Today I am sharing some images from a Baptism I shot this past weekend. Paula and Sandra are the proud parents of this darling little cherub named Amalia, whom I have to say was such a pleasure to work with as she had the biggest, bluest eyes (just like her mother!) which were always fixed on the excitement whirling around her throughout the day. I have to say that this was such a fun experience-the family are Portuguese and were so friendly and playful, with so much positive energy fueling the celebrations from dawn til dusk!
Friday, December 23, 2011
Monday, December 12, 2011
Now this was a fun little project! 'CUPID'S BOW' is a small collection created by one of the lovely ladies that models for me on occasion. After our original shoot location was rained out by the horrific sydney weather we've been having lately, we high tailed it to the dryest location possible to initiate Plan B...a daggy old kitchen in all of its original 1978 architectural glory. But as always, it was nothing that a few well placed petals couldn't remedy. A couple hours later, all hopped up on ginger beer and cookies, we had accomplished our mission without suffering one single frizz inducing raindrop-what more can a photographer ask for?
Friday, December 2, 2011
This post is a few months behind, but better late than never! My course at the Australian Centre of Photography earlier in the year was quite fruitful, leading to my first "published" image, in the form of a page in the ACP Brochure. The day they asked me for permission to use the image was also the day I found out I was a winner in the bi-annual photographic exhibition held the week before (which I had not gone to as I assumed I wouldn't win!) Well, lesson learned thats for sure...
"For you were made from dust and to dust you will return"Today I thought I might share a little sneaky peek of a recent project that I've been working on. In a nutshell, Danse Macabre is a womenswear collection designed by the fashionably fabulous budding designer Stephanie Caltabiano who explains "The adornment of the body is a portrayal of each fragment of the story of a contemporary Frida Kahlo. Glamour and grit, pain and love, freedom and restraint are contrasting themes depicted as characteristics of the heroine. Elements of the Day of the Dead culture are expressed in a feminine and artistic play on macabre imagery."
Needless to say, the collection transcends your "run of the mill" fashion creations by intertwining itself with philosophical concepts and ideas that push the boundaries of our understanding of life and death, and of course, Fashion. To design a dress may be no great challenge to some, but to produce a dress that challenges the wearer to confront their existential position? Now that's an achievement. That is Art.