Spain on Film

Alastair and I recently returned from a road trip through Spain (after shooting a spectacular wedding in Portugal – coming soon to the blog).  In what turned out to be the best decision I’ve made in a long time, I borrowed a Yashica Mat 124G from my friend Jason Lau, filled my bag with Kodak Tri-X and Ilford HP5 film, and set off to document our adventure the old fashioned way. I only wonder why it took me this long to rekindle my love of the analogue process.

Back in my photography school days I shot film almost exclusively, but for the last 6 years I’ve worked only with digital. Getting back to this shooting style is like blissful photo-therapy; a chance to slow down, look, think, and make careful decisions at a steady pace.

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Tristan - These are so insanely good. I was in Barcelona in July and your photos capture how beautiful the city is, SO perfectly. Definitely shoot more film, Lucy!

Jai Long - These are insanely good :)

Myekie - Awesome work! I love the mood.

Karen - Such beautiful shots!

Lauren Murphy - Felt like I was there, beautiful images.

Jack Chauvel - Gorgeous series :) Dont stop that film shooting again!

Richard - Too good Lucy! Amazing series.

Jessica Tremp - They’re really beautiful Lucy! x

Glenn - These are all just awesome – your tones are killing it!

Oli - Off the chain Luce. Nothin compares. You did an insanely beaut job.

Tahnee - Incredible. So beautiful, Lucy!

James Bennett - LOVE THESE!! Really nice Lucy, congrats.

Eric Ronald - Fantastic Lucy. Well done.

El - Gorgeous shots! Seriously good!

Dancehouse // Victoria Chiu’s ‘Floored’

Last year I had the chance to work with dancer Victoria Chiu during the development stage for her latest piece at Dancehouse.

Floored was Chiu’s exploration into comfort and complacency – our love of indulgence, our dependence on routines, our addiction to intricate mechanisms generating imprisoning comfort zones and safety nets.

Click here for her interview about the piece with Paul Ransom for Dance Informa.

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Jack Charles // Editorial Portrait for Broadsheet

The above image is still one of my all time favourites of my own work – actor, elder, musician and national treasure, Jack Charles.
It was captured in 2010 (before this blog existed) whilst Charles was on a break from rehearsals for the hit theatre production ‘Jack Charles vs The Crown‘. We only had a few short moments to get the shot, but that was all that was needed.
His hands were white with clay – much of his time on stage he spent behind his pottery wheel; a reference to the strength that his love of the craft brought him throughout his time in jail.
My dear friend Shelley Blake wrote the accompanying piece, featured in Broadsheet.

 

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Jane Folland - Brilliant portraits!

Olington van Sansinghausen - Both great images. First is insta-classic. Perfect.