This is Justin… fellow photographer, creative, father, husband, deep thinker and mountain lover. Earlier this week, Justin visited my humble little studio in Bangalow to have his portrait taken. It’s quite an experience taking another photographer’s portrait… especially one that I respect and admire as much as I do Justin.
I have had the privilege of photographing many other photographer’s weddings, but this was the first time having one in a more intimate studio setting. It was also the very first time Justin had had his portrait taken in a studio environment, so I think neither of us were 100% sure of what to expect. But as we started, the shoot felt like a very comfortable and natural experience and it became somewhat a collaborative effort. Justin was happy for me to experiment with lighting setups that I hadn’t tried before and just juggle and fine tune things throughout the session. The final result was a rather dodgy-looking, but very effective lighting schematic that was used for the image above and the ones at the end of this post.
Thanks for the experience Justin.
This was the second day in a row that I’ve had Rhydian Lewis in the studio. This time, he needed some urgent images for a new show he is putting together with Greg Aspeling & Sebastiaan Scholtens. The guys required individual shots as well as a group shot. To work in with everyone’s schedules, we had a very limited timeframe to work within. Each of the guys spent around 5 minutes individually in front of the camera and about another 5 minutes for the group shot. The images were edited and turned around just a few hours after the studio session…. what a day!
Rhydian Lewis is a local actor, model, crooner, entertainer and all round nice guy. I have had the pleasure of working with Rhydian on numerous occasions (including shooting his wedding), and he is always an absolute joy to work with… a true professional! Recently he was in the market for some new actor’s headshots for his portfolio, so he popped over to the studio and we captured these images on the street in front of my studio.
Last week I met up with Claire and Christian while I was in Brisbane to shoot their engagement session. These guys are getting married next month in Fingal Head, and it was so nice to be able to spend a little time with them before the big day… which will be here in no time!
We spent the afternoon strolling along the coastline around Manly and Wynnum. Christian grew up in Manly, so the place holds a special place in his heart. We were blessed with a simply magical afternoon. The twilight skies looked like they were carefully brushed on by a colour-loving artist. It was simply stunning!