CAMERON MACKIE

I don't really know if I can say I draw my confidence from anywhere in particular. It's not something I really think about. I have my moments like anyone when I think, "Man, this really is not working," but then I figure I've been given all the same tools as the people and artists that I admire so why can't I create what I want to create. I just need to keep at it, it'll work out. As long as I'm enjoying what I'm doing, it's all good. Other people's opinions don't really bother me. 

 

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I used to be much more structured in how I shot and posed my models; working to get shot 1, shot 2, shot 3 and so on. It doesn't really allow the shoot to flow very well, so now I try and get the models to act out little scenes which keeps the natural movements coming. This helps to get much more interesting shots, keeps the shoot flowing smoothly and everyone just has much more fun.

 

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I basically grew up on the beach; I guess as most Australians have. So most of what I shoot is based around the beach and the laid back lifestyle and attitude that comes with it. This means I like shooting relaxed, loose and a somewhat vintage styles of clothing. --Clothing that's not trying to be too bold or too serious. The more "challenging" I guess is the high fashion kind of clothing. That's where I have to change my mindset and style of shooting, but even then I appreciate a lot of different styles of art and photography whether or not I practice them myself, so I enjoy doing different things. If I only shot one particular look, I would have gone insane by now.

 

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I always try and keep things simple and fun. The more fun I'm having, the clearer my head is. If shoots get stressfull, like anything, I'll over think it too much and that's where it can get a bit messy. The C-Heads shoot with Lucette is a good example, actually. That day we basically just went for a little hike and swim, jumped around the dunes and took a bunch of photos while we were doing all of that. We shoot a lot together simply because we just have a lot of fun while doing so, and we both know exactly what we want to achieve and I find that comes through quite clear in the photos we end up with. I've had a few shoots where I just wasn't having any fun at all and believe me, it shows in the end result. (laughing)

 

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One of the most challenging aspects of my work, but one that I'm grateful for is: The ever changing weather conditions! Photography is dependant on getting the correct weather for the style you're going for. If it changes even slightly a lot of the time the shoot will look completely different than what was planned and you have to adjust, or even just scrap completely. But it can just as easily make a shoot twice as good, and hey, I get to work outside so I'm grateful for that.

 

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I have no idea what the future holds for myself or my work. I am confident though that my work is just going to get better and better as I continue learning and start shooting new things. I have some shoots coming up soon that I am super excited for and I have my goals to reach so I'll just continue heading towards them and see where it all takes me.

 

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The end of civilzation will be caused by: An army of radioactive chicken. parmigiana.

 














01 // Jade Randall // jaderandall
02 // Willow Lee // willow_leeuw
03 // Rhyme // _rhyme_
04 // Jade Randall // jaderandall
05 // Alice Roberts // aliceroberts_
06 // Uncredited
07 // Emmaliana // _sweetlikecinnamon_
08 // Monique // moniqueoliviarobinson
09 // Bridie Jane Morris // bridieholiday
10 // Allison Hoeller // allisonhoeller
11 // Uncredited
12 // Madison Edwards // madi_edwards
13 // Jade Randall // jaderandall

 

Cameron Mackie // cameron__mackie // mackiephoto..com

 

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