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Adrian Carmody
Posts: 199
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia


I'm always excited to find co-conspirators to collaborate with.... from Photographers, Designers, MUAs and models

Post here, and I'll come up with a concept of what we could do together... if I lived somewhere a little more central than Australia
Oct 07 12 11:17 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
_Rei_
Posts: 124
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia


I'm hoping to be in Melbourne in November, and I believe you're already on my "get in touch with" list. So, you're pretty central to me :-)

Can I still play?
Oct 07 12 11:22 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Adrian Carmody
Posts: 199
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia


_Rei_ wrote:
I'm hoping to be in Melbourne in November, and I believe you're already on my "get in touch with" list. So, you're pretty central to me :-)

Can I still play?

Urgh, FINE!

We'll just have to work together then smile

The first thing that leaps out in your port, is your sublime control of your expression. I am immediately drawn to models that have more elusive, ethereal quality, and you have it in spades.

When we work together (soon), I'd love to do a really stripped back, honest series of portraits. I've been tinkering with medium format film, and I think your look would just serve that beautifully. Natural lighting, very simple framing, and trying to create a mood where something otherworldy can come to life in a single image

Oct 07 12 11:29 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
_Rei_
Posts: 124
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia


Adrian Carmody wrote:
Urgh, FINE!

We'll just have to work together then smile

The first thing that leaps out in your port, is your sublime control of your expression. I am immediately drawn to models that have more elusive, ethereal quality, and you have it in spades.

When we work together (soon), I'd love to do a really stripped back, honest series of portraits. I've been tinkering with medium format film, and I think your look would just serve that beautifully. Natural lighting, very simple framing, and trying to create a mood where something otherworldy can come to life in a single image

FINE THEN!

(ahem). I do love medium format. Just as good as large. Way better than 35mm. Sounds like an excellent plan :-)

Oct 07 12 11:46 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
Rusty Angel
Posts: 433
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia


I am in Bris big_smile
Oct 08 12 12:45 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Adrian Carmody
Posts: 199
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia


Rusty Angel wrote:
I am in Bris big_smile

You're a retired dancer, but you'll have to dust off those skills... once you sort out the pregnancy thing (congrats, and good luck!)

As you can probably tell from some of my recent work, movement is a huge part of my Photography. I'd definitely want to get something darker, to match your own style.. have you emerging from shadows, with your shoulders doing the talking. That way, we could use some funky lighting to create motion and drama to bring out that feisty strength that is just below the surface in the shots in your port


I'll hit you up if I'm in town mid next year smile

Oct 08 12 01:41 am  Link  Quote 
Model
MissEllie
Posts: 37
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia


What about me? From Brisbane, it's a small world after all?
Oct 08 12 01:45 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Adrian Carmody
Posts: 199
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia


MissEllie wrote:
What about me? From Brisbane, it's a small world after all?

Australia is representin' tonight smile

Two words

Natural. Light.

You have dream skin tone for shooting in natural light that I love the most... really strong back light, with all the energy in the shot coming from a distance in your eyes. You have an uneasy doll like feel, especially in the seated photo on the stairs. It's a total compliment, as it really does take that photo to another level. I'd really be interested in exploring that further, and seeing if there was a way to bring something more out of it

Oct 08 12 01:58 am  Link  Quote 
Model
MatureModelMM
Posts: 955
Detroit, Michigan, US


Halfway around the world, but if we were nearby, what could we do?
Oct 08 12 05:45 am  Link  Quote 
Model
Mea Culpa
Posts: 353
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia


We have before... would we again? smile
Oct 08 12 06:03 am  Link  Quote 
Model
Night Phoenix M
Posts: 309
Dumfries, Scotland, United Kingdom


I would be intrigued to find out, your portfolio showcases many different stylizations that i appreciate
Oct 08 12 11:07 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Adrian Carmody
Posts: 199
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia


MatureModelMM wrote:
Halfway around the world, but if we were nearby, what could we do?

I was only about a 2.5 hour drive from you about 8 weeks ago, in London, Ontario. We were nearby for a while smile

I love your work, and your desire to really find a way to create with your modelling. Your portfolio has some great moments, but in each photo, I can feel you trying to look like you're having your photo taken.

That would be our shoot. Something relaxed, so that I could find you, rather than you trying to act in a way a Photographer would like. I really love portraiture, and finding a way to bring something honest to life... that would be our play date

I'll let you know next time I'm in the area. Next trip may have me driving from Toronto, Chicago, through Wisconsin and then heading south. That will put us in pretty close proximity smile

Oct 08 12 01:16 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Adrian Carmody
Posts: 199
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia


Mea Culpa wrote:
We have before... would we again? smile

Would we?

We must!

I keep telling Anne that I need to work with you every time she makes the effort to come to Melbourne. You could learn a lot from her... we're not THAT far away tongue

We caught each other, just as I was finding my stride Photographically. Since then, I've come a long way, and I think we really could do something unique and exciting.

I do have a little tucked away project for you. I'll tease here, but not give away too much. When we next shoot, I may or may not have access to a recreation Victorian style straight jacket made entirely from aged cloth. I also have a basement of a heritage listed building, filled with bizarre sand stone rooms with ridiculously odd ceiling and door shapes.

I think we'd be able to have just a little bit of fun... in other words

COME BACK TO MELBOURNE!

Oct 08 12 01:22 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
Axioma
Posts: 6,765
Gent, East Flanders, Belgium


bunny
Oct 08 12 01:24 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Adrian Carmody
Posts: 199
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia


Night Phoenix M wrote:
I would be intrigued to find out, your portfolio showcases many different stylizations that i appreciate

As you can probably tell from my port, I'm a bit of a sucker for long hair.. I love the look, the way it moves and the mood that moving hair creates. I have a particular photographic love of fiery red hair, so I think we'd get along just fine.

Looking at your portfolio, you've worked in many creative ways with a range of artists. I would think the only hole in your portfolio, would be seeing you, very natural and honest in a portrait sitting. I would really love to cut down the distance between you and the camera, so that something really truthful came through. Once I got through a few shots, and found a level of comfort... I'd hit the studio lights, and get your hair moving with a fan. Bringing that hair to life, would create the sort of work I really love smile

Oct 08 12 01:27 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Adrian Carmody
Posts: 199
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia


_Mini wrote:
bunny
_Mini wrote:
bunny

ANGLES!

Your arms, legs, elbows, knees, hips... they all work to create rally strong angles that I'd love to capture. I'm drawn to the fact that even when you are working with very challenging or odd poses, you are able to keep your look, and your eyes very calm. That calm beauty, matched with a fierce pose would be my inspiration

We'd get those arms and legs into a pose that would look a little uneasy, but your expression would draw it back and allow your natural beauty to do the rest. I think we'd have to find a designer, very edgy and modern, with strong lines that could create a look that would match that vision... I think we could create something pretty amazing

Oct 08 12 01:36 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
Colleen-
Posts: 62
Bloomington, Illinois, US


What would we create?
Oct 08 12 01:37 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Jorge Kreimer
Posts: 2,253
Los Angeles, California, US


Interesting....
Oct 08 12 02:51 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
Rusty Angel
Posts: 433
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia


Adrian Carmody wrote:

You're a retired dancer, but you'll have to dust off those skills... once you sort out the pregnancy thing (congrats, and good luck!)

As you can probably tell from some of my recent work, movement is a huge part of my Photography. I'd definitely want to get something darker, to match your own style.. have you emerging from shadows, with your shoulders doing the talking. That way, we could use some funky lighting to create motion and drama to bring out that feisty strength that is just below the surface in the shots in your port


I'll hit you up if I'm in town mid next year smile

Sounds fantastic! Don't forget me wink

Oct 08 12 03:01 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
The F-Stop
Posts: 1,437
New York, New York, US


Hey you Aussies, I'm jealous!
Oct 08 12 03:08 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Adrian Carmody
Posts: 199
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia


Colleen- wrote:
What would we create?

I love models that are willing to adapt to any style of Photography. You've covered a lot of territory!

Looking through your work, you seem most at ease and confident in your more natural shots. The shots with stronger poses or seemingly more awkward style setups.

I'd love to get a location to shoot with you, something with really wide open spaces, like an old dance hall, where you could move around and find your own space. Once you had that freedom, I think we'd be able to really do a classic style fashion shoot, with the drama coming from natural poses and looks that would come from you having your own creative platform

Oct 08 12 04:23 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Adrian Carmody
Posts: 199
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia


Jorge Kreimer wrote:
Interesting....

Your work is superb

One thing I've always tried to focus on, that I think gets overlooked, is how dramatic a photo is when a Photographer focuses on hand position.

Your lighting, composition and themes are sensational, but it's the drama in your posing that I love the most. The way you have models use their hands to carve through light or create a dramatic twist.

If we were to collaborate, I'd like to use your natural flare for lighting and posing, with my desire to get movement and air flowing through a photo. One thing I think we could both benefit from, is getting 2 or three models in, and working through a really challenging setup of lighting multiple models in interesting ways. It's something that can be tough for one tog, but together, I think we could combine our brains and ability to run between lighting rigs, to pull of something that I don't see that often smile

Oct 08 12 04:27 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Adrian Carmody
Posts: 199
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia


The F-Stop wrote:
Hey you Aussies, I'm jealous!

I had a week in NY in early September... you're jealous? I couldn't walk 2 feet without bumping into a Photographer, Model, Artist, Writer, Circus performer, Actor or sword swallower... yeah, don't feel too bad smile

One word to sum up what I'm drawn to with you

Film

I lean on my digital crutch constantly, and struggle to be creative with film. I have a beautiful Bronica Medium Format camera gathering too much dust. I would love to pick your brain for a while (ie: hours and hours) to really come to grips with the medium.

Your love of portraiture in natural light is something I share. I have a few new friends in NY that we could bring together in natural lit apartments from Brooklyn to Harlem.... I would love to watch you work, work with you and get your advice on how funny my mistakes with film are

Oct 08 12 04:35 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
The F-Stop
Posts: 1,437
New York, New York, US


Next time you're in NYC, gimme a holla? e-mail me anytime.

I'm still jealious, you guys have some drop dead gorgious women n a beautiful country to shoot in!
Oct 08 12 04:47 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Adrian Carmody
Posts: 199
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia


The F-Stop wrote:
Next time you're in NYC, gimme a holla? e-mail me anytime.

I'm still jealious, you guys have some drop dead gorgious women n a beautiful country to shoot in!

Hoping to be back next year for another week... or two if all goes well. I'll add you to my NY list smile

Oct 08 12 04:56 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
B E A R
Posts: 474
Riverside, California, US


Me?
Oct 08 12 04:58 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
The F-Stop
Posts: 1,437
New York, New York, US


Bear wrote:
Me?

And if you are ever in NYC, gimme a holla too?

Nice work!

Oct 08 12 05:03 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Adrian Carmody
Posts: 199
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia


Bear wrote:
Me?

Incredible natural beauty, you'd be a joy to work with

Looking at your port, you've got a really nice series of portraits that show your great style. I'd like to just take it a bit further, and try and get a much more direct, confident interaction with the camera.

I'd suggest a studio, where we could work and communicate a little easier, and push towards having a very strong expression in a portrait. From what I can tell, I really think your skin and bone structure would react perfectly to soft shadows cutting across your face. by getting a look that is more piercing, and a lighting style that is a bit stronger, I think we could add something really stunning and different for your portfolio

Oct 08 12 06:22 pm  Link  Quote 
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