New work/clients

Last week I photographed artwork for a local artist’s Masters Degree.  The work was fantastic and just my style; with lots of brocade and silk, in red and black.  I really enjoyed this type of work and would like to get more jobs like this! Any artists out there need their work documented?

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Just finished editing some photos from a shoot with Kerry X, an ex-Hobartian who does burlesque in Melbourne. We are both very pleased with results and I have plastered them all over several of my on-line galleries including facebook and myspace.

Weld Echo Exhibition

Also in March I entered two images into the Weld Echo exhibition at the Long Gallery, Salamanca.

The images I used were from a previous trip to the Weld forests, but recently I went down to the proposed site where Forestry want to put through a road and bridge. The area on the other side of the river is  relatively untouched rainforest and inaccessible by vehicle.

This area is quite remote. A beautiful place to have lunch and relax – even a swim if you can handle the chilly water.

You can contact the Huon Vally Environment Centre for information on walks and directions to the Weld Valley.

Circa Nocturna

In March I flew over to Melbourne to photograph the alternative fashion show Circa Nocturna. There were some fantastic designers and models. It was literally a whirlwind trip thanks to the intense storm over Melbourne; Not being able to land due to lightning and Tullamarine Airport shutting down, then finding traffic jams in the city, the train service shut down, enormous hailstones and a tonne of water in the streets!  It ended up taking me about 5 hours to get to the venue from leaving Hobart airport!! I was a bit washed-out before night had begun, but everything worked out fine and I had a great time. I tried out my new camera and flash too 😀

My photos are here and some got published in this article on stylemelbourne.com

NEIS and Australian Geographic

I have recently commenced working full-time on my photography business with the support of the New Enterprise Incentive Scheme. This is a fantastic opportunity for small businesses just starting out and I highly recommend it.

The April-June edition of Australian Geographic is now out with a great article on the Vale of Belvoir trip I did last year. Its great to get some photos published in a magazine I used to read as a child 🙂

More news shortly…

Trip to the Vale of Belvoir

Several months ago, I joined the Nature Photographers Tasmania on a trip to the the Vale of Belvoir conservation area (above Cradle Mt).

I had such a fantastic time on the trip, 4 hour drive each way… (On the way up we stopped off at the Devil’s Gullet which gives an amazing 180 degree view looking towards Cradle Mountain and Walls of Jerusalem).  We stayed in the Cradle Mt national park and drove out to the vale everyday to shoot. From our hut we could look out over the valley with a view of Cradle Mt – even though it was mostly covered in cloud. The Vale consist of button-grass plains with a river, a lake, several ponds and myrtle trees. The whole place is covered in wombat burrows and limestone karst and sink holes.

The Tasmanian Land Conservancy has since published a short article about our trip (and one of my photos) in their newsletter. Some of my pictures can be seen here on my facebook page.

Cards available

These images taken at Cockle Creek are now available from the Wilderness Society Shop in Salamanca or directly from me.

This one is a greeting card and also a small magnet >

This one is a postcard >

Thank you Mr Taxman.

I recently joined the AIPP as an emerging member which I have been wanting to do for a while.  I have already been to a few of their events and its always nice to hang out with other photographers.  I highly recommend it to any photographers especially, those interested in the commercial/business side of things.

I finally got round to purchasing some new studio and lighting equipment – I just need a studio now…Its quite exciting as I have been wanting my own strobe/flash units for some time.  I had a play around and came up with this pleasant accident.

light test me

I’ve also started getting together some some greeting cards/post cards of my work. I’m starting with wilderness images for now and we’ll see how that goes.  Its still very early stages though.

This one is available as a post card:

Wellie 72 6509

Group show @ Cube.

~ Not a lot to report of late except that I have entered the Rainy Days exhibition which opens tonight @ Cube Gallery.
July 16-24
146a Elizabeth Street, Hobart
http://cubeartanddesign.blogspot.com/

~ I have lots of ideas ticking over in my head and have felt pretty inspired – I just wish I had an office or a studio so I could properly get to work on few of these things.

April Melbourne Trip

During an April trip to Melbourne, I was keen to do a shoot with someone up there. My friend Samantha from Alternative Modeling Agency, put me onto a lovely lass; Elissa. Elissa took me to an awesome location which I found interesting enough by itself. We got a few different looks/backgrounds and I’ve put some up on my Myspace.