In the studio – Winter Wonderland

It has been good to get back into the studio for some conceptual portrait shoots again, but ever so slowly and far more intentionally. Not that the near 30 shoots I did last year were not intentional, it was VERY full on and I think I burnt myself out creatively. So this year, so far,…

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The painted dragon

Several months ago I was asked if I was interested in a collaboration with circus performer Gemma (I am sure you remember the Pyro Princess?) and a body painter I had not met before, Lucas from Living Colours. Sure! why not I said, I adore working with Gemma, she is such a creative person and we…

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Monday Musings…

A whirlwind of activity, three days of creativity and fun, Friday I spent in the studio putting finishing touches on an online course, of which they are really starting to take off. Shoot, videos and edits kept me on my toes, which was just as well, cold wet and by the end of the afternoon…

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In the Studio – Cleopatra

I was recently asked to visit another studio on the other side of town for a Cleopatra/Egyptian themed photographic shoot. I am sure if you have been following my blog for a while you will know I have a love of ancient Egypt and it is a major bucket list item, I hope to one…

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Monday’s Musings…

Such a busy weekend, I need a rest.  I had a super huge week as well. Last Monday I photographed a local council kids after school activity program, run by my friend Gemma from Circus Tricks, so well attended and so much fun. I spent Friday, Saturday, Sunday behind the camera and I am still…

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Out of the Studio – Hayley & Tizzy in the Forest

A few months ago, Hayley and I planned a Medieval Styled shoot with her now 13-month-old Irish Wolf Hound, Tizzy we thought the Warburton Redwood Forest would be the perfect setting, we arranged costumes and planned out how we wanted the images to look, I wanted a very Maid Marion vibe. So recently the day…

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In the Studio – The White Rabbit

Even though I have officially retired Dapper Rabbit, I still have the Rabbit head, and he was brought out for an Alice in Wonderland, that never quite happened, but my Photographer friend Sue, still wanted to capture some bunny pics. I only took a few, as this was her want, A different costume and some…

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Re-Writing Goldilocks

Even when I was a child, Goldilocks was known as a bit of a troublemaker, we already know this, yet she is still treated as a beloved fairy-tale. I was not aware of just HOW bad she got in this day and age. No longer sweet little girl in a simple yellow frock and blonde…

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In the Studio – Medieval Maiden Fair

Almost coming to an end with my Ballarat Creative photos, this last one was done on a whim, I fell in love with this dress, the crown and model Blade. I had a blast creating some truly epic visions both in the studio and the backyard.  It also prompted me to buy a few new…

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Out of the Studio – Lady in the Lake

Blade……Technically it is Lady of the Lake, but poor Blade was in the lake. The Lady of the Lake is a character of Arthurian legend. Different writers give her different names. Her roles include giving King Arthur his sword, Excalibur, taking Arthur to Camelot after the Battle of Camlann, raising Lancelotafter the death of his father, and of enchanting Merlin. She is called Nimue, Viviane,…

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