Thursday, December 29, 2011

the vagabond

It's been a long time since I did any fashion stories with a male model.  I was asked to do this shoot for the very talented mens' clothing designer, Laura Marshall from New Zealand.  Our model was cancelled last minute and we were about to postpone the shoot but luckily for us Leslie kindly stepped in.  Shot at Watsons Bay, Sydney.

model: leslie mark
designer: laura marshall

Saturday, December 24, 2011

lets be naughty and save santa the trip

model: alexandra bromley
make up: lisa boswell
Merry Christmas to all my blog readers and thank you so much for all the comments and support it keeps me going :)  I'm having a not so traditional orphans christmas this year at bondi, friends coming over for a bbq followed by the beach.  Hope the weather holds out I've been working so much that I haven't had a chance to make the most of it.  This link is a shoot for russh magazine that I assisted on recently, awesome photographer who I've learnt so much from.

So any ideas for new years resolutions?

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

weddings, weddings

I've been waiting to share these photos with you but I didn't want to spoil the surprise, I've finally finished editing, and now the photographs have all been received so here's a peek at the special wedding day. It was the last week in November that Lana and Ash chose to wed and I was lucky enough to be chosen to photograph their day in Western Sydney.  So off we went, that's James and I, a good friend who chauffeured me around and assisted me.  The forecast was torrential rain but fortunately the weatherman is often wrong so umbrellas were abandoned when thankfully the sky cleared up.  It was a beautiful day, and a beautiful bride and groom who were very in love and and surrounded by amazingly supportive and fun, family and friends.  What an amazing experience to be a part of though we were both exhausted when we returned and no wonder, I'd taken over 1600 photographs!

Monday, December 12, 2011

Thursday, December 8, 2011

moon flare and birthday cake

I haven't done a diary type post for a while so if you're interested in the life of an english twenty something living in sydney then read on.

The last couple of months have been quite stressful, and crazy busy and as a result have completely flown by.  D (on the right, above) and I have been going backwards and forwards and backwards again trying to get d sponsored so meanwhile I've been studying away to keep us in Australia. I'm still working as a photographers assistant but it's pretty sporadic, and trying to fit it around college is pretty tricky so I've had to pick up more consistent work and am now working part time in the photography department of a retail store.  It's tough.  Going from a job earning loads of money to not having much at all is a hard transition to make but it will be worth it in the end and I'm glad I've experienced high paid work early on as it made me realise how much more important it is to chase something that you love for work.

Last weekend was my birthday and it was beautiful.  A good friend of mine was lucky enough to grow up in the basin, on the northern beaches of sydney.  Our birthdays are a few days apart so to celebrate a group of amazing people spent the weekend camping there.  We spent the day kayaking around the lagoon, climbing the waterfall as high as we could go, feeding the wild wallabies and eating lots of chocolate birthday cake followed by drinks and drinking games around the fire pit. Amazing, and a well needed break.  It made me miss travelling but we vowed to do a trip like this once a month to see more of Australia and generally spend more time enjoying life.  These are some long exposures I took around the fire pit - love the moon flare.

Thursday, December 1, 2011

fairytale forest

Some of you may have already seen these photos from my Facebook page but I completely forgot to put them up here so here they are. This is Sabrina from Elite models, a fairy tale themed shoot I did one or two months back in centennial park, sydney.  Make up by Bekka Handley.

Thank you for all the lovely comments you've been leaving me and to those who have already voted for my photo, for those that haven't, I have entered a competition and really need public votes to get through to the finals.  Only the top five highest ranked photographs get through and I'm currently in the top eight.  So please please vote, all you have to do is click here and then click 'like' under the photo next to my name.  I need about 140 more votes in the next 3 days so if everyone who read this over the weekend voted I would make it.   Thank you all in advance!

Friday, November 25, 2011

midnight sun

model: alexandra bromley
make up: lisa boswell

so many photos still to come from the shoot with alex and lisa almost two saturdays ago, what a great poser she was.  i'm going through a black and white phase and am tempted to convert them all but i suppose a splash of colour's nice too - which do you prefer?

i'm also prepping for tomorrow which is a big day, it's my first time shooting a wedding and i'm super excited - maybe a little nervous... so here's hoping the rain in sydney will stop for the photos but umbrellas are on the ready just incase, wish me luck.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

sneak peak...

model: alexandra bromley
make up artist: lisa boswell

i love tim burton movies and had wanted to do a tim burton inspired shoot for a while so when alex asked me to take photographs for her portfolio i suggested we base the shoot upon this theme.  this is the first photo from the series taken the saturday before last but i'm still trying to catch up with all the editing after a busy assessment week at college.  alex was an amazing model, she's also a dancer so she was very aware of her body and the shapes she was creating.  she really could pose beautifully.  the location is angel place, right in the city centre, it was unbelievable.  birdcages were strung across, hanging between the buildings, i'm sure you'll know the place if you passed by but it is quite hidden considering it's in the very centre of sydney.  it was part of an art project which they decided to keep and there were also speakers projecting bird tweets to set the scene.  i did struggle a bit though, since the birdcages were hung so high i found i had to shoot upwards to get the cages in shot and there were also tourists, construction workers and later security guards to battle with too.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

last shoot out photos

you can see everyone else's photos from the shootout now, click here to see julia's blog and also the links to check out everyone else's photographs.  it's amazing how we were all photographing the same model but the style of photography is so completely different.

also please don't forget to vote if you haven't already, i need to get to 350 likes every vote counts:

thanks to those of you who have already voted, i really appreciate it :)

Thursday, November 17, 2011

free curves for a little support

remember these photos?  well i've entered them into a photography competition put on by ray ban and  could really do with your help.  they've both past the first round and now the second round is public vote.  i have to be in the top 5 of public choice in each category to get in the final round (so far it's in the top 12) all i need is for you to click 'like' under my photo on this link ***here***.  if you feel really committed to the cause please feel free to vote for the second photo here too and as a thank you for liking my photos just leave your email or private message me on my Facebook page and i'll send you two of my favourite curves that i made to use with photoshop.  this would really really help me it's awesome exposure.  thanking you so much in advance...

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

shoot out photos

more photos from the shootout with julia trotti, modelled by ayesha jane.  i cannot believe two weeks have passed by already!  i still have so much to edit, including a tim burton inspired shoot from last weekend which i can't wait to start. the workload with college has gone up 'heaps' as the the ozzies would say and i've also started a part time job last week because i haven't found assisting work to be very consistent. can't complain though, it's nice to be so busy...

Thursday, November 10, 2011

first shoot out photos

first photos from the shoot on saturday but oh how i wish i had more time to edit photos theres's just so much assessment stuff for college right now and work in between..
model: ayesha jaye.
make up artist: ally cussell
shoot organiser: julia trotti
clothes: suzi rose