Luna Park, Acland Street and StKilda Beach acted as interesting backgrounds for a very enjoyable session yesterday photographing brother and sister, Ned and Darcy. Primarily to add to my stock library of Portraits of People with a Disability, this session was initiated by Ned and his mother.
I think you'll agree that both are very photogenic and naturals in front of the camera. Ned could do it all - pose, and ignore me when I was getting those candid shots. I couldn't have done it without Darcy who helped Ned to feel relaxed and comfortable, interacted with him with love, gentleness and humour, and just looked great.
Another stimulus for this session was to expand my portfolio at Stocksy. This new coop of invited photographers from around the world has intentionally set high quality and curatorial standards to ensure that the images are, "authentic, intelligent, beautiful, realistic and inherently useful."
The splash page of the website showcases photographs selected by the curators and I was rapt to find that one of the shots we made of Ned was featured (see below for a screen grab).
Here's my favourite photographs from yesterday: