Friday, January 30, 2009

Fashion & Beauty Photography Commission

ABI 2, originally uploaded by allen venables photography.

I was recently commissioned by Abigails partner Edward to do a surprise fashion shoot. Apparently it has always been Abigails ambition to have a professional photography shoot. It was a birthday and christmas present all rolled into one. Which Iam sure Abigail wont forget in a hurry. Who says romance is dead? Hats off to Edward, who must have earned some serious brownie points for this one.

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Horse Photography

greg-1c, originally uploaded by allen venables photography.

I was recently approached by Greg Camilleri to shoot some pictures of Vito, his outstanding horse. This is just one of many images taken on the day.

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Concert Photography, capturing the emotion

BMA08_024, originally uploaded by allen venables photography.

I couldnt really post the Chasing Pandora concert photo without posting this one. It must be one of my all time favourite concert photos... and I have take quite a few. I wanted to do something different for this particular shot, there were about 5 other photographers present on the night, all shooting great action pictures of the performers Iam sure. So in order to get something different I decided to concentrate a few shots on crowd / performer interaction. I think this sums up the night perfectly. I also have another shot of one of the girls in the crowd touching Ray Mercieca's doc marten boots during his performance. Don't you just love these magic moments - split seconds in time - captured forever... no?.. well I do, and this type of image makes all the hard work worthwhile - who needs to shoot Madonna, when we can grab emotion like this one. Ps/. Madonna if you are reading this I would love to cover one of your gigs... yeah right.

Chasing Pandora live at the Bay Music Awards

One of a series of pictures taken at the recent Bay Music Awards, Eden Arena, Malta. I have chosen to post this image as its one of my favourite shots from the night. It was a rweal pain to get - I was actually standing on the barriers for this shot and almost fell off. I think it was well worth the effort though.