Garrie Maguire

an Australian Photographer in Beijing

Jiang Weitao

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The World of Chinese has published a second blog on their website. This one on the Shanghai based artist Jiang Weitao. It is part of the artists working series that Red Gate Gallery has commissioned me to make.

The V2.5 of my website (you are looking at V4.0)

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This is the V4 of my website. For historical interest (and because it’s so small and totally different to this site) I’ve put it up as a record of the work I did in advertising and editorial in the 1990s and early 2000s. During this time I did work for Ford Motor Company, Small Luxury Hotels and many others. Enjoy. (link)

Li Xiaofeng at The Opposite House

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This exquisite work is on display October to December 2012. it is stunningly beautiful. It was a great joy to photograph it. I can’t believe that the AGNSW passed up a chance to own one several years ago.

Qingdao Number One Bathing Beach

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Thanks to The World of Chinese for publishing my photo-essay on Qingdao Number One Bathing beach I photographed this time last year on the FLP trip. Thanks to Bobby Brill for the contact and being such a hoot during the 7 days we spent there. This comes with a small essay. They have asked for three more.

Five Beautiful women who make beautiful homes

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Small magazine shoot today photographing the boss and the team from DARA (not to be confused with a Spanish clothing company) It is to go with an interview. Bought a set of flashes for the shoot. I made 6 set ups, used various lenses and had a very intense 2 hour shoot with a 2 hour edit and 3 hour touch up… My touching up skills just got a lot better, I put them through three programmes, and i think found a balance between the extreme of say a Clique advert where the skin looks plastic and sprayed on and reality. The scary thing for me is that i made them appear real while being quite torched up, in China we call it ‘looking one’s best’. Link to their website, when the magazine comes out I will link that.

Beijing's Parks

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Since arriving in Beijing I have been photographing the parks that give us some relief from the big city. To make it more interesting to myself i gave myself some rules. Each park is 90 minutes, with one camera and one lens, I can go back in another season and shoot it again. These sets are going up on City Weekend’s website as a blog.
Ritan Park, Mudan Yuan and City Wall Park.