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.
A bit late, i realize but here are some shots from The Sydney Vivid festival.
Here are couple of shots from last week, shooting the new Qantas uniforms for Harpers Bazaar Australia in a hangar at Sydney Airport. and of course the majestic A380 made an amazing backdrop.
Quote of the day by a airplane mechanic to me and my assistant ”Here is the A380, go up have a look around”
So we did just that. Did you know the pilots use a joystick to fly the plane, you know like the early 90’s :)