Light Nelson 2018

Creatives join forces to bring us a world class event in Nelson on a dark winters night. Light, music, mystery and fun, I was there to capture some of it with the camera. 

In a collaboration of art, science and technology, many artists have let their creativity loose through a range of innovative media including laser technology, digital imagery, performance and music with high levels of interaction and surprise for the viewer. - Light Nelson

Fine Art Nude: Elia

Recently I put out a model call for Fine Art Nude models. Beautiful Elia replied to my call and modelled like a pro. Its so refreshing to see a young woman comfortable in her own beautiful skin.

If you are interested in modelled for Fine Art Nude Photography email me, Im always looking for all ages over 18-100! and all genders and sizes.

I would like to thank the following amazingly talented team:

Makeup: Angela McIntosh of Beauty by Angela
Hair: Michelle Longman of Hair Heart & Soul

With special thanks to my model Elia and Christopher, for his hospitality - kindly letting us get creative in his incredible home. 

Admire Fashion Dec/Jan 2017 "The Art of Elegance"

Our second fashion spread for the bumper summer edition features newly revamped Suter Art Gallery with fashion from Shine, Tango's, Eclectic, Dotti on Morrison Square and Sassy's.

Stylist: Sonya Leusink Sladen
Photography: Jessica Shirley
Model: Phoebe Legge
Make-up: Lauren Domigan from Prices Pharmacy
Hair: Connie Flemming from Cardells 

With special thanks to the team at The Suter Art Gallery Te Aratoi o Whakatu, our inspiring shoot location. 

Dress and jewellery from Shine. Jacket from Sassy's. Vintage fascinator from Eclectic. Shoes from Tangos. 
Artworks from the collection of The Suter Art Gallery Te Aratoi o Whakatu

Dress from Dotti. Jewellery and clutch from Shine. Coat from Sassy's.
Artwork by Max Gimblett (New Zealand 1935-), Spine, 1984, acrylic and metallic pigments on canvas. Collection of The Suter Art Gallery Te Aratoi o Whakatu.

Jewellery and clutch from Shine. Dress from Sassy's. Vintage cape from Eclectic. Hosiery and hair piece, stylist's own. 
Artwork by Israel Birch (Ngapuhi, Ngati Kahungunu, 1976-), Ruku Po (3), 2007, mixed media. Collection of The Suter Art Gallery Te Aratoi o Whakatu. 

Dress, clutch and earrings from Shine. Vintage beads and plumes from Eclectic. Shoes from Tango's. 
Artwork by Brain Strong (New Zealand, 1945-), Lake Series 10, Rotoiti, 1974, oil on canvas. Collection of The Suter Art Gallery Te Aratoi o Whakatu. 

Coat from Sassy's. Dress from Dotti. Jewellery and clutch from Shine. 
Artwork by L. Budd (New Zealand), There - here, 1999, mixed media. Collection of The Suter Art Gallery Te Aratoi o Whakatu.

Dress, clutch and jewellery from Shine. Feathered cape from Dotti. Hosiery and hair netting, stylist's own. 
Artwork by Lisa Chandler, We often lose today, because there has been a yesterday and tomorrow is coming, 2016, acrylic on linen. Courtesy of the artist. 

Back to film: Shooting with vintage cameras

Back to film: Shooting with vintage cameras

I have been slowly building up a small collection of film cameras and have been waiting for time to experiment with them. Finally in August I brought some film so I could test them out.

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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