Inheritance

 

Being creative was something I was born. From drawing, oil paintings, to sewing and photography. But now with my great aunty's camera in my hands, I'm starting to believe that being an artist is something I've inherited in my European blood. 

My Aunty Lés was a lady who I spoke to on the phone once or twice a year when I was a little girl. She sounded different, said hello and politely asked for my parents.

We received the call that my Aunty Lés had passed away. 

They put all her belongings in a box and shipped them to us in Australia. Literally, the tattered brown box had shards of broken glass falling out the corners. Aunty Lés did not have any children, O'Pa had fled to Australia after the war, and their older brother was killed while escaping the camp. We were all the family she had left.

Her belongs were mostly sentimental items, many photos from her childhood of picnics in the park driven by their dodge, a pair of vintage binoculars (the kind that would have been used at the opera), and an item for me: her camera. Still in its little leather case lined with orange velvet, equip with aged instructions in her dutch handwriting. It is beautiful.

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Australia

Fashion editorial AUSTRALIA, published with Coco Indie Magazine: http://www.cocoindie.com Featuring a star team with the beautiful Kathryn Lyons (Debut Management), sensational hair and makeup by Kelsey Sarah, perfect clothing selection by Jessica Reeves and our wonderful assistant Tegan Corey. We had the privilege of being on location at the breathtaking Spicers Hidden Vale, a spot that really showcases some of the beauty this amazing country of ours has to offer.    

Sunday Dreamer

Fashion editorial published in Elegant Magazine's sensual edition, Issue No. 25 June 2016. Featuring the gorgeous Stephanie Steer (represented by Paramount Models Australia), beautiful hair and makeup done by Kelsey Sarah, and fashion styled together by talented Jessica Reeves. 

Pump Magazine

Fashion editorial AWAKEN published in American PUMP Magazine, featuring model Sami Cuff (represented by BOSS Models), dolled up by makeup artist Rebeckah Wurzbacher and styled by Maggie Ong . 

Trend Prive

Lastest publication of 'The Cactus' in international Trend Prive Magazine, featuring the fabulous team of Sarah Kernahan from Mirror Mirror Agencies and the many talents of Alicia Patterson with makeup, hair and styling for the shoot. This editorial had an earthy organic feel to it, featuring local and ethically made clothing. Brands included Renee Loves Franis, Alice Nightingale, Fabled & True, Madonna Bain, Luludu and Fox & Mable. 

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