Canada

Canada has been on my mind ever since the moment I stepped back across the US border at Christmas time. I wanted to share a few images in the meantime while I gather and work on the whole 5 week story from my travels. So here are a few to keep everyone (mostly me) going while we wait. And a special hello to my little sister Cydney, pictured in most of the photographs above, who I miss terribly. x

  • Lisa - Wow. These are just so magical!ReplyCancel

  • look see. by naomi fenton - Incredible. Just incredible! :)ReplyCancel

  • petal and plume - what a joy it is to see my country so beautifully captured.
    brooke, your photography is incredibly wonderful! you have a real gift.
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  • Maja - Oh wow, Brooke. This is too good for words. Does this cottage really exist?! It is so dreamy, I want to stay there!!!ReplyCancel

  • Elize - Oh Brooke, I’ve been waiting for these with bated breath! Bit dramatic…but you know what I mean. Glorious! I’ve never seen more than a few measly piles of snow so these are scenes from my dreams, ahhh. Elize xReplyCancel

  • tiphaine - incredibly beautiful ! All this snow … wow !ReplyCancel

  • Daniella - Beautiful! I’m from Ontario, and this makes me realize how badly I need to see the rest of my country! Amazing shots. That mountain view, just wow.ReplyCancel

  • Luisa Brimble - These are insanely incredible Brooke!!!! So absolutely in love with you work.ReplyCancel

  • Cydney Holm - brooke holm you are the best. I miss you so much :(ReplyCancel

  • Abbie Calvert - Beautiful images, I love them :o)ReplyCancel

  • Sally Cage - WHAT. So spectacular. So crisp and quiet and still. The sunlight glowing on the snow-capped mountain??! Excuse me! I’m dead. Amazing photos as always Brooke and I’m ridiculously excited to see the whole shebang. xxxReplyCancel

Tailfeather

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I recently had the delight of working alongside Marsha Golemac to shoot all the new website and campaign imagery for Tailfeather, a Melbourne based leather goods brand. All the products are made by hand in the mountains of Tallarook and it was such a beautiful place to shoot. Here are some of my favourite shots from our weekend up there.

Styling: Marsha Golemac
Photography: Brooke Holm

  • Johanna Koo - I love the colors!!!! <3 So lovely pictures! I am glad that I foud your site <3 Greetings from Finland!ReplyCancel

  • Miss Moss : Tailfeather - […] goods brand, and they just shot a beautiful lookbook with stylist Marsha Golemac and photographer Brooke Holm. man the Aussies always seem to kill it, going to have to visit Melbourne soon […]ReplyCancel

  • Shane Murray - You take pictures as good as you sing. And that’s sayin’ somethin’.ReplyCancel

Tasmania with The School

Oh Tasmania. Where have you been all my life. And why didn’t I visit you sooner? All I can say is wow. Last month I hopped on The School roadshow bandwagon and travelled to Tasmania to teach a photography workshop in Hobart. I had the pleasure of teaching alongside the incredible Megan Morton, Sophie Thé, Kara Rosenlund and Stephanie Somebody in the Battery Point Community Hall. I knew Tassie was one of those places that I needed to eventually get to but I didn’t really have any idea how beautiful it would be. I only had a couple of hours to explore but as soon as I got off the plane I headed straight to the nearest mountain – Mt Wellington. To my pure delight, there was snow waiting for me on top. I then headed to my class in Battery Point to teach a handful of photography loving students the ways of the camera. Here are just a few images I took in between teaching and exploring so please enjoy.

Please note that the last four images of me teaching the class and the image of the pink flowers at the beginning were taken by one of my super cute, talented students Sarah Williams. She is a total camera-hugging babe. Check out her work here.

For those of you who want to get to a class, I am teaching one on November 4 in Auckland, NZ and I am so excited about that! Also, Sydney class on 12th October and Melbourne class on 18th October. All details and bookings here. x

  • Rachel Stamatis - Thanks so much for letting me know, Brooke. You are a gem :)ReplyCancel

  • Rachel Stamatis - Hi, this might be a weird question, but I am looking to get a new tripod and I was just wondering what one you are using?ReplyCancel

    • brooke holm - Hi Rachel!
      It’s a manfrotto. I think the exact model is Manfrotto 190XPROB Tripod with 804RC2 Head. They are sold separately. Hope that helps! xReplyCancel

  • Kyle - Hey Brooke, I’m thinking about booking onto the next Sydney class and was wondering if it’s aimed at film or digital or more general?

    Thanks and stunning work btw.ReplyCancel

  • Abbie Calvert - I spy myself in the last picture! Thankyou Brooke for a lovely day at The School. You’ll have to come back and explore some more Tasmanian mountains someday. I’ll be hiking up Mt Eliza in south west Tas (with my camera) on the weekend and I’ll undoubtedly use some of the skills I leant in class! Thankyou again and I hope that you’re well.ReplyCancel

New Zealand Part Three

I have been harbouring photos from New Zealand for some time now, desperate for a chance to edit and put up another post. Amidst my procrastination, I just bit the bullet and spent some time in my own little world. So here you go… some wonderful forests, mountains, lakes and two adventure seekers by the names of Marsha Golemac and Brooke Holm. Enjoy and take a trip one day. x

  • claire - As always, totally stunning photos! I am having some major NZ wanderlust right now :)
    Also, where is that dotty backpack from???ReplyCancel

  • Edna - OMG! So in love with this photos! :)ReplyCancel

New Zealand Adventures Part Two

I am so excited to share this post with you because it consists of some of my favourite photographs I have ever taken. I can’t express to you how it felt when I was so close to the mountains – standing on top of a glacier just trying to breathe in the freezing cold fresh air and staring at the 360 degree world around me. No words can possibly be said when you’re in that moment to give it all justice. You just have to look, wide-eyed and in awe, get your buddy old pal to squeeze you to let you know it’s all real and just relish in that altered perspective for as long as you can.

New Zealand is SUCH an incredible place. You think you’ve seen it all but then it surprises you, there are new things around every corner just waiting to be explored. When I planned this trip, I was going to do it alone. I was going to fly on over solo and try to find some meaning in this overwhelming life. But I decided to bring my dearest friend with me and it turned out to be the best possible decision – because I’ve learned that life is better shared (preferably over cups of tea, snacks and ridiculous mountain views). There’s nothing better than taking someone, for the first time, somewhere that you really love and seeing their reaction. So thank you Marsha Golemac for coming with me and making it even better than it could have been had I done it on my own. And thank you for hugging the tree, climbing the rocks and standing in all the places I made you stand – you’re the best. xo

  • Aiesha - Hi brooke! what amazing pictures. I’m planning on spending a couple months in new zealand coming up soon and i’m wondering where all that icy beauty is! is it all lake wanaka? such lovely photos, truly. xxxReplyCancel

  • Littlekarstar - So absolutely beautiful.

    Where is the lake with the beautiful autumn yellow leafed trees?ReplyCancel

  • Vickie - utterly gorgeous!ReplyCancel

  • Jamie - Truly amazing! We just moved to NZ from the states and I’m writing down my bucket list of places to go and it keeps growing! Thanks for sharing these inspiring photos!ReplyCancel

  • Lauren - Wow.ReplyCancel

  • Susie - I’ve just discovered your photographs and I’m inspired and amazed. I always wanted to go to New Zealand! You’ve captured its beauty wonderfully.ReplyCancel

  • Steph - Hi Brooke! I love your work. I cam across you through Fete Press Magazine. I cannot wait to attend your The School workshop in Clayfield next month! So excited! xxReplyCancel

  • Tamara - Hi! Your photos are amazing and made my mind up to go to NZ to celebrate my birthday this year! I was also just wondering where you picked up those amazing enamel mugs?? Thanks so much :)ReplyCancel

  • Glauce - Hello Brooke,
    I found you through Est Magazine and I´m fall in love.I´m a photographer from Spain, Canary Islands.
    I think that you use film not digital. It´s true?
    A pleasure know your work and congratulation.ReplyCancel

  • Kelsey - Oh my! You have convinced me that I need to go to NZ!! So gorgeous!! Your photography just captivates me. Especially the color in those yellow trees and blue lake!ReplyCancel

  • Natalie - I love, love, love NZ as well… these are beautiful and have transported me back there momentarily! xReplyCancel

  • alicia - such beautiful photographs. Love your eye and perspective on thingsReplyCancel

  • v - amazingly stunning photos brooke!ReplyCancel

  • Jinn - Amazing photos. Love the colours, perspective, styling and feel.ReplyCancel

  • Michelle - Brooke, these photos are lovely. As a Melbourne expat now living in NZ, I am SO excited to be road-tripping the South Island in a few weeks time! I know your photos have done this place justice. Thank you for sharing them xxReplyCancel