A couple of weeks ago I posted a small film from Hiromi & Jeremy’s wedding at Gold Coast’s Burleigh Heads. Below are a selection of photographs from this magic day. Click any image for a larger peek!
I had the honor & privilege of capturing Hiromi & Jeremy’s special day in a intimate beachside ceremony on Gold Coast’s Burleigh Headland. It was a fantastic afternoon with perfect light and a pleasure working with such a beautiful couple. More images to come… In the meantime I hope you enjoy the film. Thanks goes to Céline for the introductory filming on her iPhone and for assisting in all the light metering on the day!
A little while back a close mate of mine asked if I would be interested in illustrating their wedding invitation. They were to be wed in Thailand and for those that could not make it to the ceremony, a second gathering would be held in Brisbane. The brief an illustration combining the two countries, other than that I had creative license to do what ever I pleased. The above illustration I titled ‘Briskok’, is the final piece which featured on the invite and below is a little insight to my working methods for this job.
Although I’ve never actually visited Thailand, I felt quite familiar with the terrain through film documentaries and photographic books. I wanted to pull subtle elements from Thailand into the Brisbane landscape, rather than create an even mixture of the two places. The large Buddha of Phuket on the peak of a mountain, Thai boats sailing in clear blue waters and the Tuk-Tuk would be my final choice of hinted Thailand. I wanted the viewers eye to converge to the center of the piece. A series of rough thumbnail sketches and some quick Photoshop image compositing lead me to the above layout.
With my digital layout, the next step would be putting pen to paper, some light pencil work in my sketchbook to get my proportions correct then straight on to inking. I don’t like to use pencil too much, I feel when you jump straight to ink you tend to concentrate and give more thought and attention to your line. For my pen work I use various brands and sizes, my only stipulation is that they are waterproof so I can lay over final watercolour washes without risking the bleeding of my line work. After scanning or in this case photographing the final piece, I then import it into Photoshop, from here I am able to further colour correct and export the artwork as a compatible format for use in a layout program, such as Illustrator or InDesign.
So that is a working rundown on one of my Illustration works. If you have any questions please feel free to use the comment area and I’ll respond promptly. Also if you haven’t already be sure to click any of the images for a larger view… Thanks for reading and if you enjoyed the artistic insight let me know and I’ll work to incorporate more posts like this.
Good friends and USA residents Carla and Todd, travelled back to Australia to renew their vows for family and friends in a picturesque beach ceremony on Gold Coast’s North Burleigh beach.
Along with my usual DSLR getup I packed a Polaroid SX-70 loaded with some expired TZ-Artistic film to give another take on the day. Film when coupled with digital shots gives something a little more intimate and unique… as well when framed 2up make a great gift!
I hope you enjoy some of these select photographs from the day as much as I did taking them.