There are good and bad things about moving.
Dealing with the logistical aspects of temporary displacement is a drag but, once you’re settled, I love getting out and exploring my new habitat.
The number-one priority is of course finding the best breakfast/coffee, but I’m also constantly on the lookout for new shooting locations.
While out running a few weeks ago I discovered Brunswick Cycling Club’s old veledrome. No wooden indoor track here – just big banking turns surfaced with extremely unforgiving cement.
There is also some very cool graffiti around the old clubrooms, so I arranged a shoot with a photographer pal Mic and cycling pal Dave, who was good enough to participate despite suffering from a raging headcold.
He also dug out a pair of his best cycling braces to add to the old-school feel and I shot with a combination of Mic’s Ranger Quadra lighting system and speedlights to achieve the look you can see in the gallery.
Because the majority of my work is editorial, I find keeping a bank of different locations like this really important.
Being able to deliver a quality image on short notice is as much about preparation as it is technical skill – so having some ‘go to’ spots around the city is a must.
Thanks again to Dave and also to Mic, who makes every shoot an enlightening experience.