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Another from the shoot Leila and I did.

Slight adjustment of the brightness and contrast, desaturated the colour and added a teal filter. The focus in Leila’s eyes gave me the feel of a performer at a pre gig rehearsal at a cabaret bar.

Natural light

Model & friend: Leila Cusack

Canon EOS 400D

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Andrew is a Melbourne born, independent photographic artist who has exhibited and sold works globally.

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  • Wayne  Pearson
    Wayne Pearsonover 5 years ago

    Excellent portrait Andrew, love the lighting.

  • Thanks a lot mate! Really happy you like this one. You were one of my sources of motivation for giving portraiture a go!

    – Andrew Paranavitana

  • micheleirene
    micheleireneover 5 years ago

    Absolutely fabulous Andrew! Love the angle and the lighting and the treatment. The teal filter really adds to the mood of the image. Leila is stunning and you have captured her so well….wonderful work :)

  • Thank you so much Shelly! That’s such a huge compliment from the queen of portraits herself!! Really appreciate that, thanks :)

    – Andrew Paranavitana

    JUSTARTover 5 years ago

    great shot

  • Thanks very much :)

    – Andrew Paranavitana

  • Ann  Palframan
    Ann Palframanover 5 years ago

    Outstanding, Andrew!

  • Thanks so much Ann!

    – Andrew Paranavitana

  • Kim  Calvert
    Kim Calvertover 5 years ago

    Excellent portrait, love the lighting ..great work Andrew

  • Thank you Kim! Always appreciate your support :)

    – Andrew Paranavitana

  • monaiman
    monaimanover 5 years ago

    Super shot Andrew !!! well done on the lighting !

  • Thanks very much mate!

    – Andrew Paranavitana

  • Maria  Moro
    Maria Moroover 5 years ago

    This is one of my favs ,, super sexy shot of Leila,,, the eye is immediately drawn to her face (I love her face) ,, she oozes sexual confidence,,,, you’re a master with your lighting, so much so that it enhances her beautiful neckline,, Love the pin striped hat,, She’s no wall flower & still very feminine,,, Congratulations Andrew,, Is this your calling?

  • I absolutely love your analysis of my work Maria. I think this is one of my fav’s too, the lighting and contrast of dark to light here gets me! Thank you very much, this might be my calling, I’m still unsure. I am doing a shoot with my best mate for his dj promo shots, will try and make up my mind after that :)

    – Andrew Paranavitana

  • Maria  Moro
    Maria Moroover 5 years ago

    I can’t wait to see what you come up with next,,, well done

  • Thanks Maria, looking forward to it and also nervous as hell! LOL

    – Andrew Paranavitana

  • shannondonovan
    shannondonovanover 5 years ago


  • Oh AWESOME! Thanks so much Shannon, this means a great deal!!

    – Andrew Paranavitana

  • Impassioned
    Impassionedover 5 years ago

    Very nice!

  • Thank you very much!

    – Andrew Paranavitana

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