Last Saturday I had the privilege of shooting my friend and old work colleague, Bev Davies. We worked together 20 years ago when we were both at The Rozelle Hospital – a psychiatric facility based in Sydney’s inner west suburb of Lilyfield. These days, Bev’s time is split between her love for painting and working part-time as a community mental health nurse (those bill’s still need to be paid don’t they). It was the first time I had been to Bev’s house and, strangely, it was as I expected. Quirky, inspired and adorned with canvasses of her work; it just seemed to epitomise her life as a creative soul and a resilient mother. We chatted more than we took photo’s, laughed at the comical antics of her two dog’s – Arthur and Tabasco – and drank tea and coffee. It was a really wonderful afternoon and I can’t thank her enough for her generosity and hospitality. All the best Bev for your next works and thanks again!
If you’d like to know a little bit more about Bev and see some of her award winning portrait work, you can check-out her brief bio on Portrait Artists Australia here.
Canon 7D | Lenses used: EF 50 f1.4 & EF 24-105L f4 | Speedlites 580EX II & 430 EX II | Handheld | Post: Aperture 3.0 & Photoshop
Above: I shot this in her garage with two Canon Speedlites. Key light was the 580 EX II and a shoot through umbrella; the 430 EX II is behind Bev (camera right) with my own DIY grid acting as a faint rim light.