Keeping Connected

Working in your own business – often a one-person business – can be a little lonely.  Yes, a cafe is a welcome respite, as is a trip to the dog park, but there is nothing quite like the connection and collaboration that happens in a co-working space.  And fortunately, they are popping up in our local neighbourhoods.  As a result, there is an upsurge in networking, conversation, ideas and our mental health!  Sharing a challenge over a coffee rather than stewing alone makes a real difference.

Recently I had the pleasure of photographing the interior spaces for Pigeon House Studios in North Manly.  They have desk spaces, a meeting room, photo studio, lounge area, kitchen, shower facility, free wifi and parking (for bikes as well).  The owner, Kirsten and manager, Rachel are wonderful and welcoming.  Check them out.

Here are a few shots I took as extras that give a feel for the place.

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About To Create a Storm in the UK

InstaGraham is a Pro Wrestling Alliance (PWA) tag team champ and about to further his career in the UK.  Like Charli Evans, who I photographed recently, he is another fierce Pro Wrestler off to make a mark overseas.  This Hipster is spreading the love… of coffee and selfies!

Having now shot two Pro Wrestlers and been at a match, I am so impressed with their passion and dedication to the sport.  The training, the costumes, the theatre, the guts it takes to put yourself in the ring and test yourself is really inspiring.

Best withes in the UK InstaGraham!

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Fight like a girl

Don’t be fooled, this girl can throw you across the room before you know what’s hit you.

Charli Evans is currently the PWWA (Pro Wrestling Women’s Alliance) Champion.

Recently I had the privilege of shooting Charli Evans and another Pro Wrestler, InstaGraham – a crazy, fun, high energy morning.  Charli Evans is touring the US soon and will no doubt show why the Aussies are a force to be reckoned with.

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The image that stays with you

It is often said that a PR shot stays with you forever, so you better make it a good one.

I had the fabulous privilege of shooting some PR shots for Gavin McLeod – to announce his appointment as Executive Creative Director for the San Francisco office of AKQA.  The image needed to fit with the style and feel of previous AQKA profile and PR shots, but with its own unique spin.

Gavin, AQKA and I were completely thrilled with the final image – an image worthy of being stuck to!

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The camera you have with you

I would love to say that I have my beautiful pro camera with me at all times to capture my view of life.  But it is simply not true.  I love my big DSLR, but practically, it is not the best every-day portable option.  It is big, heavy, and expensive.  Not something I want to leave behind at soccer or under a cafe chair or at the supermarket checkout.

That doesn’t mean I cant capture and record images on the go.  My phone does that.  And 99% of the time, that’s ok.  The best camera to use is the one you have with you.

We recently had a last minute weekend down at the beautiful Kangaroo Valley.  We played netball and basketball in the crazy wind just before the rain.  The light was gorgeous, my daughters clothes were bright, the ball was neon luminous and the wattle in beautiful bloom.  I couldn’t not record it.  Luckily my phone was in my pocket.  And with a little in-phone editing, on the walk home, I have a great image that reminds me of that wonderful weekend.

Your equipment means nothing, your vision is everything.

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