Publicity photo for Sacha’s website and other random things like exhibitions. Check her website HERE and while you are at it go check out her art its pretty damn cool! 🙂
Nikon F5, Ilford Delta 3200 ISO Film.
A few more double exposures from my Fuji Instax Neo Classic 🙂
Fuji Instax Neo Classic
Here goes some shots from last weekends shoot with Melissa, Alicia and Renee.
These are from my F5 that was loaded with Ilford Delta 3200 Film and were possibly the only images that really looked like I saw them in my head. I only started using it near the end of the shoot rather than reloading my RZ67 and Rolleiflex.
Sometimes you just cant really beat using film 🙂
Nikon F5, 50mm f1.8 Lens, Ilford Delta 3200 ISO Film, CanoScan 9000F Scanner.
A shadow of my former self 🙂
I love it when people hit me up to take their photo and then seem surprised when I do…
Yup Ive been making some more Steampunk stuffs…
These guys hit me up about my camera and asked to take my photo so I got one of them too 🙂
Another shoot with Bev Short for her NZ Tattoo project. This one was using the storeroom in the New Zealand Portrait Gallery here in Wellington as a set and we got to have it for a couple of days so things wouldn’t be too hectic especially since we were basically building a set for the shoot.
The main element of the set was the packing crate which I ended up making (and then destroying). The day I took the finished crate (unbroken) to Bevs we found out that breaking it was going to be a bit problematic. No matter how hard I stomped on the thing it just wouldn’t break, next came the hammer (that was possibly the smallest hammer I have ever seen) and after about 15 minutes it was starting to look a bit more demolished, although I managed to pull a muscle in my shoulder doing it (must be getting old).
Since this shoot was going to be inside over two days I thought it would be fun to set up my D90 as a time lapse camera to show what goes on (the video is done and just getting a custom music track from my friend Ben Capp) and should be up later this week 🙂 Its the entire photoshoot from empty storeroom to empty storeroom in 3 minutes.
The first day was building the set and initial lighting set-up which went pretty smoothly complete with fake dust and occasional issues with light bulbs.
Day two and Gillian Parkinson (model) and Matt Middleton (make-up) turned up which gave me some time to take some shots of everything.
See finished image HERE
Box before destruction
Box after attempted destruction
Box in position on the set.
Bev posing for the time lapse camera
The time lapse camera up above the shoot and looking out to the gallery.
Custom dust placement.
Make-up under scrutiny.
Wood particle placement.
Eye lashes Matt made from peacock feathers.
More costume alterations.
Square Shots: Rolleiflex 2.8 E, Ilford HP5+ 400 ISO Film, CanoScan 9000F Scanner.
35mm Shots: Nikon F5, 50mm f1.8 and 35mm f2 Lenses, Ilford HP5+ 400 ISO Film Pushed to 1600 ISO, CanoScan 9000F Scanner.
A sneaky shot of my friend Ben and his classic Rambler Rebel 🙂
Rolleiflex 2.8 E, Ilford HP5+ 400 ISO Film, CanoScan 9000F Scanner.
I haven’t been out shooting much lately mostly due to weather and a lack of time.
Amanda needed a photo for something so I threw this together one night after the kids went to bed. I hadn’t tried a beauty shot with a reflector underneath to bounce light up. Unfortunately one of my studio lights decided to die so I had to do it with a black background (black sheet pegged to curtain) and use my Sb80DX Speedlite as a hair light.
I would have rather done it with a white background but that’s life 🙂
Another shoot with Bev Short, who currently has her “All Woman” exhibition at the New Zealand Portrait Gallery, if you are in Wellington you should go and see it, some of the shoots are on this blog. This one was for her new Tattoo project.
This is one of those shoots that should be pretty straight forward but end up being anything but…
Driving up to the location the weather started to look ominous and as soon as I pulled in it started to rain. I was there first so started scouting around for an indoor location just in case the rain didn’t stop but luckily by the time everyone else got there it had stopped enough to go on with the original location.
Bev and Matt Middleton (SFX make-up) had spent an afternoon constructing a set of angel wings that were going to be put on the model, Andre, using duct tape (see images 3 and 4). The initial setup went well apart from the strong wind that started blowing, luckily Andre’s cousin came along with him and ended up holding the 5 foot softbox from blowing away for a couple of hours.
With wings held on with a roll of duct tape Andre came out and stood on his mark only to have the wings pretty much destroyed by the wind which led to about an hour and another couple of rolls of tape being used to hold them in place.
Once this was sorted out the next element was a dove (we only got 3) which was to be captured just as it was taking off from Andres outstretched hands… The cool thing about the doves was that once they were released they were homing and just went back to their roost… Unfortunately they were a bit camera shy and didn’t take direction too well and 1 especially liked turning its head round nearly 360 degrees which was a bit unnerving.
So after all the doves had been released we were pretty much done… Hopefully with not too much damage to Andres back taking off the wings 🙂
You can see the final image on Bevs blog HERE
Rolleiflex 2.8 E, Ilford HP5+ 400 ISO Film, Nikon D90, 24 f2.8 Lens.
Heading into town last Sunday I noticed some heavily armoured people with swords at the park across the road from where I live… I quickly pulled into the car park and went over and asked if it was OK to take some shots… They kindly obliged and went through a couple of their practice routines 🙂
They are part of The Shire of Darton which is the Wellington, New Zealand branch of the Society for Creative Anachronism (SCA), a world-wide society that recreates the better parts of life in pre-17th Century Europe.