Sunday, July 31, 2011

Need some inspirin'?

I think music is probably one of the most inspiring things to me. Beautiful lyrics... oh man. They just get my creative juices flowing. And then add in that perfectly timed music and I just get so inspired!

So I thought I might start posting some songs on here that inspire me. If you're looking for some inspiration feel free to have a listen... especially if you're driving or going for a walk. The ideas just start coming!


I love Joanna Newsom so so so much and all of her music inspires me so much, this one at the moment in particular conjures up a lot of ideas for photos I want to take!

Enjoy! :)

Friday, July 29, 2011

Warpaint

Good evening all!

I photographed Warpaint last night for Faster Louder (they were great!) at Manning Bar at Sydney Uni. Here are some of the shots, they were supported by Donny Benet and Jack Ladder, that I won't upload onto here (because I don't want to make this even more of a picture heavy post!) but you can see them on my facebook page.
























(I had a bit of trouble uploaded, but the full set is on Facebook so please check it out! :))

Monday, July 25, 2011

pretty flower?



Saturday, July 16, 2011

To be free

Hi all!

Well, after about seven long weeks of working excruciatingly hard on our Vis Com exhibition, last night we opened it to the public (for about one night only, unfortunately) but it was a huge success!

Any who, here are my photos that featured in the exhibition. We were split into seven groups and each group had to have it's own 'narrative'. Our group chose consumerism and consumption!


These images are meant to be viewed in the two couples, just for the record!

I'd love to hear what you think!

Monday, July 11, 2011

'Cause I gotta have cake, a-cake, a-cake

I made a cake!



It was delicious! I found the recipe on this extinct food blog, which, in it's heyday was named one of the top 50 food blogs in Australia! And I can see why!

While searching for the recipe to show y'all, I also came across a recipe for dutch apple fritters, which I think might be my next recipe to make! You can check out the recipe for this cake here!

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Consumerist whores! (sorry Jess :P)

Hi all! Sorry sorry sorry for no updates - gah, crazy crazy crazy busy!

So we're having an exhibition at college and last week I was finalising/re-shooting images. The jist of the exhibition is that we've been split into groups, and each group has it's own concept. Ours is 'consumerism' and we have to do our own take on it!

I've gone with consumerist whores (not actually, I just kept calling my models that when they were dressed up in their consumerist clothes :P) and what I'm showing is a series of two images together - one of the girl when she has been taken over with the need to consume, and one where she has let it go.

I won't post the images that will be going in the exhibition yet (there are four of them), but I will post this as a little... teaser. I took this for the exhibition but it's not going in unfortunately (especially considering circumstances which I will write about further on :P)

So... wait for the images that are going in the exhibition cos they'll be better than this, haha! (When I say that, i mean it will be better photography wise. Model wise, Jess is brilliant and also a babe! :P)


So, there's quite the story behind this image. I asked Jess to play fluffy bunny and eat lots of marshmallows in a photo for me and she said yes, yay! So we were setting up the shoot at Jess's house, had tried a few shots in the kitchen and I decided I wanted to take photos in the outdoor hallway type thing that Jess had out the back. Problem was, there were two of her housemates very big dogs in the hall - so we had to get them out into the yard. Also, it had been raining. So we went into the hall and as the dogs were quite interested in me, the newcomer, I went into the backyard to lure them out of the hall. Jess stood by the door, and while carrying my camera with body, L series lens and flash I decided it would be a good idea to run back into the hall so Jess could close the door behind me.
As you might have guessed, running on wet tiles isn't the best idea. So I got into the hall, Jess closed the door as I slid along the tiles thinking 'oh, it's okay, I'll find my balance'... next thing I knew my legs had flown high into the air and I had crashed into the tiles, landing on my back and whacking my head... really hard!
So I was pretty disorientated but I got up, told screaming Jess I was okay and had a glass of water. I picked up my camera, which was just sitting neatly next to me and Jess informed me (I can't remember much :P) that I clung to my camera the whole time I fell and then after I hit the ground I rolled over and carefully placed in next to me (dedication to my craft, anyone?)
Anywho - after calming myself I did the shoot. I'm not sure how, because afterwards I realised I was quite in shock as it was probably the worst 'fall' I had ever had... how embarrassing. My head hurts just thinking about it.
Well, I'm alright now, no concussion and no broken bones by the looks of it... although I did have a very sore head, back, neck and elbows :p
And.. that's my story!


And here's the non-consumerist picture to accompany it.

Thank to Jess for modelling and eating a gross amount of marshmallows!