Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Band Promo Photography for Ira Losco & Band

Here is another photo from the recent Ira Losco & Band promotional shoot. Shot on the lawn of the Phoenicia Hotel in Valletta, using natural light and ringflash. Enjoy! And remember if you need music photography of any sort get in touch!

Monday, September 29, 2008

Fashion Photography for Dove Malta

BPC International Malta recently commissioned me to photograph the making of the Dove Campaign as well as to appoint me the official photographer for Dove Malta. Below are a couple of outakes from the shoot. Shot on location in Malta, the concept of this shoot was to recreate the environment of the making of for a feature that appeared in the Times of Malta.

Sunday, September 28, 2008

Friday, September 26, 2008

Exclusive: Enrique Iglesias receives MTV Gold Video Plays Award in Malta

Music Photography as difficult as it can be; sometimes offers up the opportunity to do certain things that the average person in the street could only dream of. One such opportunity came my way during the recent Isle of MTV Special held in Malta earlier in the Summer. MTV execs asked me to photograph Enrique Iglesias receiving an MTV Video Plays Gold Award. I was both honoured and taken aback to say the least. So off we marched backstage right up to Enriques caravan, knocked on the door and ... well I wont bore you with the details, the resulting shots are shown below, all I will add is that Enriques was not too pleased with a certain football teams result in the Euro Championships... nuff said.

As far as Iam aware no one in Malta knew about this presentation as it was kept rather hush hush - so there you have it - my Music Photography Exclusive.... thank you and good night.

Captions: Top: Enrique with his well earned MTV Gold Video Plays Award for plays in excess of 4,000 for 'Do you know' on MTV.
Centre: The MTV Gold Video Plays Award.
Bottom: Enrique and his Manager.

Interior Photography for Homeworks 2

The second part of the previous post.

Interior Photography for Homeworks

A series of images taken for Homeworks Magazine earlier in the year. I will post some more shoots for Homeworks in the coming days.

Autumn comes early to Malta

Autumn came early for some this year - August to be precise. These are a couple of shots commissioned by MAS for Malta International Airports Duty Free Autumn / Winter Catalogue. Shot location was Buskett Malta, in the scorching heat - my hat goes off to the model who was wearing polo neck sweaters, scarves and hats!!

Joseph Calleja for HSBC

One my recent shots of leading opera singer Joseph Calleja for HSBC Bank. I will post more of this shoot shortly. Commissioned by BPC International, the shots will be used for advertising and marketing material.

Music Promo Photography

A series of promotional images of Polish singer Paula Klupsch, who was in Malta recording her demo album. I wish Paula all the very best of luck - Iam sure she has a bright future ahead. Make-up: Nicola Powell. Hair: Clinton Attard - Hair Factory.

Ecolab merge with Microtek

This is just one of many images I took at the Ecolab & Microtek Malta merger party earlier in the year. The event was held at the Radisson SAS Golden Sands Resort and Spa in Malta.

Ira Losco for HSBC

Some of the shots I took for a recent advertising campaign for HSBC Bank. Commissioned by BPC International, the campaign featured Malta's own rock babe - Ira Losco. The shoot was great, especially the monstrous kebabs supplied by the agency. Shot on location at the Guess Jeans Warehouse in Malta.

Please do not use these images on your blogs or websites - they are copyright protected, If you do you will be spanked severely and put in the dunces corner.

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Advertising Photography for Wolverhampton Wanderers F.C.

Another recent shoot, this time for Wolverhampton Wanderers F.C. sponsors - Paycare. Commissioned by Positive Advertising in the U.K. the image will be used in the clubs programme and various marketing material.

Shot in my studio in Malta, Canon Eos 1ds Mark 2. Hensel Lighting.

Malta's very own Eco Warriors

I was recently commissioned by Write-On; publishers of Vivre Magazine to photograph some of Malta's eco-aware pioneers.

May I take this opportunity to take my hat off to all concerned:

Ian DeCesare - for being much more active than me at an ungodly hour!

Astrid Vella - for walking miles in extreme humidity

Clemente Hassid - for being brave enough to go in the sea in a suit

Tony Guillaumier - for almost falling a great height when the ladder collapsed

Alan Deidun - for taking a very early morning dip fully clothed.

I also must not forget to thank Lisa Borain for the early morning tea and muffins and Jo Caruana for all of her help and assistance as well as being a good sport by painting her feet lime green (...don't ask!).

Shot details: Canon Eos 1ds Mark 2, ringflash.
All images copyright: Allen Venables (http://www.allenvenables.com)

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Ira Losco & Band Promotional Shoot 2008

Its been quite some time since I last updated my blog, and for that I must apologise greatly. Its been a very hectic and busy year and I will be updating this blog more frequently from now on. The above image is part of a promotional shoot I did for Ira Losco and her band earlier this summer. All shots were taken in and around Valletta, Malta. I will post more here soon and also look out for my redesigned website http://www.allenvenables.com which is currently undergoing a major overhaul.

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Overseas Wedding Photography with a difference!

If you are getting married in Malta or overseas, please note that Iam now offering Overseas Wedding Photography with a difference! If you are looking for something more out of the ordinary to the mundane wedding photos drop me a line or visit: http://www.allenvenables.com for more information. The shot above was taken in September in Gallese, Italy. I was contacted by Eve Pinoteau and Chris Costello who live in Dublin, Ireland - they required an overseas Wedding Photographer to cover their special day. I flew out to Rome on the Friday via Al Italia, spent 2 hours on the (chicken chaser) train from Rome to Gallese and then had a wonderful weekend with the bride and groom, their family and friends covering the whole event. I flew back on Sunday and was home for dinner, albeit very tired but I had some truly memorable images in the bag. Iam now in the final stages of uploading a web based slideshow to a password protected site especially set up for the bride and groom. Hi resolution copies of all the pictures will also be sent on personalised DVDs and a custom designed Wedding Coffee Table Book will be designed and sent as a proof.

So if you are looking for an overseas wedding photographer or a wedding photographer in Malta, drop me a line, Iam sure I can help you celebrate and remember your special day for years to come.