Wednesday, December 13, 2006
Congratulations to Ira Losco, her band and management team who last night managed to scoop two honours at the Bay Music Awards held at the Eden Arena. It was great to witness and photograph all of the hard work finally being appreciated. Well done Ira or should I say prosit haffna! This is the first image off the camera, Iam of to Paris for four days tomorrow and thought I had better upload this post before I leave. Enjoy!
Posted by Allen Venables at 10:52 AM
Tuesday, December 12, 2006
What a busy week last week was! I shot Ira Losco and band at the Manoel Theatre and Axis and was comissioned to shoot a Malta Tourism Authority Campaign by Peak/Ogilvy Malta. The venue was Upper Barracca during the Thomas Cook Annual Conference. The concept was to show people enjoying themselves in Malta, and what a sight it was. Basically the girls in the shot are all Thomas Cook employees not professional models, and really got into the spirit of tings, as you can see in the aboe image. The view of the three cities with a firework and light show added to the magic of the evening. The girls all commented on how beautiful Malta was and how much they had enjoyed their stay. Isnt it just great when we get to hear and see the good things Malta has to offer instead of the usual complaints? We sometimes take this beautiful country too much for granted.
Posted by Allen Venables at 8:55 AM
Monday, December 11, 2006
Ira Losco launches new album with a rocking party at Axis! Wednesday 6th December saw me returning to an old haunt - Axis in Paceville. I had not been there for years, but a chance to cover the launch of Ira Loscos new album saw me rubbing the cobwebs off my dancing shoes. It was a great night to say the least, Ira and band were a delight and I got some great shots. It was a tribute to the quality of the talent we have available in Malta, not just Iras performance but also the sound and light show was one of the best I have seen. I must admit that the event had me tapping my feet and doing the funky chicken on occasions (when no one was looking of course). Congrats to everyone involved!
Posted by Allen Venables at 5:17 PM
Monday, December 04, 2006
Another one of the images taken at the Manoel Theatre on Saturday night. It was captured on an Eos 1ds Mark 2 digital SLR, tranferred to photoshop cs and given a bleach bypass effect, I wont bore you with the details, but I think you will agree the effect is very fitting, given the location.
Posted by Allen Venables at 4:53 PM
On Saturday night I was once again asked to photograph Ira Losco and band at the Manoel Theatre Unplugged Concert in Malta. It goes without saying that the perfomance was awesome as usual. Hard to believe as Ira and band had just come through a week of long hours and hard work rehearsing for the upcoming launch party of the new album at Axis on Wednesday. I really dont know where they get the energy from.
Posted by Allen Venables at 4:49 PM
This is just one of three different shopping centres photographed on my recent visit to the U.K. Commissioned by Positive Advertising to show the centres owners the feasibility of floor space branding. Each centre had 4 different areas to be photographed and then comped up in photoshop. Everything was completed in less than 24hrs just in time for my early o clock return to Malta.
Posted by Allen Venables at 4:44 PM