Recently I was lucky enough to shoot with the beautiful and charismatic pro surfer Sally Fitzgibbons who could just as easy be a pro model. Thanks for being such a sport running around Bondi beach with us for these shots :) @sally_Fitz @cosmoaustralia @nicoleadolphe
Every day walking down the street i see faces and characters and wonder what their story could be. Everyone has one and each one is more interesting than the last.
While leaving from an assignments in the back streets somewhere between Surry Hills and Paddington, i was presented with a truly intriguing sight, an older man smoking on a porch wearing a red beret. Instantly and with out thinking i approached him and asked
if i could immortalise him through my “looking glass”, he immediately replied “sure” in his ageing smokers tone voice. I was very impressed when he continued to ask me about cameras and that his “Girlfriend” was looking to buy one. I replied with “Girlfriend? well you are doing well for your self “, he replayed with a slight smile full of pride. As i later found out he is an accomplished Sculptor who came from Latvia back in the 50’s to study at The National Art School, Sydney, under Lyndon Dadswell.
My work is a direct expression of my spirit, mind and imagination, without linguist intervention or description.
Form & composition are the main considerations as I work.
While the meaning or feelings which have generated the work are rigorously maintained, they often become veiled in metaphoric representation.
My work embodies ideas carried with me since birth, & stories of my parents & grandparents, as well as my own personal journey.
- RAIMONDS RUMBA -
Out take from a recent shoot for Wheels Magazine. This one is a quick lighting test without the subject in it. Sometimes the lighting test shots are beautiful in their own right.
On a recent assignment to Port Macquarie for Qantas magazine, i had the absolute pleasure of photographing the Acubra factory. I had always wondered how they shape those beautiful hats to get that dome so perfect and i was in a constant state of amazement walking through the factory floor watching all the people involved working with so much love on these hats. To my amazement i found out they still make top hats and bowlers and even though i could never casually wear one of these hats today, as much as i wish they were still in fashion, i very much enjoyed seeing that these fashion icons have not just simply faded away amongst all the crazy stuff people wear in todays society, and that there is still plenty of love for the “old” bowler. Even though there are a lot of different type of hats made in the factory, the classic Acubra hat had to be the overall show stopper, a mans hat in all its glory, i can picture the cowboys of outback Australia blazing through the desert with their hats all dusty and worn out by the harsh environment they so much love. So with many stories on how and where these hats will end up after the factory floor, ill be off to the next assignment, i wonder where the road takes me.