I love shooting beauty! Especially with the fabulous Zoe Karlis on this amazing gold number with the equally stunning Joanna W and Olivia K from modeling agency Brazen. Everyone was so lovely to work with and it was so streamlined I even forgot to shoot some behind the scenes images. This editorial was published in Ellements (NY) May 2013 Beauty edition.
Those gold glitter lashes were handmade by Zoe, what a talented lady! I feel so privileged to be working with such amazing people in the industry. Four years ago I wouldn’t even be dreaming I would be doing this today.
Looking through the endless number of folders I had completely forgot to upload this. I thought I had but apparently not. My Beautiful Boys editorial was meant to have been published, perhaps it was last year and after waiting and waiting and waiting and countless emails to the editor and wondering whether an volcano had blown up the magazine office, I gave up. These things happen.
I don’t shoot male models as often as I should. As a young lady of healthy persuasions you would think I’d take every opportunity too, that is if I’m not muttering incomprehensibly behind the camera about how the light -just- doesn’t -quite- hit the rights spots correctly and why do guys just -don’t- move in quite the same way as girls do. And then self despair wallows me up while I figure out why I am -just- so crap and will never amount to -anything-. And young men really do not like being painted on. Which I what I like to do best, hovering over makeup artists brandishing open their lovely shiny palettes and saying ‘how about we try them ALL?’ Cue dramatic emo curtains and musical self pity. Us photographers are fragile little things. Moving on…
So the joys associated with drinking copious amount of tea from big cups and dressing in ludicrous items of clothing because they’re lying around, I love photo shoots. They’re the most exhausting, sometimes wrenching things ever, but ah, the satisfaction. Especially with young beautiful men in leather pants, adorned with spikes and collars and furs.
With me were fashion stylist Krissie Cao, makeup artist extraordinaire Justine Bruers, models David W and Dan B from Chadwick and of course my awesome tea making friend and roped in assistant Anna.
And boys ARE gorgeous. They model even when they’re not modeling. Maybe I should be shooting more of them.
Right before I left for my 6 month sojourn from Melbourne, I did a gorgeous shoot with some gorgeous young faces (Paris and Alex) from London Management. The very talented Victoria Martin joined us for hair and makeup for some of the most glitterastic looks I’ve ever encountered. Who doesn’t love glitter??
Here are some behind the scenes shots!
I love working with really passionate people who love what they do and enjoy it. It’s really evident in their faces and the quality of their work and always remind me that all the hard effort is worth it especially at the end of the day when we feel so drained and overwhelmed.
Last year I embarked on my RAW project, the fashion sister to my Castles in the Sky project which focuses more on artistic nudes. RAW is all about cool broke down fashion; the model, the body, the emotions. I have had the privilege of working with some very awesome people. This project is still in continuation so if anyone is interested, get in contact! In the meantime, here are some previews