Today I had a fun collaboration with a great group of ladies, making over gorgeous Ling.
A massive thank you to you all, you really are amazing. I do believe working together with a group of creatives who specialize in and love what they do can together make magic happen a total team effort, I am privileged.
Hair: Ema Soole
MUA: Angela McGuire of Beauty by Angela
Fashion: Just Costumes
I really enjoyed this studio shoot with an awesome team, including some new creatives I had not worked with before, but will certainly be again! Angela of Beauty by Angela worked her magic creating my vision for this series which was muted and pale, the makeup blew me away! Ema did a great job on Georgias hair - but then I ruined it experimenting with a leaf blower (note: blowing hair for a shoot is not as simple as you would think - about 100 shots attempted not one worked!) I decided to ditch the blowing hair idea, unfortunately the hair was a bit of a mess after that, so Georgia and I had to do our best without a hairdresser or even a brush/comb!
I have experimented with editing out the movable wall and leaving it in the composition, with this being the third mock-up experimentation for my studio project (Fashion Photography for a NZ label)
The amazing wall artworks are actually vintage tourism posters from Nostalgia Antiques
Model: Georgia MacMillan
Hair: Ema Soole
MUA: Beauty by Angela
Wall art: Nostalgia Antiques
Fashion: Just Costumes
I am excited to share with you the second of my studio experiments for my 3rd year studio project - 'Fashion Photography for a New Zealand Label'
The label I am going to photograph has a strong 'Kiwi' theme, supporting New Zealand in a wide variety of ways. It is important that I promote the NZ aspect of the label, so I have experimented with different ways in which I can approach this. With the first shoot, I played with props - nostalgic kiwiana icons such as souvenir tea towels, apple crates & Nelson Photo News magazines. This time I have taken New Zealand paintings, prints & photography, placing the model beside them. With each composition I have chosen a dress which 'speaks' to the image, creating unity.
Marina, looks stunning in these dresses, she is a fabulous talent with a beautiful grace to her,
I always welcome feedback, so please comment any thoughts.
With thanks my amazing team of contributors:
Model: Marina Kere
Hair & Makeup: Anja Katarina Valda Dzaferic
Dresses: Just Costumes
Artwork: Nostalgia Antiques
This year, the final one of my BA in Arts & Media at NMIT I have created my own brief,
"Create a Fashion Campaign for an New Zealand Designer"
I sent out over 30 emails to different NZ designers and received a great response. The label I have chosen to work with (under wraps until the end of year reveal) is awesome, I am so exited to be able to photograph their fashion.
As part of my experimentation process I have mocked up different styles of Fashion Spread. I am excited to reveal the first of many... for my 703 brief.
A studio shoot with 1960s/70s Kiwiana theme. I'm sure many of you will remember some of these golden oldie props, the old dial phone, Nelson Photo News et :)
I am very excited to share with you a photo shoot I did this Tuesday at Warwick House . It is an amazing venue to shoot in, originally called "Sunnyvale" it was built in 1854 and is one of a few beautifully restored historic homes in nelson. I have always been interested in history from a young age, researching historic homes and places around the Nelson area. You can see some of my photographs of the places I have been privileged to visit and talk to historians and home owners about here at my History in Toe website.
The model Sheena Thomas a fresh new face, this was her first time modeling and I think she nailed it! Tina of Just Costumes supplied all the clothing and helped me to come up with a style - 1940s inspired to suit the venue.
I had the expert talent of Michelle Longman on hair and Emillie MacRitchie doing Make-up. This is our fifth time working together we work so well together they are brilliant at what they do and enable me to create magical photographs.
I would like to thank EVERYONE involved with this shoot, I am so happy with the results which include some of my favourite works to date!