It’s always a busy day when you have five models, more than a dozen wardrobe changes and sixteen images to create.
By 9am our studio was covered in cycling gear and our clothes rack was used to stack bicycles that cost more than a small car.
This was the third year that we’ve shot the Bicycling Australia annual fashion shoot, it’s the largest segment of the magazine and we’re really excited to continue to be a part of it.
It’s really fun for the models to work with the props, most of them were riders and could appreciate the gear. I’m really passionate about cycling as well, so I love getting the little details right. It has to look realistic because cyclists are going to know at a glance if the model is holding the handlebars the wrong way.
The client wanted the photography to be fun and approachable. Cycling can be intimidated so we wanted to make this gear look easily accessible to those that are just starting out. It was loads of fun to shoot something that we’re so enthusiastic about.
The year 2000, was a landmark year for Stirling – he became the fastest Australian to reach 50 and 100 Test points, he scored the most points and highest number of penalties  by any Australian in his first five Tests and created history by becoming the first Australian to score 20 points or more in four consecutive Tests.
In 2006, Stirling was passed the honour of becoming the 73rd player to Captain the Wallabies. Stirling lead the team from the front and they claimed the Cook Cup from England.Stirling received his greatest honour when he was asked to Captain the Wallabies at the 2007 Rugby World Cup in France.
Stirling’s uncanny ability to score tries and kick goals has positioned him third on the all-time list of Australian Test point scorers (with 463 points) and he holds the mantle as the highest ACT Brumbies all-time point-scorer (with 875 points).
In late May we alluded to a fashion shoot that we can now talk about in all it’s glory.
Studio Commercial and the folks from Latitude Montagut took part in a three day fashion marathon.
We photographed twins Jordon and Zachary Stenmark and Nick Boogert against a multitude of changing backgrounds. The highlight was the amazing Seidler House; wedged atop a mountain in the Southern Highlands of New South Wales, it was a beautiful piece of architecture. On the second day, we launched into look book shots and as it got darker, we hit the streets of Sydney to take some night life photos.
The third day was spent at the Sugar Mill, listening to 70s funk and mixing faux drinks for our models.
Enjoy the behind the scenes video and as always, let us know what you think.
It took around 45 minutes from start to finish to nail this photo for the cover of Active Retirees. Pieter and Cameron was helping out, which was great because there was gale force winds. If it wasn’t for them, the reflectors and other photography equipment would be somewhere in the stratosphere.
Thanks to Active Retirees and Mahlab for the photo shoot.
This was shot on a golf course in Willahra, Sydney.