Brisbane, Australia

Mel Brackstone, FAPS, EFIAP, uses this portfolio for arty farty and nude works. With a studio in Brisbane, and a lensbaby or two, there...


Friday 18th October Exhibition

Just a quick reminder about my exhibition with Cameron Attree, at Foto Frenzy, 3/429 Old Cleveland Rd Coorparoo QLD, 6:30pm

There’ll be mostly nudes, Cam’s are infrared, stunning high contrast black and whites, and mine will be mostly done with my arty farty bendy blurry style.

The exhibition goes for two weeks, and I’ll also be there on Saturday afternoon, 19th Oct, from 2 – 5pm, if anyone would like to come along and chat without the noise of the crowd.

Foto Frenzy is open 9 – 5 weekdays. Hope to see you there!

Oh Great!

Just when I’m thinking of messing with zodiac signs I discover that scientists (or someone) have decided that there needs to be a complete re-think on the signs, so much so that they’ve added a new one, and everyone elses has shifted by a month! The new one? Ophiuchus or Serpentarius…


  1. Capricorn: January 20 – February 16
  2. Aquarius: February 16 – March 11
  3. Pisces: March 11 – April 18
  4. Aries: April 18 – May 13
  5. Taurus: May 13 – June 21
  6. Gemini: June 21 – July 20
  7. Cancer: July 20 – August 10
  8. Leo: August 10 – September 16
  9. Virgo: September 16 – October 30
  10. Libra: October 30 – November 23
  11. Scorpio: November 23 – November 29
  12. Ophiuchus: November 29 – December 17
  13. Sagittarius: December 17 – January 20


Oh my!

The wonderful and totally fabulous master of fine art nude photography Maxoperandi has just bought a print of Dipping the Toes!!!

I’m over the moon!! Wow, to sell a print to someone whose work inspires me is so exciting, I just had to share, thanks a million MaxO!!

Don’t forget, if you are looking for Christmas gifts for yourself or others, now is the time to buy, there’s a 15% discount available on all my works, including calendars til Nov 14th. Just use this code – halftone_is_on_sale_5853

Delivery can be in plenty of time before Christmas, if ordered this week, so what are you waiting for? :)

The Bush Lemon

Talking to Matt yesterday about lemons, and he mentioned that the true bush lemon would have fearsome thorns…

Like this matty? heh

Shot this with my 50mm f/1.4 with an extension tube…

I have a mandarin tree that’s been grafted onto stock known as “Rough Lemon,” so I took the chance and decided to let it grow back from the base in an attempt to get some decent tasty lemons. Meanwhile, I’ve found a tree that grows the most wonderfully tasty lemons, so I’m going to have a go at grafting a piece of that on as well….see, I like to mess with nature too!

Only because I can’t live without my lemon butter….


Tennis Girl photographer dies

Thanks so much to oulgundog for passing this on. Slight alteration made to the original BBC text ;) Apologies to Mr Elliot and Ms Butler…

From BBC news web today
Tennis Girl poster photographer dies

Martin Elliott won worldwide fame with the shot.

The photographer behind Tennis Girl, one of the world’s biggest-selling posters, has died at the age of 63.

Martin Elliott took his most famous shot in 1976 of his then girlfriend dressed in tennis gear, hitching her skirt to reveal a bare bottom.

The image, which featured in a calendar, shot to fame and more than two million copies were sold worldwide.

Mr Elliott died at his home in Truro, Cornwall, last week following a 10-year battle with cancer.

He took his most famous picture, featuring 18-year-old Fiona Butler, on a university tennis court

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