Today in the mail I received a copy of the book Media and Communications in Australia, published by Allen&Uwin. I was commissioned last year to produce 18 photographs to accompany each chapter of this book. The brief was open to my interpretation of each chapter title; such as REPRESENTATION AND TEXTUAL ANALYSIS! A fantastic brief for a photographer. My cat Banjo made it in!
Also in publishing news, my shot from the Meredith Music Festival was used in the amazingly cute and certainly "keep for ever" book PHOTO ALBUM edited by the lovely girls at FRANKIE magazine.
Monday, November 9, 2009
Today I shot a fashion spread inspired by teenage love letters and magic portals. My planned location was Victoria Park, an AFL football oval with amazing colour tones and textured signage. BUT the Bureau of Meteorology sadly informed me that today's weather was to be 35 degrees...and with no budget for trailers or fans, it would have been almost impossible to shoot outdoors. With a last minute change, we shot at my house with the air con B for Blasting. What an A+ decision.
Stylist Hayley Hughes delivered a great parade of clothing including the always surprising Romance Was Born and other fantastic labels such as Limedrop and Karen Walker. I had some real fun with shooting only available light. A slightly daunting process but I managed to keep it simple.
Thanks to our team:
Stylist: Hayley Hughes, MUA: Nyree Leather, Model: Sally @ Giant, Assistant: Louisa and one very bad cat: Banjo.
Images to be on a mag stand near you soon.