One of the things I love most about portrait photography, is the people you meet. People you may not normally get to chat to in day to day life. Because of being a photographer, I get a glimpse into cultures, hobbies, lifestyles, meet and talk to the movers and shakers. I especially think that Rotorua is a hub of interesting and creative people.
Jessica Caulfield introduced me to the community of Rock 'n' Roll / Vintage culture. The clothing, the cars, the antiques and collectibles, and the style still has a massive following worldwide. It is awesome to photograph.
This is one of two similar portraits, this one went on the wall in the exhibition.
This is the back of a storage shed on the grounds of Kulture Shock. Kulture Shock is the business owned by Jessica and her partner, Brett. Located in Ngongotaha, Rotorua, it has a hair salon, vintage clothing, and lots of vintage and collectible items and furniture. It also holds vintage car meets, and Vintage Pin Up bootcamps. It's a happening place of business!
Camera: Canon 70d
Lens: Canon 24-105mm, taken at 40mm
THE THOUGHT PROCESS
When thinking of cool photo shoots, Jessica immediately jumps to mind. How cool is her outfit?! Need I say more? Jessica is also a vintage pin up model, by the name 'Miss Jessica Mae' and has won competitions, so she made my job very easy. Cool outfit, Cool old building, Cool Model, done!
This weekend, Kulture Shock is having a big hoollie to celebrate being open for 1 year, it's in my diary and should be in yours!