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J.O.B. – from Uluru

July 28th, 2010 by admin

I’m at Uluru for a few days covering a conference. I have a nice hotel room at Sails in the Desert, and what better way to make use of it than to jump on the bed.

Jumping on Beds
Tried to hold up the ceiling here.

Jumping on Beds
Yup, the rock is pretty special. It might just be a huge rock in the middle of the arid landscape, but just looking at it creates emotion, so here is my meditating jump.

Jumping on Beds
Lets to get horizontal.

Jumping on beds animation
I left my pocket wizards at home (purposely) so I put the 1D on selftimer and bracket, meaning it fired 7 shots at a rate pf 10 frames per second. So I thought lets make an animation of it, I like how you can see me bounce back off the bed.

FUEL

July 21st, 2010 by admin

FUEL Magazine
With so many print magazines in a state of flux, and many even shutting up shop completely, it would seem like a strange time to start a new magazine. FUEL is a new magazine that has just released it’s fourth issue, but after looking at it, deserves to succeed. FUEL oozes cool. It’s format is as unique as most of it’s subject matter, it’s significantly smaller than most magazines, but that just adds to the appeal in many ways.

FUEL Magazine wrapping
One thing which made me appreciate the dedication and passion in this magazine was how it arrived. It came in what looked like was hand wrapped tissue paper, sealed with a cool little sticker. It was like receiving a present.

FUEL Magazine stickers
Once opened the presents continued with a sweet contact card and a sticker. Stickers are always great.

Fuel content
Not to mention the content, which is enough of a present as it is.

Most good newsagents should stock it, if not, check the website out: www.fuelzine.com

Speedhunters

July 21st, 2010 by admin

Speedhunters

In case you have been living under a rock, Speedhunters is possibly the biggest car enthusiast website in the world. For this month their theme was Photography and I was honoured when the email came asking me to have my work featured there.

Here it is.

It Begins….

July 19th, 2010 by admin

Auto Photo Workshop Logo
I’m about to launch a series of Automotive Photography Workshops.
These will be one-day intensive workshops, focusing on the various aspects of automotive photography. The first will be in Sydney later in the year and will focus on Location feature shoots. However, each workshop will provide tuition on most of the various aspects of car photography.

More info will soon follow, please visit my new AutoPhotoWorkshop site: http://www.autophotoworkshop.com/ and register your interest.

Wedding Season?

July 12th, 2010 by admin

Usually winter is the quiet season for wedding photographers. We have mixed that up a little, with three very different weddings on the past few weeks.
I’ve been in a bit of a B&W mood of late, and so I decided to show only some B&W photos from Chris and Michelle’s amazing wedding, that Carol and I were lucky enough to photograph recently.


The lads in the middle of the road always looks good.

Tradition.

Flora.

Pretty flowers.

Anytime is a good time to dance.

You can just feel the happiness here.

Shiny.

Classic cats.

Showtime.

Another angle.

Mouse view.

It’s official.

Mr and Mrs.

Probably the most nervous part of the day.

First dance.

OK, I had to end on a little bit of colour.

Exotics at the ‘Creek

July 1st, 2010 by admin

Lamborghini Gallardo Ferrari California Aston Martin Vantage
I just finished a shoot with some of the world’s greatest cars.

Sports Car Rentals, are a company who allow you to drive them, or be driven in them by some of Australia’s best drivers. They organise drive days at race tracks such as Eastern Creek, and along some of the greatest public roads around Sydney. I was asked to photograph a selection of their machinery at Eastern Creek, and enjoyed it to say the least.

Lotus Elise CR

No, I didn’t get to drive the car’s, but I’m working on it.

Lamborghini Gallardo

The Lamborghini Gallardo in orange just looked amazing.

Lamborghini Gallardo Nissan GT-R

Along with Italian exotics, SCR feature a new Nissan GT-R, which was probably the fastest car of the group on the track.

Eastern Creek Winter
Stunning winter days at Eastern Creek.

Nissan GT-R badge

I always like close ups of badges.

Ferrari Badge
More so when they say Ferrari.

Ferrari Prancing Horse
Or better still when they don’t say any words at all.

If you have the means, or are thinking of an amazing and unique present for that special someone, a drive day with Sports Car Rentals is an experience you won’t soon forget.

Mystery Revealed

June 28th, 2010 by admin

Peugeot 3008 Studio
I can now reveal the car and shoot I mentioned a couple of weeks ago. It was a new Peugeot 3008, a medium size crossover vehicle. I was very impressed with the interior, it had a stack of great features, good design and an amazing sunroof which was almost as long as the car itself.

Peugeot 3008 Photosynth
I also mentioned there was a unique aspect to the shoot. It was shot to be a Photosynth, Microsoft’s new image manipulation tool that combines images to create a 3D style environment. It’s a pretty cool effect. This just went live on NineMSN’s Motoring website, so please have a play here:
http://motoring.ninemsn.com.au/cars/features/1075357/first-look-peugeot-3008-photosynth

Janine Lawrenson

June 11th, 2010 by admin

model Janine issue 85
I first met Janine a while ago while working for Auto Salon, little did I know that she was to be the cover model for the final issue of Auto Salon Magazine.

Magazine Cover Issue 85 Auto Salon

For me, it was quite a surprise to find out that she had never completed a model shoot, so working with a first time model always brings a few challenges.

Janine Model city

Luckily Janine’s natural Eurasian beauty came through, and she was easy to photograph. Even in my new fad of shooting ala Terry Richardson:

Janine Terry Richardson Style

I have a feeling this isn’t the last we’ll see of her.

Specifics

June 11th, 2010 by admin

Lotus Workshop Simply Sports cars

I like visiting new workshops for the first time. Each one has a unique character, built up over the years. I particular enjoy workshops that are focused towards one brand, or even one model in a brand. I was recently asked to cover the build of a new tarmac rally/track car and the first port of call was Simply Sports Cars in Artarmon. SSC specialize in Lotus cars, namely Elise’s and Exige’s of various eras and builds. They perform servicing, modifications and builds on road and race cars, and their new shop is super cool. So many nice cars. The car I’m covering will have it’s own website, so expect a link when it goes live.

Flossin’ – Literally.

June 11th, 2010 by admin

Dental Floss

Here’s a bit of a random post for you. So I went to the dentist for the first time in a while recently, I was lucky in that I didnt have any cavities, however the dentist mentioned that I should floss more often. I have been trying various flosses? to see which I like the best.

The above pic has them in my order of preference from right to left. The Oral-B one I didn’t like much, just your regular tape, a little too thick for my close teeth. The flavour isn’t particularly nice either. The Colgate one is OK, again nothing special. I actually preferred the previous Colgate version, which had their logo horizontal rather than vertical.

My two favourites are the Reach branded ones, the Total Care version is impregnated with a kind of tooth paste, which is pretty cool as it tastes OK. This floss is also more like a wool type, made up of many stands, very comfortable, however it does feel a little messy with a bit of the paste ending up on your fingers as you progress.
The champ for me is Reach’s Ultraclean, it lives up to its name. It’s similar to a tape but not as thick, and its surface is a new design that aims to trap more nasties. It seems to work, my teeth feel the cleanest after this model.

Do you have any recommendations?

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