I just happened to be in front of the Seymour Centre on the weekend. Matthew Mitcham was in the vicinity and couldn’t help get up to a few antics in front of his rather large poster promoting his season of Sydney Shows (See below)
By the way…..go and see one of the shows this week! It’s a very entertaining evening and Matt is brilliant. Who better to play Matthew Mitcham in a cabaret show than Matthew Mitcham!
Twists and Turns
Seymour Centre, Cleveland St
Thursday 26, Friday 27 and Saturday 28 February, 2015
Book Now ph 02 9351 7940
“It’s a cover up!”
Who says Matt doesn’t love himself…LOL
This week saw us down in Rushcutters Bay for a jewellery shoot with Circa AD Jewellery. It was a beautiful summer morning and we were shooting in a fab apartment over looking the water and boats. What more could you want. The shoot went well and we got the shot.
However, the fantastic stylist on the day, Mr Jonathan Turner, couldn’t help get into a few of the frames as he meticulously rearranged the set, ready for the shot. Of course, I didn’t hesitate to keep pushing that shutter button as you can see in the shots below. We worked with Cheryl Stevns who was our consummate model, together with Claudia Yamyang, the delightful and brilliant make-up artist.
There’s Jonathan again….what’s he reading?
and there’s Jonathan again………..
I often shoot for Slide, a cabaret performance space that does amazing food, in the throbbing heart of Oxford Street, Darlinghurst. They create amazing performances under the direction of the talented musician and artistic director, Jeremy Brennan.
This recent shoot in my studio in Rozelle was, however, rudely interrupted by a four legged intruder. The seasoned talent took this intrusion totally in their stride without missing a beat. I’ve included some shots as proof, below.
Check out one of the nights at Slide (41 Oxford Street, Darlinghurst, ph 02 8915 1899)
The intruder in question with a “Fat Man”
The “Fat Man” being re-positioned and tidied by the trusty stylist, Jonathan Turner.
Last week I shot for the magazine, Mindfood. This was my second shoot with these guys. I enjoyed the day totally. It was a great team with hair by Dan McLennan, make-up by Andrea Black, and the fashion editor was Emma Wood.
We shot in the studio of Neil Frazer (just referred to as Frazer). He’s a talented NZ born, Australian artist who shows with Martin Browne Fine Art, one of Australia’s leading contemporary commercial galleries. It was so cool to be surrounded by all his art work and just to be in that kind of creative space.
I shot Frazer in his studio and I also shot a colleague, Viola Raikhel-Bolot. Viola, although not an artist, is a top level art advisor. We had a lot of fun and worked hard for most of the day on creating some interesting and engaging images for the magazine.
I’m looking forward to the winter edition when it comes out on the shelves. Buy a copy!
Here’s me in the middle of shooting Viola for one of the shots……..
Fabulous creative space, as you can see. The man looking very heroic is Darren Lee, Mindfood Artistic Director.
The very beautiful Viola in make-up with Andrea Black
Frazer and I having a laugh in between takes………….
I photograph regularly for a very dynamic cosmetic company called “Benefit”. Some of you may know them. They are unique among the big brand cosmetic companies in that they do no standard advertising (ie print, billboards, television etc). All their marketing is social media based and they happen to be one of the leading brands in Myers. I find this very interesting. Their reach is directly to the general public via Twitter, Facebook, Instagram etc, and to the major bloggers.
It kind of reminds me that I should perhaps be paying more attention to the importance of social media, by blogging and posting stuff more diligently than I do. But you know how it is…..all that takes time and when you’re busy shooting and preparing images, the last thing your thinking about is how you must post an up-date on the web. LOL
Here’s some photos of a couple of examples of the initiatives they come up with in order to get the word out. I was asked to photograph 2 unusual Yoga events. One took place at the level of the look-out at Centre Point Tower and the other took place in front of the huge fish tank, sharks swimming by, at the Aquarium. Who would of thought….yoga with the sharks….although they do yoga at Bondi Beach and that’s pretty close to a few sharks.
And now for the Aquarium…………
Follow them on Instagram if you think you’d like to participate in Benefits next round of “wild” things to do!