On the weekend I photographed these lovely girls with their family. They had so much fun dancing for the camera, (I can’t remember if I even had music on at the time). I loved their spontaneity.
Yesterday I had the pleasure of photographing “Wallcandy art and paint finishes” beautiful artwork. If you are interested in any of the pieces, go to her website www.wallcandyartandpaint.com.au to find a stockist near you.
Yesterday I was photographing cup cakes for Donna Harvie from Coogee Creative Cakes. There were beautiful bright coloured designs and cute and zany themes like Doctor Who and Harry Potter! The beauty of food photography is of course sampling a few goodies after the shoot. Great flavours Donna, well done. My son wants the recipes, he would prefer your cupcakes over my muffins!!!!
Since I bought my macro lens last year, I have been enjoying looking at life on a smaller scale. The dirty old fly up close is vibrant and the strange ladybug eating my eggplant leaves is furry! Here are a few samples, many more to come. By the way, I use a Canon EOS 1 mark iv and 90mm macro lens.
I have a wonderful prop that I use for Boudoir style portraits, “the fan”. My friends Jasmin, Sandra and Karyn, hand sewed for 100’s of hours ostrich feathers, netting and a boa on a giant fan base for her performance with “The Lady Marmalades” Now you may be wondering who are the Lady Marmalades and where do they perform? Well it all started 8 years ago, when Stuart Davies with a few others, organised the first Big Thong, a fundraising concert for Coogee Public School. The talented Dad musicians from the school played in the band and other talented parents sang songs from various decades, the first one being the 70’s. Here is the original blog for the Big Thong http://thebigthong.blogspot.com.au/2006/08/celebrating-60s-2006-thong.html If you do have a look at the blogspot, scroll down to 2010 and catch me in action sing the Sunnyboys “Alone with you” with the beautiful Susie.
Anyway, Jasmin, Sandra and Karyn formed a dance act and they performed “Lady Marmalades” hit wearing sexy costumes and tantalising the audience. Their performances improved each year and their costumes got smaller and more extravagant. Their last performance in 2009 at the Roundhouse UNSW, was their boudoir inspired Michael Bubble number and included the wonderfully huge fans. Well when you hang up your wigs and hotpants, what do you do with your fan?
So that is why I have the fan and I love to use it for my sensuous portraits. Here are a few examples of the fans in action!