Photographing Jessica Mae
Jessica Mae is the rockabilly persona of business owner and hair stylist, Jessica Caulfield.
Less than a year ago, Jessica and her partner Brett started an awesome vintage shop and hairdresser venture in our little Ngongotaha Village. Kulture Shock, the business name, is set up in an old gantry building and is one of my favorite places to shop. There's boys toys, collectables, vintage furniture and clothing, and my forever WANT items, vintage bags.
The car featured was being sold onto a new owner and new adventures, so we made sure we got in a photo shoot with it before we left.
I am also photographing a personal project series called "A long hot summer and some cool black and whites", from now through to March. I am hoping to do an exhibition with the series at the end of it.
We took some photos with the exhibition in mind. I am picking my top 5 from each of the black and white shoot I do, and they will go into the exhibition as either a hanging print or as part of a booklet.
I won't show my top 5 from Jessica's yet until the exhibition has been shown. Here is a few I liked, that didn't make it into the top 5 for me.
The very cool location is Kulture Shock. A vintage shop and hairdressers, located in the old Gantry building in Ngongotaha, Rotorua, New Zealand.
I got to photograph the gorgeous pin up models, Miss Monique Sweet and Poppy Bloom, in the vintage clothing for sale at Kulture Shock. (Well not all for sale now.... I bought an outfit).
Here is a look at the vintage fashion shoot.
It has renewed my appreciation for vintage garments. I have fallen in love with all over again.