Auki goes behind the scenes with Mark Hamilton at the 2011 Monsoon Madness photoshoot in Darwin, Australia.
Hamilton Photography NT's dynamic duo of Katrina Welfare and Mark Hamilton have been doing photography of all kinds for years, they are particularly well known for their glamour photography and quality portfolio work with models they have both gained national and international recognition for their product in this area.
It became very clear to us during our research for this featurette that they were so much more than just great photographers, the number of people who wanted to come forward to offer testimonials to us on how much help Mark and Katrina are to the local scene, selflessly offering time, equipment and expert advice to other photographers. They also often offer their services for free when they are able to, considering their best rewards as seeing the local models who have aspirations to continue on in the field succeed because of their help.
The Monsoon Madness shoot is a brilliant opportunity for photographers and models alike. The publicity and great imagery generated from the event fills plenty of portfolios and the girls involved get some great hype around the local scene.
The 2011 girls included Darwin finalist for TV's Australia'a top model lineup, Amelia Weber and 2011 Zoo Magazine calendar girl Grace Brenton along side the well known faces of Khia Marriott, Rachael Jacqueline Barritt, Kayla Robinson and Heather Banham.