Over the Easter long weekend we had the pleasure of photographing brass bands from all over the country at the Yamaha Australian National Band Championships. This is the second time that the Championships have been held in Launceston and it was a ...great pleasure to welcome over 3000 band members from right around the country to our city. The weather was amazing and the town was filled with the sounds of horns, tubas and drums.
The images we took over the weekend can be seen and ordered hereMore
Your corporate headshot is how the rest of the business world will first meet you, and as the old saying goes, you only get one chance at a first impression! Your image needs to convey in a clear and concise manner all the attributes you wan...t your clients and potential clients to see in you. Charming , approachable, trustworthy , confident and professional are just some of the things that these people will either see or not see when they encounter your image.
In the corporate world, a selfie shot with your iPhone just doesn’t do the job. Save them for your personal Facebook page and treat your corporate image with consideration and respect. There is still plenty of room to show your character, and the spark in your eyes while still adhering to a very high level of professionalism and sophistication
The subtle differences that that a well executed professional portrait can make will go a long way towards enhancing the perception that the business world has of you.
Faces of Launceston 1996
1996 marks the half way point in this project to document some of the people and faces of Launceston.
It is a photographer’s way to say thank you to the people and the city that have accepted our family so readily with warmth and genuine friendship.
A quick time lapse movie from my Faces of Launceston photographic exhibition at the Academy Gallery, Inveresk
This was for my Faces of Launceston, the next Generation show that shone a spot light on the young people who were doing good things in the community Check out the message from the cleaners at the end!
Early morning at Blue stone bay in Tasmania's Freycinet National Park on the East coast.
Accessible only by 4 wheel drive, we had arrived in the dark and stumbled our way down to the water to set up for dawn
The beautiful rounded boulders are a perfect counter to the rugged coastline and incoming tide. I remember that it was cold that morning and the rocks were slippery . My brother David was with me so I sent him out onto the rocks to add a human element to the picture
Life has become so busy that very few photographs are being made at home any more, especially if you discount the images being made for Facebook and other such web communities. This is the moment when they are perched ready to fly off into their own lives. University or work is just around the corner, and it won’t be long before they are moving out. Whether it is just around the corner or to the other side of the country, now is the time to capture a family portrait and to stop time still, if only for just a moment.
THE FIRST YEAR
In the first year, time seems to speed up and slow down all at the same time. Days roll into one amid late night feeds, day time sleeps ,and an amazing number of nappy changes. Every day there are ground breaking moments: the first smile, the first sleeping through the night, first steps, words, and teeth. Let us capture these moments that are the initial stages of a journey of a lifetime.
Who doesn't like to travel? the chance to visit different places, immerse yourself in the customs, culture and food of different countries and to interact from people who live different lives to the one we do here in Tasmania.
Looking at the world through a camera, making images that try to explain not just what I am seeing, but how I felt and interacted with the situation has been a life times work, and travel has helped me hone my skills. When you are in a new place, everything is new and exciting, and it seems that everywhere you look, there is yet another amazing photo opportunity. I see this as good practice for when you are home, in more familiar surroundings. It's harder to get excited about something that you see every day, but you must remember that there are people who have come to your hometown as part of their holiday, and are seeing it for the first time, and they are certainly finding exciting, interesting things to photograph.