This kid was cool. Check out those baby-blue peepers!
This summer gone was my first exposure to the return of the slip-n-slide. It had well and truly disappeared for a decade, at least in Victoria, with years of drought and water restrictions. This Summer though, I found myself at a 6th birthday party on another 39 degree day and, as in the days of […]
I love working in the studio with kids. It makes for clean, minimalist photos that don’t distract from the child’s emotions and expressions. But it’s a challenge – you can only light for a particular space and there’s no telling to 3-year-old to have fun but stay within the lit area. Props help, but can […]
This is my last post a little while – I’m off on tour with one of my favourite bands The Peep Tempel who are vacating Australia for a six week European promo tour. I’l be following the lads for the first four weeks and you can keep up to date with shenanigans and photos via The […]
This is a long photo series but it illustrates the kind of thing I look for when photographing humans, particularly family portraits. It’s the interaction, the connection that most humans can’t fake, particularly with children. It’s this moment when a photo stops being a portrait and starts being a true story of the person and […]
How good are swings? They’re awesome when you’re a kid, a never-ending source of glee and begs to minders of ‘just one more!’. I’d argue that even once you’re an adult and your adult butt no longer fits into the swing, you still have that longing when you wander by them. And then, if you’re […]
Cake, streamers, dress-ups, balloons, smiles – how can you not love days like this? Happy Birthday, Alice!
Sometimes kids or family portraits get cancelled at short notice and it’s often families with young children. Occasionally, it’s sickness related but more often than not it’s due to physical damage – just like this…..there’s just nothing you can do when kids decide to use their faces to break a fall….poor Darcy.
The best family photos are often a little left of the traditional family portrait. The Nicholls family threw a rockstar themed 5th birthday party for their son, Bastian, (complete with full band setup in the garage and fliered wall in the bandroom) and took the opportunity to get some slightly different family portraits.
Shooting family portraits is one of my favourite things. Sometimes family portraits are really hard work. There are many reasons, but most times it comes down to the fact that parents often haven’t considered that they’re just not that comfortable putting their most candid selves and interactions with their children on display in public even […]
No, really. They more often than not involve bubbles and always end in cake. It’s a winning combination. Happy 2nd Birthday Reuben.
Well not quite the first, but it was the first time I shot on black and white film, achieved a single perfect exposure on my borrowed Pentax K1000 and then hand processed the roll and didn’t cook it. I was 16 and this image was the start of my photography career.