This time of year is a funny one for me. I find myself on many occasions sitting alone and wondering what is really going on in my life and what are the answers to all the questions that have never been answered. Today again I found myself sitting quietly and on the verge of tears for like the third time today for no reason at all.
I must admit the Christmas and New Years periods are fairly sad times for me, and I have never really been able to adjust. To many bad memories bounce around inside my head, never with an outlet.
This year has produced a lot of very steep highs and cavernous lows, and every time I have taken that typically Australian manly chin of mine and stuck it out into the abyss to be hit repeatedly and not fall down. I have conquered many fears by being thrown into the fire and had to adjust, and at times I have fallen into a heap with nothing but regret and clasping my head asking why and how.
I have worked with many many lovely, dedicated, honest, and sincere people during the year which has boosted not only my photographic profile, but taught me I am able to stretch the elastic band sometimes to the point where it might break. In this year has also seen the elastic band break, and I have had to stop, regroup, and decide to continue on or not in more ways than one. When projects go bad, or you have an idea that fails, there is a period of not only morning but learning as well. The ability just to throw it out and start a new is where you make the decision to continue on that chosen path.
2015 Is a new year and already filled with challenges and doubts that in turn I will deal with as they appear. The year will be arduous and long, the challenges great and will seem unsurmountable, but as long as my dear friends are close I shall be able to conquer all.
I wish you all a Happy New Year, and may it bring the joy and happiness you all deserve.
Another PetaPixel page about film v digital.
I don’t think it fair right off the bat to compare the Nikon D800E to a Mamiya 7. With megapixels and 120mm film there is definitely a major difference in size straight away! Then when they add in the Phase One IQ80 as well as a 4×5 and 8×10 film view cameras and I get lost in all this perceived data.
I would rather think of film v digital like Vanilla v Chocolate Ice Cream.
One can have everything added to it if you like. It’s a base that does everything really well and there is all the potential in the world to manipulate it and make what you like of it. The other is pretty much EVERYONES favourite at one time or another and just oozes all the good stuff. Yeah it’s pretty limited as it is only the one flavour, but there are may different styles to the flavour and we can add the odd little extra to make it just that little more nice nice.
What do I shoot? We I am a mixed shooter like most photographers now. Every idea requires a different tool, and using that tool well makes all the difference. What should you shoot? Anything and everything!!
Once again I must apologise, as I have been tardy in my updating.
Things have been very busy and I am not sure where to start or what to share at the moment. It’s been a very productive 2 months that has seen a lot of wonderful things pop up.
I will mark my return to some normal posting by giving up a little info each day.
But for now, heres is a picture of a cloud.
What does it mean.. I don’t know. The title of the image is ‘not Vic Muniz’ so that kind of gives away a little but I think you will all need to do a little investigating as well. Pop in a comment and lets see if we can find the piece I am referencing!
Here are a few images of the lovely Charlotte Wallin I have done recently for some smart casual fashion. She really has a wonderful classical beauty and a joy to work with. I look forward to seeing her career blossom and I do hope to shoot her again before she UBER famous!!
Mei Zhang is a lovely up and coming Makeup Artist and Hair Stylist. She seems to have a knack to work very well with little guidance. Her skills were amazing when I gave her very little details about what I was looking for, and came up with the look all by herself that suited the style perfectly!
Model: Charlotte Wallin http://www.starnow.com.au/charlottewallin1
Hair and Make Up: Mei Zhang http://www.facebook.com/MeiZhangHMUA
Here is a taste of some of the fashion shooting I have been doing.
Lea was a lovely young lady who needed some shots for a character she is creating. Now I must admit I forgot to ask the characters name, but I would say by the looks she has a very ‘devil may care’ attitude.
Lea was a wonderful young lady to photograph and has such a stunning look.
Jenny Nguyen was working furiously under fire with very little working in her favour for the shoot. Only small mirrors, fading light, and time pressure never seemed to faze her. A true professional and I look forward to collaboration again with her soon.
Model: Lea Bournakas http://www.starnow.com.au/LeaBournakas
Hair and Make Up: Jenny Nguyen https://www.facebook.com/JennyNguyenMakeupArtistSpecialist