I feel like I caught the last of the Spring weather with these guys. This day was still bloody hot, but we went out late, when the air was still Spring-ish, to catch the golden light. The grass was still green and the trees still fresh, which is not how it is as I post this!
What lovebirds! I didn’t have to do much directing, they had eyes only for each other as it was! Such a delight to be around these two.
Thanks, lovely Keren, for helping me out.
Lisa Scope, a working Film Location Manager, was brought out to the Riverina district (where I happen to be living currently) by the Riverina Arts Council. At the last minute I was able to participate and I’m glad I did, even though my main motivation might have been to meet other creatives working with photography/film in the area, the bonus of learning to think like a location scout and meet a working professional in the industry was also illuminating! Having never thought of the prospect of this career, there is something in it that appeals to me. I quite like driving for one, I love buildings and architecture (such things were the subject of passionate debate growing up, with a Finnish artist/carpenter as a father it was hard not to talk about craftsmanship around the dinner table) and having the opportunity to stickybeak into all sorts of divine dwellings would be a dream! Of course there are others aspects to being a Film Location Manager, but on this day we were mostly being trained to see things from a film-makers point of view rather than a photographer’s point of view. It’s all about information folks, visual information that allows you to ‘see’ the location in detail. This equals a lot of photos. I won’t show you all 300 I took on the day, but here are a few of the landscape and architecture around Harden and Cootamundra. I’ve often driven through Harden wishing I could take the time to stop and capture some of the incredible Art Deco architecture in the area, now I finally have! (Also, very little editing as it’s not about photographic artistry, rather about coverage!)