Bundeena were it all starts and ends for the Royal National Park in Sydney. I have been here a number of times to shoot swim wear and not to mention my cosins wedding. That was actually the first time I visited Bundeena beach.....the second time was to do a ediorial for a UK magazine and the third time was for my swim book "Surface to Soul"
This was a interesting shoot as I didn't want to shoot it as just another culture editorial for LaMode, but to bring something different to the table this time. Since I have shot here a few times before I wanted to try and see things in a way that it was fresh to me and thinks looked and felt differently this time around. So I decided to try and stay away from shooting people .......to a certin degree, and shoot in a less documentry feel and shoot in more of a art frame of mind. But I think that came out more in the second part of "Going South" which you will get to see in a couple of weeks .
Anyway photography is a point of view and my point of view when I was shooting "Going South" was to shoot it all in black and white,well almost all of it . I ended up shooting part two of "Going South" in colour and black and white which sort of made sense as the sun was going down and it created a mood in the shots I was shooting to be more dramatic and moody. But you will have to wait two weeks to see that ediorial as I have a amazing story called "Silver Sonic" lined up to show you. Till then I am "Going South"
Keep it Real
We live in a idealistic world don't we. Super photoshopped images everywhere we look. From magazines, to on the side of a bus and not to forget bill boards. Everything is done with precision right done to picking the right location, casting, lighting and not to forget how much photoshop is done on the talent. Be it a model or REAL person.
So this brings me to this editorial "Keep it Real" ......the two amazing girls that you see here are bloggers from Sydney and they aren't with a agency or get paid to shoot. They blog with clothes from some of the leading designers around Australia.......Not to sure why they do it. I think for the enjoyment and because they like fashion just like myself.
And you ask me why am I shooting fashion bloggers......the answer to that is. That I always like to shoot people who are slightly dis-connected to the industry in a way that I don't have to worry about contacting agency's or a make-up artist or a stylist to pull clothes all I have to do is show up at a location and shoot. And I also get to play with some new techniques that I may have floating around in my head that I would like to try out. As you can see I shoot with natural light and keep it simple, something I like to do anyway.
The two bloggers are Georgina and Gaberiella, both blonde and both have a massive love for the fashion industry which is why I like working with them. But most importantly I like helping people when I can and on this occasion what we came up with were pretty striking images not to mention eye catching. Check out the shots below and don't forget to click on the titles to check out there blog's.
LaMode is a global online magazine in a blog style format, or what I would like to call a blogZine. With a focus on Fashion, Swimwear and Culture editorials. LaMode Magazine is not seasonal with it's editorials because we like to shoot imagery that is on point to what we think will entertain you as the reader with our point of view.
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