I love photographing vintage pin up girls. The era they are inspired by, had gorgeous hair and makeup. The dresses were so feminine and pretty, and I love the old hollywood style photography from back then too. When I first saw Miss Patty, she reminded me of Katharine Hepburn. The photo shoot was originally going to be in colour, but when I met her, I knew she would be gorgeous in the black and white too.
Here are my favourite photos:
Born in the Seventies
I would say that I'm not growing old gracefully. No I'm not embracing it. I am protesting it all the way. The mind still feels the same, but I still feel shocked when my body doesn't bend and jump the way it used to. When I drop something on the floor, I genuinely have to think whether it is worth the effort to pick it up. Everything is sagging. I need to grab some photos before I become toothless and melt into the ground. One last protest.
I themed the photo shoot around the decade I was born. Black and white photos, sparkly eyeshadow, platforms and beads, with my favourite flared jeans.
Maybe when I reach my next decade I will look back and laugh at my aging phobia. Until then, here is some photos of someone born in the 1970s.
Make up and platforms are a go!
This month I heard from an old friend who is a makeup tutor in Auckland teaching at Samala Robinson Academy. She wanted to know if I was available to photograph her students work for Bridal Makeup day.
YES!! I am really into beauty shots at present, especially with my 50 faces project, so I jumped at the chance.
These students were really talented and I had a really enjoyable time with them as well as a yummy late lunch after at a French cafe around the corner.
Here are some of the photo highlights.
Romeo Joe had so much personality. He kept poking out his tongue at me, wanted to eat the flowers I bought, and when he did eat an apple, he tried to eat the whole thing in one mouthful.
We did get some lovely photos of him and his human between the antics. This was a fun photo shoot.
Third in the photo series: Horses and their Humans
Mister One is his show name, but he answers to Coco. He is one very handsome horse. He is very attached to Charlotte his owner and also loves Lady, the first pony in this photo series.
These were taken at Lake Rerewhakaaitu, New Zealand.
The next in the Horses and their Humans series. This is Charlotte with her horse Tom Hanks. This was done in March 2021 at Lake Rerewhakaaitu, New Zealand.
Here the photos I have chosen for the series.
My new photo series has started. Horses and their Humans.
This first shoot was done at Lake Rerewhakaaitu, (yes that's how its spelt),
This is Emily and her pony, Lady.
Done on a cloudy autumn morning, it soon warmed up, which was good as I was standing in the water, thigh deep, for some of the photos.
Here are the pics for the series
I shot these photos on a cloudy spring day at the Mt Maunganui beach. 2 years prior on the same day, I was posting maternity photos of this same couple and their first baby maternity shoot.
In another 2 years, will it be baby number 3?
My 50 faces photo project has taken a side path. A few of my models also have been telling me they also own tutus. Well I have to have a play if you tell me that. Here are some photos I took of Yvette, of her 50 faces headshot and playing around after.
Anybody else rock a tutu?
There is a park next to our house, and in that park, hidden among a bunch of pine trees is this really cool rock formation.
When my niece Jade said she was coming for a weekend, I knew this was my chance.
I sewed up a tutu and use florist wire and beads to make a crown.
The day was freezing and raining, but I only had her for the weekend! She was very brave.
Here a few of my favorite photos of her.