Taking My Studio To The Streets

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I had a dream a few weeks ago about using the Profoto b2 kit on location in the city, with a beauty dish to shoot a male model.


Last week I decided to make this dream a reality and used the Profoto b2 kit on location in the city, with a beauty dish to shoot a male model.

The model in question was Matt Saccuzzo, from GTR. Matt is heading overseas soon, and needed some more fashion work in his book. So we hit the streets of Melbourne with a little team and made some magic. I had the fantastic Trent Pace as my assistant (I was actually super stoked that he wanted to assist me- I’m a fan of his work!), and Emma Gordon as my stylist.

3pm on an overcast day on Williams Street, we made some pictures.

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Princess Temper

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


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!


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.


Seeing your work in print is exciting.

Seeing your work really large in a shop window, unexpectedly, is REALLY exciting.

Look what I saw when walking through DFO yesterday. I do not claim to be the photographer here, but I worked as an assistant to Saville Coble on this campaign for Stafford Ellinson. I also did the retouching, so I feel like I was part of this final image.

How exciting!