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Inspirational Photographer: Matthew Everingham
Location: Sydney, Australia
Matthew Everingham is an up-and-coming photographer in Sydney, who has personally mentored me over the years with important photography tips and tricks. It has been invaluable information to receive and is fantastic to see his suggested skills be implemented in his photographs.
Outside of his day job, Everingham spends his time running his business and passion of automotive photography, whether its a private shoot, social event, or motorsport event he will usually be there in his Mitsubishi Evo shooting as many cars as he can see.
He has recently reached some important goals for his success from being published in Street Machine and 9TRO (automotive magazine in Malaysia and Singapore). He states about the Australian auto-culture:
“It’s a great compliment not just to my work but to the whole Australian Automotive Scene! Sure a lot of our recipes for success are based on imported platforms like Nissans, Toyotas and even Mercs and BMW’s but one thing that’s noticeable across the scene when you step back and compare internationally is that Australians have a unique style and our own brand of ingenuity that gets applied to Aussie modded vehicles.”
It is a great achievement to being published internationally and is something I personally dream of achieving one day myself. To know that your work is appealing to an audience around the world is something that must give a sense of satisfaction.
Everingham uses a range of lighting techniques for his automotive photographs. These include studio lights, reflectors and also light-painting (my favourite). His images can incorporate a wide-variety of these lighting techniques in one shot which is followed by some Photoshop manipulation to create some stunning photographs.
I have personally gained some big tips from Everingham about my own work and in-particular helping me learn much better light-painting skills, which took from to a completely different level or lighting skill-something I am very thankful for.
Everingham has extensive experience with shooting motorsport events, something I have never done personally (but hope to) his work captures some amazing images that surprise me how good they are. His images are astounding, especially considering these are event photographs, yet somehow the lighting and quality of these images seem near-studio quality. Personally, Everingham has set the bar for motorsport photography.
Matthew Everingham is an amazing photographer and growing bigger by the day. Social media is spreading his work around the world at an incredibly fast rate gaining him ever-growing renown. His work to me is very inspiring and and it much appreciated the tips and advice he has given me over the years.
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This assignment for university required to format a complete HDR Photograph. As such I chose to use an interesting interior space to photograph of a decommissioned train/carriage in Healsville, Victoria.
This image was assembled by compileing 5 different exposures and assembling them using Photomatix, then importing them file into Adobe Photoshop CS5 and then individually layering the different exposures manually using layer masks to fix up areas Photomatix did not succeed in doing. This was a very time consuming exercise.
The most particularly hard spot, was the two windows, and especially the glass shards surround the perimeter of them. Outside the window was also difficult because the bottom half of both windows is mostly full of black bricks and the top half is full of a sunlit environment. The result is that many, many layers were required in formatting the image to show a satisfying result through the windows.
The result is quite spectacular. In addition to this, I also completed some addition work which I called ‘Competency trials’ where I did two more HDR photographs to fill in the gaps of my processing which I may have hit in processing this train image.
This assignment required us write a 500 word statement about a quote we were supplied with, quite a confusing quote I thought so I did my best to respond to its artistic nature.
The domestic environment is most often a safe place of comfort and tranquillity where one simply appreciates the area by their presence inside. With the exception of the snap-shot boom caused by social media, photographs of one’s personal interior tended to only exist in relation to some other event that may have taken place at the residence.
However, with the boom of ‘lifestyle’ interior magazines, design television programs and the use of social media, society is now flooded with interior design glamour of homes, cars, workplaces and more. Author Angela Duea (2008, p.288) states this “has turned interior design into a boom industry in recent years…to make interiors work and look amazing.” Society is flooded across every form of media with ‘the perfect interior’ to motivate and manipulate society into always wanting more. Businesses have also taken advantage of this boom and created modern-affordable goods that requires the efforts of the consumer to build themselves at home. Where an unexpected psychological result occurred where according to author Burman (2011) consumers are “Treating that cheap, self-assembled IKEA table like it’s a prized heirloom.” This is called ‘the IKEA effect’ which motivates consumers to keep purchasing new goods, to chase that perfect room that the catalogues feature each season. It seems that society forgets their past history as designs progressively change faster each year as society chases “a project of the modernisation of domestic life and leisure through consumerism.” According to professors, Sarvas and Frohlich (2011, p.48).
The submitted image opposes this and gives praise to the forgotten or often ignored domestic interiors from decades long forgotten before these were tampered with as a consequence of the mass-media boom. This high-dynamic range photograph highlights and exacerbates every minute detail of the aging interior, showcasing their historic memories into the decaying material. Everything from the design of the train interior echoes back to an era that enjoyed its peak moments during the heart of the cold war. This design of the steam-train would have stayed as the pinnacle of its design for much longer than today’s lengthy fashion time of a ‘season’, society back then appreciated functionality over the constant refreshment of design changes. “As long as it was practical and maintained was what we cared about.” Stated Gwyneth Cadwallader (interview 09 August 2012), who says that back then things were purchased to last decades not days. This statement applies when viewing this image of the decommissioned locomotive, even with suffering decades of decaying in the open weather, the carriage still stands with the majority of the interior remaining intact and functional today, even some glass windows remain standing strong. The result is that this train, will most likely outlive domestic products that will be created tomorrow, often these products don’t simply offer practicality but offer a thrill promoted by the media, and when emotions die down, so do these products that were to enrich our lives. The result is that personally, this decaying image is just as ‘perfect’ as one featured in the next season of IKEA’s catalogue and a testament to a long lasting interior space.
1) Duea, A, 2008, How to Open & Create a Financially Sucessful Pet Sitting Business, Atlantic Publishing Group Inc, Florida.
2) Berman, J, 2011, ‘The IKEA Effect: Study Finds Consumers Over-Value Products They Build Themselves’, retrieved 09/08/12, >http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/09/26/ikea-effect-consumers-study_n_981918.html>
3) Sarvas, R, Frohlich, D, 2011, From Snapshots to Social Media – The Changing Picture of Domestic Photography, Springer, New York.
4) Cadwallader, G, Resident, Tullamore Retirement Centre, interview, 2012
So I have finally found some time to update the website with some new content. And I have decided to post up some
experiences I have had using various film cameras over the last year or so.
Today’s series involved taking a Mamiya 7- Medium Format film camera and walking around the Victorian suburb of Footscray.
After walking for a few hours, I discovered what I was going to show in my series of photos. And my first photo – showing the remnants of a poster for John Pilger’s documentary: ‘The War You Don’t See’ - gave me my title and goal.
As with all series’ I wont explain into detail, except this: The series explores the corners of Footscray and discovers what is hidden just off from the footpaths or major roads in the suburb, by looking a bit deeper reveals a darker history to the suburb.
2011′s Melbourne International Motor Show was a big hit this year and now after getting permission from my client I am now able to put up a selection of the best photos I took at the Motor Show.
The show was a big improvement as the emphasis on ‘Green’ vehicles seemed to take a step backwards and simply show off today’s cars and what is coming in the future…
While Sunday’s weather may not have been the most ideal for a car show, ET Street’s car show at the Caribbean Market in Victoria drew large crowds for its events size, bringing not only the avid car lover but many of the casual market shoppers in the area as well. Because of this it was interesting to see a very diverse range of people viewing the cars, which is something not often seen in an organized car event.
The event saw a range of vehicles primarily Holden Commodores and Nissan Skyline’s but scattered around the area were a few other cars such as some Ford Falcon’s, Audi’s, Mercedes and even a Holden Barina.
I made a trip with a few friends to visit the Avalon Air Show 2011, in Melbourne on Friday 4th of March. Sadly, upon waking up we all saw the dreaded grey clouds covering the entire sky. The forecast was terrible: rain, black clouds, general unpleasantness but we all manned up and soldiered on and drove the long drive to Western Melbourne to the Air Show…
Upon reflection, coming on the worst day of the week (weather wise) was a fantastic idea, as there was essentially no effort to get to the front of the run way to get a great view of the live air action. When we looked at other peoples photo’s from that weekend we were shocked to see how much more busy it was. If you’re going for the spectacle of the live air show and acrobatics then definitely go on the potentially wettest day of the week. Perhaps if you would have preferred spending your day browsing through the show tents and displays among the large show grounds, it might be more ideal for one of the nicer days. Either way, just remember to bring a jacket because it got so cold.
The heavy rain in Victoria sadly caused half my house to get a very damp floor, so I was unable to launch out from my house with camera in hand. So sadly I missed out on photographing some potentially great scenes in the local area… (more…)