Richard Wood won New Zealand Institute of Professional Photographers Photographer of the Year Last year. I am a huge fan of his work and his favourite muse is his gorgeous daughter Emily Rose. Luckily he is a sharing sort of guy. He brought me up for a talk to the Hawkes Bay members of NZIPP this weekend and we chased it with a photoshoot. Here are a couple of my faves from the day.
Sunday, June 24, 2012
Friday, June 15, 2012
I am loving playing with blending my illustration with my photography it creates something just a little bit magical to me and I know it is what I am meant to me doing because I loose track of time when I am drawing.
Wednesday, June 13, 2012
Noelle was one of our model for a day winners that we met at the Wellington Wedding Show. She is on her way to get married in Germany and wanted to get some lovely shots done for herself and her partner. We had such a good time on this shoot and lucked out. As I was taking her to my favourite black wall to shoot on there was this gorgeous mustang parked in front of it and the owner / friend of the owner / some dude on the street was standing by the car and let us use it for the shoot. LOVE the result.
When Noelle came to collect the images this week she was laid out with a cold and then wrote us this, " Thankyou again so much for the beautiful makeup, hair and photos! I love them! My cold is going away and I am pretty certain it is because my body figures it has to feel at least half as good as that woman in my photos looks."
Glad you are feeling better Noelle and I hope you have a wonderful trip to Germany.
For the last couple of years I have been collecting images to create a book of visual poems about childhood in New Zealand. I have an idealized view of it as a Kiwi by choice but not by birth. I know I had quite a Free Range Childhood in the Suburbs of Atlanta but America was not looking at all like the sort of place I could give that sort of an upbringing to my Sam. That was one of the reasons we moved to New Zealand in the first place. We eventually bought an organic farm in the Akatarawa Valley. This was where my photography business started as I would record the beautiful children who would come and pick blueberries on our farm. I got the idea to do the Blueberry Farm Kids book...but wasn't quite organized enough to get all of the kids I needed in one season (I was running the farm and an Environmental Education program as well as working at the Hospital and teaching myself photography....go figure.) So this project I thought would take just one year has spread into four and I am keen to see the book published but I am finding that after organizing the images I have less children than I thought I had gotten for it and would like to get some more to round out the picture I was shooting for.
Just click on the book below and you will be taken to a page that will give you all of the juicy details on how to sign your favourite littlie up for the book.