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Monday, 22 November 2010

MOVEMBER - I'm looking for last minute donations

If you don't know about MOVEMBER where have you been? It's coming to the end of the month and I'm calling for all you generous people to donate a small amount, £5, £10, £20 or more, do something good today and take notice of myself and all the other men taking part in Movember.

"The Mo, slang for moustache, and November come together each year for Movember. 

Movember challenges men to change their appearance and the face of men’s health by growing a moustache. The rules are simple, start Movember 1st  clean shaven and then grow a moustache for the entire month.  The moustache becomes the ribbon for men’s health, the means by which awareness and funds are raised for cancers that affect men.  Much like the commitment to run or walk for charity, the men of Movember commit to growing a moustache for 30 days. 

The idea for Movember was sparked in 2003 over a few beers in Melbourne, Australia.  The plan was simple – to bring the moustache back as a bit of a joke and do something for men’s health. No money was raised in 2003, but the guys behind the Mo realized the potential a moustache had in generating conversations about men’s health.  Inspired by the women around them and all they had done for breast cancer, the Mo Bros set themselves on a course to create a global men’s health movement. 

In 2004 the campaign evolved and focused on raising awareness and funds for the number one cancer affecting men – prostate cancer. 432 Mo Bros joined the movement that year, raising $55,000 for the Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia – representing the single largest donation they had ever received.

The Movember moustache has grown year on year since then, expanding to the UK, US, Canada, New Zealand, Ireland, Spain, South Africa, The Netherlands and Finland. 

In 2009, global participation of Mo Bros and Mo Sistas climbed to 255,755, with over one million donors raising £26 Million (GBP equivalent) for Movember’s
The funds raised through Movember’s UK campaign benefit the The Prostate Cancer Charity (TPCC), the UK’s leading prostate cancer charity.

The money raised as a result of Movember is channelled by our men’s health partner into a number of world class and innovative education, support, research and awareness initiatives.
global beneficiary partners.
The success of Movember can be directly attributed to the more than 627,000 Mo Bros and Mo Sistas who have supported our cause since 2003.  Movember

For those of you new to Movember, we challenge you to join us in changing the face of men's health is sincerely grateful for their efforts and appreciate all they do.
For detailed information about the Movember Foundation, financial and annual reports, men’s health, the programs being funded and the social impact Movember is having please visit: Here"

It has been 21 days since I had a clean shave and my Movember tash is now well under way. So please please please do take 5mins out of your day to donate something to charity, as Tragically, one man dies every hour from prostate cancer in the UK

Adam Robertson //

Saturday, 20 November 2010

A cloudy day fashion shoot with Madame Bink at Mission Beach, Australia

A cloudy day fashion shoot with Madame Bink at Mission Beach, Australia. A Team Binkertson project.

When we first arrived at Mission Beach, the weather was looking rather bleak, with lots of monsoon rain and dark clouds. It looked like finding the time to shoot would be really hit and miss. It was a rather cloudy day when Bink and I decided to take a stroll along the beach to shoot some fashion shots, with the sun peeking through the clouds every few minutes and causing harsh sunlight it wasn't the best conditions to shoot in. 

We soon found a nice shaded area with lots of interesting colours, and decided to use this as the base point for the shoot. Bink was dressed in an ethnic green dress bought from a local shop that was full of interesting clothing. We decided the dress would suit all of the surroundings on the beach and that it would create some striking tonal ranges with the sand, the trees and leaves.

I love how Bink's long cascading hair swirls freely in the breeze and creates some elegant movement in the photos. There’s such a relaxed, candid feel to the photos it’s almost as if you can feel the soft sea breeze hitting your face, creating that moment of bliss you get the first time you walk on a new beach. I really enjoy working in new countries; there are always so many new textures and environments to explore.

More photos coming soon from my Australia tour including Art Nudes of Madame Bink, Tara Liggett, Carlotta Champagne and Emma Jayne.

Adam Robertson //

Sunday, 14 November 2010

Another sunrise shoot with Keira Grant

As promised here's some more of Keira. It was yet another 5am start and another sunrise shoot with Keira Grant. This time we'd decided to head down Mission Beach to Clump Point to play around with all the rocks there.

It was so inspiring being able to explore such a wide variation of shoot locations in such a small area, you had full on white sandy beaches, palm trees and greenery, sharp rocks, smooth rocks, fallen trees and so much more.The tree which seemed to wrap around and be growing out of the rock really caught my attention.

Being at Zoefest was so much more inspiring than I ever thought it could be. Watching the nightly slide-shows over the week really gave me some inspiration. It's weird shooting a genre in which you feel that you have no signature style, I think it leads to images being very different from what you do shoot yet somehow still appearing to be an image that can be easily noticed as yours.

You can see more of Keira's beautiful work at the following links:

 Adam Robertson //

Tuesday, 9 November 2010

24 Hours in Singapore - Temples Temples Temples...

After a long day travelling from Wiltshire to London, we finally boarded our evening flight from London to Frankfurt, where we'd then have to wait a few hours for our flight to Singapore. Dazed and Confused we land in Singapore and grab a taxi straight to the hotel we'd booked online, aptly named The Robertson Quay Hotel.

(Some iPhone shots from around Singapore)

We dump our bags to grab showers and a change of clothes and head straight out to find some food and drinks, it has been a super long journey so far. The first thing I noticed about Singapore was the humidity, it was a cloudy evening but the air was so thick and wet that it made your chest feel slightly tight. After a walk around the river we chose a restaurant and sat down to eat and relax after the never ending chain of planes, trains and taxis.

(some images from the temples taking on my Canon DSLR)

We awoke around 8am and had till around 6pm till we had to make our way back to the airport to fly to Darwin, Australia. Singapore is a striking country, it amazed me how different it can be just from taking a stroll down a road, the architecture, the people, the cleanliness it all changes street by street. We'd decided to see as many temples as we could, so map in hand we headed off to see what we could find on our wander, which actually worked out really well. (Even if we did walk all day...thanks Madame Bink)

(some images from the temples taking on my Canon DSLR)

I really enjoyed my brief time in Singapore, and I know there's a lot more to the country than first meets the eye. The vast array of foods, culture and colours are a big draw. I'd definitely revisit the country for a longer trip to see what else it has to offer.

More travel blogging coming soon....

Adam Robertson //

Sunday, 7 November 2010

Sheer Elegance - Published in PluzUltra Mag Issue #6

Sheer Elegance - Published in PluzUltra Mag Issue #6

Make-up/Hair: Lyndsey Harrison
Wardrobe: Harold Kensington / Vintage Garments
Location: Wiltshire, UK
Photographer/Retouching: Adam Robertson
Whilst I was away on my travels my editorial featuring Stephanie St Clair was published in PluzUltra Mag.

Check it out, it's a cool Argentinian fashion magazine with loads of inspiring photos. Here are some behind the scenes from the shoot too.

Adam Robertson //

Wednesday, 3 November 2010

Inspiration of the Month: "Morning Beauty" Natasha Poly by Mario Sorrenti

Morning Beauty - Natasha Poly by Mario Sorrenti 
(Originally published in Vogue Paris June/July 2008

This months inspiration of the month is a little golden and summery but I've just got back from my holiday and the UK is rather cold, so I'm trying to kick-start some warmth into every body's November.

I'm really loving the tones and styling in this set of images.

Adam Robertson //