Sometimes I find a style or an idea that I instantly click with and love the outcome. They are rare, but i’m leaving this folder open to anything that fits that description.
Twelve events starting in December 2018 and following through until Late January 2019.
This was my first time I had ever handled a taste of the photography industry in the workforce and the pressure of having to hand in sometimes over 200 retouched images a day truely pushed me and caused me to grow and refine my skills. Seeing the looks of encouragement, excitement and grip always pulled me through when things got hard and allowed me to fully realise how much passion and enjoyment photography gives me.
Practice makes perfect… or close to. ^-^
These are some of the photos I managed to get while creating my own NCEA inspired self assignment studying the process and style of one of my favourite photographers Brandon Woelfel.
I did a challenge with my friend who also studies photography. This was similar to the ones done by negative feedback and Jessica Kobiessi on youtube.
We each chose a unique location then took turns shooting in each others location. We had two models and would take turns shooting with them before swapping. This challenge was opportunity to throw us out of our comfort zones and It was also a lot of fun getting to see the way our styles differ.
Polaroid is one of my favourite mediums. It’s so cool how a small square containing layers of chemicals can hold such a important place in your heart. These photos are something that you can never recreate exactly. You can’t replicate the small manipulations you get from shoving your fresh shot in your bag and running to catch up with your family or friends. Most importantly you can never recreate the fact that it can be taken and physically tangible right in the moment. It is always exciting to see what colours the film will bring out depending on what temperature the shot was taken in, wether it be in a cold & snowy location or somewhere in the tropics. The variables and the fact the the image cannot be edited add to the unique qualities of the end result.
I have around 150 instant photos on my wall and every single one is a physical moment blended into chemicals and frozen in time. It is fascinating to me that when I look at each individual polaroid and the image within that small square that I can suddenly remember the exact moment, the smells, the noises and I am taken back to that moment.
This year I have managed to get along to a number of photography courses with ‘Three Little Wishes’ based in Auckland.
I throughly enjoyed the courses and learned a lot of extra tips & tricks. I definitely recommend Three Little Wishes for anyone wanting to learn more about photography whether beginner or professional.
(not sponsored haha)
This collection was actually an impulsive last minute shoot. I had just sent in entries to my first competition with the theme “catalyst of success” and my friend at the time who was very musically gifted was playing his guitar beside me. I had a sudden desperate feeling to take pictures of his rough finger tips knowing that it would fit the theme for the competition well and I ended up with two great photos. I am really proud of these photographs.
I won the competition and although it was a small achievement it really meant a lot to me. The photo titled “Tunes” has a special place in my heart as it was not only my first competition entry but also my first piece to ever be offered a place in an exhibition.
Travel is always a great way to open the mind to new ideas and new sources of inspiration. The change of pace you often get when on holiday allows time to observe and see things in more detail or in a new light.
This is a small series which I shot with my friend Tilly in the garage of our academy. These were taken around the beginning of my journey with the shutter. I love looking back and watching how my technique and style changes over time.
Kids playing with VR is actually amazing… the futuristic goggles are something you would see in a movie like back to the future and yet… Having this be a thing now really tells you it really is that same future now, the future that our parents watched movies about as kids.
Its crazy to think about what our “Back to the future will be”