I love them… more from these guys later
I love them… more from these guys later
In September of last year I worked closely with the boys Wil and Alex from fashion label SOSUME to create a campaign for their 2010 winter collection. We shot the campaign over 2 day’s out at an amazing estate in Michelago NSW (we the studio “looks” at the bottom of this post, at a studio back here in the ACT). Working with models Simone and Hamish was an absolute pleasure, as was the whole experience working on this campaign. I got to use 6×7 Medium format film on my RZProII for the whole thing (aside from the studio looks), as well as getting a stand up ride in the back of a tray top 4WD out on the property, wind in my hair and of course the music from Titanic playing over in my head… I was a very happy photographer.
Some of these images are dark, inperfect and eerie, but that is what I like about them… Hope you enjoy.
I would describe Ross and Thea as family .. Both of them are dear family friends and amazing individuals.. Ross is a brilliant songwriter and Thea is about to make her own mark in the world of photography (go Thea)!! My brother Adam appears in the bridal party on this one, my sister Megan and my other Brother Luke also pop up in a few frames.. If you look closely I also make an appearance later in the reception :) Hopefully the pics you are about to see below will say enough. I also took it upon myself to shoot some Medium Format film squares for this one.
Ross, Thea.. I was honored to be asked to document your wedding day.. you are both absolute Legends. Oh and Ross, you left your bottle of Red at my house last week.. you have exactly 48 hours to return to claim the abandoned treasure, otherwise… well you know the consequences xx
Here is a frame from Langdon and Natalie’s wedding… more from these guys soon
The weekend before last the 2010 AIPP NSW/ACT Professional Photography Print Awards were held in Sydney… The standard of work on show was amazing and I am proud to say that much of the work that blew me away was from fellow ACT entrants… It was nerve racking stuff sitting there watching the judging, biting away at my fingernails. (I think I aged about 10 years in the process)
I ended up doing really well, better than I had expected to do. I entered two category’s: Wedding and Illustrative and was awarded with 2 Silver awards, 3 Silver with distinction, 2 Gold and 2 Gold with distinction awards. As a result I ended up winning 2010 AIPP ACT Wedding Professional Photographer of the year, 2010 AIPP ACT Illustrative Professional Photographer of the year and I managed to be awarded with Professional Photographer of the year (PPY) (also came runner up PPY to myself) I was also awarded with the highest scoring print (97’s).
Ridiculous hey ? My mum was so proud when I called her.. Hopefully it wont be long before I bump my brother Adam off the favorite son podium! He beat me by giving mum a grandson first, however I strongly believe that as he has tattoo’s and rides a motorbike a few points should be deducted from his title. (Myself and the powers that be are still under negotiation :)
Also, I should mention that I have been nominated as a finalist in the Australia’s Top Photographers competition in the category of Emerging Wedding Photographer of 2010 http://www.austtopphotographers.com.au/image-gallery/dan-o-day .. I think Capture Magazine will be announcing the winners in the May/June edition.. To be nominated for this is along side so many talented photog’s is an absolute honor so I’m already over the moon..
Anyway, nationals APPA are coming up in June so fingers crossed I can take a couple of awards home with me then.. Here are a few of my winning Illustrative Images, taken in Manhattan(NY) Santa Monica Beach (LA) and Braidwood (NSW:)… I will be posting the wedding winners a little later down the track.. I hope you like
Allow me introduce Will and Lexie and the very first post of my soon to be “officially” launched “Forever” session’s… These session’s are something that I am really excited to launch and it was awseome to share the first experience with these lovebirds.. On November 13 this year I will be spending Will and Lexie’s wedding day with them and if it is even half as much fun as we had on this shoot I’ll be a happy man.. well older (ish) boy…
Time for some camera candy.. over to Will and Lexie..