Category Archives: Portraiture

Portrait being Oliver’s core speciality and one that deserves its own category.

Silent Prince

A fun shoot i conducted on chroma key background. Recently been playing around with chroma key and it can be quite satisfying. Miguel De Leon is the model and my good friend Eddie Sanyer on the hair!

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Jumeirah Bech Residence at night

This shot was taken from the beach with my trusted assistant Joel Gabriel. We worked as a team to demonstrate how creative you can get in the evening… especially in city environments. I was conducting a night time photography class for a Filipino club called Tropa. All ex students of one of the most well establishshed universities in the Philippines.

Infact, some of the group were only using compact cameras… and they got very similar results compared to my Nikon D3s !!! Just to prove that its not the camera you use its what you do with it. I’ll try and get the shot from the compact so you can see the difference !

BTW: thats me in the shot silhouetted.

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Cruize aka Neil D’Cruz

I love this capture taken in my studio. It’s only one shot with some small tweaks on contrast. Just a long exposure with very low ambient light. Probably a two or three second shutter with two flashes fired manually and a green torch lighting the guitar. Great to experiment with these guys. If your reading Nikotin… it’d be great to do some more! Check out http://www.reverbnation.com/nikotinmusic

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With only 20 minutes to shoot and already other photographers from press houses eagerly waiting for their time with the Michelin chef, Giorgio. We fired off a few safe shots with a couple of strobes and umbrellas. Wanting to see how much I could push him,  i asked Giorgio if we could head for the kitchen to get some “action shots”. He agreed! Jihane the editor of Aqua Vitae Magazine, whom I was shooting for gave me the nod and Giorgio was keen as mustard!!.. or truffle mybe!

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Chivas Legends Dinner 2012

Colin was invited to be the 2012 legend for the Chivas Regal Legends Dinner. We took this portrait before the event in a private room. Colin was extremely courteous and was very easy to photograph. He is an absolute gentleman just like in some of his characters getting him to pose was a breeze. After the shoot, we went downstairs to cover the event with the rest of my team. Special thanks to Joel Gabriel who assisted me on this shoot.

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Two days shooting Syed who was fantastic to work with. This was to add to his new modelling portfolio and in particular to celebrate 3 years of intense training. Only three years ago Syed weight over 100 KGs. Well done Syed!

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