halcyon (/'halsɪən,-ʃ(ə)n): denoting a period of time in the past that was idylically happy and peaceful
I am a Perth based amateur photographer, shooting anything from fashion and events to landscape and pets. I am married and have 1 loveable fur baby. Aside from photography I work in health promotion research.
The Prive Fashion Platform last Friday night at Ascot Racecourse was the perfect way to kick off Telstra Perth Fashion Festival and I had a blast (sorry I don’t think that word is really still in fashion…) taking some photos of the designs coming down the runway (and adding some of them to my must buy list).
With champagne flowing freely (and responsibly) and some yummy canapes before the show we were all warmed up for some hot WA made designs.
Unfortunately I was a little too distracted by the beauty of the show to get many good shots of the first few designers and so don’t really have anything for Jessica Bratich but check out the other designers below!
For this second outfit because the pants were wide legged and the top was also quite structural I thought it would be cool to get a shot of them in mid stride in the middle of a street. Of course getting hit by a car was not on the agenda for that day’s shoot so after a few unsuccessful attempts and near misses we moved to a quieter street and got the shot.
Because I have been a bit low on time lately I thought I would combine these two outfits in one post. There isn’t a particularly interesting story attached to this next outfit, apart from almost getting run-over again (Leederville is dangerous for me apparently). It was a bit glarey in the sun but this wall made for such a cool backdrop with the brown shirt dress and blue skirt that we made it work.
I hope you are enjoying these Mercado-32 shots because I have a couple more outfits left to show you. Until then, make sure you check out my Instagram where you might find some rare Pokemon….aka photos I have not shared on here.
Yay, more fashion photos! I know that’s what you’re all thinking, I definitely was when Juvelle contacted me recently to do some photos with her for a few of projects she is working on.
Running in Chanel and I have worked on a couple of different things recently, a few of which you might have seen on Instagram or hanging in the window of a Perth clothing retailer (more on that later!). This particular series was shot with Mercado 32, a clothing exchange store in Leederville. Mercado 32 buy and sell beautiful, pre-loved, well-kept items to the fashionistas of Perth and I had a lot of fun going through the racks whilst doing this shoot!We shot outfit one around the corner from the store, the light was quite harsh so I was trying to find some shade but tended to like those in the sun a bit more against the red brick.
After doing some in front of the red wall I decided to use the neighbouring white wall as a reflector. This resulted in a huge difference in the quality of light on Juvelle and gave what I think is a much more pleasing image.
Working with natural light can be a challenge (not least of which when waiting for the sun to appear and then quickly shooting for 30 seconds before the clouds take over again!) but when you find that sweet spot it gives such a great and natural quality to the photo.
There are a bunch of outfits we shot for this series and I will try and get them all out soon!
The cold weather that we’ve been having has got me thinking of warmer times and back to this shoot with a couple of my friends back in January. This would have been my first shoot with my (now favourite) trusty 60mm lense and I had fun utilising the lower f-stop. I had more fun, however, using the camera’s timer and jumping in for some heart-warming sunset silhouettes.
Bathers Beach in Fremantle is a really magical spot to spend time. Sitting on the rock ledge in front of the Kidogo Art House really does feel like you could be sitting on the edge of the world.We started the warm New Years Day evening with some nibbles and champagne craftily transported in a thermos.
Who said evening drinks had to be fancy?
While Claudia and I tried to capture the sunset, Wathieqa just enjoyed the atmosphere.
Once it was getting a bit too dark to shoot anything too clearly I begun enjoying the silhouette my friend’s cast in front of the stunning Western Australian sunset.
Before I couldn’t resist jumping in myself! The remote camera function on my phone was a real help with this. Probably a dangerous feature for someone who is as vain as me, it’s surprising there are not more photos of myself really. I can’t wait to go back here for another chill out, another photo session, another friendly hang-out, and maybe some more champagne. I think I will have to wait for summer though!