Today I am sharing some images from a Baptism I shot this past weekend. Paula and Sandra are the proud parents of this darling little cherub named Amalia, whom I have to say was such a pleasure to work with as she had the biggest, bluest eyes (just like her mother!) which were always fixed on the excitement whirling around her throughout the day. I have to say that this was such a fun experience-the family are Portuguese and were so friendly and playful, with so much positive energy fueling the celebrations from dawn til dusk!
Friday, December 23, 2011
Monday, December 12, 2011
Now this was a fun little project! 'CUPID'S BOW' is a small collection created by one of the lovely ladies that models for me on occasion. After our original shoot location was rained out by the horrific sydney weather we've been having lately, we high tailed it to the dryest location possible to initiate Plan B...a daggy old kitchen in all of its original 1978 architectural glory. But as always, it was nothing that a few well placed petals couldn't remedy. A couple hours later, all hopped up on ginger beer and cookies, we had accomplished our mission without suffering one single frizz inducing raindrop-what more can a photographer ask for?
Friday, December 2, 2011
This post is a few months behind, but better late than never! My course at the Australian Centre of Photography earlier in the year was quite fruitful, leading to my first "published" image, in the form of a page in the ACP Brochure. The day they asked me for permission to use the image was also the day I found out I was a winner in the bi-annual photographic exhibition held the week before (which I had not gone to as I assumed I wouldn't win!) Well, lesson learned thats for sure...
"For you were made from dust and to dust you will return"Today I thought I might share a little sneaky peek of a recent project that I've been working on. In a nutshell, Danse Macabre is a womenswear collection designed by the fashionably fabulous budding designer Stephanie Caltabiano who explains "The adornment of the body is a portrayal of each fragment of the story of a contemporary Frida Kahlo. Glamour and grit, pain and love, freedom and restraint are contrasting themes depicted as characteristics of the heroine. Elements of the Day of the Dead culture are expressed in a feminine and artistic play on macabre imagery."
Needless to say, the collection transcends your "run of the mill" fashion creations by intertwining itself with philosophical concepts and ideas that push the boundaries of our understanding of life and death, and of course, Fashion. To design a dress may be no great challenge to some, but to produce a dress that challenges the wearer to confront their existential position? Now that's an achievement. That is Art.
Thursday, November 17, 2011
All at once I am reminded of how precious and fleeting life is, the moment I look through the lense and behold a life in front of me, enjoying a single moment that will never be repeated-only relived in years to come, a memory frozen in time. The image will live on once the body has turned to dust, but then it will too succumb to age one day, as all things do. Everything on earth ends, even our dear little lonely planet will one day be engulfed by an imploding sun, which, for the time being, continues to light my shot in this one perfect moment, creating a lovely memory...
Recently I've been thinking about this gorgeous country, with its unique Fauna and Flora that holds such amazing beauty it overwhelms me. I cannot properly articulate these feelings of mine, and even if I could find the words that make my heart swell with love when I see the riches of this land they would never suffice more than what I can produce visually.
So I have set myself a new project of creating a body of work that celebrates this beautiful country the only way I know how...
The image above is still in its final stages, but I hope that you enjoy it all the same. I've always had a fantasy of being able to run (technically jump) with the Kangaroos, the exhilaration of flying through the misty morning air as the rising sun warms the dewy, frosty grass...
Wednesday, August 24, 2011
Robert McFarlane is an accomplished Photojournalist and Writer who has been working in the industry for the last 45 years. I spoke to him briefly about the piece, but he sums up my aim as an artist with this simple statement;
"when I saw the wonderful photo-illustration created by Angela Rose Woods (pictured above) I had to acknowledge what may be dreamed, can now be made real"
Oh shucks, Butterfly Bones is blushing!
Check out his fantastic photography blog at http://ozphotoreview.blogspot.com/2011/07/visions-rich-and-strange.html and don't forget his website http://www.robertmcfarlanephotos.com/ which will keep you browsing through his own extensive catalogue of inspiring images for hours on end!
Friday, June 17, 2011
It is with great pleasure we bring you the Top 10 Finalists for ourDCW/Canon World of EOS photo competition! These will be on display at the Canon World of EOS stand, part of the PMA Imaging and Entertainment Expo at the Sydney Convention Centre on June 25th and26th.
The winners of the grand prizes will be announced on Sunday June 26th by EOS Master Graham Munroe, so come on down and take a look. We wish you all the best of luck.
Wednesday, May 11, 2011
The ethereal Artist that is Monika Viktoria has given us a write up on her page. She is making Butterfly Bones blush! Check it out!