Once upon a time in Byron Bay, it was 2012 and I was just about to embark on my first travels to Burning Man. I had just finished an awesome photo shoot with my musician brother Luke Ferguson and we were having a cold beer at the Rails enjoying some live music. Next minute a friend of Fergo’s taps me on the shoulder and says ever so kindly “Hi :) I have heard you are AN AMAZING PHOTOGRAPHER and would love to see your work.”
Luckily I had a stack of little 6×4 inch photo prints/business cards in my bag and I showed him. While he is looking the little voice in my head is saying “WOW This brother looks SOOO FAMILIAR! But I can’t put a name to his face” He then says that I am super talented and he would love to book a session with me. I then ask him what is name is as he looks so familiar… He says.. “Hi :) I am Pete Murray”!
Next Minute…. I nearly fall off my chair! hahah Here is one of my music idols wanting to book a shoot with me while I am in Byron! What A FREAKING HONOR! BAM! I tell him I had the next day free, then I fly to Sydney, then to San Francisco to then go to Burning Man in the Black Rock Dessert in Nevada. So tomorrow it was!
Next minute… HE IS SUCH A TOP BLOKE AND AWESOME BROTHER! We have an AMAZING PHOTO SHOOT in beautiful Byron Bay! HE TOTALLY ROCKED IT IN FRONT OF THE CAMERA! I love working with PROFESSIONALS! Then we go and have sushi to celebrate a successful shoot and I get to meet his beloved. I love it how my clients are all such down to earth and awesome people.
NEXT MINUTE…After he received the HIGH RES EDITS…he emails me saying HE LOVES THE PHOTOS AND ONE OF OUR PHOTOS IS GOING TO BE THE FOLD OUT POSTER IN HIS NEXT UP AND COMING ALBUM!
WINNING ON ALL LEVELS!
JOB WELL DONE CHANELLIE!
This was from his 2013 album ‘BlueSkyBlue” – Byron Bay Session
Thank you Luke Ferguson for sharing the love!
Check out his music -> http://www.petemurray.com/
Photo by yours truly -> www.ChanelBaran.com
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