Summer 2014 photo recap

In boudist2, Documentary Photography, Music Photography, Portrait Photography

Exxopolis

Surfest Newcastle
Adriano De Souza at Surfest Newcastle

It’s been a busy start to the year and I like to keep this place up to date with what i’ve been shooting, so rather than labour over individual posts i’m going to dump a big batch of images that i’ve shot since January.

It’s a varied mix; from big events to portraits, tourism, food, PR jobs, theatre and music.

A lot of what I read about being successful in a creative career says you need to specialise – to hone your craft in a specific field. To be known for that one thing you do better than anybody else. I don’t doubt that’s good advice but I can’t help wanting to shoot all sorts of things.  

Surfest Newcastle

I had a great assignment from Destination NSW to shoot pictures of Surfest in Newcastle as well as some more tourism oriented shots of the area. I’d never shot surfing before, but it was great fun sniping shots of the action from the shore with a 400mm lens.

Merewether Beach Newcastle
Merewether Beach Newcastle
Surfest Newcastle
Surfest spectators
Surfest Newcastle
Surfest Newcastle
Matt Banting wins Surfest
Surfest winner Matt Banting interviewed by the media
Hang Gliding over Bar Beach Newcastle
Hang Gliding over Bar Beach Newcastle

Helen Kaminski

I shot some PR pictures for the hatmaker Helen Kaminski. Shooting models is still a novelty for me as most of the time i’m shooting “normal” people who clam up in front of the camera. Models make my job EASY.

Helen Kaminski 30 Year Anniversary
Helen Kaminski 30 Year Anniversary
Helen Kaminski
Helen Kaminski
Helen Kaminski
Helen Kaminski

Exxopolis

This remarkable inflated ‘luminaria’ was erected by Architects of Air on the Sydney Opera House forecourt in January.

Summer at the House 2014

Summer at the House 2014

Summer at the House 2014

Summer at the House 2014

Summer at the House 2014

The National at Sydney Opera House

The National
The National perform on the Sydney Opera House forecourt

The National

The National

Time Out Sydney

I shot Ben/Heather and Justin and Matt for a story on how people celebrate Mardi Gras.

heather-collage
Step by step Ben transforms into Heather
Ben transforms to Heather
Ben transforms to Heather

Ben-Grill---Heather---Drag-

Justin Shoulder - Matthew Stegh
Justin Shoulder and Matthew Stegh at home in Summer Hill
Jason Wing - Chinese Sydney
Jason Wing – an artist who illustrated the cover of Time Out’s Chinese Sydney edition
Jonathan Biggins
Jonathan Biggins

Summer at the House

Sydney Opera House hosts a variety of special things for the Summer; restaurant pop-ups, kids activities, yoga sessions and outdoor concerts.

Yoga at Garden Bar - Lara Zilibowitz
Yoga at the House
Garden Bar - Summer at the House 2014
The Garden Bar by The Corner House
The Corner House
Oysters
The Corner House
Champagne sunsets
Erth Dinosaurs
Erth Dinosaur activities for kids
Taronga Zoomobile Encounters
Taronga Zoomobile Encounters

Sydney Festival

I didn’t shoot a lot of Sydney Festival this year, but I did have the joy of spending 3 hours 50 metres above the crowd in a cherry picker to shoot wide vistas of the Summer at the Domain concert.

Summer Sounds in the Domain 2014

Amanda Palmer at Sydney Festival
Amanda Palmer performs in the Spiegeltent
LIMBO
LIMBO contortionist

La Soiree

Hugo and Katharine - La Soiree at Sydney Opera House
Hugo and Katharine
La Soiree at Sydney Opera House
David from Fofo and David
La Soiree at Sydney Opera House
Fofo

For a special one off performance, some of the La Soiree cast performed outside one morning.

Jess Love
Jess Love
Chookie Dancers
Chooky Dancers

And the rest…

Here’s a few more odds and ends from the summer.

Cybele at the Nike Tiempo launch where she shot these portraits and printed and pasted them up live at the event
Cybele at the Nike Tiempo launch where she shot these portraits and printed and pasted them up live at the event
Johnny Marr at Oxford Art Factory for Q
Johnny Marr at Oxford Art Factory for Q
Sydney Opera House turns red for Chinese New Year
Sydney Opera House lit red for Chinese New Year
Tony Hawk at Taronga Zoo
Tony Hawk gets friendly with a snake at Taronga Zoo
Baz Luhrmann launches Absolut Oz
Baz Luhrmann launches Absolut Oz

Kit Harington
Kit Harington promotes Pompeii and Game of Thrones
Art Month Sydney Launch Party 2014
Art Month Sydney Launch