In the studio – Sleeping Beauty #2

I know I shared sometime back in February the Sleeping Beauty studio shoot I did with Jesi Faun, this was our second shoot together. It was so popular, I was asked to run it as a workshop, which I did recently. As you will see from some of the images I took, not much changed,…

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Out of the studio – Old School House

Yesterday I shared the images from Big Rock, where we shot our 1975 inspired Picnic at Hanging Rock images. Today we move onto a little building we found as we were leaving the National Park. We believe its an school house. OK, so not as impressive or commanding as the one from the actual movie,…

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Out of the studio – Big Rock

I have long had a fascination with the book, the movie and the Mini Series, Picnic at Hanging Rock. In particular the 1975 iconic Australian movie by Peter Weir. Haunting, psychological thriller about a group of school girls who missing from a picnic at Hanging Rock in the 1900s. The novel was written in 1967…

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In the studio – Walpurgis Eve Pt 7

Lastly is the Vampire Bianca Solderini, was was the love and product of Romanus… “Bianca is an Italian vampire born in Florence, Italy in the late 1470s. She has sharp grey eyes and wavy golden hair, which she often interweaves with pearls, and is often described as a woman painted by Botticelli. Bianca lives a happy mortal life with…

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In the studio – Walpurgis Eve Pt 6

Marius de Romanus is actually a fictional character by Anne Rice, The Vampire Chronicles (and the movie Queen of the Damned). It was said he was born 30BC in Rome and was turned into a Vampire by Druids and instructed why vampires all over the world and the God of the Groves had been burned…

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In the studio – Walpurgis Eve Pt 5

Next on our Walpurgis Eve guest list is Louisiana Creole Voodoo practitioner, Marie Laveau. Played by Anjel Taylor. Marie was renowned herbalist and midwife in New Orleans in the 1800s. All props, costumes and backdrops were sourced by our wonderful Team Admin, Bev. So many collected and gathered. I added a few additional props, but…

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In the Studio – Walpurgis Eve Pt 4

Sybil Leek was a modern day witch born in 1917 and died in 1982. She was an astrologist and occult writer, claiming to be descendant from a long line of accursed witches from 800 years ago in Wales. Sybil was played by Emily Reinhard Of course I couldn’t help but make a little Photoshop magic…

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In the studio – Walpurgis Eve Pt 3

Of the witches who appeared at Morticia’s Walpurgis Eve party was possible the most famous of Witches, Morgan le Fay (Morgan the Fairy or also known as Morgana) from Camelot and King Arthur legends. Said to be both a protector and protagonist’s of King Arthurs back in medieval times. Morgan le Fay was played by…

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In the studio – Purple Dreams

Many months ago I saw an image online, which sparked my creativity and imagination. It was a woman dressed in purple, with purple hair and and incredible and elaborate headpiece and gold foil. I showed my designer Bea from Verdessa Fairy and she instantly fell in love with it too. We knew we wanted Emily…

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In the studio with Snow White and Rose Red

Earlier this year, I ran a promotion on my Facebook and website to win a Golden Ticket for you and a friend. One of my students, Lisa won it and she decided on a portrait shoot. We opted for a themed shoot and the girls wanted fairy tales. So I put my thinking cap on…

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