Week 8, Stairs. Possibly an easy subject matter they are everywhere and if you walk anywhere and don’t drive from your home garage to your work garage you’d use them everyday of the week. I wanted them to graphic as always and knew I wanted to photograph possibly Australia’s most famous stairs (with a visitor) but not give everything away in doing so. I had a guest with me for some of the images this week which took us back to when we met with me running around and getting lost in subject matter while traveling.
Week 7 (with a short break) Laneways. I truly loved doing these this week particularly that I am planning on shooting a portrait in one of the lanes as soon as I can. My green lanes just happened to be a bit of a chance find while on a film set but I did wait to be the last to leave location in the rain so I could shoot them. My partner in themes was with me on one of the days this week and was amazed at my knowledge of some of the places around the city. As I am progressing with these themes each week I can see a nice body of work coming together. It may well become a special one off bespoke book. #sydneyphotographer #commercialphotographer #photography #manfrotto #manfrottotripod #canon5d3 #canon #commercialphotography #canonlenses #sydneycommercialphotographer #laneways #lanes
Week 6 Detail(s) this week was a bit harder or a bit more a thinking subject. I kind of struggled for the first couple of days or more just wondering about how to shoot this subject/theme without going into macro or getting too involved in pattern and repetition. I started thinking of detailed joinery and detail in the execution of structures both natural and built. One thing I do know I have is my own execution of detail in my delivery. The week coming is going to a bit of a free form theme as I am away shooting in Perth for the week. Lets see what a free form week brings and what being in Perth does. #sydneyphotography #commercialphotography #commercialphotographer #manfrotto #canon5D3 #85mm #photography #photographer #canon #primelens #primes #photoproject
Week 5, Elevated Perspective. This week was interesting, it made me think a lot and not just about shooting images but about what the theme really meant and what it could also mean. It first took me to buildings and the highest places I could find but things just started looking the same. Everyone and everything just looked like ants and the perspective didn’t really change. So I changed my thought process and decided I would do it all from just a single floor up as much as I could. That way the perspective still had some detail about it and it wasn’t just focused on ant like people. My favourite image is the zebra crossing, it is so simple but the light on the day was perfect. The gentle shadows muted on the grey palate of surfaces, I think it will again make it into my book somewhere in the future. Thanks for looking. MVP
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Week 4. Reflections, I guess it does sound easy especially with another week of wet weather days and puddles everywhere. As it must have interest in the reflection and not just sky/clouds or something else random I tried to not rely on this idea alone. That’s not to say I didn’t spend time walking around with my nose fixed on the ground. As you can see I have only used one image in this style. The idea I worked on the most you can see duplicated in one of my plates. I wanted to do something automotive with the idea as well as keeping the idea simple so the theme would shine. This was achieved with a simple single suction mount and some less than ideal mirror placement! If you look closely you’ll see a hint of my good self which I did on purpose while blinding myself driving down Marrickville Road and firing my flash off at myself throught the steering wheel! Not ideal but sometimes you have to suffer for your art… #photography #DSLR #Reflections #photoassignment #canon5D3 #Manfrotto #Motion #mattvas #mattvasphoto
While I was out last week shooting some backing plates for my “Disappearing Dream” project I started to see all these lovely patterns in nature around me. I was trying not to get too distracted but some things just couldn’t be overlooked. This was the one that jumped out the most. It could be a new little sub project but I am keeping my eye on the main item and stalking houses each week.
This is my latest concept was shot for The ACMP‘s 21st Century photography competition. It is my view on what you have to be when you are in business for yourself as a sole trader in photography. How many people are you, CEO, CFO, family, marketing, BDM etc…. This is not only true for photography but for a great many of us in business today. This idea came about from the competition launched asking photographers how they saw the 21st Century, it was excellent to bring it from idea to drawing to finished photo. Do you find the photo tells a story for you too?