In the 6 months before they fenced off and knocked down the Bega Flats in Canberra, I had noticed the building becoming gradually quieter as the tenants started vacating. It was on my regular jogging route, and for the first time I noticed what a cool building it was. I ended up doing an editorial shoot there with Gem (images from the shoot in this blog post)
Bega was part of the 'ABC' flats - Allawah, Bega, Currong, and they were all in the process of being cleared to make way for new buildings. This reminded me of Alphabet City in New York, as it was protrayed in 'Rent'- this suddenly made the demolition incredibly evocative and nostalgic. When I heard from Laura (from Lux & Us) that she spent the first year of her life there I knew that I had to take her portraits in that location. Read More
At the end of last year I was fortunately enough to be involved with the brand launch of Australian clothing company One Of Twelve. I was commissioned to create some product and editorial style photos with the founder and creative director of One Of Twelve- Anna Saboisky.
I absolutely love the aesthetic of the brand, the incredible artwork on the scarves, and the quality of the silk. Read More
We shot this editorial for Big Ink magazine at the end of the summer. I keep coming back to the Virgin Suicides aesthetic in my inspiration boards, and I wanted to take advantage of Canberra's endless open fields before the cold weather started to set in.
Model // Alexandra Rayne
Hair and makeup // Stephanie Church
Styling // Jessica Di Scipio
Concept and photography // Jenny Wu
Soundtrack // Lana Del Rey 'Born To Die' album
Published // Big Ink Magazine issue #19 Read More
A couple of weeks ago I took some photos of a friend of mine- portrait photographer extraordinaire and all round great guy Alec Morris. Here's a little bit about his work:
"Alec’s work centres around documentary portraiture and fashion; on the one hand inspired by a good story and the power of the portrait, and on the other the creative freedom of building an image from the ground up. Some of his recent projects include an essay on femininity and womanhood in Central Java, and a study of education initiatives for remote and at-risk communities in Western Australia. He is also the photographer behind Forty-Two Cakes, and the current CSIRO Artist-in-Residence."
See his work at alecmorris.photo , and his work for Forty-Two Cakes at @fortytwocakes. Read More
Leah and Rael had their wedding ceremony at National Gallery of Australia's Sculpture Garden. It was an intimate gathering of a small group of family from the UK - I felt honoured to be part of capturing such a special day.
I love the National Gallery of Australia because there are so many beautiful areas for portraits, some of them tucked away in secret little nooks. After the ceremony Leah, Rael, and I went for a bit of a walk and explore, with lots of portraits on the way. Read More