Conceptual Art – Safe Haven

This was a conceptual piece with a difference, mostly apart from the original image of the house, the rest is using resources from artist friends, backgrounds and such. Also every time I had an idea on HOW to progress with this piece I tried to do the opposite, kind of why it possibly looks nothing…

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“Hung Out to Dry” – by Leslie Noyes

I simply adore it when one of my images sparks inspiration in another creative soul. My art spoke to someone on a deeper level, there is no other honour. So here is Leslie’s poem inspired by my conceptual image Hung out to dry. Passion had its way with her Swept her up Cast her about…

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Conceptual Portraits – A Walk in the forest

Yesterday I shared the first image in the Missing Princess series, where I capture her deeds, but not her. Today we catch up with her as she wanders a forest in the evening, warm Summer breeze and fireflies trailing along behind her. Generally, you would have your model as centre focus, not walking out of…

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Conceptual Portraits – Missing in Action

I have begun a new online course on Conceptual Portraits with my two favourite educators Brooke Shaden and Sebastian Michaels. When Brooke was here in June, I was chatting to Brooke with a few Photoshopartistry friends and we said Brooke should really get in contact with Sebastian and do something together. Six months later and…

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Conceptual Portraits – Hung up to Dry

Ever had that feeling that you have no more to give, everyone asks so much of you, you feel like you have been totally wrung out? Hung up to dry? Even when you feel totally wrecked, sometimes, just sometimes there is a guiding light a little shimmer of hope that things will get better. That…

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Conceptual Portraits – Come fly with me

If you have been following me for a while, you may remember Rachelle, possibly even this red dress and the red balloons, we had a fun-filled day a few years ago. Rachelle now lives back in New Zealand, so we don’t really get to create in the studio anymore, but I still have fond memories…

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Conceptual Portraits – Nestled

It’s been a while since I created some conceptual portraits, sure I have been busy of late doing creative ones, but nothing that really tells a story… Nestled “Everyone needs a home, something safe and secure, somewhere to come home to. Each home is different, whether you are human, bird or animal. To ward us…

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So I kind of did this Thing! Adult Content

Please note that this post contains artful nudity, if this offends you, please do not read.

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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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