The Godfather

Trish O'Brien

Coffs Harbour, Australia

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This is Arm, he’s a bit of an icon around this town, covered from head to toe in tattoos and piercings (even where it really must hurt….which I’m going to discover in a future shoot). My vision was to create an image that shows that we’re all human, regardless of the facade. To do this I thought the best way was to show a stark contrast between Arm and a perfect, untainted baby. Finding the baby seemed to be the biggest challenge in my thoughts, but luckily, whilst shooting a house for a real estate company, I chanced upon this little 3 week old girl – and surprisingly, her parents were delighted to bring her along. I had about 30 seconds to get it right before the baby started crying – the weather was cold and uninviting for a scantily clothed newborn.
Shot in natural light, Nikon D700 with 24-70 lens
Thank you for all your wonderful comments and features, I’m so glad to have found a place where my work is so appreciated!

I’m delighted to say this image won a Bronze Award in the International Aperture Awards in December 2009

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