Practical Photography Magazine

Shortly after sharing one of my images on 500px I was contacted by Practical Photography magazine who were interested in including the image as part of a ‘behind the lens’ article in the February 2014 issue. It’s the first time I’ve been published in a national magazine so a big thanks to the people who set it in motion. The photo can be found in my commercial portfolio (2nd image) as well as on 500px account. I think the shot took somewhere in the ballpark of 8 hours to shoot from start to finish, most of that time taken up …

The Making of Viscosity

I completed this series as part of my final-year folio while studying a Bachelor of Arts in Photography at RMIT University, the series went through several different revisions before arriving at the final concept used in these images. To explain the conceptual side of things, here’s the statement I wrote for the assessment: “Viscosity aims to illustrate the unseen world of transient events in the behaviour of fluids; in this case, that of acrylic paints. The project came about as part of a larger study that was refined down to the concept seen in these seven prints. Here, common kitchen …

Work In Progress: Cosmos

Off-Shoot from another project. These are some test images I took of balloons bursting with a small amount of water sprayed onto the surface. I added some colour in post as an experiment and was left with these almost galaxy-appearing images. The latex contracts very rapidly as the balloon is burst leaving the water and particles in mid-air for a brief moment before they are pulled down by gravity. The trick is to get the timing right and rely on the flash to stop the motion rather than the actual shutter. The photos were shot using a Triggertrap V1 set …