Arias 2007 & the wonders of photoshop
Photoshop. Brings the world together!
For the second year running I was asked to shoot the Arias cover for Australian Street Press. This includes Inpress, Drummedia and Zebra throughout the nation.
The only thing was, three musicians were to be shot in my studio, and two were to be shot backstage at their gig up in Toowoomba QLD. Somehow I had to shoot all people as though they are together, interacting with one another...Photoshop to the rescue!
Connie from Sneaky Sound Systems, Mr Dan Kelly and the always beautiful Sarah Blasko came to my photo studio in Chippendale. I photographed each person separately, using identical lighting and camera setup. This was so I could easily replicate the same effect in Towoomba, despite the vastly different location.
Three days later I flew up to Brisbane and was driven by a lovely Drum staff member to Towoomba. It was a stunning drive, such different scenery from Sydney.
We arrived in Towoomba, where Powderfinger and Silverchair were playing their National Tour, Across the Great Divide.
As you can see in the pictures, I actually shot Ben Gilles and Bernard Fanning outside a demountable backstage. Using the same lighting and camera settings, I was able to simulate the same lighting as in the studio in Sydney.
It was then up to Justin Malinowski, my right hand man to work his wonders on photoshop and bring all the participants together. Team work is always the best.