Monday, November 22, 2010

Spaces _ A Frankie Publication

Frankie Magazine is one of the best publications to work for in this country. They care so much, taking time and so much effort with all aspects of their work. Today at 9.30am, I was delivered Spaces, Frankie's new book exploring a collection of eclectic interiors from around world. It's so lovely, so special, so detailed and so full of inspiration. Although I never realized how many tea cups and vintage wallpaper existed in the world!

I was in the USA when Frankie requested some photographs of interesting spaces so I focused on found details & interesting shops. I stumbled upon this wall in a cute shop in Silverlake. (Image below)

It's really worth checking out as it features some of our brightest creatives. Including Hilary Walker, Jo Duck, LimeDrop and a beautiful series on the Nicholas Building.

Get yourself a copy or buy a perfect Xmas gift here

Sunday, November 21, 2010

First Time As Cinematographer

COCOROSIE - GALLOWS (OFFICIAL VIDEO) from Emma Freeman on Vimeo.

Artist: CocoRosie
Song: Gallows
Director: Emma Freeman
MUA & Hair: Claire Leighton
Starring: Kami & Jara Gillick-Lewis & Johann Rashid
Extras: Ma and Pa kettle, Miranda, Miss Molly, Calamity Jane.
Shot in Yandoit

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Behind the Scenes _ Thread

My recent exhibition THREAD with Skinny Nelson is hanging on the walls of Somedays Gallery in the sunny city of Sydney. Thread has been a huge project that started over three months ago in a cafe in Melbourne.
The most important element for this project was finding the right people. We sourced subjects through photos on facebook and friends and family.
The series offers a glimpse into the private world of some rather amazing and inspiring individuals. I want to share with you the 12 final subjects and a little info about who they are and how we arrived at the final image.

Thread will be on in Sydney until December 3, so please do yourself a favor and check it out!

Dante: Perfect angel, young man, loves his mum (that's who he is looking at in this image). Dante imagined he was the king of a castle surrounded by a sea of clothing.

Tracey: Family friend, a proud Yigar Gunditchjmara Person fighting for the rights of the Indigenous people. We built a rock and reflected the tones of the Australian landscape.

Luke: A Tasmanian based in Melbourne, an incredible professional dancer and choreographer. Luke wanted space to think about this brief, he then came and requested something to dance to. Patti Smith's Rock and Roll Nigga and Luke went wild.

Rabbit: Little Rabbit Hutch moved from Primitive Brisbane to Ancient Melbourne 50,000,000 years ago, during the Great Leporine Migration of YesterYear. He has also been a contributor to the GLBTIQ community for many a year now. The portrait session was all about THOSE TATTOOS!

Russell: Is my step-father and an all round great guy. Russell is a renowned Sculptor and Jeweler, who lives in Yandoit with my mum. He spends his time drinking coffee, making sculptures, looking out for Kangaroos and doing Cryptic Crosswords. Russell built this hanging sculpture and then lay under it.

Shian: Gorgeous, humble, talented dancer with an amazing head of hair. Shian danced so beautifully that I had trouble focusing.

Tim: Artist, Model, Musician. Tim delicately posed and moved very so gently and thoughtfully.

SuSu: Aunt, fashion guru, fortune teller and hat collector. SuSu is always willing for adventure and this was no exception.

Lily: Model, generally amazing and so beautiful. We wrapped her up in one very large piece of fabric.

Audrey: Only seven, but Audrey is so talented as a gymnast and dancer. Audrey was down in Melbourne from Queensland to watch her favorite team play at the Grand Final... luckily her team won. There are two images of Audrey because I just love them both. Some people didn't realize that this was the same person.

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Strange Talk Shoot

Here is a shot from the recent shoot I did for Strange Talk, a great band residing here in Melbourne. This was their first shoot and they kicked it!! I love bands who try and experiment with photography.. So many bands pretend not to try or care but they are the first to complain or feel insecure. I would love to shoot someone like M.I.A or Beth Ditto who both have stated that they love all elements of "creating" their vision and audience perception through music videos and photographic shoots.
Unfortunately you can only be as good as the subjects in front of your camera.

Gorgeous new Look Book shoot for Melbourne Label Kuwaii!

We shot this at the studio's of Kristy Barber, the brains and talent behind the gorgeously crafted Melbourne label Kuwaii.
The model featured is Lily Hart from Chadwicks. This shoot was Lily's first ever! Expect to see a lot more of her angelic looks!
Look Book shoots can be tricky as you need to keep it simple but add a little interest or added texture. Hence the use of the black base which created a far more layered composition.

The editorial style portrait was inspired by the work of french artist Chagall. I have included his image Lovers

Thursday, November 4, 2010

First Time as Cinematographer! CocoRosies New Clip Gallows

I'm very excited to share the clip that I shot for CocoRosie's new single Gallows. The clip was directed by Emma Freeman and stars the one and only Kami & Jara Gillick-Lewis as the Bloody Twins and our cat Banjo ( not such a star but super cute).

We shot over a period of three days in Yandoit, Central Victoria. It was a fun and exciting experience particularly shooting with the added bonus of movement and change of focus. I look forward to more filmic adventures in the future.

Here is a still from the shoot and here is the clip.

Saying it how it is - Concrete Playground

In The News

I have just returned from Sydney for the opening of Thread on Wednesday at Somedays Gallery. It was such a fantastic night filled with good friends, new friends, photo-taking and photo-talking. Here are some pics from opening night that I took for Russh Magazine.