MODELS: SARAH MOYNIHAN AND BELLA THOMAS
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.