Rain down

rain on the street

Starting off beautiful, the weather turned dark and wet towards the end of the day on Friday. Why is the wild weather so much more interesting than… say, sunny and fine?

rain on the street

rain on the street

rain on the street

rain on the street

rain on the street

rain on the street

rain on the street

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Saturday in Warburton

For a catch up with friends, I suggested this little place in Warburton. I found the cafe in September, but at that time I did not have time to try the food they have on offer. The walking by the stream would be a good way to catch up, rather than shouting over the noise of busy city coffee shop…

Warburton

Warburton

Warburton

Warburton

So here we are, a smooth drive through Eastern Freeway and local highway, we arrived at the Warburton Pantry. As we stepped inside, it was busy with people buying take-away coffee’s, fresh bread from bakery, organic eggs, all sorts of stuff. Smiling from behind the counter, Leila and Brendan showed us the big table in the back, where we started our lazy Saturday afternoon…

Warburton

Warburton

Warburton
Smooth, honest coffee. No excessive bitterness, just mild, light and tasy. My kind of coffee!

Warburton
Last time I had a rich muffin. This time, the brownie. Let’s see how I go!

Warburton

Warburton
Need I say more?

Boys had a few drinks and totally relaxed. We had our walk, we sat down at another cafe for more drinks and some more food, and we went back to the city as the heavy rain came and the day turned into the night.

Sydney

Sydney October 2011

Last weekend, I visited Sydney. I had been to the city only once before. And that was a long time ago. Re-tracing the tracks, and trying to remember the feelings that went through me back them, I walked on the street of the unfamiliar city. The sky was blue, the ocean was almost as blue. It was a beautiful weekend.

Sydney October 2011

Sydney October 2011

Sydney October 2011

Sydney October 2011

Sydney October 2011

Sydney October 2011 - Manly

Sydney October 2011 - Manly

Sydney October 2011 - Manly

Sydney October 2011 - Manly

Sydney October 2011 - Manly

Sydney October 2011 - Manly

Sydney October 2011 - Manly

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Wedding photo shoot: Yukiko and Hiro

I photographed this lovely couple’s special day. They tied the knot, just the two of them, with the Japanese photographer running around them all morning. We have discussed a lot of ideas about where and what kind of images they had in mind. I did some location scouting shoots and shared the images. And then, the big day came. We came out with some beautiful images from our half-day’s shoot, but here is a small collection of my personal favourites.

They registered their marriage at the Japanese Consul-General. Unfortunately they did not allow photographing on site, but we agreed to do a sort of ‘before and after’ series, in which I suggested that they changed their outfit and shoot the first series about the confession, romance and relationship, while after they are officially married, it is about being together, where they go hand-in-hand. I showed some shots on the back of the camera to share the idea I was going for, while I also directed them to live the confession, becoming the gangster or ‘yakuza’ on the backstreet, and we had the Osakan comedian’s cheeky smiles. Starting off very nervous and a bit stiff from morning cold air, too, Yukiko and Hiro quickly got on with this and we had a lot of fun. Well, check out the rest of the collection. Leave your comments, please.

Thank you, Yukiko & Hiro. I look forward to seeing you happy and smiling together for years to come!