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Hollywood classic…………..

17 Jun

Vash Te who made an appearance in my fitness shoot, has the posture, grace and beauty to carry off this classic style.

a joy to work with, she is creative and thoughtful, she knows what a great image is and understands the process.

in an earlier era, she would have been a Hollywood classic………

The last picture of the day……….

17 Jun

Fashionable Burleigh Heads here on the Gold Coast really has it all. We are far enough from the tourist hub not to be affected but close enough if we want a bit of glitz, we have cafes and restaurants and enough fashion boutiques to keep the look changing constantly.

The beach and the break on the point attract surfing royalty all year round and there is the most brilliant safe swimming beach for the family just around the headland.

This young body boarder was catching the last picture of her boyfriend surfing for the day………….

Catching the light………

17 Jun

Out of bed early to start work on a series of Seascapes that depict the love affair with the beach and surrounds here on the Gold Coast.

 

Behind the scenes…a new frontier !

14 Jun

Behind the scenes images or video is now sometimes more awaited than the actual shoot.

At fashion shows, I have had designers say “come back stage, I really want some candid black and whites” this is kinda strange considering they put so much effort into displaying the colour and vibrance of their garments.

Clients also enjoy some bts imagery from their shoots and recently instead of my wife taking on this role the awesome make up artist, Keeora stepped in.

Now we were in a dark studio and low light photography can be a challenge at best, so some of the images are best described as “arty”, but others have worked well and I got a kick out of looking at them.

Photography by Keeora Stephenson, Brilliant MUA/Stylist and budding photographer.

 

Cooly Rocks..some of the sights !

13 Jun

Due to the rain and other shoots during the Cooly Rocks Festival, I only got there for an hour or so on a very wet and cold aftrenoon.

However these two shots give an idea about the diversity of style and the tongue in cheek nature of these Rock and Roll, car loving, dance enthusiasts.

More studio fitness………………

12 Jun

Just a couple more from an earlier post

https://andrewplacephotography.wordpress.com/2012/06/12/studio-fitness/

being able to stand back and change the light is the benefit of being in a studio

this shoot was great fun and a new style for me…………………….

The Gold Coast.. a different view…….

11 Jun

It has rained for days, lucky I was shooting in studio this weekend.

I grabbed these shoots during a break in editing Saturdays shoot…all done now.

I got laughed at by a few of the local hardcore surfers, I was tucked up under an umbrella, pressed in close to some rocks to keep the rain off the camera.

This is the second time in as many weeks I have shot from under an umbrella ( see an earlier post about shooting an outdoor fashion event “dedication or stupidity….)

Chaise lounge……..

11 Jun

Every house should have one, comfortable, stylish and great for photography.

Those of you that watch television will see examples of this classic style in every period movie and show.

We have one at home ready for the day that i can justify the expense of a studio.

I shot this image of Vashte whilst using the studio of Nicola Parsons Photography.

Excitement everywhere…………..

8 Jun

One of the things I enjoy about fashion shows is the level of excitement that is evident amongst the participants.

The organisers and designers are nervous, the make up artists are hurrying around, always smiling with that “nothing is too hard” attitude..

…and the models are smiling, chatting and laughing.

They are so excited they still laugh at my old jokes………

 

Strutting in the rain…………..

7 Jun

Real professionals can turn the worst situations into unique and memorable occasions that people talk about for ages.

Like the models at the local outdoor fashion event when a storm roared up the coast and dumped all its rain on the runway.