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Brisbane JOB

September 25th, 2009 by admin

Inspired by master movie maker Will Roegge, I had to give it ago. JOB is Jumping on Beds.

This hotel room was quite dark, so I had to crank the ISO to get a decent shutterspeed.
Rather than using the selftimer, I hooked up the pocket wizards and fired the shutter near the peak of my jump.
Next hotel I’ll strobe it :)

The Office

September 25th, 2009 by admin

I’m in Brisbane at the moment, and finally managed to get online. I’m here for a couple of shoots, and yesterday I spent most of the day inside the studio. The floor marks easily, so it’s shoes off and hope you don’t have holes in your socks.

I can’t show you what I was shooting yet, but it won’t be too long before I can. I’m happy with the shoot, the controlled environment of a studio does make things easy.

Thanks to Rusty for the photos.


September 20th, 2009 by admin

The past two years I was part of the Auto Salon Industrie Drift team, so every drift event I went to was seen from the competitors side. This weekend I went to the only 2009 round of Drift Australia (previous years had 5 rounds) simply to take photos. After being at Formula Drift in Seattle, it’s a huge shame that photographers aren’t treated as well here as they are in the US. Access to parts of the track was very restricted, and one favourite spot from previous years was totally ruled out by the overbearing organisers.

Here is one teaser pic I liked, some should be on speedhunters.com soon, with the full report and many more images in a future issue of Auto Salon Magazine.

More R34 Goodness

September 11th, 2009 by admin

During the test day where i photographed the HiOctaneRacing Advan R34 of Mark Berry, I also managed to stick the 5DmkII inside the cabin for a warm up lap:)

Here is the result:

ASM Cover Model

September 8th, 2009 by admin

A while ago I blogged about three big time shoots. This was one of them.
In my time with Auto Salon, I have photographed a few model shoots, however most of them have been in studios or with cars. It’s a rare opportunity to photograph a model on location, and I quite enjoy the change from the controlled studio environment. The brief for this shoot was to get a cover image and to fill the 3 page spread we call; “The Passenger Seat”.

This was the opening shot of the spread.

I took several options for the cover, in various outfits and poses, this is similar to what we ended up using.

And here is the final cover after our Art Director Michael Papandrea worked his magic to combine my shots of the car from Japan, model in Sydney with the stock image background.

For the strobists out there, I used 3 580EX’s in various locations, one with a Lumiquest Softbox III.


September 7th, 2009 by admin

A while ago I did a shoot for ADVAN Wheels, they are launching into the Australian market a range of light weight, high performance wheels. Their two sponsored cars (Evo X and R34) were used for their ad campaign and their soon to be launched website. We have their first ad on the outside back cover of Auto Salon Magazine issue 79. This was one of my favourite shots from the day. This car is absolutely amazing.

Click the image for a 1920×1200 wallpaper.

Rat Report

September 6th, 2009 by admin

Here are more pics from today’s Rat Day at Taren Point.

Rich Textures

One of the coolest cars there

Don’t you dare fix this

This is art

Narrow view

Leave it

More art

The wheels are a fail


Plenty of nice bikes

Also available as 1920×1200 wallpaper

A gallery with more pics is here.

The Rat

September 6th, 2009 by admin

I managed to get to the annual Rat Rod show this morning, some awesome cars and people were present.
here is one teaser pic:

My gallery will be online later tonight.


August 31st, 2009 by admin

Enough with the cappy Nokia pics.
A while ago I shot a 911 for Wheels Magazine.

It was a very difficult shoot, black car, sunny day, random locations. Here are three shots I liked.

The car was a brand new series 2 997 Carrera S. It was very impressive in that it could be driven around town and feel not unlike a Golf, and then if you wanted to, drive as fast and hard as just about anything on the street. This example featured Porsche’s new 7-speed PDK dual-clutch gearbox, which was totally amazing. While doing a constant speed on the road, the only way you can tell if you are changing gears is by the change in engine note, or revs on the tacho. The carbon ceramic brakes were another highlight.

Heading home

August 31st, 2009 by admin

We drove the Rav4 from Vancouver back to SEA-TAC airport. It took over 3 hours, as we had the border crossing to get through, and Seattle traffic. Not as much fun as it was on the way up, we really didn’t want to miss our flight back to LAX and then on to SYD.

Crossing the border back into the US wasn’t a drama, we did get asked some interesting questions, “how do you know each other?” and “can I see your e-ticket” after I said we were flying out from LAX. I guess it would be even more of a delay driving up from Mexico.

And so it was a packed flight from SEA to LAX, and a half empty flight on vaustralia to SYD. It was a brilliant flight, I was lucky in that I had a row to myself, watched 3 movies, slept a few hours (rare for me on a plane) and woke up to a sunny day in Sydney. There’s no place like home.

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