SETH + AMINA

Photographed good mates Seth and Amina's wedding recently at Maleny Retreat. It was an epic day and a lot of fun to photograph. Make up and hair by Sarah Jane and the awesome Tipi was from Tipi Luxe. I shot this wedding on a mixture of 35mm film and digital. I have posted one of my favourite images from the day below along with a selection of the rest you can check out if you click ‘continue reading’ – hope you like them : ) Continue reading

BRISBANE TO SYDNEY

Late last year I did a road trip with my girlfriend Phoebe Galloway from Brisbane down to Sydney to see Star Wars on the big screen in IMAX. We camped and surfed our way down the coast and had a lot of great adventures. Click the 'Continue Reading' link below to see a few of the photos we took along the way : ) Continue reading

BEK + JORDY

I recently shot the wedding of some good friends of mine Rebekah + Jordan Hunter. It was a wonderful day and a big privilege to be their wedding photographer. The day was shot entirely on 35mm film at Roma Street Parklands in Brisbane Australia. I have posted one of my favourite images from the day below along with a selection of the rest you can check out if you click 'continue reading' - hope you like them : ) Continue reading

AQUILA YOUNG – THE SEED PROJECT

I was recently commissioned by Griffith University and moregoldcoast.com to create a live music video and a short documentary style video portrait on a Gold Coast musician by the name of Aquila Young. For the documentary the brief was to make a creative portrait of Aquila that captures her essence as an artist whilst also showcasing the Gold Coast as a unique tourist destination. Aquila and I chose to run with the theme of light and dark which is a theme that runs through all Aquila Young's music. To showcase the Gold Coast in a way that wasn't cliched I decided to film at iconic Gold Coast locations but at unusual times so that these spaces commonly used to promote the Gold Coast can be seen in a different light. To capture the theme of light and dark I decided to film in black and white and use high contrast light and shadow to visually tell Aquila's story. With the live video the only guideline was that it had to be filmed in an iconic Gold Coast location so we chose the Gold Coast Arts Centre. Both projects were a lot of fun to work on and it was a great experience capturing Aquila in such beautiful settings. I have included both videos below along with a few 35mm film photos I shot during the filming. VIDEO PORTRAIT AQUILA YOUNG - LIGHT AND DARK from Danny McShane on Vimeo. LIVE MUSIC VIDEO AQUILA YOUNG - VAGABOND LIVE from Danny McShane on Vimeo.

DANIEL + ERICA

I photographed the elopement of Daniel and Erica at Cradle Mountain in Tasmania on Friday 16th January. It was a really cool experience to document such an intimate wedding in a place as beautiful as Cradle Mountain. Here are some of my favourite images - for the full set CLICK HERE. All images shot on 35mm and Medium Format film.

HARVEY BUILDS BOATS

Harvey Jahnsen is a 73-year-old boat builder from Forster, NSW, Australia. He has been working out of his father’s workshop for the past 60 years. In addition to building boats Harvey also engraves signs, builds and restores furniture and is an expert wood turner. Over the years he has also worked as a professional fisherman, a truck driver, an oyster farmer and once even rebuilt an airplane that crashed into some pine trees near his home. In his younger years he also used to fly in kites behind speedboats at aquatic festivals and he was one of the original pioneers of this activity. Reflecting on this diverse set of experiences he told me he considered himself a jack of all trades but a master of only one – boat building because he was taught by the greatest boat builder that ever was – his father. In addition to his passion for woodwork Harvey is also passionate about timber itself, particularly rare and uncommon timbers. In his workshop he has a great collection of rare timbers he has gathered over the years including Kurrajong (Illawarra Flame Tree) and Corduroy Beech (which he tells me is fantastic for engraving). Despite being half blind and deaf in one ear Harvey still gets in the workshop every day and is renowned up and down the east coast of Australia for his beautiful woodwork. To this day he does all his work barefoot and eats oysters for lunch everyday that he shucks from the nearby lakes and rivers. I spent a day with him and shot 6 rolls of film watching him work and listening to stories in his beautiful workshop. Here are some of my favorites from the day.