Fortunately last month included quite a few interior shoots as the weather was fairly miserable for exteriors. Here are my favourites....
Tim Turner Photographer
Merryn Tinkler and the Monash Art Ensemble asked me back again, this time to photograph the rehearsals of the Dave Douglas collaboration. Photographing the rehearsal gives me complete freedom to move around the stage and the musicians. Using high ISO, available light and minimal post production I can capture some nice moments.
I have been photographing quite a lot of residential landscaped gardens recently. Below is a selection of images from this work. All feature amazing designs by Steve Taylor from COS Design. The first five images are from landscapes built by Matt Seymour and his team at Apex Landscapes. Matt's attention to detail and quality of construction is some of the best you'll see in Melbourne.
I recently photographed this courtyard pool for Serenity Pools, a new client. The young boy whose house it was told me excitedly that he had three pools in one - a "big pool", a "shallow pool for kids" and "a round pool" (spa). And you know he's right!
Photographed at dusk to avoid the shadows that would have been cast across the pool from the fence and planting on the Northern boundary. Lit mostly by ambient and the my new Lowel GL-1.
Less is more for this beautifully designed and constructed contemporary kitchen. Built by Smith & Smith Cabinet Makers and extensibly designed by the owner Tim, it featured many bespoke fixtures and fittings. I reckon it photographs pretty well too!
These two images are from a recent shoot for Let’s Talk Kitchens. Markus Sawatzki (together with home owner Vanessa) designed both the kitchen and the bathroom here.
The challenge with photographing the kitchen with its high gloss cabinetry and floors was to get a pleasing mix of reflection in both surfaces and to hide my lighting.
The bathroom was also tricky to light. The dark tiles soak up much of the ambient room light and there was also a bright highlight window above the vanity to contend with.
I hope the results speak for themselves.
Footscray’s Nicholson Street played host to its first Emerge in the West Festival event a few weekends ago in celebration of the 10th anniversary of the Emerge Festival.
The Multicultural Arts Victoria web site says:
"Produced and presented by Multicultural Arts Victoria, Emerge Festival commemorates United Nations World Refugee Day and celebrates Refugee Week in Victoria".
I wandered down to take in the atmosphere and take a few shots.
I always know when I’m photographing an Apaiser bathroom that I’m going to get some nice shots, their bath ware is so sculptural. Bathrooms can be quite difficult to photograph as they are often in small spaces and have very reflective surfaces. I usually have to rely on the ambient light (as I have here) to illuminate the room. There’s usually some burning and dodging work done on the RAW file in post production to bring the most out of the image.