Sometimes a photographer’s life can be mighty privileged. Last December, while working on the teenage television production, Castaway in Broome, I was given the opportunity to shoot photographs for the portfolio of one of the lead actors, 15 year old, Mikayla Southgate. Endowed with a translucent beauty, and a talent to match, Mikayla is an Australian actress to watch. If she persists in the business, I predict that she will go to the very top.
These are two of my favourite pictures from a shoot on Cable Beach:
Technical details: Nikon D90, Nikkor 80-200mm 2.8 zoom, focal length 200mm,
ISO640 F2.8 @ 1/250 sec.
Technical details: Nikon D90, Nikkor 80-200mm 2.8 zoom, focal length 155mm,
ISO640 F2.8 @ 1/640 sec.
- My oh-so comfortable Converse skateboard shoe footprint in the red pindan dust of the Kimberley
After three weeks of shooting publicity and production stills here in Broome, it’s time to return to the real world. No more 4.30am wake-ups, twelve hour days working in red dust and 30 degree heat. Monday, it’s back to what remains of the Hobart winter, perhaps even a little snow…but best of all, back to the family.
But not before breaking the journey across the continent with a stop-over in Perth to catch up with old colleagues and friends. There’s a lunch booked in Fremantle for Friday, that I’m looking forward to. The collective photographic experience of those around the table will probably total several centuries. Much wine and anecdotes to flow…of course.
I’m going to miss Broome. But I’m hoping that I might get re-called to shoot again later in the series. It’s been a great experience.
Just time today to photograph one more scene on location, final backup of files on external drives, packing and perhaps a swim at Cable Beach…the first chance I’ve had to hit the ocean in the three weeks I’ve been here. I’m going to miss the cameraderie of the crew. Thanks for making it such a great assignment, guys!
- Yesterday’s location in a pindan quarry