|GEORGE BUSH SNR|
A Secret Assignment
26/1/2009 0:24:15 | corporate event
When I was first offered this job, the details were scarce. The only information I had was that the job included taking group photos of up to 150 people and that they only wanted one photographer, not even allowing an assistant to attend. It would mean working by myself and arranging all the logistics for the shoot, including setting lights and organizing large groups of people.
Intrigued by the secretive nature of the job and having been given no details with regard to the location or time until the actual day of shooting, I accepted the job. On the day in question, I arrived at Ocean Terminal at sunset, bringing along my passport and ID as requested. I had no idea where I was going even as I was boarding a cruise ship. It wasn・t until the ship was leaving Hong Kong that I was told that President George Bush Senior was on board and that he would be the subject of my shoot.
During the time I spent on that job, I never found out the shooting schedule of the day until the morning. This presented a big challenge to me as a photographer, as I was not only taking photographs of Mr Bush, but also group portraits of large groups of people within a limited timeslot. With all the planning, lighting and logistics being my responsibility, the job posed a great challenge. I even had a bodyguard follow me as I worked so that he could restrict the number of photographs I took. It wasn・t until I finished the job that I was told that the reason for my not being able to bring an assistant was because the cruise had been so expensive and therefore only one photographer was allowed on board.
My greatest memory is when Mr Bush invited me up to take a picture with him, guaranteeing this to be a one-in-a-life-time experience that I will never forget.
|Pregnant Mother & Child|
25/1/2009 11:41:45 | pregnant portrait
Families are always a pleasure to photograph, especially those with young children. Shy of strangers but interested in the camera, they usually take a while to warm up to us, but after they get used to the flash popping, they have a great time in front of the camera.
These photos show a pregnant mother with her young son. The way they interacted with each other was very sweet and warm, their loving and playful relationship easily caught on camera.
|KEVIN & MICHELLE / Japan engagement|
20/1/2009 0:20:29 | engagement
Cherry blossoms only bloom in the middle of April and only for a very short time, but if you・re lucky enough to catch them, they・re guaranteed to be a lovely sight. Pink cherry blossoms against clear blue skies; in that, you have a sweet, beautiful tableau in which to photograph a sweet, beautiful couple.
Kevin is an opinionated man, someone who searches for perfection in everything. His own sense of style and his many ideas during the shoot inspired us to create new concepts and broadened our horizons as photographers. I remember one particular shot that we had conceived that we, at first glance, thought might have been too difficult to pull off, but Kevin・s enthusiasm and ．never give up・ attitude meant that we were able to work the idea into something tangible.
Kevin works in Japan, so he knows the country very well. Every time we suggested an idea for a photo, Kevin would do his best to accommodate us. We thank both Kevin and Michelle for their hospitality, their positive attitudes that led us to create a set of beautiful photos as well as a set of unforgettable memories.