Fun and creative portraits. Here's another one of my favourites from my Personal Archive.
Following on from my successful entry in Sydney Morning Herald "Shoot The Chef" portrait competition in 2008. I was thrilled with opportunity to captured a portrait of Adriano Zumbo. I wanted to create something dark and mysterious, reminiscent of Hollywood's classical film noir period, which is generally regarded as extending from the early 1940s to the late 1950s.
So off i went location scouting. I knew the photograph needed to be captured at night to achieve the right moody look i was after. But i still needed some ambient lighting as well. So with a combination of street lighting and studio flash i was able to create a stunning, moody and even romantic black and white image. Sydney's Rocks area is a wonderful place for timeless portrait photography and classic wedding photos.
And yes I was again a finalist in the Shoot The Chef photography competition in 2009.