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Feb 5

Inspirations: I'm inspired by Jan Weenix

Dutch painters were always my favourite but after visiting the Louvre and seeing Jan Weenix in person I am even more in awe of his work. Click the link on his name to see some of his work as my photograph below doesn't do it justice. I love the light and the the depth of his images but if I'm being honest, I am drawn to the death of his subjects, just the way that they are draped in the frame is serene and peaceful to me.

Jan 19

Black and White Melbourne Headshots: an afternoon out with Peter Coulson

November 25th 2013 I moved back to Melbourne Australia to continue to photograph headshots and give living in Melbourne another stint. My aim for the 2014 year was to travel to a few new places and also get involved doing a few new things. To that end, back In April, I took one of Peter Coulson's half day street shoots. I mainly wanted to see Peter in action but I also took away not to shy away from direct sunlight. My images below are of model Teisha Lowry.
Black and white Melbourne Beauty Model Shoot

Dec 5

Inspirations: My favourite books for the year

Putting this in the category of inspiration may be pushing it but reading or listening to books is something that relaxes me and motivates me and gets me offline. I have been hooked on audiobooks for a couple of years now. Some may say this is a lazy way to read but pros to audiobooks: 
1. When your eyes are tired and your mind is wired you can still be inspired while relaxing your eyes and keeping your mind active 
2. You can exercise - I have gone on longer walks as I wanted to keep hearing the story 
3. It can put you to sleep - some readers have great soothing voices to lull you into sleep for the night. 
So my all time favourite audiobooks and I do listen to them on the Audible App which I love are from my 2013 list but I have listened to them again in 2014. These four not only have great storylines but have the best readers in my opinion. Two are read by the dreamy english voices of Colin Firth and Jeremy Irons, then my favourite Breaking Bad actor Bryan Cranston reads another and Julia Wheelan and Kirby Heyborne round out the list. The books: 
The End of the Affair by Grahame Greene 
The Alchemist by Paolo Coelho 
The Things they Carried by Tim O'Brien 
Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn  
As for actual 2014 downloads I loved Clare Dane's reading of The Handmaid's Tale and John Steinback's novel Travel's with Charlie read by Gary Sinese. 
If you haven't tried an audiobook I know audible allow one free download so why not give it a go? 

Sep 9

Personal Projects - Gorgeous Perth Girls Water Shoot

I meant to post this video by Gabriel from a personal shoot that I've been working on since December. This behind the scenes is from March this year. Thanks to videographer Gabriel, models Megan and Alecia and the lovely makeup artist Phoebe Limanta. The have three images from three separate shoots on this theme entered into the AIPP APPAs this year and I am excited to see how we place. In the meantime if you like to see how a collaborative team works watch the video.  
Screen grab below, you can view the video here https://vimeo.com/105716129
Behind the scene screengrab

Aug 19

Melbourne Headshot Photography: LA v NYC

Nothing beats summer in the States. Long leisurely strolls in Central Park, window shopping in Soho, people watching in the East Village or just hanging on Santa Monica Beach. You are really spoilt for choice on both coasts. Luckily it being summer, meant I was able to use natural light to capture some great headshots from an East Village rooftop in New York to a balcony and well lit white wall in Santa Monica. 
All great working holidays must end and I am now back in Melbourne and raring to go. Being winter here means I get to utilize my full lighting kit in studio which I love as I can get great shots and keep everyone warm and dry. In Spring and Summer though, I will take clients to my rooftop, unfortunately I cannot guarantee the same views as a NYC rooftop but the garden still offers views of the water. 
See the photos below, everyone has gorgeous makeup, it's not too overdone but it's enough and with the sunshine it gives that healthy glow to your cheeks, bright clear eyes and everyone's brows are on point.
Melbourne Model Headshots
More importantly let's talk about healthy and amazingly delicious food in both these cities. As I've mentioned in previous newsletters, eating clean leads to healthy glowing skin and you can have delicious healthy food when traveling. In case you happen to be traveling to LA or NYC soon: in LA, well really, Santa Monica I loved loved loved Kreation Kafe. To date, they have the best tasting Almond Milk Latte that I have had. If anyone knows of a great place in Melbourne - let me know as I haven't found one yet. Not only was the Almond Latte the bomb, their whole menu is great - the grilled chicken, the breakfast options everything was delicious - sorry I didn't have dessert here so I can't comment on that. Moving on to NYC - I stayed in the East Village and fell for a little dessert place on East 10th St,Jennifer's Way Bakery 100% gluten free - the pumpkin and chocolate chip cookies were my all time fav. and if you were on the other side of town check out Hu Kitchen on 5th Avenue and 14th Street for great delicious meals and desserts!  
If you happen to have any burning questions about New York or Headshots feel free to email me as I am happy to offer advice! 
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