9th – 11th October, 2013 After having spent a couple wintry months at “home” in Australia it was finally time to thaw out by heading back HOME to Asia. As usual Thailand was the first target of attack and also as usual I left organising model shoots to the last minute (hard to do anything else when you only book your airfare a week in advance). What wasn’t usual about this trip however was the level of help that sprung out of the woodwork as soon as I did get my dates sorted.
This post is from a nude shoot back in January 2009 with the amazing fashion model Karelle. We'd had some hiccups getting this shoot to happen but when we finally got our stuff together and organised a shooting date it paid off with one of the most fruitful days of shooting ever.
Long overdue for the focus of an article is this all time classic shoot with the amazing Jess, aka Jay D. What makes it an all time classic? Well seeing as you asked... It's mainly all because of one shot that came out of it. It's one of my most popular images of all time, easily in my top 5. It's become a bit of a joke with Jess as this image keeps popping up all sorts of odd places (due to royalty free stock sales). From book covers, to nightclub flyers to print ads, even a perfume, Flourish used it as it's main promotional image.
A blast from the not too distant past now when I feature some new edits and old faves of another model who I wanted to work with for a long time and who was absolutely fantastic to work with when I got the chance. Well all apart from the choice of a feed at McEvils (after, I think) the shoot. But hey the 80/20 rule is a good one with food I reckon, so I'm just going to go ahead and assume that splurge was the 20%. I had a massive steak and a bit too much alcohol today anyway so it's not like I can talk...
In this post I'm going to collect a few images from several shoots I did with two models over my most recent trip to Asia. The setting is various locations around the town of Sihanoukville, Cambodia and the girls are a pair of local girls who have never worked as models before or with any other photographers. It's not that I'm trying to keep them to myself. It's just that it turns out there's not much of a photographic community in small ex-fishing villages in Cambodia. Who would have thought?
On my recent, family oriented trip to the UK I decided on the spur of the moment near the end of the trip to stay a bit longer and go see somewhere else in Europe. It was "throw a dart at a map" kind of decision making and it just so happened that out of nowhere a couple friends of mine from totally different circles had been talking, in the last week, about how great Croatia is supposed to be. Feeling that that was reason enough to make Croatia the destination of my short European wander and wanting this trip to be more photographic in nature I settled on both a destination and a travelling companion. The destination should be obvious by now but to for of you who don't follow my facebook feed, the travelling companion was London model, winner of "most infectious smile ever" award, the beautiful Amee.