Tag Archives: Location

Beach Boys music and a classic truck…………

24 May

The “Cooly Rocks” Festival starts again next week, the festival pays homage to all things Rock and Roll.

Slick hair, booby socks, swirling skirts, rumbling V8s and burger bars..Cooly Rocks has it all.

Coolangatta, the town that hosts the festival is on of the hottest beach destinations along the coast and so there has to be a fair bit of Beach Boys rocking over the beach….

 

 

Kombis’………….

20 May

There is an ever increasing presence of VW Kombis’ (microbus, of Arlo Guthries’ Alices’ Restaurant fame ) here on the Gold Coast.

It has become very fashionable to be seen in a early split window restored, pimped or even retro’ed.

The latest form of Volksy art is to restore the mechanicals and pimp the interior but leave the outside in rust streaked and faded paint tones.

Here is the beautiful Sheree, with an image I prepared earlier (lol)……………………….

Surprise………

18 May

My wife and I have been together for over 25 years, and yet when evr I walk into the room she still look delighted to see me…

………at least I think that’s how I should interpret this look !

Great place for a chat…………

15 May

I am not a surfer, I am not even a beginner and I kinda wish I was……………..because I love a chat.

I will chat about the weather, politics(if I want to go to sleep), food, travel and most obviously photography.

So it came as a revelation to me that all these hard-core surfers were really doing is finding a great place for a chat………….

Sunrise surfer……….

11 May

No shoots today, but I got up early to try my hand at a time lapse sunrise…..ummm, more research required, the result was, in a word..terrible.

The upside was that the sunrise this morning was beautiful and I managed to capture this bloke enjoying a great start to his day….no processing other than a crop.

A favorite returns….

11 May

One of my favourite and certainly most creative models, Sheree is returning to the Gold Coast soon.

We will shoot together again and that is great….

 

The Early Bird………….

10 May

…..or photographer catches the sunrise (I am not that fond of worms).

Nathan from www.dreamspaceproductions.com.au and myself made the early start to catch the sunrise for some long exposure experiments prior to a planned shoot coming soon.

The swell as I said the other day was up, but the sunrise never fails to make you feel glad that you have made the effort to be there.

This shot is of Nathan capturing some moon shots with the rising sun starting behind him.

 

Surfing in clouds………

6 May

During a little photo-walk this morning with videographer Nathan from DreamSpace productions, we ended up shooting on the rocks at Currumbin Beach.

The tide was high and the swell was up, there were surfers coming from everywhere to get into the action.

The normal entry points off the rocks were constantly getting covered by the heavy swell and this left many surfers contemplating the best way to join the fun…………………..

Vulnerable Beauty…………

5 May

Sometimes when I shoot a model, it doesn’t take very long to realise that she has a certain character or persona, and that is what she will display throughout the shoot regardless of costuming, make up or location.

However occasionally I work with a model who is multi faceted, who can change emotion at a drop of a hat, with feeling and realism.

Some can go from happy to sad, innocent to sultry but very rarely do you see the change from utter self-confidence to complete vulnerability.

The beautiful Alless is one such talented model, completely at ease as the confident, glamorous fashionable bride but within minutes so able to express the emotions of fear and vulnerability…………

 

A rose by any other name……..

2 May

Whilst looking for an image for a friend, I stumbled across a pic of one of my favourite models, Tina.

She possesses so much talent, is a delight to work with and likes to laugh.

We have both moved to different states, but I take great pleasure in seeing updates on her ever growing career…………