Wow, woke up yesterday to find one of my photos on the front page of the local paper! It was a publicity shot for Fuse Productions (I blogged about them before) who have a show called The Navigators on in the Fringe Festival here in Wellington, NZ. Pretty stoked and surprised really. You can see the originals here below. That’s Rowan Hayden-White by the way, looking gorgeous.
When I was younger I used to watch a show called All Together Now that was about this old time rock star, Bobby Rivers played by Jon English, who ends up having no career but twin children that keep trying to pull him in to the 90’s when all he wants to do is stay in the 70’s where the music was good. No, when the music was GREAT! Jump nearly 20 years later and here I am in the Shoalhaven Entertainment Centre being taken back to the 70’s by that self same Mr English, being treated to a musical buffet of 70’s classics and having my god damn socks rocked off by a bunch of over-talented and probably under-age* musicians in The Rock Show! * Well probably not under-age, but half of them were under 20 at least. Cheeky buggers with their multi-talents, makes me sick 😉
I want to preface this post by saying that I am not comfortable in front of the camera, I much prefer to be behind it and in control, so when I decided to play around with some lighting set-ups and the only model I had was me, the last place I thought these images would end up would be on my blog. When I played with the images in Lightroom, I was surprised at how nice I thought they were. They seemed to capture something that I hadn’t seen (in myself) before and I thought I would share them and see what people thought. Is this vain or self indulgent? I sincerely hope not but please feel free to let me know what you think 🙂
Whilst out in Western Australia, I had the good fortune to meet Nadine and Alan. They put me up for a few days at their place which was just wonderful, and they had this great pool in their backyard that I fell in love with. It just looked awesome with these paint-peeling arches around it in the afternoon light and Nadine was kind enough to pose for me. It was a really fun shoot, with me in the pool for most of it trying to keep my head and camera above the water. At one point I was hanging off the railing with one arm, trying to hold the camera and shoot with the other. Did I mention it was fun? Gave me a chance to play with my speedlights some more as well. Once the light had faded outside we headed in to do some some more in front…