Aug 14 2010

Cathrine Ann Summers

Lights, camera, action! Just do your best darling…

Lights? as in off camera?, studio lights?, triggers?. Shit! i have to do some reading! To say i was a little out of my depth here was an understatement. I had planned to do some reading before this shoot but well, life happened and i never had the chance. Luckily for me i had my friend and Craig Byrne helping me out on this one and although he too was a little green in the lighting department i think we ‘winged’ it pretty well. This was a promotional shoot for a good friend of mine Cathrine Ann who is a gifted jazz vocalist. We are indeed blessed to have this angelic voice with us here. Add one wonderfully beautiful Jazz singer model into the mix with a few friends at Padlock Studios in East Perth, cheese, bikkies and enough bevy’s to fuel a bucks party and we had one fantastic day! The shots started out a little stiff and rehearsed but as time progressed we all loosened up to reveal some great shots for promotional media. Not only did the shoot turn out well, friends were made. Thank you to Craig for the help, Samantha and Amanda for the makeup and finally to Cathrine for the opportunity to be involved in such a wonderful day. Please click on the photo of Catherine to go to the gallery.

Please stop by cathrineann.com.au and have a look around on your way out.


Dec 17 2009

Willow Shanks

It’s been a great month of opportunity. Some of which have seen my photography taking different direction. One being that my downstairs living area is empty due to my flatmate moving out. Two is that i stumbled across Image Melbourne, a fantastic place to spend money on studio equipment. Three is that my friend Willow is making her way into show business. …and lastly my fridge is still full of bevvies from last weekend’s festivities.  Put all these together and you have a recipe for some experimentation and mutual benefit. This was my first studio shoot and i can say that i really enjoyed sinking my teeth into it although i underestimated just how consuming it would be, you really have to give credit to people that do this full time. A few hours later and a befuddled head from all that ‘creative thinking’  …ok so it may have been the wine also.  Willow and i are happy with how these shots turned out and i’m looking forward to putting some new ideas into practise.

Thanks for the great company and being such a wonderful model Willow!