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
I loved working on this kickass shoot with our fantastic team, headed by our art director Helen. Helen approached me with an idea of shooting in the iconic Futuro House (a spaceship house designed by Finnish architect Matti Suuronen, currently residing in a courtyard at UC). How could I say no to a shoot in a space ship??!
Art Director: Helen Cheung
Hair: Lisa Simons
Make up: Lorraine Lorzano
Model: Mary Bilal
Stylist: Deejay Jukic
Photographer: Jenny Wu
Publication: Stell Magazine
Full 6 page spread and outtakes below! Behind the scenes images at the bottom of the post. Read More
When Canberra based photographers Deejay Jukic and Garry Chiu told me that they hired the Fitter's Workshop in Kingston for a photography shootout I was pretty excited about the idea. I have always wanted to do a shoot in this gorgeous space (outside of a wedding). The concept was that Deejay was going to style several outfits, and we would all have a turn at shooting the same model- this type of photography challenge has gone a bit viral in the past year or so amongst portrait and fashion photographers, probably because it is so much fun and also a great learning experience.
We have very different photography and model directing styles so it was a fun experiment to see we use the same space and model- and how the images turn out. In general, I like my images clean, facial expressions ethereal and emotive, slouchy/loungey poses, and with an editorial style (sometimes it works out, sometimes not haha).
I was driving from Sydney so I only had the chance to shoot this one look and had to miss the the first 2 - the photos from Deejay and Garry are looking amazing though! Looking forward to seeing the edited sets!
Model // Kelsie Hedges
MUA // Jolina O'Hair
Hair // Aaron Nallo
Stylists // Deejay Jukic, Sarafina Manyang, Maryanne Irhia 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
Tonal- full set and outtakes from the editorial published in the September 2017 issue of Feroce Magazine
Models // Alexandra Rubio (Haus Models) and Kirrily Noble (Victoria's Models)
Stylist // Jessica Di Scipio
Makeup // Amy Capeda
Hair // Kate Thakray (Kate Lily Dressing Hair)
Clothing // Hunter the Label, Poshaaq, Edition
Concept // Jessica Di Scipio and Jenny Wu
Photography // Jenny Wu
Published // Feroce Magazine Read More
I'm obsessed with pink walls, and every time I travel I gravitate towards them as predictably as a dog gravitates towards the nearest tree. So I've been eye-ing this dilapidated vacant apartment block with pink walls near my place in Braddon and dreaming of portraits I could shoot with it.
I couldn't think of anyone who would suit this shoot more than the talented Gem Chua (represented by Devojka Models). She fit the urban lolita vibe to a tee, and rocked a flower in her mouth like no one else could (except maybe Lana Del Rey), and we shot this almost completely impromptu in 45mins. Read More