The 2016 Adelaide Cabaret Festival is Over

Last year i photographed the Adelaide Cabaret Festival for the first time, loved every moment! When they asked me back to do it again this year, of course i was overjoyed and couldn't wait to get started. Now its over and i'm fucking exhausted as is everyone involved, all the incredible artists, the crews, the teams of people who work endlessly putting together this amazing festival. 

Back in April i met with the marketing team and publicists and asked ... "this year can i take portraits of the artists? I'd love to sit face to face with each artist for whatever tiny amount of time i can get and take pictures of them."

"Sure. That's a great idea." They said

So, i wish to express my heartfelt thanks to all the people at the Adelaide Festival Centre who helped put this together (you know who you are). It was a massive feat and i am forever grateful for the time you took to make this happen. 

To all the artists who came into the studio for a portrait session, thank you so much for taking the time in your hectic schedules to pop in and be photographed, it was a pleasure to meet you all.

And to the one that got away ... that's another story!

Amy G

Amy G

Murray Hill

Murray Hill

Sven Ratzke

Sven Ratzke

Leland Sklar

Leland Sklar

Harry Shearer 

Harry Shearer 

These are some of my favourites, but then again i have so many favourites its too difficult to choose, they'll eventually be showcased on my website.

 

ainsliewear behind the scenes

I haven't felt this nervous about a photoshoot in a long time. I reckon having a few butterflies in your belly before a shoot is a good thing! Our first official shoot in Sydney for Amy Louise Dance, the Australian stockist for Ainsliewear. Beautiful dance wear designed and manufactured in Canada. Here's a few behind the scenes pictures and over the coming months I'll post some of the final retouched images on the website. Hair & makeup by Raewyn Fernandez. Dancer Talia Fowler. Styling and direction by Amy Goreham at Amy Louise Dancewear.

short trip to sweden

I love flying even when it's 30 something hours one way to my final destination. Movies, sleep, a few drinks, more sleep, another movie, phone switched off ...
"Feel like a short trip to Sweden to photograph my wedding?" he asked. Sure why not! So after 3 international flights and a short drive from Copenhagen airport to the south of Sweden, my terribly sore belly (thanks Etihad) and i arrived. 

Etihad A380

Etihad A380

Sweden is beautiful and the folks were more than generous and wonderful. Tears were shed when i left 5 days later. 

On my last day in Sweden

On my last day in Sweden

No i didn't visit ikea but we did go out for traditional Swedish sweets and yes they were fantastic. How do i describe it? Its like marshmallow on the inside but creamier and sticky and a hundred times better ... Yum 

Yum ... 

Yum ... 

Two days before the wedding we did a reccie of all the places we'd be taking pictures and i fell in love with the beautiful small church. I cannot remember how old it was but we're talking centuries old

Hundreds of years old

Hundreds of years old

The bride's dad was a very keen hobbyist photographer with more cameras than me and he loved a little tech talk (so do i) and yes he loved taking a shit load of pictures. It was no surprise when he handed me a USB of pictures of myself that he had snapped whilst i was shooting the wedding couple

Pictures in the windswept forest by the ocean

Pictures in the windswept forest by the ocean

Sara (bride) and her sister

Sara (bride) and her sister

It was a fast whirlwind trip and wow was i exhausted when i arrived home a few days later! I had a great time and was made to feel like family so a huge thankyou goes out to my clients Sara & Ragnar and their beautiful families ... Thankyou!

Leaving Sweden back to Copenhagen Airport

Leaving Sweden back to Copenhagen Airport

Click here to see pictures from the wedding day