Over the weekend, at Studio Brunswick (the creative studio in which I’ve been one of the resident artists in since June 2016) we decided to partake in a wonderful event called “Brunswick Studio Walk”. Brunswick is a particularly warehouse-studios-dense area of Melbourne and once a year, said studios open their doors to the public for a day, and trow exhibitions of the residents’ works.Read More
A couple of weeks ago I shot this portraits of Emi Nishimura Canavan.
Emi is a brilliant Japanese actress now living in Melbourne, Australia, with her husband Phillip.Read More
I hope you had a safe flight back home.
I’m so glad we were finally able to spend a couple of months here in Melbourne together! There were so many places I wanted to show you, so many people I wanted you to meet.Read More
When I received the email from Head On confirming me I was a finalist, I was happy beyond control. As I usually do, I started jumping around, being stupidly loud for no real reason and, most especially, I completely lost the ability to stand still for the next few hours. Yup, I’m just like a big baby.
For the following weeks I tried AS HARD AS I COULD not to create any expectations but hey, remember? Big baby.Read More
So here's how things are going down:
- One of my portraits (can't yet reveal which one) was selected among over 8000 photos to be exhibited as a finalist in the 2015 Head On PhotoFestival Portrait Price that takes place in Sydney and opens on May 1st.
- Said portrait is now being printed and will be part of one of the exhibitions on the Head On Photo Festival for the whole month on May in Sydney
- I'm flying to Sydney on May 1st to attend the opening ceremony and the announcement of the winners (I'm crossing every finger/toes in my body. It's excruciating but I'm working hard on summing all the luck in the world)
- This is definitely worth celebrating with style : I opened a massive sale on a limited stock of premium prints on my website. Click HERE or on my "prints" page and go read about it. Pretty please?
I looked everywhere to find the perfect word to singlehandedly describe this last year.
I found one : intense.
2014 was indeed a very intense year for me.
Very high ups, very low downs. Divided among 3 continents, 5 time zones and way more seasons that one would normally experience. Over 6000 km on a bicycle, an average of 3 hours of walking a day and countless long hours sitting on my bum.Read More
A the beginning of August I packed my belongings in a backpack and moved to Melbourne.
There’s a million reasons why I did that and this is not the blog post to talk about it, but one of the main reason is te fact that I want to work with comedians a lot and Melbourne is Australia’s Stand Up Comedy Capital.
In these first six months I went to every single stand up comedy night I could afford and studied the scene to understand better how to work with them.
In doing so, I found myself spending a ridiculous amount of time around or with stand up comedians.
I found out that stand up comedians and photographers feel very strongly towards their passion and, surprisingly, in a very similar way!Read More
You know those sleepless nights spent on the computer, jumping between Youtube videos, tech blogs, facebook, weird twitter accounts ecc ecc? Well, I had one of those over a month ago.
No, wait. That's a lie. I have one of those EVERY OTHER DAY.
But in that particular one, over a month ago, something different happened : for some weird reason, I kept stumbling upon content that had to do with medium format film. Youtube videos of photographers talking about it (yes, Zack Arias played a major role there), reviews of medium format digital bodies and comparisons with film, entire new bodies of work shot of old Hasselblad cameras and tons of other stuff I couldn't recall to save my life.
Long story short, before giving my eyes a rest from hours and hours of internet and surrender to sleep, I found an old Mamiya 645E body + lens bundle on Ebay Australia and bought it for dirt cheap.Read More
First things first, let me tell you why I ABSOLUTELY LOVE the Fujifilm Instax Mini 90 camera:
- It looks like a Fujifilm X100s (aka: it's gorgeous)
- It's so lightweight you'll forget you have it on you. I did, multiple times. You will as well.
- The battery lasts FOREVER. (Forever being approx. 200 photos!)
- It uses Fujfilm Instax Mini film, with their awesome and convenient cartridges of 10 film sheets.
- It creates beautiful, saturated and sharp credit-card sized memories
- It's FUN to use
I finally had the chance to lay my hulking hands on the beautiful Fujifilm X100s, the camera over which I have been drooling night and day for the last year or so. The camera that I always wanted but couldn't absolutely afford (25 years old freelance photographer here, remember?). The camera that one of my favorite photographers of all times, Zack Arias, described as the "DSLR killer".Read More