There are times when someone see an amazing image and tells the photographer, that their camera really takes great photos. Thought I’ll test this theory to see if it’s the type of camera used, or a photographer’s knowledge and years of experience in lighting, composition and exposure, that creates an amazing image. Set up a controlled experiment in the studio where, lighting, background, subject matter (me, yes not that exciti
With my passion for documentary photography, I’d love to share one of my recent personal projects. Greek Easter, growing up, revolved around three key elements for me. Becoming a vegan for 7 days and fasting. I had it easy as you are ment to do it for 40 days. Attending midnight mass on Saturday night, with our candles lit, while eagerly waiting for the fireworks to explode above our heads; or on someones head at times.
We saw the three elements of our business, Wedding, Portrait, Commercial, as three little kids who where growing up too fast and needed their own space to express their individuality. We approached Malt Creative to help us expand the existing website and diversify the three core areas of our business via a new landing page. Our brief was something clean, and contemporary that expressed the true value and emotion we have for p
The Family decided to head down to Lorne to relax the week before Andre started his first year at Primary School and spent all our time, swimming, eating copious amounts of seafood and watch the occasion movie at the original Art Deco theatre in town. I was privileged that my dad loved taking photos of me as a kid. Gina on the other hand, had very few childhood photos, as with three older siblings, her parent’s camera must hav
I always get immersed when designing our wedding magazine advertisements and it’ always a challenge to choose your best photos to represent the stories we capture. 2012 marks a big year for Gina and I as we deliver more of the photojournalistic style our clients love. As creatives we have a tendency to see things a little differently as we brought it down to the final two options. Reached a very happy consensus on the
Back in my film days I always loved heading into the Melbourne streets, with a bag filled with coloured filters, 120 rolls of black&White Ilford Delta400 and a medium format Mamiya camera. The excitement building as I rushed home to spend the night in the darkroom creating. Now I keep the love affair with my hometown going but use my Leica Delux 4. Compact, beautiful results and very unobtrusive which is what you need fo
The vertigo of it skyscrapers, the catacombs of the subway system, its people who have infused their many different cultures in all its burrows, and that even after walking for hours, exploring its avenues, listening to the symphonies of police sirens, taxis beeping, the locals talking you are still driven to want more and more. This is why Gina and I are in love with New York City. Its a mecca for photographers strewed with
The bar is raised even higher each year. I’m very pleased to say that at the 2011 Australian Professional Photography Awards I received one Silver and one Silver Distinction for two of my most favourite wedding photos this year”
With over 3500 entries and with only 30% receiving actual Awards we were wrapped to receive three Silvers at this years APPA. The lead up is an exciting time for us as we go through our collection of possible images shot through the year. It’s challenging, but being rewarded by five judges, gives you that feeling of achievement that make us look harder for the next unique image.
A very testing and rewarding time for Gina and I with 4 Silver Awards at the Australian Professional Photography Awards. Every year the bar gets raised that bit higher keeping us on our toes to create and challenge ourselves. Great excuse to head out and celebrate at to our favourite Japanese restaurant for lunch.