Monday, October 25, 2010

I am a Projections 2010 finalist / Joey L.

It's nice on a Friday afternoon to receive an email letting you know of this kind of information.

In my second attempt at the Projections competition, a large photo comp open to all emerging Australian photographers and run by the ACMP (Australia Commercial and Media Photographers,) my series entitled "Depression" has made it as a finalist for the 'Overall Winner' and 'Commercial' categories.

Details about the competition can be found here

I get to go down to Melbourne for the first time in my life for the opening night and presentations, very much looking forward to it all.

I also want to introduce you to a photographer that makes me want to travel, use a medium format with digi back without having to rob a bank first, and spend some time living in NY.

Joey Lawrence is just one of those guys who found their passion, and worked hard at it, as well as receiving a few lucky breaks along the way. The difference is the age at which his work has thrust him into international spotlight.

While I think his commercial work is great, its his personal travel portraits that make me follow his blog, as well as his processes. There are some truly beautiful portraits of people the western world often leave out of their minds.
The samples are taken from numerous travels.

More of Joey's work can be found on his website.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Test results from my Yashica are back

So I've taken my test roll of 120 B+W and Yashica down to my in-laws farm a few weeks ago, and had a great time walking all over the 100 acres, and taking frames with the TLR.
I tested a few shutter speeds and apertures and results vary, as does the focus.. but in all i'm pretty pleased with the results.

Now I can bore you with my findings..or show you pics.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Bondi Beach

Assisting in Bondi

I have just come back from assisting on a Fashion shoot in Bondi. I was there with the team for 2 days, shooting in a house on the first day, and all along the length of Bondi Beach the second.

Waking up in the hotel on the second morning, I started taking snapshots of people walking along the street early in the morning, from the balcony of the hotel we were based in. I have made a little series of them.

All shots taken using 'Hipstamatic' app on iPhone4.

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Why aren't more documentaries filmed with this emotion?

Starting to really consider a camera with a video option..

You don't see too many documentaries with beautifully destructive urban backgrounds filmed with large apertures. If I ever get a doco done about me, I want it shot like this, I'll do the location scouting for any grungy places in the Blue Mountains.

The other two docos on the site aren't half bad either.

And as I know you're going to watch the other two, if you have an extra spare 13 minutes, this is just as beautiful.

Thursday, October 7, 2010