22 Jun Rachel Ward Actor Director Portrait Photography (Sydney Corporate Photography)
Photography by Matthew Duchesne
At the height of Summer I was called to a balmy Birchgrove café to photograph one of UTS’ coolest celebrity graduates Rachel Ward (erstwhile model/actor and more recently acclaimed director of feature film ‘Beautiful Kate’) for Tower magazine’s 2nd edition.
Tower Editor Chrissa Favaloro was well underway with the interview as I arrived and so with a slight dip of the lens and a nod of approval from Rachel I just started shooting. It was great fun, with both interviewer and interviewee seemingly oblivious of me squeezing into every possible corner of the café. After the interview which went brilliantly by all accounts we stepped out into the heat of the day and promptly headed for the shade of a nearby park for the cover photo. Three spots, a lean here, a smile there, and a piercing stare into the lens and we had it in no more than ten minutes.