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ANZAC Day with Mustang Flights Australia

Looking forward to once again working with Mustang Flights Australia as this ANZAC Day they again grace the skies over the Bargara Dawn Service 2016, honouring our brave service men & women who have given and continue to give so much for us to be able to enjoy life as we know it and our beautiful country! Lest We Forget
P-51D Mustang


Here’s a slideshow and audio recording from last year’s flight over the service.

Claire Marshall Projects’ Flaunt 2016 season

You may recall I photographed the PR for Claire Marshall Projects‘ dance production ‘Flaunt’ in 2014 and that season quickly sold out at the Powerhouse. Here’s your chance to see it again now at Metro Arts Theatre.

Flaunt - Dance Poster

Flaunt – Dance Poster


Team SteadFast

For the latest cover of RetroBomb Magazine we had the opportunity to photograph world record winning WWII warbird and Reno Racer Team SteadFast.

SteadFast is a Yakovlev Yak-3, a World War II Soviet fighter aircraft and considered by some as a superior aircraft to the P-51D Mustang and the Supermarine Spitfire. SteadFast is a late model version of the Yak3u and is powered by a Pratt & Whitney R-2000 engine, William (Will) Whiteside set an official international speed record for piston-engined aircraft in the under-3,000 kg (6,615-pound) category on 10 October 2011, reaching 655 km/hr (407 mph) over a 3-km (1.863-mile) course at the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah in the United States, greatly exceeding the previous record of 491 km (305 mph) set in 2002 by Jim Wright. The following day, Whiteside used the same aircraft to set an unofficial speed record for aircraft in the category of 670 km/hr (416 mph) over the same 3-km (1.863-mile) course.

We shot SteadFast at Archerfield Airport with pinup models Miss Deco Doll, Kat Creasey and pilot Nick joined us as well.

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Mad Men styling

Join us for classic 50s and 60s Mad Men themed photoshoots.

Few styles can beat the ultra classy 1950s and 1960s Mad Men theme and we’re running efficiently paced photoshoots to capture that with classic cars for a very affordable price.

On April 3rd 2016, we’re going to host a series of 15min shoots for just $95 providing 2 finished magazine submission ready retouched images from your selection of proofs, and the chance to be submitted into RetroBomb Magazine. This shoot will be held at a Brisbane location yet to be disclosed.
_MGP1999-EditModels need to arrive on time with outfit, hair and makeup ready to go. Bookings will be from 3pm till 6pm in 15min blocks. First bookings paid get first choice on times. This is a heavily discounted shoot so bookings will be paid in full via PayPal up front. All fields on the following form are required for the booking. Upon booking details will be emailed about location which will be within Brisbane.


PayPal invoices will be sent to the email addresses used in the above form.

Mad Men Styling

Warbird Academy Australia Air 2 Air Event

Last weekend the RetroBomb Magazine team (including Mike and I from AerialPro – aviation air 2 air) gathered to meet Warbird Academy Australia at Caboolture Airfield (YCAB).  A quick flight team shoot was followed by shots of the CAC Winjeel, CAC P-51D Mustang (both from the Australian factory), Tigermoth, SNJ-4 Texas and T-34 Mentor trainers, both on the ground, and then from air to air over Bribie Island before Mike scored an extra sortie over the Glasshouse Mountains of the Sunshine Coast. We also had some local vintage style pinups join us for a fun shoot on the airfield with the crew from G.I. Inc, the WWII reenactment team.


RetroBomb Magazine edition 3 Published

RetroBomb Mag edition 3

RetroBomb Magazine edition three is now live, bigger and better than ever! Rock’n’Roll royalty Linda Gail Lewis and Annie Marie Lewis (Harvey) show us in Chris’s interview that they’re keeping the family of Jerry Lee Lewis very happily in the rock scene, with a new album just released.

Linda Gail Lewis live show

Linda Gail Lewis live show

We chased world record holder and Reno Air Races winner Team SteadFast via Great Eastern Fly-In Evans Head, Watts Bridge Memorial Airfield and to the historical Art Deco Archerfield Airport in Brisbane where it features in our covershoot with vintage styling and market maven, Kat Creasey.


Our Warbird Roadshow also spent a week covering vintage aviation at Cincinnati Municipal Lunken Airport with Commemorative Air Force B29 B24 Squadron, Cincinnati Warbirds EAA Squadron 18 and the Tri-State Warbird Museum. Matt Savage from Mach One Photography covers the Tyabb Air Show and previews the biannual event scheduled for March 13th. Allen Gray of A Touch of Gray Photography shows us the WWI vintage aviation as part of the Avalon Airshow.


Merging classic fashion, pinup and vintage aviation like no other, we have a not previously seen image of the stunning Miss Victory Violet rocking Stop Staring! style at MOTAT (Museum of Transport and Technology) in New Zealand with the giant S45A Short Solent seaplane.

Victory Violet at MOTAT

Vintage car lovers are spoilt rotten with Dick’s Classic Garage‘s regular column shot by Trent Sherrill Photography, Phill’s Kustom Photography and I tag team GreazeFest Kustom Kulture Festival photography before he shocked us with amazing photos from Mooneyes MOON OF JAPAN, INC. show coverage. Matt Redwood of Belair Photography features Kane’o Custom Kreations in the first of a series on pinstriping and old school arts. Yet more vintage, custom and classic car coverage from the Metalbrite customer car show, and our tour to St. Louis found us doing pinup photos with hotrods at Schaefer Automotive, and hosted a day for four children to have a hands on introduction to classic cars with four Chevrolet Corvettes from the 50s and 60s.
The very talented Roxie Kitten started out West Coast US event coverage with the Gatsby Summer Afternoon and more.
RetroBomb continues its Veteran coverage with an interview with Kate, Commander of the DAV Aux Northern Kentucky #19, They Gave It All covers a visit with the reunion of survivors of the USAAF 100th Bomb Group of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, and Pacific Dakota Restorations enjoyed celebrations of the DC3s 80th birthday. We previewed the Drive – Fly and Gallop in! Groot the truck fundraising event for Endeavour Foundation. All that and more in one of the most affordable download and keep magazines you’ll find. Hard copy also available at http://www.magcloud.com/user/retrobombmagazine
*drops mic*

Mark Greenmantle, Editor In Chief, RetroBomb Magazine.

Warbird gallery update

For an updated slideshow of some of the last three years shooting military aviation in Australia, New Zealand and the United States, head over to my Warbird Photography page.


Pacific Dakota Restorations – DC-3 80th Birthday Celebration

The Pacific Dakota Restorations team and supporters celebrated the DC-3 80th birthday recently at Caboolture Airfield, just a short drive north of Brisbane, Queensland. Long term plans include restoration of this Dakota (also known as Skytrain and Goonybird) to fly as an international touring museum of the WWII Pacific campaign.

The project is based at Hangar 102, McNaught Road, Caboolture, Queensland
You can book the Dakota for an engine run, including sitting in the cockpit learning how to start up the plane by calling Dave on 0448 013 659.

C-47 Dakota

USAAF C-47 Dakota under full throttle at Pacific Dakota Restorations. These are not the engines that will be installed once the plane is readied for flight again, expected early 2019.

RetroBomb Magazine

I launched RetroBomb Magazine back in March with a great team, and we’re looking for edition two content to shoot and cover for the June edition and beyond.  If you own a classic car, plane, if you’re a classic pinup, have a story to share that is 1920s-1950s centric, then let us know!  Jump over to the RetroBomb page on Facebook and leave us a message:  www.facebook.com/retrobombmag

Most of the photography and art in the 60 page first edition is mine, so grab a copy today from http://bit.ly/RBOMB001  Cover girl is Miss Madison Louise, with our Editor In Chief BrittanyJean featured alongside pinups Lucy Luxe, Annie Fawn, Miss Curvella, Miss Penny Spitfire and more.

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HD wallpaper upload – RAAF WWII CAC Wirraway

HD wallpaper upload – RAAF WWII CAC Wirraway
click for high res – 1980×1080 pixels. Also available as a poster print on request.

RAAF WWII CAC Wirraway fighter