While in the Dolomites in Northern Italy I asked fellow hikers if I could photograph their portraits. I learn so much from little projects like this, how to approach subjects, introduce what I’m doing, and then make myself as invisible as possible so the subject is free to give me an expression that is real.
I tried to limit myself to a single frame of each person, no selects or options. Just “click” and that’s it. It felt amazing.
We got to spend some time with world class anglers Camille Egdorf and Will Flack on the saltwater flats in Belize. We were blessed with dreamy blue skies and tropical balminess that was second to none – a few big days for Costa Sunglasses via McGarrah Jesse. These are a few of our favourite lifestyle images from the shoot.
We’re stoked to be able to share a very small part of a big project we recently shot for eyewear brand Costa via McGarrah Jessee. We travelled to Belize to shoot a portrait series and lifestyle imagery of some of the world’s top professional anglers and spear fishing experts.
Taking these portraits as close to the action that best represented each subject was key, and it was a very fun yet challenging battle with the elements in an amazing setting. This image of waterman Mark Healey is already live on billboards in the USA, and we can’t wait to share more of this project as it rolls out.
Haos is the word for dwelling in Pijin, the language commonly spoken in the Solomon Islands. I travelled there recently and viewed and stayed in these local structures. Coming from a culture where the idea of houses has developed into something much more complicated; an investment, a symbol of status, it’s also interesting to reflect on the similarities; a place of rest, shelter from the elements, a location for families to return to after the days work. Happy New Year to you and your Haos!
We worked with the team at Lion Nathan to create both still and moving imagery for the launch of the new beer Iron Jack. We told a story of Australian Outdoorsmen living in the Outback among the freedom and challenges of this hot, rugged country.
Shot in a remote location in the Northern Territory, we embraced the challenge of getting our 20 cast and crew onto our locations. Big thanks to our Darwin Unit who provided superb local knowledge, casting assistance and crocodile safety (no joke!)
Below is a Directors Cut of the footage we shot, as well as some images from the project:
Shot a nice little project to promote motorcycle safety that’s now in the market. We were asked to create visuals that illustrated the idea that a rider’s relationship with a motorbike is like a marriage, and sometimes needs tender loving care to keep it on track. The purpose is to promote driver re-training courses for middle-aged riders returning to a motorbike after a long period off the bike.
We were blessed with some really nice bikes and styling on the shoot, and our human talent did a fantastic job with his 2 wheeled co-stars.
I recently completed the Alps 2 Ocean trail as a guest of Tourism Waitaki, joining a group of tourism professionals I was treated to what was an amazing 5 day journey through the South Island of New Zealand, beginning in the Alps and ending on the East Coast. Here are a few of my favorite snaps from the trip:
I was honoured when James Burchill at Rumble showed financial services brand Sun Super The Ol’ Boys and suggested they commission the works for their new print campaign. It’s a wonderful feeling to have work come directly out of personal projects. We recreated 5 new The Ol’ Boys portraits especially for them.
This campaign is out now and it’s nice to see them printed very large in some very prominent places.