Friday, December 31, 2010

Anton Corbijn - Inspirational Work

Miles Davis © Anton Corbijn
U2 © Anton Corbijn
Captain Beefheart © Anton Corbijn
David Bowie © Anton Corbijn
Watching the obligatory New Year's Day "Rage" on ABC, I saw a promo for "Shadow Play" about legendary photographer Anton Corbjin, airing on Monday 3rd January on ABC 1. A an absolutely luminary photographer, film maker, and DOP, thought I'd add a post to show some off his black and white photographic work, and usher in 2011 with some inspiration.

(From Wikipedia) Anton Corbijn (Dutch pronunciation: [kɔrˈbɛin]; born 20 May 1955) is a Dutch photographer, music video and film director. He is the creative director behind the visual output of Depeche Mode and U2,[2][3] having handled the principal promotion and sleeve photography for both for more than a decade. Some of his works include music videos for Depeche Mode's "Enjoy the Silence" (1990) and Nirvana's "Heart-Shaped Box" (1993), as well as the Ian Curtis biopic Control.[4]

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Happy Holidays!

Here's wishing all my supporters, clients and suppliers a great break over summer (and to my European colleagues a festive winter celebration). Stay safe, wear sunscreen and I look forward to working with you in 2011.

It's been a huge year for me and my work and I'm really launching into 2011 with gusto and enthusiasm. Got some inspiring projects coming through and in development, can't wait to show them off.

Best wishes,

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Shannon Crees Fashion and Art

© 2010 Michael Kennedy Photography and Shannon Crees (Top Image). Model: Kayla Bax. Retouching: Blossom Graphic Design.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

"Animals are people too" Project featured on Photography Served

Just some recognition for a small personal project, but something of note.

This project was designed to shoot aminals, images traditionally relegated to the "happy snap pile, in a formal was to show their character, dignity and personality, using innovative beauty/portrait lighting. They say never work with animals or children, but I'd say that pig, emus and goats are the most difficult, as we discovered what screaming like a stuck pig actually means. Goats are probably the most unintelligent animals on the planet, and will literally eat anything.

Visit to give it the "thumbs up"

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Best Ads on TV - Sony DVD Amnesty No. 2 Interactive

Action movie legend Jean-Claude Van Damme declares an Amnesty on Australia's unwanted DVD's via Iris Sydney.

Play with JCVD on the homepage, shame a 'mates' collection using Facebook connect, and check out the Wall to see the culprits. "Send in your DVD's, or we send in Van Damme."

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