Some New Hospitality Work

Shot some high end Hospitality images with Art Director Phillipa Burke for advertising agency Smart.

We used 10 talent from Reeder Models, a heap of lighting and coloured gels to create dark nightlife scenes during our 2 day shoot.

New Personal Work – Old Man MMA

A couple weeks ago I was able to complete a project that was in the pipeline for some time. I had this story in my head with 2 elderly guys set in the brutal sport of MMA or Mixed Martial Arts.

I was discussing it one evening with good friend and art director Mike Fritz and after about a year finally everything came together and we were able to shoot it.

I have to say a MASSIVE thank you to everyone who was involved, First of all to Mike my co-conspirator and art director, my team of Josh Maguire and his assistants, special effects makeup by Sharon Robbins from ARC, styling by Michelle Michaelson and of course the amazing cast of Hugh, Stewart, Daisy, Tom, and Liam. Last but not least to the amazing venue which is a working MMA gym Phoenix Elite MMA and Conditioning, thank you!

Without any more ado, here it is………Old Man MMA

The Moment it’s in the Bag

There’s often this moment in a shoot, the minute you realize you’ve done what you and the client have set out to do and the rest is just gravy. Shit can get pretty weird after that, but in a good way, cray cray, but good.

I was shooting Cleve Hughes from Viviens for the Broadway on the Mall campaign a while ago, and that moment happened.

 

APA Finalist Nod for Portrait of James Courtney

Happy to find that my portrait of James Courtney got the finalist nod in the 2011 Automotive Photography Awards. This is in addition to the finalist spot it got in the 2011 Brisbane Advertising & Design awards. It’s officially a multi acclaimed shot!

The judges comments are in the first few pages, while the shot itself is featured in the annual pages as well.

Cheers

 

A conversation with an art director – Blogterview on Humperdink

I’ve been lucky enough to work with award winning art-director Kieryn Humphreys a couple of times now, on shoots in both Sydney and Brisbane, and she recently asked me a couple questions for her blog Humperdink. You can check out our conversation here

You should also check out her acclaimed work for Posh Pizza, fantastic concept and result!

New Work for Con-X-Ion and Two Cents

Client: Con-X-ion

Agency: Two Cents

Produced this shot for coach company Con-X-Ion. We shot multiple elements to create a final shot with a dramatic urban mood.

The cityscape elements were shot from the ocean about 1 km offshore.

Coming to America

I just recently got back from a trip to LA, San Diego, Jersey and New York. I took a lot of pics while I was there, professionally and personally. Here are a couple of my personal favourites, all shot from the hip with my point and shoot, the Fuji X10.

You can view the whole gallery here

Universal Store – Back to the Street, Where I Began

Got to return to my roots, where my photography started, in my latest campaign for Universal Store. Waiting for light instead of lighting , selecting instead of retouching images. Shooting subjects instead of working with talent. Not styled, but style, not well lit but well visited. Swapped studio fees for plane tickets and fuel. Billboards are out now around town. Enjoy

New Work for Gold Coast City

Late 2011 I worked with Breanna Chalk and Jon Morris from Gold Coast City Corporate Communications to produce some images for the Gold Coast City Annual Report. As a long time resident I was honored to be involved in a project for a city that I love living in and calling home.

The City had put together a group people who had made a difference in the last year within our society, and we shot them with a modern clean style on white. Each person had made outstanding contributions in areas such as City Mayor, junior mayor, cultural ambassadors, disability and community activism, and volunteer services.

It was awesome shooting all of these great people and connecting with each one during the shoot. Below are some of may favs, plus a couple of tears from print.