Libra and gemini tattoo - Tattoowise
The Ailment – Sippy Downs, QLD Australia – Sunday, 8 March 2009
Strobist Info (this ordering may or may not have changed throughout the shoot):
- 1 x Bowens Gemini Esprit 500WS – shot bare camera left
- 1 x Bowens Gemini Esprit 500WS – shot bare camera right
- 1 x Bowens Gemini Esprit 500WS – shot through beauty dish camera right
- 1 x Bowens Gemini Esprit 500WS – shot bare from behind
- Canon 5D Mark II w/ BG-E6
- Canon 28-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM
- Elinchrom Skyport Universal Triggers
P.S. I’m not taking a rip on oli sykes or bring me the horizon I love his band and their music and they are awesome individuals, it’s just a running joke we had going with the singer josh and the rest of the band for the day…
I love abandoned houses like ridiculously love them to an extent no person should their character is awesome there is a sense of mystery and always a story as to how the place got that way and plus if we break something being absolute idiots getting the shot we want or getting black paint all over the shop because the guys don’t understand the fact I want it on them doesn’t really matter (keep your eyes peeled for the shots to come) and that to me makes for an awesome shoot…
The Ailment are an awesome band from the sunshine coast, I got the time to hang out with them and shoot their promo’s past Sunday and this is what I’ve come up with so far got a tonne more to edit two more locations slash themes figured I’d edit in the order I’ve taken the shots just to be easy, got a mad t-shirt tan slash camera tan from this location so hot sliced my legs up real bad too but it was fun, all the guys are really awesome dudes really genuine people and their music absolutely shreds, I’ll be working with them again soon on their forthcoming EP out later this year, you can go check them out here I strongly recommend you listen to their stuff (www.myspace.com/theailmentband) or stalk them at their shows…
4 Apr 2009 - Princess Theatre - signal, ATV, HOC, Shredded intestines, tomb of doom - Brisbane, Queensland
24 Apr 2009 - Gympie senior citizens hall - PROVOKE, PRIDE OF PLACE AND MORE - Gympie, Queensland
also cheers go out to my brother, josh’s girlfriend and his 8 week old puppy for helping me do the dirty work and assist me during the shoot it would have been a shocker without your help…
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...and sometimes you go get a haircut right after taking a symbolic photo.
Sarah's new tattoo. Her "tramp stamp"
Secret 3: I have issues letting go of the past. I know its not a secret really, but its something i dont admit to. I feel like if i let go of the past entirely i'll let go of myself somewhere and lose who i really am. Everything that has happened has made me who i am, every one who has came and went has influenced my future in some way. If i let go of them i might not remember who i am. I fear losing those who were once close to me, so i keep little things close to me. In this pic are three, my ring from murphy, My tattoo for my break up with Josh, and my graduation bracelet with both mine and PJ's initials. Other than the tattoo of course, i continuously remind myself that i need to get rid of these things, put them away with everything else i have, but i just cant do it. In about 10 months to a year i can get rid of the bracelet... but thats down the road.
This tattoo IS real. (gemini symbol) this photo was taken in the mirror. All images are ©Monique du Bois, and may not be used for any reason!