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!'
2016 Year In Review
Every encounter is a chance, and people come and go for many reasons but I love the fact that people leave a lasting impression on me, and I do for them as well. It’s nice to know that in 40 years time, I’ll still be thinking about the people I met this year, and hopefully, they’ll be thinking of me too.
From the Archives: Photographing Tavi Gevinson
I'm a firm believer that photographing someone's portrait is the most intimate way to get to know them, thus, I have a list of people I one day want to take photographs of. Most of the people on the list are people who inspire and motivate me in some way. They have influenced my life in and I feel that they would be interesting people to very briefly get to know. Tavi Gevinson and Bill Murray are tied at the top of my list.
Florals for Spring? Groundbreaking.
The beauty of fashion week is that whilst it may seem like a very well styled mess, it always seems to come together beautifully, and this year was no exception. The calibre of the shows and seminars were above and beyond previous years and I hope that is reflected in my visual feast.
An Insider’s Guide to Photographing Fashion Week
I’ve been photographing fashion week since the wee age of seventeen. I’ve captured the collections of designers such as Alex Perry, Jean Paul Gaultier, and Dion Lee. I‘m not going to lie and pretend to be humble about having done this. It’s pretty fucking cool.
A Hawaiian Adventure
Hawaii, whilst part of the USA, felt more like a separate entity, caught between two worlds. The laid back, no worries attitude mixed with a sense of paranoia that anyone and everyone could sue you was quite the sight. Only the cash we carried in our hands and the big chain fast food restaurants reminded us that we were in a state of America.
From the Archives: Homeland
The first three years of my high school experience were tough and at times really, really frustrating, but they were also fun. I was really unhappy just before I left but now as I'm getting older, I keep questioning whether I was actually depressed or just being a *~moody teenage girl~*. Regardless, I still consider my time there special.
Test Shoot: Sebastian
I took Sebastian to my favourite cafe, Chez Dre in South Melbourne. I have this awful habit of 'wining and dining' my models before we shoot. It kind of tends to ease any tension that's always associated with meeting a person for the first time, and it also provides for some good photo opportunities.
Of late, I've been thinking a lot about my self-esteem which is something that has been so cripplingly low for over half of my life. I have been questioning what exactly lead me to think so poorly, about myself, my appearance and who I am as a person. There isn't one defining moment but rather it is a collection of fragmented moments of my past that have been weaved together by my brain.
The problem for me right now is that I’m not quite qualified enough to get a job in the field that I’m studying. Even though I’m saving up for an overseas holiday with my best friend and need all the money I can get, I can’t get out of the rut that is: I’m just not passionate about what I’m doing with myself while I’m on holidays.
Snapshots from Sydney
As I calmed down from being in absolute awe of my new surroundings, I made myself a pot of tea and sat at the table. Windows wide open, the breeze carrying the voices of people conversing on the ground below up to my fifth-floor abode. I began reading How to be Parisian, a book my best friend and her family bought for me for my birthday. This is what I had been wanting to do, to just get away.