Tuesday, 21 May 2013


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MODELS: Jessica Florence / Adam Oste

I'm incredibly drowsy and i could have sworn my plush toy just smiled at me, which would mean Toy Story is actually based on real life events.
I had written an whole exert on what happened this day and where we went and yahdahdha...
My initial attempt at regaling the details failed (possibly due to said drowsiness), so i held down on the delete button until this page was as it was at the beginning, empty white blank space.
I'm sure you can place your own thoughts and reasons (if indeed you have any) on this shoot.
A far cry from any pineapples or crowns.
Maybe you'll shed a tear.
Or maybe you'll forget you ever saw or read any of this and be on your way...
Either which i'll never know and that's okay.

“When you consider things like the stars, our affairs don't seem to matter very much, do they?”
Virgina Woolf

Rah X

Monday, 6 May 2013


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WUNDERKIND - derived from German "Wonder Child".
It's definition; A person of remarkable talent or ability who achieves great success or acclaim at an early age.

I seem to have an affinity with pineapples and crowns lately.
No real reason, really. I honestly couldn't tell you the last time i ate a pineapple.

Do you know that feeling of getting an idea stuck in your head that you want to outwork immediately?
I remember watching Willy Wonka and The Chocolate Factory as a kid, and getting stuck on the idea that I would find this chocolate factory and carry out the rest of my days there with my friends, family and my cat Peter.

Peter died when i was 8.
I learnt that diabetes was an issue affiliated with chocolate and other sugary things, so the possibility of eating candy everyday would eventually lead to an untimely death.
Willy Wonka was in fact, Gene Wilder and unbeknownst to me at the time, Johnny Depp decades later.
There is such a thing as Loompaland (located in an isolated area of West Africa), but it's orange haired, small bodied, green skinned men unfortunately do not inhabit this land.

Idea's die just as hard and fast as they came.

Fortunately a week previous to this shoot I had an idea that would become reality of; twins.
It was a very last minute thing which had meant booking in a make-up artist was too late and Bella's mother, Leanne Thomas (who happens to be an amazing artist, you will not be disappointed - www.leannethomas.com.au) had wonderfully created the colourful tutu's and hand drawn "best friend" shirts.
I had with me glitter, white eyeliner used to create the crowns and little hand drawn stars, my camera and two pineapple playsuits.

The rest is history and this is the result of an idea, two incredibly talented young souls, the raddest mother and of course, pineapples.