I’m Trevor but known as T, my work as a Sales Exec for Medianet involves working with press releases and media in general, in my downtime, I enjoy soccer, cycling, swimming as well as books, art, music and indeed photography.
What gear do you use?
I currently have a trusty Nikon D7100 with 18-200mm, 18-55mm, 50mm Nikon lenses & iPhone 11 ProMax, having said that, I mostly use the 18-200mm, as I find that I favour the results it produces around the 75-85mm range.
What type of photography are you into?
I’m a keen fan of creative and conceptual portrait portraiture, especially that which allows room for the viewer to insert their own narrative.
How did you start photography? What inspires you?
I’d always volunteered to take the holiday snaps, so I guess, unconsciously, that’s where my love of portraiture started. I got serious about photography around 2012 when I came across Instagram. My motivation to create comes from a desire to ‘scratch a creative itch’..
Top 3 photo locations?
I prefer to shoot in natural light at locations that add to subtext to the story I’m trying to portray;
1. Cockatoo Island, Sydney, there are so many different textural shooting environments both indoor & outdoor.
2. Dudley Reserve, at sunset, silhouettes can infer so many interpretations against a city backdrop.
3. Bondi, provides a range of options with light, architecturally, and indeed just emotively being by the sea.
Top 3 photo/editing tips?
1. I find my best results come when my co-collaborator/muse and I have agreed on a concept and framework when shooting this gives us a springboard to take our ideas to different, unthought-of areas.
2. Shoot as though you are your own client.
3. When editing, try different crops, colours (incl. black & white)
What has been your most memorable experience?
Executing a video concept that involved a model with huge angel wings, skateboarding through Waverley cemetery, it encapsulated everything I wanted to say in a 15-second clip.
If you had superpowers, what would yours be?
Some say the only international language is that of photography, so I’d like to be able to speak that fluently.
What have you been doing at home during this time?
Mostly working on new creative projects to execute once conditions ease, trying conceptual self-portraiture, reviewing/re-editing shots from the camera roll. Working on @nineshotsleft, which is an IG feature hub created with @mic_sel to showcase creative portraiture from Australia and beyond.