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Photoshoot with Troy Bishop: Behind The Scenes

There are a number of really great photographers out there. Recently, I got to do some cool stuff with Troy Bishop.

The concept of visually depicting the album was something I mulled over for a long time, and so chatting it through with Troy was an important part of the process for me.

He got it straight away. One of the many great things about Troy is that he explores his imagination through the lens. A good photographer does that, in my humble opinion, because they allow you to see the world in a new light. And there really is so much to be seen at the moment.

The idea was I would dress up in a suit/jacket and paddle out into the ocean, lie on my back and he would photograph it from overhead with his drone. Needless to say, the whole thing was pretty epic. Troy hopped in his vehicle and drove down early morning to meet us and we set about getting ourselves on the shore.

I had envisaged a deep and tranquil blue, striking the poses that you see here. However, on the morning we shot this, there was an epic onshore breeze at high tide and the whole thing from the shore to the breakline was a turbulent washing machine. I paddled out and got smacked back. And paddled out again and got smacked back even harder.

The next morning, the ocean was completely still.

Coming out of the water.
The morning after.

In hindsight it’s a bit of metaphor for life on earth. Many are the plans in a man’s heart, but life happens. And as it happens, so the Lord directs my steps. Life brings with it high tides and glass-like calmness… and somehow in the midst of it all, a message is conveyed.

Check it out.