Junior recently launched a campaign for Australand that I produced stills for. We approached the lifestyle brief with the vision of capturing a feeling somewhere between fantasy and reality.
I recently worked with Jono Drapes and Simon Buutveld at Junior in creating some images for the City of Gold Coast to launch the Gold Coast Full Stop campaign.
We set out to make scenes that typify life in the city, from the hinterland to the ocean. It was personally special for me to be involved as I call the Coast home and have been able to watch it grow and develop into a great place to live.
Thanks to the City Council and all the talent, as well as everyone at Junior plus the team of Michelle, Natasha, Kat, Nicole and Josh who helped pull this project together. Retouching was by the amazing Justin Overell
Shot some high end Hospitality images with Art Director Phillipa Burke for advertising agency Smart.
We used 10 talent from Reeder Models, a heap of lighting and coloured gels to create dark nightlife scenes during our 2 day shoot.
A couple weeks ago I was able to complete a project that was in the pipeline for some time. I had this story in my head with 2 elderly guys set in the brutal sport of MMA or Mixed Martial Arts.
I was discussing it one evening with good friend and art director Mike Fritz and after about a year finally everything came together and we were able to shoot it.
I have to say a MASSIVE thank you to everyone who was involved, First of all to Mike my co-conspirator and art director, my team of Josh Maguire and his assistants, special effects makeup by Sharon Robbins from ARC, styling by Michelle Michaelson and of course the amazing cast of Hugh, Stewart, Daisy, Tom, and Liam. Last but not least to the amazing venue which is a working MMA gym Phoenix Elite MMA and Conditioning, thank you!
Without any more ado, here it is………Old Man MMA
There’s often this moment in a shoot, the minute you realize you’ve done what you and the client have set out to do and the rest is just gravy. Shit can get pretty weird after that, but in a good way, cray cray, but good.
I was shooting Cleve Hughes from Viviens for the Broadway on the Mall campaign a while ago, and that moment happened.
Happy to find that my portrait of James Courtney got the finalist nod in the 2011 Automotive Photography Awards. This is in addition to the finalist spot it got in the 2011 Brisbane Advertising & Design awards. It’s officially a multi acclaimed shot!
The judges comments are in the first few pages, while the shot itself is featured in the annual pages as well.
I’ve been lucky enough to work with award winning art-director Kieryn Humphreys a couple of times now, on shoots in both Sydney and Brisbane, and she recently asked me a couple questions for her blog Humperdink. You can check out our conversation here
You should also check out her acclaimed work for Posh Pizza, fantastic concept and result!
Agency: Two Cents
Produced this shot for coach company Con-X-Ion. We shot multiple elements to create a final shot with a dramatic urban mood.
The cityscape elements were shot from the ocean about 1 km offshore.
I just recently got back from a trip to LA, San Diego, Jersey and New York. I took a lot of pics while I was there, professionally and personally. Here are a couple of my personal favourites, all shot from the hip with my point and shoot, the Fuji X10.
You can view the whole gallery here