Friday, October 28, 2011

Book cover shoot for Mary Byrne

O'Brien Publishing commissioned me to shoot the cover of Mary Byrne's coming book, which is coming out next week I think. Since then I was commissioned by universal music to shoot Mary for her forthcoming album. It's been produced by the brilliant Phil Coulter and I'm really looking forward to hearing it. Once again it was great spending time with Mary, she's a great woman and worked really hard all day to give us lots of options. My hunch is that they'll use one of the first images we shot that day. She's such a pro she nailed it in the first 20 minutes!
I'm afraid you'll have to wait until November to see the results though. As soon as the album is out I'll post some of the images.

And here's the final cover :

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

BMW shoot on the Mamiya RZ67 Pro II for Chemistry

In addition to shooting digital DSLR and HD video, I have purchased an Aptus II, by Leaf, which is a digital system that I can use with my Mamiya RZ cameras to create very high res files. 

The system renders exceptional skin tone and highlights. Coupled with the Mamiya system which synchronizes at high speeds with my PROFOTO lighting, liquids can be photographed and captured at very high speeds which cannot be achieved with DSLR cameras.

When art director Adrian Fitzsimon from Chemistry, commissioned me to shoot an image for a BMW ad, I decided to shoot with my new LEAF Aptus 8 40mp digital back. It was great to be working with the Mamiya RZ again after 5 years and I was delighted that the incredible lenses were up to the job just as much as they were when shooting film. I love the skin tones the LEAF produces and in terms of composition so good to be shooting to the Aptus 8 format rather than DSLR. I'd like to thank Joerg Hagitte from Probis Media Solutions in Hamburg, where I bought the LEAF, for his excellent advice and speedy supply of the equipment.

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Corporate portraits for Espion

For their new website designed by DesignWorks .