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Matt Barnes  New Zealand-based photographer. Wellington/Palmerston North DM to book.

I need to come up with new ideas for censorship. This is the classic approach. Bit of a shame to ruin an equally classic black and white look by the incomparable Nakita Fox. .
Model: Nakita Fox @nakitafoxmodel .
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Sarah Harris is one of those amazing models who can come on to set joking around and goofy as hell but then the second you get out the camera she just flicks a switch into elegance and beauty. It's pretty epic to see!
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Model: Sarah Harris @iamsarahharris
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Pin up princess Alexia Rose gets a little messy in this set we shot for Pin-Up Kulture magazine @pinupkulture . It was a deliberate blend of vintage pinup style which a touch of the modern with latex designed by @polishedpinup and the more modern lighting. .
Model: Alexia Rose @barbiedollheart .
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When a dinner says "jacket required". Ruby shows how to dress for success. .
Model: Ruby @queenruby_j .
#model #australianmodel #brunette #beauty #beautiful #australia #melbourne #mattbarnesphotography

You can do all sorts of things to make an eye-catching photo. A wild location, crazy props, elaborate costumes, bizarre props...
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But sometimes, you just light and shoot a really extraordinary subject. Like Australian model and cosplayer Tayla Hamilton. .
Job done. .
Model: Tayla Hamilton @taawwaaa .
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First photo from the weekend's shoot with the effortlessly talented Cathy-Leigh Pereira. More to come as I get into editing!

Model: Gaia Rose @misscathyleigh
Makeup: Alexia Rose @beautybyalexiax
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Colours are a great way to emphasise your subject's silhouette. And in Sara's case, it's a hell of a silhouette!!
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Model: Sara Louise @sezzi_ .
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SAILOR MARS
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Cosplayer/model Sophia Stace doin' her magical girl thing. This shot was done background first - a Hubble telescope shot too start with, followed by the bow made up of a bunch of photos of a campfire. The arrowhead is a candle flame distorted with the smudge tool and then a bunch of coloured smoke was added. .
Working this way meant I could direct Sophia in a way that I knew would fit the image and describe to her the scene she would be dropped into. Of course, you still need someone of her calibre to commit to a killer performance!
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Model: Sophia Stace @sophiastace

Side lighting is great for fitness shots and similar, to show off body shape and contour. Of course, it helps if you're shaped like Australia's Haylee Adams!
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Model: Haylee Adams @haylee_adams1

Probably the most full-on photo I've posted on Instagram, so I've used the high-tech "scribble technique" for censorship. .
The model is the bombshell that is Kellie Panther, and this is actually pretty restrained for her! .
Model: Kellie Panther @panther_4

Had a wicked day of photo shootin' yesterday and now have a mountain of editing to do, so here's a little teaser...
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Model: Sophia Stace @sophiastace

This is more of me trying to be super-subtle with flash when there is plenty of natural light. The aim is just to highlight edges and contours. It takes a bit of dicking around, but I really like the look. .
The contours in question are provided by everyone's favourite redhead, Nakita Fox, who is travelling to Bali right now. .
Model: Nakita Fox @nakitafoxmodel

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