Social Media content for Ford Australia

Over the past 18 months I have been lucky enough to get behind the wheel of some awesome cars to create Social Media content for Ford Australia.
What started out as getting a car to help with another project has turned into a great relationship with Ford and their PR team that has me regularly
driving their awesome new cars.

I have been lucky enough to drive cars from their entire range, from the sporty Focus RS to the family adventurer the Everest. Every time I get one of their cars
I think to myself, maybe I can get this for my next car. I’m no car professional but for the everyday person their cars are amazing. A mix of practicality with style
and not to mention they all drive like a dream. If I had to chose one…I think it would be the Ranger Raptor (which I had to give back yesterday). It was big, tough
and looked so good, and at the same time was light to drive and oh my god the seats are so comfortable!

I have put them through their paces as well, not just city driving. The Everest came out to far west NSW with me and took to the off road as well as it did on road.
I road tripped a Mustang down the coast, it ate up the bends and cruised along so smoothly. The family and I took an Escape down the snow and even in the heavy,
snowy conditions it didn’t miss a beat. The Ranger came out and did some farm life with me and loved climbing some hills and driving down a river. The Focus RS
Ltd, a close second favourite I just purely loved. Just a beautiful car to drive. And my favourite, the Raptor. It drove around the city in comfort, it carved up sand dunes
like no tomorrow and then it got nice and dirty playing in some puddles..

I can’t thank Ford enough as their cars have helped me to explore and reach incredible spots that in my normal car, would not of been possible. Especially in my line
of work I need a little helping hand sometimes to get that extra somewhere special.

Ford Ranger Raptor 2018

2018 Ford Mustang EcoBoost

2017 Ford Focus RS Ltd

Ford Ranger Raptor Australia 2018 Blue

The Best Maternity Photo Shoot Ever

Ok, so of course I’m going to say that this is the best maternity shoot ever…It’s my beautiful wife with our little precious person in here tummy!

We were never keen on doing a whole maternity shoot so this whole idea came a bit out of no where. We were driving past an old tram track and I was testing a new camera out and I asked Gem to stand on the tracks. I took a photo of her and then the idea came to my head, a weekly bump photo.

The second week we went out to a headland not far from our home and did another shot there, but it didn’t have the same effect as the tram tracks. After thinking about it and looking i refined the idea of the weekly shoot and thought each shot needs Gem standing in the middle and some sort of leading lines framing her. So week three it was pelting down with rain so we tried out an empty car park, and it seemed to work, so this was now the plan/idea for the rest of the shoots.

Each week we had to come up with somewhere new to shoot that had these kind of lines. We also needed to think of wet weather options as well which was trickier then we expected, but by the end we actually had a surplus of location ideas. We took photos in the bush, at the beach, while bushwalking, at an art gallery and even in the supermarket and Ikea.

Below is the gallery from the 25 weeks of belly watch (we didn’t start at the beginning as mentioned this idea came out of no where). We actually had a lot fo fun doing this and it was just a fun little project to do together and we got some great shots from it. The most rewarding thing from the whole process though was our beautiful little girl, Ivy Grace Frawley.

Three Perfect Days in Sydney – Hemispheres United Airline Feature

Earlier in the year I was asked to shoot photos for a feature “Three Perfect Days in Sydney” that was to be featured in Hemispheres United Airline in flight magazine. I have lived in Sydney most of my life, but while doing this job I actually discovered some new hidden gems in Sydney. Not only that, I got to do some amazing things that I have never done in my home city like the Harbour Bridge climb and a helicopter flight over Sydney Harbour at sunset which was just breath taking. Wandering around the city just taking it all made appreciate how incredible Sydney is. I think after being here for so longI started taking it for granted.
This was such a fun job to do. I spent 4 days exploring Sydney from Bondi to Barangaroo, walked over 60kms and took a lot of photos!

A date with Dainty

So this is a pretty old shoot (2 years ago) but while cleaning up my photo library I saw them and thought it was a fun shoot and worth a little post. I teamed
up with Dainty to try a bit of a different style of shoot that was new to both of us. We wanted to get a editorial feeling shoot with a kind of lazy Sunday/girl
next door look, with a slight boudoir style to mix it up. We shot in Dainty’s apartment in Hiberian House in Sydney, which is an amazing building with so
much character, and her apartment had so many amazing things inside which really added to the photos. It was a learning curve indeed for me as my
normal subjects are people in wedding outfits, but it was super fun and I’m stinging to do some more of this kind of stuff.
 

A morning with fashion blogger Gabriella Bjersland

A couple of weeks ago I got to spend the morning hanging out with the Gabriella Bjersland, a Swedish born fashion blogger who
now calls Sydney home. We spent the morning wandering and shooting around the stunning grounds of Sydney University,
which is an amazing and diverse place to shoot. In the couple of hours shooting I managed to take over 1000 photos and a few
can be seen below, make sure you check out the incredible dress by Suzan Mutesi Mufumbiro, it’s amazing!
Check out Gabriella’s blog missbjersland.com for some fashion ideas and inspiration.

01 Swedish model02 Sydney based Swedish model03 Swedish model304 Editorial fashion shoot Sydney University05 Suzan Mutesi Mufumbiro dress06 Sydney fashion blogger07 Swedish model fashion blogger08 Swedish blogger09 Sydney fashion blogger photographer10 Sydney Editorial Fashion photography11 Cheap model portfolio Sydney based photographer12 Sydney University Photo shoot13 Sydney based editorial fashion and portrait photographer14 Sydney portrait photographer

Australian Camera Magazine editorial – South East Tasmania

Last year my wife and I decided to take an extended long weekend and head to Tasmania for cheeky getaway. Neither of us
had been to Tasmania so we had no expectations and also no idea what to do. We decided to concentrate on a smaller
region and explore there more thoroughly rather then spend all the time in the car racing around the island. We chose the
South Eastern area where we spend our time around the Hobart, Huonville areas.  We fell in love with the island and are
already counting down till we can head back again, and during our time there I was lucky enough to get hundreds of photos
and write an article that was published in Australian Camera Magazine Sep/Oct issue.

Sydney Travel Photographer

A Photographers Guide to South-East Tasmania

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New York in Black and White

New York had been sitting at the top of my to go list for a decade until the end of last year when I finally got to head over there! 
Now I’m someone who becomes a bit of a tough critic when something is talked up, whether it be a movie, a restaurant or a travel 
destination, so New York had some pretty big shoes to fill and the expectations were truly set high!

I can safely say, New York is amazing, and since leaving all I have wanted to do is go back! It may not be everyones cup of tea, but 
it surely is mine. I have lived in Sydney most of my life, and spent a few years in London, so it’s safe to say I’m a fan of big cities 
and I wish that I could someday, somehow spend some time living in New York. This was the first city I have ever been to where 
I didn’t use my camera all the time, I spent most of the time just enjoying the city and taking it all in, which is a sign of just
how exciting and captivating this city is!

I decided when editing my photos to do a little random series and edit a selection of shots in black and white as a kind of New 
York black and white street photography series.

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