Check out http://the–photography–diary.tumblr.com for a recent Q&A I did with Louise Stafford from the Photography Diary.
For the second year I have teamed up with the talented food stylist and recipe developer Kai Ellmann to produce two Christmas recipe cards for our friends and clients. With the Aussie Christmas being all about Summer, Sun and BBQ’s we have made 2 perfect dishes for the occasion.
Hope you get the chance to try over the festive season and have a fantastic Christmas and NY!
½ bunch of thyme
½ bunch of parsley
½ bunch of oregano
All finely chopped
1 lemon, zest and juice
200ml extra virgin olive oil
place everything into a bowl and stir
Grilled peach and goats cheese salad
1 small head of radicchio or treviso lettuce
½ bunch of watercress
4 halved peaches, grilled
4 tbsp toasted hazelnuts
200g ash goats cheese, broken into chunks
small drizzle aged balsamic
large drizzle extra virgin olive oil
season with sea salt flakes
and freshly ground pepper
You may have seen the recent launch of Barista Bros.
I was lucky enough to be able to shoot the product images for these on an Ogilvy Sydney project.
Post production was completed by the talented guys at Mix Inc.
Capture’s biggest issue of the year The Annual is a review of the year that was, showcasing the best of Australian, New Zealand and International work.
Opening my copy this week I was blown away to see that my piece “1/2 experience” had been selected into the best self promotion pieces for the year thanks Capture! Congrats to all the photographers who made it in and a big thanks to amazing stylist Carlu Seaver of Lizard Management for making my vision come to life.
It seems that the Pineapple is a major celebrity at the moment, making appearances in the magazines, home decor and fashion scenes.
I have decided to pay homage to this by creating my Pineapple Pop Art piece. The Pineapples were painted to change the visual appearance to a single colour creating an almost fake plastic look and feel, these were then shot against the same tone background to emphasise individuality.
A limited print run will be available on request.
About Art Start
In the spring of 1991, a handful of artists came together to make art with homeless kids in New York City. Over the next 23 years, Art Start has become an award-winning nationally recognized model for using the creative process to save lives and transform communities. Through daily creative arts workshops, Art Start connects with youth who are living in shelters, transient on the streets, involved in open court cases, navigating teen pregnancy or surviving with parents in crisis. Though they face many obstacles, Art Start youth have dreams that far surpass their circumstances. Art Start provides kids with opportunities for success by giving them tools, structure, support and most importantly, a chance to be heard.
This year the 2014 Portrait Project will connect with homeless, foster and formerly incarcerated NYC teens to develop an exciting and empowering glimpse into their dreams. Through visual art and creative writing workshops, in-depth video interviews, professional photo shoots and elaborate composite imaging, youth will first imagine themselves without barriers then see their selves living it, in a large-format photographic print. With photography, wardrobe, hair and make up, prop styling, set design and composite retouching, a photographic tableau will be created for each youth so they can experience the power and permanence of seeing themselves at the highest expression of themselves.
I was lucky enough to be able to donate a image of mine through Image Brief to help with this years Portrait Project.
For more information and Contacts:
Johanna De Los Santos, Art Start’s Executive Director / firstname.lastname@example.org 212-460-0019
Natalie Brasington, Photographer & Art Start Board Member / Project Producer email@example.com 718-213-0846
Heather Newberger, Anyway MGMT Head of Styling division/ firstname.lastname@example.org 212-343-3037
To welcome in the beautiful Sydney spring weather I have shot a time lapse of a wild daisy over a couple of days. Check it out below.
Check out http://www.henrycorbett.com/henry-corbett-co-community-ben-cole/ where I have a chat with the amazing collective store Henry Corbett & Co . Definitely worth checking out if you are ever in Woollahra Sydney, Henry Corbett & Co is a collection of Architecture, Interior, Lifestyle and Culture pieces including my Liquid Flower framed print.
A couple of weeks ago I teamed up with Stylist Min Park to bring together our first Food Styling and Photography workshop.
What a day! So much energy with a class full of fantastic people ready to learn. A couple of behind the scenes pics from the day and an image from Hanna (one of the students) Great job everyone looking forward to the next One!