Specialising in photography and video production, I enjoy combining my wide range of skills in design and communication to create distinctive, unique results. Rather than following the trends, I find myself looking for new opportunities in everything I can – in a world where everything has been done, I look to bring something fresh in my work.
Currently I am completing work on a psychological framework of colour grading, where I’ve learned how to invoke certain emotions in an audience through adjustments to colour. Demonstrating this concept is my short film “Naught Left But Memory”, a story about a woman who lives on only in the photos that remain of her.
Whilst studying design, what is the most significant thing you have learned?
That the tools you use are only as good as the person using them. It is the mark of a poor craftsman to blame the tools, and the mark of an amateur to credit them.
Where are you heading from here as graduate of visual communication design?
With my completed colour grading framework, I aim to move into photography or videography. I’ve been interested in video since I was a child, and my knowledge and skills will allow me to get the most out of every project!
I know quite a few good locations, and this was one I’d known about for a while. I knew it was good for more than just landscapes, and I had the idea to put myself in the frame. The light coming into the cave really set the mood.
I wanted to do a more interesting take on the fruit splashing in liquids, so I came up with the idea of a sky diving strawberry. I created a mini studio to shoot in, and it wasn’t long before I had the image you see here.
Sometimes beauty is not about what you add, but about using only what you need.
Simplicity has its own beauty.
This was a part of a collaboration between a friend of mine and I for a cosplay calendar shoot. Of all the photos I got that day, this is my favourite, as it really captures the mood of the character regardless of whether you know who it is or not.
The way I process is just as critical as capturing the images properly in camera.
This scene was actually a lot brighter than this, but I processed it to bring out the character in the room.