2017! Happy New Year! I’m celebrating new beginnings by launching a new, year long project, Seasonal Box, with my oldest and dearest friend Lily Beaux-Lyons.
Each week we showcase seasonal produce in a collection of cheeky photographs and delicious recipes.
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The I.P.F Photo Prize is underway at The Good Copy in Collingwood! This fabulous independent festival encourages submissions from all over the globe, to create a vibrant and jam packed exhibition showcasing a huge variety of styles. I have a work showing, as well as an exciting new creation with my partner in crime, Mel Martin, ‘Velvet Tragedy’. If you’ve got time, check it out at The Good Copy, 19-21 Johnston St Collingwood.
Sarah Mangion is a Gippsland based graphic designer whose new projects I had the pleasure of shooting recently. Her designs are so clean and considered, and the papers themselves were beautiful to handle. I have to say I’m a sucker for embossed beermat stock! This was also one of the better smelling shoots I’ve worked on too, as the candles from A Little Bit Of Nonscents Candle Co filled the studio with gorgeous fragrance, even without being lit!
While on the subjects of portraits, I thought I’d share this portrait of Simona Castricum, which I took a few weeks back. Simona is an incredible musician, performer, writer and artist, and you can find more about her work here.
I’m not usually one to shoot portraits, but I loved shooting this promo shot for Razzmatazz indie discotheque DJs Ted and Caity. Never has there been a more stylish or matching duo behind the decks! If you’re in Melbourne, you’re guaranteed an amazing night at Razz. ‘Blooper reel’ .gif coming soon!
Photoshop was being a little glitchy while I was editing today, but I have to say, I love what it’s come up with. It reminds me of the fabric patterns you see on mass transportation, whose goal is to hide the myriad of stains! I think this would make a great fabric print!
I’ve been thinking about modern lighting techniques, and how bright gels have become kinda passé. I’ve always loved the bold, super saturated colours, so I made a little gif for some shoes using them. Style or comfort? I know which I’d pick!
I read a quote from a photographer many years ago who said, ’ What you’re not supposed to do is sit there. Keep shooting, keep coming up with ideas.’ It stuck with me, and so now, even when things are difficult, I try to keep shooting, and keep coming up with ideas.
I had a chance to do a quick test recently, inspired by my love of Russian Constructivism, and using bits and bobs around the studio. I wanted to see if I could make dynamic and interesting compositions while reusing the same items in each shot. I think I could have played for hours, and I had a great time trying my hand at styling once more!
A super fast test in the studio today, using some old product that was lying about. I love the subtle tones and soft lines these glasses have made through the scrim. Something to play with again I think!