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Posted: December 12, 2012 in Portraits
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A Pregnant Me



Posted: July 22, 2012 in Portraits

I originally went to photograph Sarah in front of her home, but decided on arrival that her caravan was more significant to her life currently. Also her patio, the succulent garden and the array of things scattered around was much more ‘Sarah’ than the lonesome chair out the front. She goes away in the caravan regularly with her dog Jorji and fiance Aaron. We were going to wait for Aaron to return from work so he could be involved, but on hearing that Jorji and Aaron are not the best of friends, i decided that we would just have Sarah, hanging out with her dog. Sorry Aaron.

This is my first shoot as part of the Table Talks Course I am doing, focusing on the people of Bridgetown and their homes.

Originally I was going to shoot it all at dusk in celebration of the great sunsets we have down here. But being in the land of amazing skies, I decided this was too restrictive and am now going to shoot at any time of the day. This also allows me to take advantage of the fantastic Australian light. Something I was not always blessed with in the UK! It is especially great at this time of year. Being winter the sun is quite low. Its like the land is my studio!

So basically I am opening the doors to everything for the time being. The only constraint is that it has to be based in Bridgetown. I want to use this project as an opportunity to experiment and elaborate.

This is Les at 13 Padbury rd. A lovely man who takes a lot of pride in the upkeep of his house. He also has the most pristine garden.

When I told him I was setting up my tripod as I I didn’t want to make his house look wonky, he replied

‘It is wonky, I built it myself, I didn’t have a clue what i was doing’

And I think this just about sums it up. This house’s history is only with Les, and everything is how it is because of Les.

Thelma #1

Posted: May 29, 2012 in Locals, Portraits

Coral & I have been talking about doing a project together for sometime. I have just got back from holiday, feeling inspired and creative so we decided there is no time like the present. The project came about because we both wanted to push the boundaries of something we enjoyed. With Coral, it is using makeup & styling in a way which is a little more extreme than usual, and with me, focusing on the art of bringing out my subject’s character. I think the two coincide rather well. We are using locals in and around Bridgetown, as we thought it would have more relevance to others, and would probably get the project noticed more. The aim is to bring out a specific element of the subject’s personality or history which perhaps makes them the character they are

Meet Coral’s Mum Thelma. 66 and she ain’t lost it yet!!!

Deco Dollies are Fine Vintage Merchants. Their boutiques in Bridgetown and Ballingup are a haven for anyone who loves hats. Jess and I love hats, so we decided to do a shoot. I am enjoying shooting at night at the moment, having so much more control of the light. This shoot is quite theatrical. Jess really gets into character. We had a lot of fun.