Portraiture of a Portrait Photographer

New York based renowned photographer Jim Herrington is the man who took iconic photographs of Hollywood legends such as Morgan Freeman, Mick Jagger, Dolly Parton, Keith Richards, and Jerry Lee Lewis to name a few.
He has just returned to Kathmandu from photographing mountaineer Kancha Sherpa in Khumbu, Nepal as part of his forthcoming book project on legendary mountain climbers around the world. Inspired by history and adventure, the project focuses on mountaineers from the 1920s – 1960s Golden Age era and has taken him through the East Coast of America, Italy, Japan, Nepal, and France.

Herrington’s passion for storytelling is evident through his engaging and emotive words alongside captivating images shot mostly on film. Follow his journey on Instagram @jimherrington

 

20160524 Jim Herrington-220160524 Jim Herrington-120160524 Jim Herrington-420160524 Jim Herrington-3
Posted in art, portrait | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Diamonds Are Forever

RK Jewellery – Diamond Collection

Venue: Hotel Yak and Yeti, Kathmandu – Nepal

Emeraldi-Diamonds Are Forever

Posted in couples, fashion, products | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Rebuilding Hope – All Hands Volunteers, Nepal

On 25 April 2015, Nepal was struck by an earthquake with a magnitude of 7.8 Mw followed by numerous aftershocks in the coming months which caused devastation in much of the country. Nearly 800,000 homes were destroyed or damaged, along with some 30,000 classrooms, rural roads, businesses, and heritage sites. Within 72 hours, American based humanitarian response NGO All Hands Volunteers were in the region to provide crisis relief at the front line.20160305 All Hands Low Res-35.jpg

Nepal is amongst the poorest country in South Asia. The people in the mountain regions of Nuwakot and Sindhupalchok especially, where in some cases almost 95 per cent of all houses were destroyed, have little or no money to make a new beginning. Almost one year on, the aftermath of that disaster continues to be felt by thousands of Nepalis who are still living in tents and sub standard temporary shelters, with extremely limited facilities.

AHV Beneficiaries-12

To date, teams of committed volunteers at All Hands provide hands on relief 6 days a week assisting with demolition of unsafe damaged buildings; rubble removal; and reconstruction of schools amongst others in remote geographical operating environment that are rugged and largely inaccessible by vehicles.

AHV Hike-1AHV Hike-3AHV Hike-220160415 All Hands Volunteers Fundraiser - Low Res-6520160415 All Hands Volunteers Fundraiser - Low Res-191

For more information or to make a donation:http://hands.org/projects/nepal-earthquake-response/#NepalEarthquake

A full gallery of images is available here .

AHV Beneficiaries-620160415 All Hands Volunteers Fundraiser - Low Res Kabita-4

Photography Commissioned by All Hands allhands.org/
All Rights Reserved www.josephineki.com

Posted in NGO, wanderlust | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Premier Mike Baird unveils iconic plan for Western Sydney

On March 11, Premier Mike Baird announced the design for the 200 hectare Western Sydney recreational project to be known as Bungarribee Super Park.

Mike Baird, Bungaribee Super Park Development - Josephine Ki Photography

Mike Baird Josephine Ki Photography

The park will include 15000 trees, 4km of bike and walking paths with bridges and lookouts, multiple playgrounds, cafes, an events space and 400 parking spaces.

20150311 WSPT Bungaribee Park Development-2

The $15 million project is due for completion in 2018.

“The new Bungarribee Super Park will become as iconic for Western Sydney as New York’s Central Park and London’s Hyde Park.” claims Baird.

20150311 WSPT Bungaribee Park Development-3020150311 WSPT Bungaribee Park Development-1

“The last expansion of recreational facilities on this scale in Western Sydney was almost 30 years ago when Bicentennial Park at Homebush was built.”

Mr Baird made the announcement on his campaign bus tour ahead of the March 28 election where he retained his seat for NSW.

Photography by www.josephineki.com.au
Commissioned by Western Sydney Parklands Trust

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Amanda & Suzanne’s Wedding: Mulgoa Valley Receptions

Amanda and Suzanne had a gorgeous civil union ceremony and reception against the beautiful backdrop of Mulgoa Valley Receptions. Amanda’s two daughters from a previous were a part of the bridal party making the wedding extra special. Congratulations Mrs and Mrs, your wedding was a joy to photograph, we hope you enjoy this selection of sneakpeaks.

For a full gallery of the images from the day, check out my Facebook Page.

Amanda & Suzanne -67

Amanda & Suzanne -171

Amanda & Suzanne -149Amanda & Suzanne -136Amanda & Suzanne -132

Amanda & Suzanne -202Amanda & Suzanne -232

Posted in wedding | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Woof Fest 2013

Western Sydney Parklands Trust played host to Woof Fest, its second annual festival for canines and their humans on March 10th at Bungarribee Park, Doonside. The festival aims to promote public awareness on WSPT’s facilities to provide dog owners with an off-leash area to exercise their dogs. Celebrity vets Dr Katrina Warren and Dr Peter Higgins were on hand for some dog training advice whilst the array of activities from face painting, doggy grooming and food stalls kept the punters entertained.
For a full gallery of images from the day, check out my Facebook Page.

WSPT Woof Fest-59WSPT Woof Fest-47WSPT Woof Fest-37WSPT Woof Fest-22 WSPT Woof Fest-1WSPT Woof Fest-8WSPT Woof Fest-42  WSPT Woof Fest-23WSPT Woof Fest-62WSPT Woof Fest-48

Posted in event | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Aila & Glenn’s Wedding

Sneakpeaks-44

There are weddings we look forward to more than others and this was certainly one of those occasions. I’ve known Glenn and Aila for a few years now and I would say they are one of the most easy going, genuine and mischievous couples I have the pleasure of knowing.

The pair shares an enthusiasm of sports, adventure and a love of the outdoors choosing the Botanical Gardens as their backdrop to exchange their vows before moving on to the gorgeous Lion Gate Lodge for the reception. Glenn and Aila, you are just perfect for each other and we couldn’t be happier for you guys!

For a full gallery of images from the wedding, check out my Facebook Page.

Sneakpeaks-24Sneakpeaks-16Sneakpeaks-15  Sneakpeaks-39Sneakpeaks-60Sneakpeaks-66Sneakpeaks-86Sneakpeaks-71Sneakpeaks-103

Posted in couples, wedding | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Rishika & Paul’s Engagement Session

With wedding season upon us and a series of corporate end of year events to cover, I’m a little behind on blogging and must play catch up. Rishika and Paul’s wedding was shot just over a month ago now and posting this gallery from their E session taken way back in October just reminded me of what a sweet and photogenic couple these two are.

Rishika & Paul-35Rishika & Paul-12

We took a walk through the gorgeous back lanes around The Rocks and Walsh Bay ending our session with some shots of Sydney’s iconic harbour foreshore as the backdrop at the couple’s request so Rishika can show her friends and family in India.

For a full gallery of images from their engagement session, check out my Facebook page.

Rishika & Paul-48Rishika & Paul-49Rishika & Paul-64-3Rishika & Paul-4Rishika & Paul-57Rishika & Paul-38Rishika & Paul-45Rishika & Paul-74Rishika & Paul-69Rishika & Paul-33Rishika & Paul-46

Posted in couples, wedding | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Gabrielle & Stan’s Wedding: At rustic Farm Panorama, Bilpin

Gabrielle and Stan exchanged vows at the scenic backdrop of Farm Panaroma in Bilpin, Blue Mountains. The stylishly playful couple opt for a simple and relaxed approach with no bridal party; just a barnyard full of their loved ones who celebrated throughout the night.

For a full gallery of the images taken on the day, check out my Facebook Page.

Gab & Stan-3Gab & Stan-7Gab & Stan-20Gab & Stan-12   Gab & Stan-40Gab & Stan-42  Gab & Stan-51 Gab & Stan-53Gab & Stan-60 Gab & Stan-67Gab & Stan-64  Gab & Stan-68       Gab & Stan-118Gab & Stan-125Gab & Stan-150 Gab & Stan-172Gab & Stan-177Gab & Stan-106 Gab & Stan-228Gab & Stan-197Gab & Stan-202Gab & Stan-213Gab & Stan-215Gab & Stan-239

Posted in wedding | Tagged , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Prior to the Wedding…

My assistant Katie and I shot a boutique wedding back in October held at Farm Panaroma at Bilpin up in the Blue Mountains. On our drive up we came across fields of flowers, adorable paddocks of free roaming cows, but we simply had to pull over for this:

Blue Mountains 880-5Blue Mountains 880-2Blue Mountains 880-1Blue Mountains 880-3Blue Mountains 880-4

If you are thinking of using Blue Mountains or Bilpin as a location for your wedding or engagement photoshoot session, take a look at Gab and Stan’s wedding. They stayed at the lodges at Farm Panaroma overlooking Sean Moran (of Sean’s Panaroma) and Michael Robertson ‘s 18 hectares of lush farmlands. I would not hesitate to recommend this venue and its owners for their hands-on hospitality throughout the evening.

Posted in musings, wanderlust | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment