Holy flying-shit-amazeballs-wowzers-wow. I lack the words to describe how amazing it has been. Never expected to see such a spectacle. Riding through the deep playa with the most surprising art and experiences at every stop.. One moment you’re playing the trombone in a marching band, the next you’re diving into a school bus ball pit, then you’re climbing on giant levitating rocks, then you’re cracking a code to get into a secret popcorn bar.. You totally get lost and awed and it is so beautiful and the greatest spectacle and experience as a whole that I have ever had. All the regional burns did not prepare me for this, it was something else. So happy and still dreaming about the many adventures and all the things that go wrong and the shit show and the Playa provides moments and the friends that always got your back. Don’t think I would have survived without Will & Lisa. So much to think about and to be grateful for the thousands of people who create this magic and art. It all makes me want to get creating and start sewing, building, crafting… And to take a little bit of that magic outside of the desert. There were moments I literally forgot I was at Burning Man, in the states, on planet earth. Just wow. 🔥💛

That was what I wrote upon first landing back in Europe, and thinking back about the experience. I still do daydream about the incredible feeling of being there in the golden hour, amongst giant art pieces hiding away in the light blue dust. 
Then a pirate ship - art car sails by. Then another surprising moment, and then another. Never I felt the expression “mind-blown” be more apt. 

I still describe it as being the best (and definitely most interactive) art experience I have ever had. I still get new thoughts about what art is (I think it is anything that makes you feel something). I am still amazed at how much creativity and expression goes into creating that sort-of Utopia which is Black Rock City. I am also aware of all the critics ranging from “What a waste of money! What a terrible cost on the environment! Rich kids playground! It’s just stupid hedonism!” and to all of those I just have to say.. You do not place enough value on feeling truly amazed, deeply grateful to be alive, wowed and awed like you never thought you could be. 

In no particular order, here are some of my favourite images from my time there.. I have to say it’s super hard to capture the feeling of being there and no reportage is in any way comprehensive.. You will see maybe 6 art cars out of 600.. I did not even see 5% of the art that was there, it is just so HUGE and so much fun to get lost in, I now very look forward to coming back and doing it again and be even more prepared for the next time.. 

And on the final evening I also went on a special yoga art tour with some hot friends :D 

Special thanks to Lisa & Will for being excellent adventure companions, Max & Marina for being great friends and inviting us to Tramp Camp, Morgan, Carlota and Mango for being wonderful and inspiring in so many ways.. You are all amazing people I am so lucky to call friends! xxx


Going Nowhere 2016

“Magic is something you make”. 

So I joined a group of dusty mad radical artists in the place we call Nowhere once again. This is but a fraction of what happens in there, and the experience is far more than visual. It’s interactive, it’s something you put yourself into, it’s intense, it forces you to grow. Some say maybe we are just broken people trying to escape reality. By creating a commerce-free environment with radical self-expression, the goal is to experience a different type of society, a sort of utopia. Or maybe we are just pushing into extremes were art & nature, love & joy all combine. It is not just a thrill ride, it can be challenging and many come to terms with all kinds of emotions, with relentless heat and little sleep.. 

I invite you to see some of the pictures I managed to take, and if you were there, relieve some of the wonder and amazement. If you have never been, you are very welcome to join & participate next year. 

DISCLAIMER: I mostly shot those photos with explicit consent from the subjects, exceptions being crowd situations, art installations and other times when the presence of many cameras made it obvious that the performer/subject was okay with being photographed. I tried my best to be discreet as I would never want to make people feel self-conscious or spoil their experience of the moment. I also used my own judgment of what is appropriate and obviously never went near any nakedness with the camera, but if anyone wants any photo removed for whatever reason just let me know. This is my gift to you, you may see things you missed out, or relive great feelings you have experienced. You are free to download, copy and keep the photos. Enjoy! 

See you next year dusty nobodies xx 


The Fun of Having a Food Fight

Jade & Moose were the first couple to think it was a good idea to have a food fight instead of a conventional pre-wedding shoot. It was a huge success and I have now done two more since then, learning from each one how to make them better and better. It has been a lot of fun for me too - and I can’t believe I have yet to be involved in one of those myself. 

Cakes, Spray Cream, Flour work really well. Jade & Moose were probably the messiest I have seen thanks to use of eggs, milkshake and other wet stuff as weapons. The combination of food-colouring & spray cream got Lorna & Dave particularly colourful - while Dan & Elly used a lot of flour and cream to get very creamy indeed.



Blue Mountains & Colo Valley

New South Wales has some lush and stunning national parks just about one hour from Sydney. I have visited the Colo Valley & went around the Blue Mountains national park - so called because the mist from the eucalyptus trees creates a typical blue-ish tint when seen from a distance. 
There are some pretty and quaint little towns such as Blackheath, filled with nice cafes & victorian houses. The drive sometimes can be pretty hazardous when off the roads, but it surely looks great. 

While mountain biking trekking I saw lots of spiders, a giant lizard and some kangaroos. I have also seen a beautiful river with sand banks in the Colo Valley. You can also do canyoning - which means going through the bottom of a canyon walking & swimming with the occasional jump into a dark pool.. It’s like an extreme bush walk, wet & cold but a lot of fun. I had no idea about the jumps and as I have a fear of deep waters I was freaking out but then did it anyway. It felt great :)

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