Meet Troy, a talented and passionate photographer.
Firstly, thank you for that KILLER introduction legends <3
I first got into photography when I was 24, about seven years ago. It took me about three years to figure out that fashion photography was where my true passion is.
So far, I’ve been to places in Australia I would never have thought of going, Bali eight times over the years and last year, I had the pleasure to go to LA, which by the way is a photographers dream. I don’t think you can take a bad photo in LA.
Firstly my number one inspiration is Ainsley Hutchence. She’s the owner of Sticks & Stones Agency and also my BFF. She has a creative mind like no one I’ve ever met.
Many other photographers also inspire me, here’s a couple that comes to my mind:
Jason Lee Parry
Brydie Mack (@wolfcubwolfcub)
Daria Ritch (@dritch)
Hmmm, this is actually a really hard question! I kinda don’t notice much haha – I suppose the film look is so popular, but I feel like it has been the whole time.
I’m a guy who goes with the flow and does whatever feels right at the time. I don’t look into the future that often. In saying that, I just landed a job with Lahana Group on the Gold Coast, which has been a big step for me as they are such amazing humans with such an incredible brand. I will be working with them three days a week going forward, which enables me to continue freelancing. I also plan to collaborate with some more significant models and creatives in the near future. I’m always keen for the next thing, whatever that may be.
My current setup is pretty minimal. I have a Canon 5Dmkiii, Canon L series 85mm 1.2 lens (it’s incredible), Sigma Art 50mm 1.4 and Canon L series 35mm 1.4 lens. Plus some portable Elinchrom studio lights. I’ve had the same camera body for 4-5 years now, so probs should upgrade that… But I love it! I kinda love the fact that the rubber grip is starting to fall off, but yeah a camera backup would probably be smart.
An important tip I can give is to provide the models with positive feedback, never negative! Like, if they do something you don’t think looks good, take the shot and say ‘ok amazing, now let’s try this’.
And lastly, a photo isn’t just only about your photography, its about the model, the styling, the art direction etc. To me, a great image combines all these elements.
Every shoot and client is so different. Some clients organise it all and some I do. I’ll explain a shoot that I organise from start to finish.
We start with makeup and hair. During this time, I invite everyone involved in the shoot to come along. This is an essential time for all the models and crew to all get to know each other. We put on tunes, drink coffee – it sets the tone for the day.
I froth everything you guys do! If I had to pick one piece, it would be the Black fleeced lined hood jacket (33237 Jacket).
As said earlier, I’ll be working closely every week with the legends at Lahana swimwear 🙂
I go to Bali next week for two shoots.
A couple of other things I can’t mention at this stage.
Burleigh Pavilion – arvo drinks
Guru life on the Sunshine Coast – good coffee and vibes.
Bali – One of my favourite places on earth, there’s something so special about Bali. It legit clears my soul.
Sticks & Stones coffee table book – it’s off its t**s.
Off the Rails mag – such a vibe and I got a feature in the recent issue 14.
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