Famous photographers have me twisted

Famous photographers have me twisted

Maleny tree

Writing my upcoming books has had me pawing over many famous photographers’ works – both of my favourite photographer’s and those doing similar styles to my own.

But this has stressed me out. I started to think that my work had to look like that of these famous photographers and how my own work should be laid out in the book’s design. I sat there with InDesign open for way too long before deciding that I needed to strip away the surroundings that support my regular style and see how I can apply it to new environments.

So I took advantage of a client shoot being on the Sunshine Coast and went to Maleny afterwards. The weather wasn’t perfect, but I got the change of environment I sorely needed. Those who know my style know I like deep shadows that overpower most of the photo. I had to time the light just right in these outdoor shots as opposed to the common window light, which can be pretty forgiving!

Now, back to writing my book with a fresh mindset – not a subconscious emulation of my favourite famous photographers’ blueprints.

Maleny famous photographers

 

Maleny famous photographers

Maleny famous photographers

Maleny famous photographers

Maleny famous photographers

Maleny famous photographers

Maleny famous photographers

Maleny famous photographers

Maleny famous photographers

  • Tony Partridge

    Great post man. That photo of the one tree centred is the bomb!

    • http://www.mattwarrell.com Matt Warrell

      Thanks man! Was happy with how they worked out, especially since I didn’t have high hopes.