It is always wonderful discovering, meeting and working with new people. I recently met Chris Colwell, a humble designer who makes beautiful furniture and homewares mostly out of walnut and oak wood. The images above were taken in his amazing self renovated (almost finished) home in Bondi, Sydney for Share Design. Styling by Marsha Golemac and photography by me.
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.
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
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
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
Some of you may already know about my galavanting to the South Island of New Zealand twice this year. You may also have been wondering where the evidence is… Well here it comes, in a few instalments because there are just too many photographs to give away all at once. I went on a week long adventure photo/inspiration trip with my bestie Marsha Golemac – it didn’t take much to convince her because she totally shares my affinity for photography, mountains, foraging, exploring and foresty green hues. The best and only way to do the South Island of NZ is with a loved one and a camper. It’s cosy, you have everything on wheels, you cover more ground and you can COOK NOODLES ON THE BUILT-IN STOVE!! If that isn’t enough to convince you, you belong in the city my friend. So for those of you who are with me, please enjoy the images and please, please put on your bucket list to travel to New Zealand. It’s not so far away after all.
So it’s already May tomorrow and it’s crazy how much has been happening in the last few months! This is some work I shot for Frankie Mag’s 53rd issue. I’m also super excited because my darling sisters and I are featured in their Sister story. Words cannot express how much I love those girls. It was so nice to see all of our perspectives come together in a print publication with our ridiculous party hat photo taken on Christmas day (taken by one of the obedient boyfriends though I can’t remember which one). Courtney Holm, Cydney Holm and Jasmine Holm, I LOVE YOU! x