I realised a couple of weeks back that I hadn’t made a blog post for almost a year. Why, because I’ve been swamped.
My photography, and primarily stock photography, has taken me around the world again. Since that last blog post I have done a pile of photography here in Australia, but then I headed to Paris, Dublin and London late last year to do some Christmas themed work. This year I headed back to Paris again, then Barcelona, London and Copenhagen. After that I Came back to Australia for 2 days before heading to Auckland and then on to Osaka, Kyoto and Tokyo in Japan. I also did a couple of presentations in Paris and Auckland.
As a result, I have a massive body of work on computer hard drives that needs to be processed. Including pics of this great Japanese lady shown here. What fabulous character she has.
I had so much fun photographing these ladies a couple of weeks ago in Japan for Getty Images and iStock. Can you tell? Love Japan and hope to be back there again soon.
Quick little post just testing out this banner link to my images on iStock
… and it doesn’t quite work – but it will take you to the main iStock page
I’m back from overseas, for just a short time before heading off again. Here’s a few images to prove my trip to Bali was all about taking care of business.
I’ve been away again but this time I didn’t go too far. Just ducked to Sydney to do some stock photography with Australian Aboriginal models. I am always looking for indigenous guys and girls to model for me – particularly if you’re in Northern NSW. If you’re interested, drop me a message from the contacts page or via Facebook.
This time last week I was just finishing up photographing in Hong Kong with the crew from Getty Images (especially Bill Bon) and iStock. We got to experience some extreme luxury and fantastic service at the InterContinental Grand Stanford but even better was that I was doing my shoot along side another great photographer, Owen Price.
Owen and I have worked with each other before in Berlin, London and throughout India but these photoshoots were a bit different. Bigger budgets were involved, more people, more planning and preproduction plus the budget was dealing with US dollars, Australian dollars, Hong Kong dollars and the British pound – simultaneously. We split our planning with Owen largely looking after location issues and I dealt with the models.
And it worked. It worked beautifully. We had a great time on the photoshoots. The photos produced are excellent and we plan on doing it again. Singapore? London? Paris? Istanbul? And I may even convince him to head to Singapore and Australia to do some photoshoots.
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I’m fresh back from Hong Kong where I have been producing stock photography images of luxury themes with the crew from iStock and Getty Images. Here is a quick video slideshow showing some of the Hong Kong luxury I captured there. Great place for some different and interesting wedding photography. If any brides are after a wedding photographer for Hong Kong, you can fly me over there. I’d love to do work photography in that great part of the world.
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I’m feeling not so humble this morning, so I thought I’d give my ego a run off the chain and show you what is quite likely to be the greatest photo ever taken of the Taj Mahal.
Approximately 20000 people visit the Taj Mahal every day. Let’s say they each take 15 photos of it. That’s over 100 million photos of the Taj Mahal taken annually. Over a billion since digital photography took off. And everyone of them is pretty much the exact same picture.
When I visited the Taj Mahal a few weeks back, my goal was to produce something different. Fresh. Original. But still in keeping with the famous view we are all familiar with. And with this image I think I did it. I’m pretty happy with this photo as you might be able to tell.
Sometimes professional photography is about putting in years and years of hard work so you know exactly how to set the camera, focus it and be in exactly the right place at the right time to get a brilliant image that everyone else sees as a lucky shot. And here is that image.
And in other news, while I still haven’t finished working on the stock photos I took in India, I’m about to jump on a plane for another photography adventure. This time I am heading to Hong Kong to shoot some luxury stock photography images. It’s going to be super busy.
I have been away on another photography adventure. This last trip took me to India where I have been photographing all kinds of models and scenes that will be making their way to the Getty Images stock photography library. I’m back in Australia and fired up for some local Northern NSW wedding photography and commercial photographic work.