VAMFF 2018: Behind The Scenes at Ginger & Smart
Backstage at VAMFF is a whirlwind of volunteers, stylists, hair and makeup artists and frantic models. Not to mention the designers doing last minute patch ups and alterations. The lighting is unpredictable - it literally changes year to year, show to show - and you kind of have to do the best you can in the few seconds you get as each model walks off the runway and shimmy's into their next outfit.
(Another Blog Post About) Why I Love To Hate Instagram
When people find out what I do for a living they always tout back with something like, 'oh my sister's boyfriend's cousin wants to be a photographer but is finding it so hard to make a living off it!'
My reply as of late has been: stay away from Instagram.
Thoughts for Black Coffee & Cigarettes
I kept telling myself that it was okay. That I needed to finish university, satisfy what everyone thought I should be doing post high school, continue to grow a life with my boyfriend and eventually it would happen. Inside however, I was plagued by the feeling that the longer I left catching a flight to Paris, the more the city felt like a dream world that my mind had made up to escape from reality.
Snippets from New Zealand (Part 1)
The fact that I visited New Zealand ten months ago is shocking. The fact that only now am I sharing my photos from my time there is alarming. Sometimes I do this thing where I work so hard on my client work that I forget that I have other images I need and want to edit. Finally however, I've managed to power through my files and release these into the wild (yay!).
Test Shoot: Charlie
It's not as if I don't have content. In actuality, I have content coming out of my ears, for use of a better term. There are hard drives of untouched, unearthed content just waiting to be shared with some kind of internet audience. No longer will these shoots be gaining dust because I'm promising to myself - and you guys for that matter - that I'll be posting them here.
A Morning At Hanging Rock | Life Updates
The hardest thing about having a creative and entrepreneurial mind is that not every idea hits you at the right moment. So much stuff gets in the way of my ideas: money, work, lack of time, resources. But it's important to keep chipping away at the mould until you eventually break through - persistence is key.
Working Remotely: 3 things I struggled with in Hawaii
Working remotely might seem like a dream, but often it’s more hard work than one would imagine. Sure, you get to travel and earn a living simultaneously, but you also need to put in the hard yards before, during and after your trip. Keeping clients happy whilst you are also traveling is tricky. Time zones, adventures calling your name, and an endless to-do list can be hard to navigate – but also very rewarding!
#Instagate - Fake influencers, advertising & obsessing over numbers
From buying followers, paying for automation and features on other accounts, utilizing comment pods and, heaven forbid, the Instagram mafia, people are finding new ways to up their following and boost their engagement rate in a desperate bid to seem more credible and steal market share - and people are angry about it!
How to stay Fucking Motivated
Last year I was interviewed on the radio, (I know, I still can't believe they let me broadcast my thoughts LIVE for everyone to hear either) and one of the questions I was asked was, 'If you could give a TED talk on any topic at all, what would you pick?'
My answer was, 'How to be fucking motivated!'