Jane & Stewart – Country Wedding on the Granite Belt

A seriously wet wedding! The soft focus “1987”  look was not planned (although I’ll claim it just the same). It was down to the  humidity between the lens and the UV filter. I had to stop and polish the glass every third shot!!!. It was so wet some of the wedding guests were out felling trees to build an ark! (we only had one bride & one groom though). I was very relived to get back and download the cards to check what I’d got, and I’m really happy with the results.Thanks to Jane & Stewart and also the wedding party for bearing with the weather/me, hope the honeymoon was dry! –  Cheers!

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Lacock Abbey – Wiltshire, U.K – Black + White Fine Art Photography

 

 

 

Some more shots from last years trip back to the U.K. My brother Warren showed us around while we were in wiltshire and one of the highlights was the abbey. This was also the residence of William Fox Talbot (one of the founders of photography), so the museum was an added bonus. I can now say I’ve seen the worlds first negative (and the window that was the subject) – an amazing experience that I recommend to anyone thats visiting this part of  England. Also it was one of the locations for the first two Harry Potter movies (bit of trivia there for you!) – ENJOY

 

 

 

Sarah + Nathan – Vintage wedding in Stanthorpe

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Wow!… What a great wedding to start the new year!  I’ve never seen so much achieved in such a short time, and with so many ideas for decorations and table settings (Sarah is an event planner!) it was hard not to spend all my time just shooting still life! An amazing if short (the weather turned against us in the end) wedding and I’m really happy with the shots. This was the second time I’d shot Nathan & Sarah (see GBWT “Summer” post) and again had great fun. Very easy and natural. I’ve posted more images than normal as Sarah’s family have returned to London and I wanted them to see the whole story.  Thanks again… and The “Underwater Love” idea still makes me smile (see pic number 4)…Cheers

“Blues @ Bungawarra Wines” Live music Photography

I managed to take a few hours off last week to take the family to watch some live music at one of the local wineries. Blues @ Bungawarra was hampered a bit by the weather (i.e it was p*ssing down 30 mins prior to the bands performance – taking to the shed – it was supposed to be  an outdoor stage!)  Both the audience and bands made the best of the circumstances and had a great time – or was that just me getting out from in front of the screen!

Rumblefish were  first on and were most impressive with their mix of blues & funk, while Jimi Beavis was also very good and up  there with  some of the best harmonica players around.  These bands were true pro’s, both delivering a top performance to a small crowd.  I’d go and see them again….

Granite Belt Wine Tourism “Summer” promo shoot

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Some of the finished images from a recent shoot I did for a local tourist company, the GBWT. Had a great time photographing everyone (although it was pretty full on – Go..Go..Go sort of thing because of the light). Love the feel of  the shots, very different from my normal commercial work (or the approach I would’ve taken with this kind of shoot). Its much brighter and natural, less to do with off camera flash to balance everything out and more to do with the people.  Feels like “summer”…to me!

“Kyla + Mark” Brisbane Gallery of Modern Art

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What an epic! I cant believe that someone pays me to do this – I feel guilty cos this was so much fun It couldn’t be considered work! The location was amazing, I only scratched the surface really – I need a week to do it justice. Kyla & Mark were a pleasure to photograph-very easy going and up for anything I threw at them (the naughty corner being one of my faves). Considering when I left Brisbane 6 yrs ago I was pretty burnt out and my creativity was at an all time low. I must admit to being slightly worried that I would fall back into the old habits – but I didn’t need to worry – I was completely inspired by the place and cant wait to have another crack at it. Also very excited about the light painting at the end – can see lots of potential their. Cheers!