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.
These images are from a recent shoot for Steve Taylor from Creative Outdoor Solutions. Steve’s design for this small courtyard has been beautifully realised and we both felt the orange bean bags helped make the photos.
Steve is now hosting the new TV show “Australia’s Best Gardens” on Channel 72, 5.30pm Saturdays and I think he does a sterling job. I just hope he’ll still use me for his photography once he becomes famous.
I have started experimenting with creating cinemagraphs. The idea is to produce a still image, but include a small moving part for effect. This was shot on location for Apex Landscapes and is one of my first attempts at this technique. Perhaps a little grainy, it was photographed at 3200ISO, but I like the little splash and will keep experimenting with the technique.
I’ve included a still of the whole landscape. I particularly like Apex’s idea to frame the pool with two sunken rooms.