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Monday, October 4, 2010

Passport photo?...

Shot a fashion shoot with a young model Aimee Suckling recently. I asked her to let go nuts and make a couple of faces, ugly it up a bit and leave those inhibitions at the door!!, anyway, she didnt stop and I just kept clickin...made an interesting montage.

The Quarters; Tik Tik Boom!

Shot a clip for Melbourne band The Quarters the other week.
There was a desolate field out in Sunshine that looked like some kind of nuclear wasteland. Unfortunately we were only able to get 2 takes before the sun disappeared. Luckily we had a generator and a couple of work lights handy. Check out Stephanie on bass. There were some very sore necks the following day.

Monsoon Wedding

Rom and I just recently got back from Goa in India where we had the honour of shooting a wedding for Shimauli and Gaurav. It was only a week or two before the monsoon season and you could literally see the moisture hanging in the air waiting to bucket down. The humidity gave everything a beautiful soft haze, and the sunsets were some of the most spectacular we'd ever seen. The ceremony took place down by the ocean, and the colours were so intense we had to actually desaturate some of the shots, otherwise it looked totally fake. With the high humidity and very high temperatures it was a struggle preventing our lenses from fogging up in the mornings. One of Rom's cameras was out of action for a while as moisture was literally dripping from it's mirror when he changed lenses.
I was sweating like I was in a sauna the whole time, but the upshot was I managed to lose about 5 kilos during the time we were there. Bonus!
I'm sure 35 bridesmaids is some kind of record too.

Friday, October 1, 2010

Cambodian Wedding

Today we shot a VIDEO wedding for a Cambodian/Samoan couple in Melbourne. The colour and ceremony was magnificent so inbetween takes, the iPhone was out capturing anything we could. Definitely out of or comfort zones, the wedding took it's own course and we were following the action, not knowing 100% what was going to be happening next. Great experience from a different culture.