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I’ve worked previously with Kid Mac on his album release promo shots, but we got together when he was in Los Angeles recently to create some images for Sunglass & Watch Brand Kito 1981 who Mac represents.

When UK band Tokyo Taboo came to Los Angeles to film their new music video they asked me to come along and shoot some promo shots for them. A crack-of-dawn hike up to the Hollywood Sign followed by a quick swim at Santa Monica beach rounded the day out.

Talent: Deangelo Waller Photographer: Brett Stanley Clothing: Model’s own

Hunting and Safety are two words that should go together quite easily, but quite often safety is overlooked as an important part of this popular sport. I’m no hunter, I can’t even track my vehicle down in the carpark successfully, so meeting up with Mike and Dave from Hunter Safety Labs and going on a mock hunt with them was certainly educational. Mike and Dave started HSL a few years back to try and find an elegant solution to the problem of hunters accidentally shooting other people rather than the prey. It’s quite a common problem, and research suggests that even the most experienced hunter will mistake a person for a deer at some time, which given their trained and lightning fast reflexes could result in a fatality. This is where HSL comes in, they’ve designed a system that can tell you in an instant whether you’re pointing your gun…

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Photographing a two day Indian Wedding was not something I’d thought about before meeting Sunil and Priya in the Aro St Cafe late last year but after chatting to them about it for a few minutes I was keen as mustard. It sounded great and the promise of an awesome Indian Meal afterwards was certainly not lost on me. They both looked amazing in their traditional clothes, I just loved all the detail that had gone in to them. As the weather was fine, we took off in to the Wellington bushlands and got some great shots of the bride and groom to be. Back at the Kilbirnie Indian Cultural Centre it was all getting a little too exciting for some… The ceremony was full of traditional rituals that made for great photographs. More to come from the second day’s celebrations soon…

Dave and Rehka live in England and hired me to be their wedding photographer through the awesome planner Charlotte Wood. I met them only days before the wedding and they were just so lovely I knew the day was going to be fun to shoot. Wedding Planner: Charlotte Wood Hair & Make-up: Dara Wakley Venue: The Boat Shed