Tom’s a lovely bloke and a great chef. When he took over the kitchen at Penny’s Hill cellar door in McLaren Vale, he gave me a call and we did a few small shoots to rebrand the new identity “The Kitchen Door”. Interestingly, the first thing he did was remove the door between the kitchen and the dining room.
This was a fun shoot for a restaurant. They wanted to look too cool so we got Kali Holmes, the amazing model in. It pays to work with professionals! (even though I ended up being payed a total of one gin martini for the shoot.)
My favourite shot is the first one below where I composited Kali in, one each side, in different vintage swimsuits, so it looks like twins.
Aaron the chef is now working around Asia and Dubai, and I hear the bartender is now in Sydney.
This red dress below was so expensive we weren’t allowed to drip the chicken nugget sauce anywhere near it, so I had to composite the dripping sauce in later.
I did this great shoot in Clare over a few days last year. We got to shoot at all of these different wineries, most of which I’d already been to. It was so much fun. Hard work and long days, but fun!
A good mate and one of Adelaide’s most talented and hard working musicians and music teachers.
Some great views in the old vineyards around the Barossa. Thanks to Schild Estate for inviting me.
German Cellar Hand.
Schild Estate. Barossa Valley, South Australia.
Photo: John Krüger
Here’s a pic from a quick shoot with Simon to publicise an event he was catering in Clare, South Australia. He was waiting for me to set up and (slightly) impatiently drumming his fingers on the table. I like this shot better than the posed ones.
Dr. Tim Cooper is a lovely man to work with and a great guy to have a beer with after the shoot.
Meral has a certain classic style. She does all her own hair and makeup too.
This was a fun shoot. I wasn’t allowed to show too much or it’d spoil the experience for people who hadn’t been yet. Check it out.