My precious hearts. I ‘asked’ these three to drop everything and to stay together in one spot for an impromptu after dinner photo shoot. I just remember I don’t have a picture of them together, and I would like to have one. One good one. Well, dog had nothing in particular that he had to do, so that was kinda interesting how bored he looked, couldn’t tell what his problem was. My kids, on the other hand, was a different matter. There were […]
“If he thought at all, but I don’t believe he ever thought, it was that he and his shadow, when brought near each other, would join like drops of water, and when they did not he was appalled. He tried to stick it on with soap from the bathroom, but that also failed.” Peter Pan by James M Barrie I could not help but thinking of Peter Pan and his shadow while watching Ms. 6 (and her shadow) twirling around, […]
If someone asks me at the end of my portrait project, who is the most impressive and memorable person that I have taken photograph of this year, this special lady, Butet Manurung, would be one of my top five. If you meet Butet in person without knowing her story, it would be hard to imagine the huge foot-prints of goodness that this pint-size lady has left in her trail. She is a force to be reckoned with. She has tracked through […]
This weekend I had another opportunity to take portraits of fashion models at an event. It was at Hustle&Scout twilight fashion market, at the Forage, in Canberra. The difference to the ‘traditional’ fashion event was, these models were draped in food. Working together with make up artists, hair stylists and stylist they created different themes to ‘dress’ the models in seasonal local produce (fruits and vegetables), and baked goods, like bread. The styling and all the behind-the-scene prep before the photo […]
Categories: 52 Portrait Project 2014 • Tags: 52 Portrait Project, autumn, Canberra, event portraiture, Fashest, Fashion Photography, Hustle&Scout, New Acton, Nishi Building, the Forage, vintage fashion
This week’s portraits were not really my usual cup of tea. I mean, yes, I do portraits photography, but I do more of lifestyle photography; candid photos in an events or taking portraits in an event, where the fashion or what the people are wearing is not really the focus of the photographs. This weekend, there was an opportunity to take portrait of real models. What’s more interesting was the fact that the models were acting like mannequins and uniformly made […]
Categories: 52 Portrait Project 2014 • Tags: 52 Portrait Project, 52 Portrait Project 2014, Australia, Canberra, Canberra Centre, Fashion Photography, fashion show, Guardians of Style, model mannequins
The sight that greeted us as we arrived at the Fire Garden, as part of Canberra Enlighten 2014 event last week, was simply amazing. Flickers of many tiny fires in the dark of the night would draw you in, made you want to get closer to their warmth and you couldn’t help but to come as close as it was permitted. And stare. The light and shadow dance was just mesmerizing beautiful to watch.
It’s mid March now, which means we were just celebrating another year of Canberra’s birthday at the Nation’s Capital. From end of February to the first weeks of March (which ended last weekend), Canberra was ‘bustling’ with activities and festivities. I always welcome the annual Enlighten weeks, and furthermore, every year there’s always something different that’s being featured all over town. We had Sienta la Cabeza and acrobatics at the Aero Dome last year, this year we had a whole lot […]
The Color Run finally came to Canberra. They said it’s the happiest 5K in the planet. Well, looking at this happy face it is hard to deny that claim. What’s more convincing was the fact that this friend of mine is one of the cleanest person I know, so to see her this happy being this ‘dirty’ it sure hell was something! I call this a Unicorn-just-threw-up-rainbow-on-you look.
These lovely girls were prettily dressed in Indonesian traditional costumes yesterday to join the children’s parade at the annual Canberra Multicultural festival. It was such a hot day (around 39 degrees), and the kids had to wait a bit until the adults got organised and started the parade. The portraits show the girls’ happy personality. The heat and the long wait didn’t seem to bother them, and believe me, there were many grumpy/cranky children (and adults) around who were just […]
Canberra has enjoyed a superb spring to date. It was straight up warmer weather, clear sky, and plenty of sun from the moment the sun was rising on the 1st of September. Everywhere you looked you could see that everything seemed so much brighter, and you, the non-hay fever sufferers you, could happily inhale that fresh spring smell in the air. Some said it was a fake spring, because the weather was really too good to be true. It was […]