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Monday, 10 October 2011

Pokies Politics

Last week I had to photograph Andrew Wilkie for the Australian Financial Review. It was a pretty busy day being sandwiched between a shoot for the launch of the Blunstone Arena Bellerive and some work for the Mercury.
We only had about 1 1/2 hours to shoot Andrew in between him talking to the public out in Northgate shopping centre. I was amazing to see him in action, everyone wanted to have their 5 minutes with Andrew Wilkie, and he was more than happy to oblige. As expected getting his away from the crowd to get a portrait was more than a little difficult so Katie (my assistant) and I set up a small studio shoot in a back alley and bided our time.
After a couple of false starts we eventually coaxed Andrew away for about 4 minutes to grap a couple of images.

Andrew Wilkie was amazingly giving with his time and genuinely interested in everyone that he met, I was left with a great impression of him as a committed federal representative.. if only there were a couple more out there!


  1. Wow, love this photographs. Great use of shadows and of course a very interesting portrait subject.

  2. Hi Michael,
    Thaks so much for you comments. As you can tell this blog is a little stagnent at the moment, but I hope to be adding more stuff, on a more regular basis, soon. Life gets in the way of these very important social media responsibilities so often!!
    Cheers Richard