It's the time of the year (again) when I dive into the creation of a new limited edition annual photo book for my wife's ballet academy. This will be our 8th book already! And while the selection and retouching can be quite a time consuming process, it's always a great feeling to eventually hold the finished product in my hand!
#dance #ballet #book #photography #photobook
The Quiksilver and Roxy Pro surfing World Championships are in full swing at the famous Snapper Rocks on the Gold Coast again, featuring the world's best male and female surfers!
Image: Showing just how popular the sport of surfing is, the below image has been clicked (viewed, copied and downloaded) over 16 million times so far. Quite Amazing!
Here's the link to the original image (no idea why embeds a new copy instead of referencing the original shot, but anyway)...
#queensland #queenslandaustralia #australia #goldcoast #quikpro #quiksilverpro #roxypro #surfing
If so, come and visit my stream and say hi. I've only just joined IG a short while ago - after I was convinced (or perhaps more "talked into") to join by our good friend ;)
You find me on IG here...
Finally, after a few years of collecting dust, my precious vintage cameras have finally found a dust-free home. I just love old cameras, they are a constant reminder of times when photography was still a mystery to most of us. I guess, it's kind of a personal tribute to all those photographers who have produced wonders and the most amazing work "back in the days", you know, before all the fancy stuff like autofocus or displays on the back of the camera ;)
The Roxy Pro and Quiksilver Pro Surf Championships go on, and spectators still have the chance to catch some of the action until March 12th at Snapper Rocks on the Gold Coast.
#roxypro #quikpro #quiksilverpro #surfing #goldcoast #queensland #australia
Yesterday, someone asked me, which of the personalities I've worked with was the most intimidating, and which of my portraits was "the most successful". In both cases it's the same image, my portrait of Tenzin Gyatso, his Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama. Of course he is a gentle, friendly and intelligent man, however having such an icon in front of my lens (and only minutes to get the shot) was quite intimidating. In terms of "successful": This photo has been used by the Dalai Lama Organisation themselves on the Australian website, on flyers, posters and DVDs, and is featured in several books.
PS: As we talk about one of the living holy men walking this planet, I've decided to "not mess with carma", and happily supplied the photograph for free ;)
#dalailama #portrait #photography
- stephanbollinger.comPhotographer, present
I'm a portrait photographer with a fashion taste, originally from Switzerland, now living and working in Queensland Australia.
Beside my work as a photographer, I teach photography workshops, write articles for a variety of publications, and produce the photography show 10 from the couch.In the past, I made a living as singer and actor (in musicals, bands, and on tv), however over the years my love for photography won the battle between "in front - or - behind the camera".