Nikon D800

audrey bradford (IMD Inc*| Mavrick Agency) chasing waterfalls

model // audrey bradford
photography // dave blake
hair & makeup // chelsea brown
agency // MD Inc, Mavrick Agency
location // protesters falls to byron bay

More images to come - pending outcome of magazine submission (status: shortlisted).
— Dave

Water Angel Wings

One of my favorite styles of shooting lifestyle fashion swimwear is being in the water with the model and my DSLR.

It's special because well, I love the water, and you end up with images that most people can't get with their iPhones, or regular waterproof point and shoot cameras.  Why? Full frame and medium format cameras give a look that you simply can't replicate with a camera that has a small sensor.  Anyhow, you be the judge.

These images were taken in the beautiful clear waters of the Currumbin Rock Pools in Currumbin Valley, Queensland Australia, and a couple at Angel's Beach near Ballina and Byron Bay.  I still feel like I'm there!

Author: Dave Blake

pocketful of sunshine - davina drinan

I was recently commissioned to photograph the multi-talented Davina Drinan in the beautiful Byron Bay hinterlands with the aim of helping her with some imagery for her upcoming EP.  This is how we went...

Drawn to live love, Davina’s music and surfing reflect this in their rhythms.  She is driven to inspire others to live their love in each moment and reach for their own stars.  Her heart has learned many lessons which she loves to share through her lyrics and remind people that love is never-ending and begins within.  Multi-faceted and multi-talented, Davina expresses this through her music, surfing, health & wellness teachings, filmmaking, acting, presenting, writing and other creative interactions with the world.  Davina is also very passionate about looking after the planet, and loves to inspire others to look after the planet through living an organic and healthy life.

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Gear used: Nikon D800, Nikon 70-200mm 2.8 VRII (mostly @ f3.2 for shallow DOF), a windshield reflector from my car propped up in the bushes [note to self - always check that you have packed your reflector before you leave the house 😉]

Author: Dave Blake