Gunamatta Bay 2015
The Trapeze Artist. These guys were great….wishing I had that balance and co-ordination.
And the last image in colour just to share the beauty of Gunamatta Bay.
I have been a little hesitant to blog this picture, but I had such an urge to produce it, that it is a shame for it to just sit in my archives. It is inspired from one of Pablo Picasso’s very early paintings, Olga in the arm chair, dated 1917. As i worked so much last year with a 1900-1920’s story, I also made the most of the outfits in studio. Anyway, after visiting the Pablo Picasso exhibition, this painting was one of my favourites. It appears unfinished, which in my opinion just enhances his work even more with the contrast of colours on the background. Thank you to my model Sophia and HAMUA Linda Thi.
I don’t post many ‘item/ product’ shoots as they belong, more so, on a professional web page, (which is currently in production). However, I really love the history attached to this armlet. The coloured sands, are for an’Australian inspired brief’. Lots of fun and attention to softening the light source, so as not to create hot reflections thrown back off of the black perspex and shiny silver. I have shot this with a macro lens focusing on four different areas and the aligned and merged in photoshop for larger depth of field. Something that is not characteristic to a macro lens. Double click on the image to view with better detail.
The armlet reads “To Vera from Stan, Iraq June 1931″, (my apologies, i have 1937 in the title). Im quite amazed how tribal and primitive the art work is, and the fact that it would pass as an aboriginal art work, if not for the silver , possibly. The story on the armlet is very beautiful, and tribal. The truth is that Stan and Vera lived in the UK, and this was a gift to Vera after or during a war. Maybe it was the Kurdish Rebellion, but Im not 100%. I found this information, which fits in with the date on the armlet: “A more protracted Kurdish insurrection, led by Sheikh Mahmud, was mounted in Iraq (September, 1930); it was defeated by the new Iraqi government, with British military assistance (April, 1931).
The outfit of a bride, to wear on the eve of her wedding, for her loved one.
In fact, in the early 1900’s many women would spend many hours hand embroidering a special outfit to wear on the night of their wedding. Many people believe that there are many trousseau’s today, because so many men did not return from WW1 and there fore the dresses were kept unused.
I took this photo last year at Vaucluse House. It is part of a series of images that form “An Australian Love Story 1900-1920′. It was quite a complex series and i really needed more time to pull it off, how ever,the series was submitted for my Diploma of digital imaging studies. The room is shot in three parts and merged in photoshop.
Actress and Model: Samantha Sinclair ,HAMUA: Linda Thi ,Costume and Production:adelemiranda