With Christmas holidays well under way so I though I would post a couple of editorials from my archives. These two shoots were shot in New York and Sydney.....both commissioned editorial jobs and not to mention two of my favorite shoots from the last 3 years.
The first editorial was for Tantalum magazine. Which was shot in New York..........The location was the living area of a photographer who rented out his space to anyone and everyone and in this case moi. After emailing back and forth with the magazine we decided on the location.........then came the casting of the model. Again not easy when you contact three agency's and get a choice of some amazing girls to work with. After a day of casting I chose Hannelie who hales from South Africa. The styling and make-up and hair was already organised before I arrived in New York. I sourced them before I flew out from Sydney. And once that all came together this is what the finished results looked like. To say the least the magazine "Tantalum" was very happy with the shoot and took it straight away. Independent magazines don't have to take shoots that they have commissioned so I was more than happy to see this go into what was a new magazine at the time.
Make-up and hair-Greg Hubbard
The Artist Muse was a bit of a last minute shoot when is came to concepts. I initially wanted to do a semi-nude beauty shoot with with Mikayla on the beach. But once I found out that my make-up artist Angie had asked her stylist friend Samara to style the shoot "it was on"!!!!
I had shot Mikayla about 6 weeks before this shot for another editorial so when I had the chance to work with her again I jumped at the chance. I can only describe Mikayla in one word and that is "Dream"........effortlessly moving from one pose to pose and from shot to shot. We nailed the whole editorial(6 shots) in 4 hours. And again once Huf magazine saw the results. It was a pretty easy decision to publish this story.
Hair- Natasha Hemi
Old Habits Never Die
I always use to think back about the days when we always used to shoot film. Before digital really hit home and the internet take over....... Here's food for thought "What would we do with out our smart phones" ?
The following editorial has been shot all on film with my trusty Pentax 67 ......... The pictures below are some of my very first published editorials in magazines .......Culture and Esatica for these who want to know who commission me. The first couple of shoots in this editorial were shot in New York and the remaining pic's were shot in Sydney.
Back then I printed all my own work in Colour and black & white. I found it so challenging to be in the darkroom and work on a set of prints for a magazine or my book(portfolio) .......Printing your own work back then really set apart the men from the boys and I am talking about being able to print your own work the way you wanted it to look and not how some lab technician printing the way they saw it.
Shooting film was always a test of how good you were. As most photographers back in the day would shoot 6x7 film which would give you 10 frames per roll you may only have 3-4 rolls per shot to nail it .........Now a days with digital you can shoot as many as you like or to the point were you think you may have it. You really had to plan every shot down to a tee to make sure you got what you wanted. Then after the shoot you would drop the film off to the lab to get processed, once that was done you would go to the darkroom to do the contact sheets. Then you would make the selections e.g what you wanted to print. Then it would back to the darkroom to spend all day printing.
This process would take about a week, now a days once it's on your hard drive all you have to do is select which shots you want and then convert the raw files to jpg's and load them up to your dropbox for your client to look at. Ten times faster and ten times as easier before the days of film. But still not the same sort of feel as film.
The shots that I have posted here in this editorial have not been retouched. The film has been scanned and as you will see the feel of the shots don't feel like digital but ......like film. Especially the studio's shots..........my thinking is the difference between film and digital is that the finished look has more of a velvety feel rather than a flat smooth finish.
Next week I will post one of my favourite editorials that was shot on digital........till then have a good Christmas and remember .......... Old Habits Never Die.
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