Billy Cross for The Weekend Australian

Had the pleasure of photographing performer turned-entertainment mogul Billy Cross for the cover of The Weekend Australian. We did a range of images in studio and around his home. Billy was a great subject who put a lot of energy into our shoot and the results show. The cover is a nod back to his performing days in male review Manpower. There were so many great images that could have been used. Here’s the cover and insert page along with one of my favs. What a great afternoon

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Fun in the Sun for Tourism Queensland

We were delighted to be approached to create new library images for Tourism Events Queensland and Brisbane Marketing. Spanning over 2 months our shoot took us to some absolutely stunning South East Queensland locations from Moreton Island, Lamington National Park and the Scenic Rim, to downtown Brisbane.

Our production crew worked hard coordinating the 49 talent, 36 location permits and 21 reschedules due to weather delays. With a 100 shot brief this project demanded our commitment to a smooth production process, particularly when coordinating locations with stakeholders in the tourism industry. Here are 14 of our favourites:

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The Gold Coast, a City on the Beach for Gold Coast Tourism and Tourism Australia

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Spent a nice morning on the beach for Tourism Australia via P’s in a Pod. This shoot was on a few month weather hold to get a classic Gold Coast cloudless sky, and true to Murphy’s Law, it rained and rained. Finally one winter morning, the talent braved 3 degrees and a 4am call-time and it all came together.

“Red Card” for Queensland Police via Brother and Co

Recently worked alongside TV production group The Producers and director Tristian Houghton to produce images to support the Red Card campaign for Queensland Police. There’s more about the campaign on mUmBRELLA

Everyone look out for each other out there, and stay safe 🙂

Agency: Brother & Co, Creative Director: Piet Human
Art Director: Lieve Torbyens, Account Service: Alicia Diaz

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Cova

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.

City of Gold Coast

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.

You can read what B&T had to say about this campaign here

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

 

 

Some New Hospitality Work

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.

New Personal Work – Old Man MMA

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