Advertising Photography

Scenic Spirit- river cruiser brochure shoot

A few of the lifestyle shots from Scenic’s SE Asia brochure campaign shoot can be seen in the Lifestyle gallery.

The three day photo shoot was shared with an Australian TV crew from Sydney who were shooting a walkthrough video piece. While we shot in one area of the ship, the Aussie TV guys would be in another area, exchanging actors as we went through the day.

The Scenic Spirit sailed from My Tho Vietnam in the Mekong Delta to Phnom Penh Cambodia. No guests were on board but the ship’s Cambodian hospitality crew were there to take care of meals and cabins as well as acting in the shots. A great experience working with the Scenic art department and fun loving Aussie actors. Plus the food was excellent!

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Prudential print ads

Commercial print ads photo shoot for Prudential, shot at Plus Max studio in Phnom Penh. Agency Champagne, producer Piseth Chea, art director Sola Aurelien. This otherwise easy shoot was a nightmare, as the very young children casted, under 4 years old were completely unmanageable and cried the whole time.

What could have been shot in half a day went to about 10 hours + with little success when it came to the younger none talents. I managed to get hold of one of the final layouts pictured here. In the end we managed to capture a few good images with the very young kids looking good and happy. But haven't seen the final layouts yet. The young boy pictured here was excellent, he was about 7 years old.

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True Money

A recent composite billboard shoot for Champagne agency. The different image elements were shot between setups of a TVC shoot on Diamond Island in Phnom Penh. My assistant Manuth But and I set up a large white backdrop on a parking space on Diamond Island close to the TVC set. We shot the car, tuk tuk and cyclist against the backdrop using the natural sunlight and reflectors as fill. We moved the backdrop around to follow the suns direction to try to match the light on each of the vehicles for the composite. We shot the main talents using studio strobes against a blank wall in the shade. The blurry background buildings were shot on a separate day.

Art direction Aurelien Soula from Champagne and Bunsak But compositor and retoucher.

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