MOTOgraphy – Bogan at heart…

17 02 2013

I am a bit of a bogan at heart… I was bought up being dragged to watch dad compete in go-karting events most weekends, or hill climbs, sprints and motorshows every other! As a kid I loved it, and I still do… I would read ‘Unique Cars’ magazines like comic books, could name any model of vehicle you put in front of me, and Dad even hung a block mounted poster of a Lamborghini Countach with a naked lady sprawled across the bonnet above my bed… All before I turned 5!!! Dad still races club sprints and hill climbs, is an insanely skilled driver and loves his toys… His weapon of choice is a Subaru SVX (as seen below in a few pics). Watching the old man race and attending those events with him is always a really sentimental time. I hope you enjoy some of my MOTOgraphy! πŸ‘‡πŸš—πŸ’¨πŸ‘‡

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FITography – Meet Damien ‘Beat Down’ Brown

3 02 2013

Meet Damien ‘Beat Down’ Brown…
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I met Damo’ when I started training at Crossfit Mitchelton. Under the watchful eye of Phil Cosgrove, Damo is given strength and conditioning there. Without knowing his background, he struck me as one of the most dedicated, and driven athletes I had seen… Every session he would monster himself, never stop, push big weights, pull great times and great results… Above all, he is a fantastic bloke.

I was later told that he is a professional Mixed Martial Artist who fights internationally and is one of Australia’s most talented prospects in the sport of MMA. To prove his ability, he is also Australia’s first development athlete outside the sport of Crossfit, to be sponsored by Again Faster! Damo has an upcoming bout on 16 Feb, on Brace For War (BFC) 19 in Sydney (Damo is contracted to fight on the Legend Series, but was given approval to fight on Brace given his last scheduled overseas fight was postponed) and I was lucky enough to be given the opportunity to take a few shots of the lad in training with the amazingly talented coaches and athletes out of Integrated MMA Australia

If you are local and curious about the sport of MMA, there are no other coaches or facilities that can offer what these boys do… So get down to Integrated MMA to see what they are all about.

And, to learn more about Damo and his path to glory, you can have a read πŸ‘‰HEREπŸ‘ˆ, watch his showreel πŸ‘‰HEREπŸ‘ˆ, and or check my shots πŸ‘‡…
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FITography – CrossFit (Mitchelton)

19 01 2013

I recently joined the cult, that is CrossFit… I resisted for as long as I could, but I think it was inevitable that I would end up at a ‘box’ (look at me already dropping CrossFit community lingo!)… Anyway, I started and am now spiraling into a deep addiction; even dragging the wife into it, yet she ended up training at a different ‘box’… Which, perpetuates our ‘issue’ as we now only talk about, and compare, WOD’s, oly’ (Olympic) lifts, PR’s (Personal Records), and generally how awesome our respective coaches are… I was getting a little arrogant about my training and fitness, but was soon sat on my arse with the knowledge and skills they impart… And some killer sessions!

If you are in Brissy, and on the Northside, you won’t find a better training facility and coaches than at Crossfit Mitchelton (Panthers Barbell Club)… Here’s photographic evidence of how great this crew is πŸ‘‡…

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PhoDOGraphy – Summer Days and Xmas with the ‘Fidos’…

26 12 2012

There is no better way to spend your weekend, than to watch your pooch in their element at the beach… I never get sick of seeing Astro actually smiling while he eats and snorts sand, ‘hoovers’ salt water, chases down the odd small child (playfully head butting them into the shore break), and runs through the same kids’ sand castles like a canine wrecking ball!!! And then when you add Maxxy to the mix, it becomes clash of the Titans and you just have to get out of the way and let the big boys own the beach… This is how we spent Xmas day (merry Xmas, by the way. I hope you all had a day of love and laughter with those that are most special to you, including your pets)!πŸ‘‡

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Bubs…

13 12 2012

A very good friend of mine recently asked me to take some snaps of her 2 absolutely stunning bubs, Coops (Cooper) and Ky (Kylah)… This was without a doubt the easiest shoot I have ever done given the ‘models’ defintely weren’t smacked with the ugly stick and it was all shot outdoors, on the sand flats at Sandgate on a cracking day. I am not a fan of ‘posed’ kid shots as you never capture their true personality or character with the whole ‘kitsch’ studio setting (don’t get me wrong, there is some amazing studio photography out there and I am not in a place to judge). I really hope I did both the kids’ justice with these shots… See for yourself below and feel free to provide critique…

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FITography – Fit + Strong + Healthy… And frocked up!

13 12 2012

I was privileged enough to have been given the job of photographing 10 beautiful ladies as part of a PT program (Fit + Strong + Healthy… And frocked up) a good friend of mine ran, Belinda Wasowski (Intensity PT). The shoot was a finale to the ladies’ training over the year and gave them the opportunity to show off their physical achievements/assets whilst sucking on a few cheeky bubbles, wearing their best frocks and eating some clean treats (courtesy of my wife’s amazing catering, Shan).

Belinda put together a flawless day and it was real testament to her coaching to these ladies over the years to see the amazing results they have all achieved… I think by the photos, you will agree… Unfortunately, given that I am still processing a lot of them, you can only see the sneak peeks at:

πŸ‘‰HEREπŸ‘ˆ

Once the ladies have received their gift of a personalised photo album, I will upload the best of the bunch for you to have a look at…

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FITography – My friend Erin…

18 11 2012

So, I have a very good friend… Like a big sister to me… And, she is a freak of nature. Erin runs a boxing gym called Sweat Depot and recently I went a snapped a few shots of a couple of her classes. Erin isn’t your typical PT or group fitness trainer who prefers to watch a stop watch, give the occasional meek, and uninspiring cliche, while prancing in front of a mirror and enjoying their own reflection… Nup… Erin gets amongst it, trains harder than anyone in the class, all while screaming down the house, scaring seven shades of sh*t out of the class and leading from the front. Below is the pocket rocket, and for more of the class I shot, have a gander at the ‘FITography’ page πŸ‘†.

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