Monday, May 20, 2013

Sal Valentine & the Babyshakes

I feel very flattered when I get a call to do an album cover, but also very nervous - I have to try and convey the feeling of music, that people have poured their heart and soul into, in one image. Phew!
Ivan (aka Sal) called me recently about shooting him and his band of ten people for their album art.
It's going to take a fair bit of coordination, but luckily we now have a venue that comes with a lighting technician (ahem, thanks Mr. Harwood) and a few days ago, we had a fiddle around with the lights and backdrops.
This album cover is going to be vibrant and crazy. Or, as my brief has been outlined: BRIGHT x CONTEMPORARY x BADASS

Here are some outtakes from our planning:

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Natasha's Graduation

I haven't photographed a graduation in yonkies. I used to do them all the time in Dunedin, so when I was asked to do one in Auckland, I was quite baffled - there's no clocktower, therefore where do we take the photos?!
The Lal family and I, originally organised to meet at the Auckland Museum - but the weather was horrific, so we teetered underneath the entrance of the beautiful Auckland Art Gallery.

Sunday, May 5, 2013


Hello friends!

April and the beginning of May has lead into some very busy times. I'm working full time, editing a wedding, have a few family/graduation shoots coming up, am working on two album covers, some press shots and working on a diploma in Maori culture. Phew!
In the meantime, I've also moved house - same flat, just down the road. My shiny new camera has been sitting away during the move and my iphone has been doing the business for me. We now live in a house reminiscent of Maori Hill in Dunedin - it has all of those fancy things like; two sinks, a laundry, an ironing board cupboard, wardrobe organisers, a garage AND best of all, a hydrangea bush. Also, the kitchen and dining area is straight out of a Babysitter's Club book - 90's country cottage heaven.

Hopefully I will have some more pictures to show you soon, but in the meantime...