Tag Archives: Beauty

Jungle beauty…..

4 Apr

Fashion is a funny thing,

Whats in today is old tomorrow, and then in ten years time that style is the hottest in town again.

Animal prints are in !!

Today anyway.

April carries off the feline look with ease and grace, real jungle beauty……..

Jungle Beauty…...

Jungle Beauty……

Light Painting…well, sort of……..

4 Apr

There are lots of very creative photographers out there that push boundaries all the time.

HDR, Lensbaby, even infra-red images are created.

Me, I stick with what i know..,most of the time.

The other morning whilst walking along the creek, I noticed that the street lights painted these rocks and gave them an unusual hue .

To me it was kinda like light painting…well, sort of………….

Light Painting, well, sort of….

Light Painting, well, sort of….

futuristic Retro………

4 Apr

We recently shot the lovely April for a retro fashion shoot.

Its amazing how some of these older garments can look great again.

Make Up by Kylies Professional Mineral Make Up

Jewellery by Teacup Mumma

Futuristic Retro….

Futuristic Retro….

 

Seagull sunrise……..

4 Apr

Whoops….Sunrise is at 6.00am not 5.00am, and yes I found myself standing near a small lighthouse, freezing cold getting covered in salt spray.

Three pics later I had enough of that location.

The clouds weren’t co-operating, it was too windy and the sky stayed grey.

As I neared home, I noticed that  Burleigh Heads was sheltering a small rock pool and the sun was partly hidden by cloud.

Knee deep in still clear water, I was lucky to at least capture a seagull sunrise…..

Seagull sunrise

Seagull sunrise

Burleigh sunrise………

2 Apr

Burleigh Heads is a remarkable location.

Great surfing on one side, family friendly swimming on the other.

Fishing of all kinds and beautiful walks thru rainforest with remnants  of ancient volcanos all around.

Its hard to find a great location to shoot from, but my favourite is along the Eastern edge amongst the basalt pillars and boulders.

Its easy to get up early to catch the Burleigh sunrise……

Burleigh sunrise

Burleigh sunrise

Shaped light…

2 Apr

A classically beautiful model, a stunning dress and simple backdrop.

Add a strobe and softbox and you get shaped light……..

shaped light…...

shaped light……

at one with nature…….

31 Mar

The outdoor lifestyle here on the Gold Coast is really more of a culture.

The weather (most of the time), the beaches, the warm sea, all combine to persuade  locals to be “outdoorsy”.

Kids grow up surfing, swimming, skating and biking, and use the coast as their playground.

Certainly while the owner of this bike was surfing, it was left to become at one with nature.

at one with nature

at one with nature

 

Contrast………

31 Mar

Amazing how certain colours and textures just work well.

Joelle, our recent lighting trials model has great skin texture and colour,

combined with the texture from the costuming and her hair, there is a wonderful contrast.

Contrast

Contrast

 

Transformation…………

31 Mar

I have mentioned in earlier posts that the Gold Coast has suffered at the hands of mother nature this year.

High seas and winds have changed the landscape. in some places to an extent that they are barely recognisable.

The little cove near Snapper Rocks is one of these, however foe photographers another layer of beauty has been exposed.

Texture and colour abound, and when dramatic clouds and sunrise combine with these new elements there is a wonderful transformation……

Transformation…...

Transformation……

 

Classic style………

30 Mar

We recently did some trial shots, to try out some new ideas.

Joelle was good enough to model for us.

Not only did she bring great humour, a professional attitude, and of course beauty,

She also embodied old world classic style………

Classic style

Classic style