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Luna Milosc [NSFW] by Geoff Jones

On the weekend, I had the amazing Luna Milosc in my studio. I was inspired by Russian photographer, Pavel Kiselev.

Having a white paper backdrop laying around, which had already seen better days; I decided to do this with it. It was also a good opportunity to try out my new posing boxes.

Thank you to my friend, Angie To for assisting on the day.

Mode/MUA: Luna Milosc
Assist/paper scruncher: Angie To
Photography: Geoff Jones

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Sylph Sia - Thunder in our hearts [NSFW] by Geoff Jones

This was a continuation of my tribal series with Sylph Sia. The headpiece was created by Cassandra Lee and inspired by native American culture as well as the beautiful work of Genevieve Amelia.

Model: Sylph Sia
Assistant: Chris Smith
MUA/headpiece: Cassandra Lee
MUA assist: Steph Dean
Photography: Geoff Jones

Metalic body paint with Cassandra Lee and Fiona [NSFW] by Geoff Jones

Continuing on from my tribal series, I teamed up with makeup artist Cassandra Lee and stunning model Fiona. I contacted Cassandra after she indicated that she wanted to work with metallic body paint. It was also something I wanted to shoot, so we teed it up and the rest is history. It was my first time working with Fiona.

Cassandra painted her with metallic awesomeness and she nailed the poses like a pro. (No we didn't use the same stuff that almost killed Buddy Ebsen in the original Wizard of Oz)

I love shooting tribal styles and I have a couple more in the pipeline. 

Model: Fiona
Makeup/bodypaint: Cassandra Lee
Photography: Geoff Jones

Welcome to the machine by Canberra Photographer - Geoff Jones

Mary Li and I teamed up with my model friend, Fidesse Fehr, who flew down from the Gold Coast. We shot together a while back in 2012 and I was very impressed with her enthusiasm, as well as her natural ability to pose and work with the camera. This time was no different - To say I was happy with the results would be an understatement...

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The title for the image comes from one of my all time favorite songs "Welcome to the machine" by Pink Floyd. While the "machine" in the song is meant to represent the music industry; to me, the "machine" is our culture and society - a machine that is, for better or worse, force fed to us via the media and by extension, the television set.

I searched high and low for just the right type of old TV and finally found one at the local dump (along with a couple of milk crates).

The light from the TV itself was never going to be bright enough, so I had to create my own by ripping out the innards and placing an AB800 strobe inside. I then lined the inside with white cardboard, and placed a white diffusion sheet and cooling filter on the front. The cooling filter was used becasue light from a TV is generally on the cooler side.

I used 4 lights in total; a warm soft box off to the right, a cool light off to the left to highlight the back of the TV, a very dim white fill light bouncing off the roof, and of course, the light from the TV. 

We switched things up a little for the second look. I am a big fan of dewy skin and dark eyes, which Mary managed to achieve flawlessly.

The image was shot with a teal gel off to the right and a warm gel to the left.

Model: Fidesse Fehr 
Makeup: Mary Li

Feel free to leave any questions in the comment section.

Omo Valley tribal inspired shoot by Geoff Jones

My makeup artist friend, Dave Reid recently came to me with an idea for a shoot, inspired by the tribal people of the Omo Valley in Southern Ethiopia. I've known Dave for a few years now, and I've come to trust that whatever idea he comes up with, it's going to be great. 

Joining Dave to put the look together was Adi Watters who did an awesome job assisting with the flowers and style. The look was put together using various pieces they collected from... uhh.. various sources. My apologies if you are missing anything from your garden ;)

Our beautiful model was Mary Faith. We will be shooting together again, so expect more from her soon.

Art nude photoshoot with Stefania Ferrario by Canberra Photographer - Geoff Jones

Last week I had a last minute art nude shoot with my buddy, Stefania Ferrario. I first shot Stef about 4 years ago and we have been collaborating on various projects ever since. You may have seen her on the Australian Target commercials with Gok. Makeup by Mary Li [link] Check out Stefania's FB here [link]

SAAAWWWEEET!

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Photoshoot with Makeup Youtube sensation, Chloe Morello. by Canberra Photographer - Geoff Jones

My friend, Chloe Morello recently contacted me to tell me she was coming to Canberra for a shoot with the Canberra Weekly. So of course we had to arrange a creative collaboration while she was here! Makeup was by very talented, Mary Li.

You may know Chloe from her extremely popular Youtube channel where she shares makeup/beauty tips and tutorials. She is also a VEET Beauty Producer, and beauty ambassador for CLEO magazine... as well as being an all around awesome person!

Chloe Morello. Makeup by Mary Li.

Chloe Morello. Makeup by Mary Li.

The above image was created using the following 5 strobe light setup:

  • Small softbox to the left of frame with an orange gel, 35º to the rear, pointed at model.
  • Small softbox to the right of frame with a blue gel, 35º to the front, pointed at the model.
  • Strobe with a 7" reflector, grid and yellow gel, to the right of frame 45º behind the model.
  • Gridded snoot 45º in front of the model, right of frame to balance out the gels.
  • Large shoot through parabolic reflector directly behind the camera for overall fill at a low intensity.
  • Royal Blue Superior paper backdrop.

The blue gel was used as a subtle effect to balance out the warmth of the other lights. It is mostly visible in the highlights between the orange and yellow gels. You will notice it on Chloe's left shoulder, forehead and eyelids.

The idea with the large shoot through parabolic umbrella, is to balance out the intensity of the coloured gels, as well as reducing the overall contrast of the lighting. This light was set to a very low level.

Of course, the look would not have been possible without Marys makeup talents. She used a shimmer product on Chloe's skin to enhance shine.

The lighting for the second shot was switched up to provide a more subtle effect. I used a blue gelled softbox 45º behind Chloe to highlight the wet half of her face. A 21" silver beauty dish was used as the main light.

Chloe Morello. Makeup by Mary Li.

Chloe Morello. Makeup by Mary Li.

All in all, a very fun shoot and I was extremely happy with the results. Be sure to check out Chloe's Youtube channel if you have not already done so. [Link]

Please feel free to leave any questions in the comment section below.

Danièle Martinie - Red back by Canberra Photographer - Geoff Jones

A couple of weeks ago Mary Li and I did a personal project shoot with my beautiful friend and fellow photographer, Danièle Martinie. She has a soft and honest photographic style that I really love. We were going for two distinct looks for this shoot; Light and matte, Dark and glossy. Thanks to Angie To, who did a great job assisting on the day

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The first shot consisted of a 4 light setup. A large soft light from above, two medium sized soft boxes for the kicker lights, and a 22" white beauty dish for the key light. Mary's makeup was phenomenal. I absolutely loved the red on her eyelids.

The second look, I went with a simpler light setup which consisted of a gridded 22" beauty dish as the key light and large gridded soft box providing some dim illumination for the background.

IModel: Daniele Francesca Martinie Makeup: Mary Li Makeup Assistant: Angie To Photography: Geoff Jones

Recent artistic nude photoshoot with Slyph Sia (NSFW) by Canberra Photographer - Geoff Jones

I recently had the pleasure of shooting the beautiful Canberra based model Sylph Sia. We have worked together on artistic projects on a number of occasions in the past. This time I wanted to create something with a bit of punch. I was looking for twisted and contorted poses with an almost futuristic, alienesque feel, and boy did Sylph Sia deliver... I explained what I wanted in the pose and she took it from there. It's rare to find a model who is so professional, so comfortable in front of the camera, who knows how to deliver exactly what you want, and is not to mention... stunning! If you are after a model who can perform, then please contact her for rates and availability here. I highly recommend you do.

Mary was right on the money with her makeup, and it all came together brilliantly. I'm never disappointed in that department.

I lit the scene using four lights. One small gelled softbox, a small 7" reflector, 22" beauty dish with a blue gel as the main light and a 64" white PLM umbrella for fill and to balance out the gels. I also used a star filter for the streak lens flare effect. I should also mentioned there was no liquify or over-processing. What you see is what you get. More to come soon!

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Epson AIPP PPY award results by Canberra Photographer - Geoff Jones

Wow! Was totally blown away with my results from the Epson PPY (professional photographer of the year).

I entered 4 prints and managed to come away with a gold distinction on my Chantico print, a silver distinction, and two silvers; As well as being awarded the ACT emerging photographer of the year!

Thanks to everyone involved in the winning prints. I couldn't have done it without them -It's very much a team effort: Dave Reid, Mary Li, Jessica Lewis, Chris Smith (Always lending me his equipment whenever I ask/need it), Melissa Tan, Kastelle Adamson, Izzy Hellyer, Maddy Hellyer, Molly Folkard, Catherine Cheah...

Now looking forward to the Canon APPA.

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Domino by Canberra Photographer - Geoff Jones

Had an amazing shoot with Stefania Kightley. I always love shooting with Stef, she is so much fun to shoot with.This one was inspired by the Movie Domino. Believe it or not, but there is not one ounce of skin retouching... No blemish removal. No doge and burn.

See more of Stef here:

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Chantico by Canberra Photographer - Geoff Jones

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I'm extremely happy with the results of Sundays shoot with an amazingly talented team consisting of Jessica Lewis, Mary Li, Melissa Tan,  Catherine  Cheah, and Tentacle Threads.

Melissa is a stunning model from Malaysia. I was very fortunate to have had the chance to shoot with her during her short visit back to Australia. If only we had more time!

More images to come soon!

Hello kitty cyber goggles, under-busts, and hot-pants by Canberra Photographer - Geoff Jones

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I'll be shooting the beautiful Sylph Sia later this month in this awesome custom made under-bust vest from Anna at Ladymoon Design. Go check out the rest of her work here http://www.ladymoondesigns.com. Add to that some Hello Kitty cyber goggles, and some black hot pants from Tentacle Threads http://www.tentaclethreads.com and we have a recipe for awesomeness!