Seems like a lifetime ago now - scuba diving in the crystal clear waters of the Red Sea. This time of the year the Oceanic White Tip sharks come up to visit. The water currents and the temperature are just right for these incredible creatures to bask off the back of Elphinstone Reef off the coast of the southern Red Sea. My now wife Natalia took these fab shots of me whilst I was filming the sharks. Warm waters meant no wetsuits and basically no protection whatsoever! Was one of the most epic dives of my life!
Still feeling like i'm playing catch-up from the madness of a couple months ago. Journalist friend Pete Healy from New Zealand gives me the call on a Thursday afternoon: "Mate, i'm on my way Buenos Aires - writing a story for Conde Nast Traveller - and I need a photographer. I've shown them your website and they want to book you"
I then took a quick look at my diary for the next few days - editing, portraits and studio shoots. All of which were not time critical. Next phone call was made to my 'travel agent extraordinaire' Dean Wilson. 18 hours later i'm on a plane to Buenos Aires.
I feel like the rest could be written into a short story - and to do the trip justice - it requires more time and writing.
But for now - i'm just happy the story has gone live!
I'm also suitably stoked and humbled with the feedback from the guys at Conde Nast: "Ant's pictures are stunning"...
I'll continue this story very soon with more photos and some excerpts from Pete's article.
Arriving back in the UK this morning - i'm now going through the collection of photos taken at the Tonnara di Scopello - a former tuna factory converted into exclusive residences.
Had an amazing time with two and a half days to capture the Tonnara with a combination of exterior/architectural detail and landscape shots. With no real rush or pending deadlines for the photos, it was pretty darn cool to simply take my time and attempt to capture the various elements of the location at different times of the day.
I will be posting a few shots from the shoot in the coming days, but first up here's a shot taken yesterday evening - one of the last shots I grabbed. This shot was taken with a 30 second exposure. The water was actually quite rough and I had to hold the tripod down due to high winds. The only adjustments made to the photo is a white balance adjustment in Adobe Photoshop Lightroom and basic sharpening on output.
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Two months ago I was at the Tonnara di Scopello getting married. Now i'm being commissioned to head back and grab some promotional photos. I must remember to hand my business card out more often! As it's pretty much my favourite place on earth - i've already got an extensive archive of shots of the Tonnara (a converted tuna factory on the northwest coast of Sicily), however the rooms of the Tonnara have not been professionally photographed. So I'll be spending the first half of next week doing just that. The photos will then be used for general marketing purposes etc. Email coverage is few and far between but I'll try and post a couple of blog updates from the piazza in Scopello village. Ciao ragazzi!
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