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.

NEW ZEALAND MEMORIES

Over 7 days in September 2012 I drove 3058 kilometres around New Zealand's North Island. This video is a record of some of the amazing things I saw on this trip. I shot this video on a Canon 7D with the 24-70 2.8L and the Canon TC-80N3 Intervalometer. The song is by This Will Destroy You - The Mighty Rio Grande. Some photos from the trip can be seen after the jump. Continue reading

EVAN CLARRY

Evan Clarry was my directing teacher at Film School and I reckon I learnt more from him in that one 16 week unit then I did throughout the entire 3 year degree - so much so that after I finished his directing unit the first time round I snuck back in to take it again the following semester. Evan has directed a whole bunch of feature films, shorts and TV shows and is an absolute treasure trove of knowledge on directing craft. Since film school we've kept in touch and he's been a huge source of inspiration to me and has been really supportive of all my film projects. He's just released a book he wrote called Venom which you can read here, and he has also just launched a really interesting storytelling website you can view here. I was stoked when he asked me to shoot some portraits to go with his new work and hope you like them! Continue reading

TROJAN HORSE

Over the past few months I've been working with Dan Sugars Audio and Brisbane shredders Trojan Horse. Check out the fruits below: THE TROJAN HORSE SESSIONS from Danny McShane on Vimeo. TROJAN HORSE - SUPERMINX from Danny McShane on Vimeo.   Continue reading

TRICHOTOMY – STROM

A music video I shot entirely on Super 8 film for the Brisbane Jazz band Trichotomy TRICHOTOMY - STROM from Danny McShane on Vimeo. The clip was shot over two days at various locations around south east Queensland. Over the two days I also shot the following stills on Kodak Portra 160 35mm and 120 film with my trusty Canon EOS 1VHS and Mamiya 645 Pro TL.            

DAVE & MINDY WEDDING

Dave and Mindy got married on the 8th of December 2012 on Stradbroke Island. I shot this wedding on 35mm and medium format film with my Canon EOS 1VHS and Mamiya 645 Pro TL with Kodak Portra 160/400/800, Fuji 400H and Ilford HP5 400 and Delta 3200. Processing and scans were done with Prolab in South Brisbane. I was also fortunate enough to have Beth Lane onboard as a second shooter. I hope you like the shots. Continue reading