Posts tagged ‘Models’
Laura Speedy, definitly a fast number, you better be sure you can keep up with her otherwise you be left behind before you know it. It was a pleasure working with Laura today and we created some excellent images for her portfolio which will be used by casting agencies to be put forward for work. I shall let the images do the rest of the talking;
Laura was excellent and definitly spoke the language that a camera can capture, we started at Fitzroy Gardens and ended the day with the last rays of the sun at Station Peir, St Kilda.
We wish Laura all the best in her career and I think we will definitly see more of her about the film/fashion industry for sure.
Thats all for now …Brett Robson
With the long weekend giving time a plenty, it was well overdue to get out into the elements and create something different, when starting this shoot I wanted to throw regard out the window and shoot with emotion rather then composition and lighting, yes they play a role, but I wanted to break into new and unchartered territory
With thanks to Rebecca Jane @ ModelMode we were supplied the model Jacalyn Williams … on the morning of the photo shoot as unfortunately the other model was unable to make it, so straight away we were delving into the unknown. I had no idea what the model looked like, they had little or no idea of my photo shoot, but we got everyone at my house at about 11am after having a chat about the shoot and everyones roles, collecting a wardrobe for the model, makeup and brunch it was off to the location.
The “theme” of the shoot revolved about “Picnic at Hanging Rock” however I didnt shoot the classic style as I did not want to be stepping in someone elses tracks so I shot more of the lost girl, initially exploring and enjoying herself only to be found lost and afraid, with no real resolve.
Everything in the end came together and we created a shoot that resembled “Picnic at Hanging Rock” and encompassed old world character with some more modern photography techniques.
A special thanks goes to the following people who with out them the shoot would not have happened, Rebecca Jane – ModelMode, Jacalyn Williams – Model, Jacinta Brett – Makeup Artist, Andrew Coles / Alysha Holder – Photographers Assistants and also like to thank myself Brett Robson who created the shoot and ideas.
Further images can be seen in our “Picnic at Hanging Rock” gallery
Until the next photographic adventure, thats all for now …
Its not often, but sometimes I get to work with people who just have raw talent when it comes to being infront of a camera, this at times is unknown to themselves or those around them, however all is needed is a trained eye to pick them out of the crowd.
A very interesting experience happened to me just recently, about two years ago I came across a father and daughter in the Melbourne CBD, the father was taking photos of his daughter who just knew how to speak the right language to the camera and knew all the right poses. I took notice of this and waited a few moments and when I felt the time was appropriate I gave the father the card for my work advising that they should give them a call and then left, not knowing if anything may come of this chance meeting. A day or so later I received a call from the mother of the child who asked various questions of which I answered.
Note: Need I mention that unfortunately in this day and age there is somewhat of a “stigma” with handing out a business card especially if its in relation to “talent agency” which is why I only do this once in a blue moon and usually at times when I see talent that is undiscovered, and at the very least I leave the final decision to the other person, I dont do the “hard sell” or anything, they will make the call when its right for them.
Two years on, my boss received a phone call from the same mother who queried if I was still with the company, it had taken some time, two years to be exact but she had decided to take the next step as her daughter had been approached by more then one person since my meeting and so it seems I had recognised some true beauty. I felt priveledge to have been the first to do a professional photo shoot with her and I wish “Ella” all the best in her endeavors and also on her acting/photographic career.
Until my next photographic adventure, that’s all for now – Brett Robson