OKA - band promotional shoot


Shot with a combination of natural light, small flash and a great location in the hills of Byron Bay.  I was trying for a gritty image with grounding to the texture of a building that shows history and life.  The props were all from within the space.

Incorporating flavours of Dub, Electronica, Hip-hop, Jazz & many forms of world music, OKA’s sound can sometimes be hard to describe. A better way to define OKA is by the three interesting characters that make up the outfit, bringing together a variety of influences, backgrounds & talents. Stu Boga Fergie (Didgeristu), the big man behind the electronic beats & keys brings raw didgeridoo & vocals inspired by his aboriginal heritage. Chris Lane (foreground) plays captivating melody on slide guitar, harmonica & woodwinds including bamboo, flute & sax. Making up the trio is Samoan-Australian Charlie Zappa (the FRO) – a rhythm specialist with beats of Polynesian fire & deep pocket. Together they blend many pieces that is the OKA puzzle - A sound & force that touches the heart & feeds the soul.

Equipment:  Canon 5dmkIII 1/160s @ f/5 ISO1250, 16-25mm f/2.8L II USM @ 16mm, odin flash triggers, 2 x 580exII flashs.

Mullum Music Festival 2012

My first Mullum music festival - it was a blast.  Here is a selection of shots from the festival, some of the performers and my favourite - the "Magic Bus".

OKA rocks the high school hall at Mullum Music Festival 2012

Smiths Beach Resort, South Western Australia

I just completed a shoot for Smiths Beach Resort in the fabulous South West of Western Australia.  This is in the Margaret River wine region which in my past life as a winemaker have spend many great seasons.  The coastline and beaches are some of the best in the world and we wanted to showcase the beauty and colour of the area for one of the best holiday destinations  in the area.  We gave the Canon 5DmkIII a good run and used a Lastolite sunfire 2x1m reflector which provided a lovely skin glow.

Model: Shayla White

Assisted by: Kurt Nigg