Cactus Study

When Kara Town – one of the creative directors of the beautiful online journal Nest Together – approached me to talk about an editorial she wanted to do on Cactus, I was immediately intrigued. We spoke in detail of Ansel Adams’ early botanical works as inspiration for the piece – his interaction with nature, and his wider landscapes together with his more intimate portrait details.

With this in mind, I visited The Royal Botanic Gardens in an homage to both Adams’ connection with the environment and his photographic techniques.  Once at the Gardens, I found myself in another, very quiet world where only light and shadow, form and texture existed – just me and these strange botanical creatures. I started to see the cactus as individuals, each with their own distinct personality and things started to feel quite surreal.

This is some of what I saw that day.

(if you love what you see, you can get a limited edition print from my new store here)

Artspark

Artspark is this beautiful little art studio in Rozelle, Sydney especially for kids.  They do art, sewing, knitting, mini-farming and permaculture gardening workshops for little ones as young as 3.

My boys absolutely love this place, it’s brilliant.

To find out more about Artspark, click here.

 

Juneth

About a month ago, an old friend (and talented photographer, Ian Kraus) was in town visiting from New York.

Before he left, he organised an afternoon for us to shoot and play.

Thank you to the beautiful Juneth Ndele and amazing makeup artist Katie Phamtom for a great afternoon.

Lord St, Newtown

Some good friends of ours bought a tumbledown warehouse in Newtown about 8 years ago, with plans to do it up – an entirely feasible option for them as Richard is an architect and Bianca has an impeccable sense of style.

The result was beautiful.

Now, 8 years later, the time has come to sell.

Richard and Bianca commissioned me to come and take some photographs of their beautiful warehouse – something to remember it by.  Even though I usually prefer to do portrait photography, there was so much emotion and so much of both Richard and Bianca invested in this property, I almost felt like this place WAS a person.

I can’t wait to see what their next place is like.

 

If you’re interested, you can find out more about the warehouse here.

 

The Age of ‘A Happy Death’

A two-pronged commercial shoot for the beautiful and talented husband and wife team behind fabulous new art-driven stationery label A Happy Death.

I photographed the duo at A Happy Death headquarters at their home in Sydney…

…and also at their first (and hugely successful) appearance at the Finders Keepers Markets held at Carriageworks last month.

To find out more about this great label, visit their blog here.

Deborah

An editor in the film and television industry, Deb wanted her portraits to have an industrial feel to them.  We decided to hitch a ride on a ferry and take our shoot to Cockatoo Island.