I once lived in a compactus for 6 months in my first job. Would've loved a plant or two in there...
Great renovation design leaves you wondering where the old leaves off and the new takes over.
Most people would prefer a rectal exam over a corporate portrait. It doesn't have to be that way.
Creating a video when you have no footage can be tricky. In fact, it is most likely going to be shit. Except if you employ one (or both) of the following techniques.
Photographing CEO’s can be tricky because as a photographer you’re just one more leech on their in another relentless back-to-back day. It's tricky to balance the minimum time / maximum quality equation when photographing CEO’s. Here's how I do it.
White backgrounds do have their place; when you want layout flexibility, ultra professionalism or consistency.
Using a portrait location that’s relevant to your job brings a sense of place to images.
Like David Attenborough, I'm a huge fan of capturing species in their natural habitat
Last weekend I asked everyone on a local photography forum ‘Sooo… what’s everyone shooting this weekend?’ I asked the question knowing I wouldn't be shooting anything that weekend.
Roughly translated, 'Visual Literacy' means a person who can tell you exactly why your image is shit. When you find people like this, listen to them.
I love furniture. Robert Takken, Architect, does not. Well, actually, I don’t know that for sure. I mean, I'm sure he has a bed and somewhere to sit.
My partner said to me yesterday 'you just used the word "bespoke" in general conversation'. I've been photographing a lot of architecture lately, which means I've been hanging around architects quite a bit. One in particular, who I hold utterly responsible for this present flourish of verbosity. But he's a bloody good architect. And he engages me to photograph his residential & commercial buildings here in Brisbane. So all is, of course, forgiven.
I photograph a fair bit for interior designers here in Brisbane, particularly Sterling Interior Design, which is run by Alex Honey. Alex is what I like to call a 'Real World Designer'. She designs for people who love beautiful spaces, but who also have kids. And pets. And lives. Alex knows that if you did have a bowl of perfectly styled limes on your kitchen bench it's likely you'd find Optimus Prime, the end of a curtain rod, and a phone charger in there as well.
Sometimes, it doesn't matter how many times you've done something it never loses it's appeal. Flying in a helicopter is one of those things for me. Sure, they have the aerodynamic prowess of Barry White being launched from a canon, but hey. I'm game. Particularly when the pilot's name is Peter Bird. I kid you not. Peter is the Chief Pilot of the Surf Lifesaving Helicopter and has over 40 years experience flying helicopters. Also, he's one of the most calm and clear thinking pilots I've ever flown with.
The Universe has blessed me with many talents; the capacity to sleep on planes, hair like the paddle pop lion, the ability to make a whole bag of m&m's disappear instantaneously. Unfortunately I cannot count singing among these wondrous gifts. Fortunately all the choristers at Vocal Manoeuvres can. I'm not one to wax lyrical. Usually if I'm waxing anything is sarcasm, or leg hair. But permit me this one time as I try and describe my experience shooting choir group Vocal Manoeuvres at St Stephen's Cathedral in the Brisbane CBD.