Publication

Winter Sun (Publication)

A test shoot that I captured last year has been published on Sticks & Stones online! Jonny Harris from GTR and I braved the winter cold to capture some images around the arts centre. I love playing with light and shadow, so this time of year is one of my favourite times to shoot. Jonny was amazing to work with, really relaxed but also open to trying anything. A lot of models feel awkward contorting their bodies into strange poses, or trying potentially unflattering expressions, but Jonny actually initiated the slightly ‘odd’ feel to the shoot.

Here are the images that made it into the online feature

And here are some more shots that didn’t make the cut…

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Check out the full editorial in all its website-ey glory here: Sticks and Stones.

Johnny is represented by GTR Global.

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One Of The Boys

It is now the end of winter (well, almost), but an editorial that I shot at the start of the season has just been released. I’m proud to announce that I’ve been published in The Model Magazine, from the US. My most recent editorial, One Of The Boys can be found in both the print and online magazine, and you can even buy it! (Check out the August 2017 edition.) Here is the online teaser featuring my work.

I was working with models from GTR Global, who were amazing as per usual. Keegan I had worked with before, but Lorenzo was a new face. It was really different working with two models at the same time, but I really enjoyed it. Having two people to pose opened up more possibilities for composition and variation. I think Keegan and Lorenzo looked really good together.

I wanted to shoot at an athletics track, as I’d recently stumbled across one by accident and liked the graphic lines and bold red colour of the track. With that in mind, I got a bunch of ‘sporty’ casual wear from Myer and H&M to dress the boys in.

It was, as per usual, a really cold day in the middle of winter, so I was glad that I wasn’t having to get changed every few minutes, and got to stay snug inside my coat (sorry boys.) I had hoped to catch some golden winter light, but the clouds had other ideas. But one of the skills of a photographer is being able to adapt and “make it work” in any scenario, so that’s what I tried to do.

One thing that I noticed whilst shooting was the change in the way that Keegan worked in front of the camera. Having shot with him before, I couldn’t help but compare his current on-camera presence with that of our last shoot. I noticed that he had improved a lot since the time before, and seemed a lot more comfortable in front of the lens. That was really nice to observe. It really like working with talent on multiple occasions, so see how they progress, but also because it’s just nice to work with good people again.

Thank you Keegan and Lorenzo for being great models.

MODELS: Keegan Venturato @ GTR and Scene // Lorenzo Sandy @ GTR and Chadwick

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I’m Famous

Something different today- I’m on the other side of the camera!

In preparation for moving to Japan, I started working at KUU Cafe in South Melbourne to practice my Japanese speaking and listening. KUU is run by an entirely Japanese team (aside from me and one other staff member- the token “foreigners”) so every shift is a great chance to study without studying. I came across the job purely by chance, as I had eaten there for the first time a week beforehand, then saw the add on Seek. I was looking to mix up my photography a bit at the time, so it seemed like fate.

Anyway, long story short, is seems that some of my workmates and I have become instafamous on the KUU and the MishMelbourne instagram feeds. No autographs please haha.

Published In Beautivation Magazine (US)

I always get excited seeing my work in print, and last week issue 3 of Beautivation magazine featured a test shoot I did with Tom Harris from GTR.

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Some more shots that were not featured;

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New work from an un-released fashion series!!

// Model: Casey Lee Lyons – @casey.lee.lyons
// HMUA: Jyoti Chandra – @jyotichandra
// Designer: Marnie Ayres

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EPM Magazine Cover

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Sooo excited to see some of my retouching work gracing the cover of Elite Property Management / Elite Agent Magazine. Featuring the fine folk at Melbourne Real Estate (MRE) South Yarra.

The photographer is James Braund. I assisted on this shoot, and also did the lighting and retouching. It was such a good day, especially capturing the group shot which contained over 30 people! Read about our efforts in James’ blog here. (You might even spot me in one of the behind the scenes photos!)

Below is the retouched group shot, which was not only inside the magazine, but is going to be printed on metal, at a gigantic scale!

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Stafford Ellinson AW16

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Seeing my work in print or publication never gets old, and I’m so pleased to see some of my retouching work has been released on the Stafford Ellinson website. The studio that I am part of regularly works with the team at Stafford, and I have recently had the honour of retouching the images that are selected for the campaign. I worked as the assistant on this shoot too, which was really helpful for the retouching because I knew exactly what the desired outcome was during the pre production, shooting, and post production stages. Saville Coble, my mentor, was the photographer for this campaign.

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There were a lot of images in this campaign, so the retouching took a lot of man hours (being chained to my desk.) I also happened to be doing a month of ZERO caffeine, so coffee was not an option.

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I’m really happy with the way these shots came out, and the client was thrilled too. They are already live on the website, and might appear in store or on a billboard as well (but I’m not sure about that yet!)

In any case, I loved working on this campaign, and look forward to my next retouching job with the Stafford team. Here are a few more shots from the campaign.