After a six year planning period the wait is over!
Shot this pic at the end of the day on a new campaign shoot for Mr Smith.
They flew her in from Poland. Magic move Freda!
I knew Maria's cheekbones and freckles were perfect for one of these B&W portraits. Glad we took the time.
Just the right amount of fancy. The ingredients were fresh and the dishes were tasty!
I had the steamed Snapper but the Duck Papadelle was just as delicious.
The restaurant is set on the second floor and looks out over the Auckland harbour.
Ostro is a new favourite, but if you're in town don't miss my old breakfast go to, Dizengoff on Ponsonby Road. Pastrami instead of bacon. Eggs as you please. Sides of mushrooms and spinach.
Best coffee in town.
Its recently been sold to new owners but all seems same same. Troy and Mark will be missed.
I shot Hailey Baldwin at the very end of her trip down under just over a week ago. It was the quickest shoot Ive been on, it rained to make thing even trickier! She had to leave for the airport at 9am so you can imagine what time we had to get up.
Here's a behind the scenes look shot by Tom Stockwell.
Shot this beauty yesterday. Skin perfection. Just six months in to her career and already a natural. Two Thumbs up.
In between shooting for my clients I sometimes get a chance to put together a shoot of my own where I get to work with some faves and together we make the magic happen.
We based the shoot vibe on my usual black and white portrait style but this time left the colour in!
Hope you love 'em!
Here's my shot that went into the Personal exhibition at Sun tonight. When my RZ67 was my work horse I shot a load of 665. It was black and white and produced a positive and a negative! It was amazing. Silvery blacks and FINE grain. Perfect for larger prints as the neg was almost double the size of a 6x7cm that the RZ produced.
I shot most of the 665 on my Konica Instant press. A beauty of a camera.
When the 665 Type was discontinued like most other polaroid I bought a bunch from B&H and had then shipped over ready for that special project. I stored them lovingly in my fridge for that day for years. When the time came I did a test run for light and to my dismay the polaroid burst apart when I pulled the tag from the polaroid back.....Dried, torn and broken.
Naively I tried the next one in the pack, same result. Opened another box. Same polaroid confetti!
So this shot is my last gasp effort at remembering that format I once loved so much. Ive still got the Konica so hopefully one day The Impossible Project will bring back the glory days.
Exhibition. This Time It's Personal.
One of the many pluses of my job is the endless supply of new gadgets and gear I get to experiment with daily.
Moving slowly in to the motion area has opened up a new avalanche of gadget glory!
Here you see a 20 x 20 Foot scrim we are setting up ready for some sun shaping. Haven't ever used one before, it's basically a sail in the wind so more is more when talking about sand bags to hold it steady!
If you ever visit Queenstown or Wanaka on the South Island of New Zealand you've certainly made it to one of the most beautiful regions in the world.
Ive been there three times for work. Two of those times I was lucky enough to go up in a helicopter to reach our locations.
The view from the air is SPECTACULAR. The terrain that you cover flying out to Milford Sound changes constantly and is like traveling over different worlds. The scale, textures and colours are beautiful.
Its not cheap to go above the clouds but it's worth every single cent. You will not be disappointed.
Snapped this pic of Marie fresh off the helicopter after we landed at one of the deer hunter lodges on the Minaret Station. One of my favourite days on location shooting. Every element of an outdoor shoot in a remote cold location fell in to place perfectly, even down to the fact the guys from Minaret flew out there at first light to light the fire for us in the lodge. Amazing service!
The morning view before everyone has woken while I was on the search for morning coffee. Came home empty handed unfortunately!
Got my hands on a Iphone 7 Plus last week and have had a quick look at the camera and thought I'd post this comparison of how much the second longer lens zooms in for the other gadget geeks out there interested. The shaded magenta area shows the degree it zooms to.
We were lucky enough to take in this view each morning on our way down to breakfast. Pretty beautiful way to start the day and search out some other delicious pizza, pasta or granita!
The journey to the outer edge of the CBD is worth the effort to end up at Higher Ground. The recently opened eatery is housed in a cavernous space that was once a power station servicing Melbourne until 1981.
The menu is quirky, not your regular bacon and eggs. I had the scrambled eggs with cauliflower, tasty combo. It's sister restaurant is Top Paddock in Richmond and the quality food made the trip across the city.
A world of change has happened down the Elizabeth Street end of the CBD since I went to RMIT 15 years ago.
As a coffee lover searching out the first one for the day, it was nice to come across Market Lane Coffee across the street from the Queen Vic Markets.
Perfect start to the day.
This story came out yesterday. We shot it on one of the most beautiful locations I've ever been lucky enough to work in. Minaret Station is a 15 minute helicopter ride from Wanaka on the south island of New Zealand. The guys from Alpine Helicopters / Minaret got us up there safe and sound ready for the morning light to crack over the top of the surrounding mountains.
You can see the rest of the story here.