January 27, 2015



In the past few years I’ve found the saying, 'the grass is always greener on the other side' to be undeniably true. More often that not, I picture that thing that’s on the other side to be a bright light at the end of a super long tunnel. When I moved to Geelong almost five years ago, my new school and new home were those bright beacons of light I was racing towards. When I ran into the light, everything seemed pretty similar to what it was like before I moved and I couldn’t work out why. 

When I scroll through Instagram, I get serious FOMO (fear of missing out for those of you who aren’t up with the internetz). This is partly because I follow a lot of people who make a living out of travelling and taking photos (#jealous), and partly because right now, my life isn’t really all that exciting or #magical. It’s easy to make fun of those people who like to remind us on a daily basis that they are so #blessed but I’m also a teeny bit jealous of them. 

January 11, 2015

Sunday Inspiration: Best Performances by Tim Walker


Someone hold me because I'm in shock from awesomeness overload!!

I'm sure Tim Walker needs no introduction. His photos capture so much whimsy and wonder that his work is both aspirational and envied by anyone and everyone who wants to get into fashion photography and portraiture.

I've never particularly classified Walker as an inspiration until I stumbled across this body of work featured in the February issue of W Magazine. It's not that I don't like his work, I just find his use of extravagant props and art direction so other worldly to the budgets that I'm confined to in my work. Sure, it would be nice to have models posing with a lion, but where the hell am I going to get said lion from and how much is that going to cost me? It's just not something I can aspire to right now.

Anyway, as you know, I'm a big fan of simple portraits (see previous work with Tavi Gevinson) and I love personalities and expression. I'm also a really big movie buff so naturally these photos combine all of the elements I enjoy about photography and life in general.

(above: Benedict Cumberbatch and Keira Knightly in The Imitation Game)

January 1, 2015

Hello 2015!

Happy New Year folks! I hope you've all had an amazing and safe holiday period with your family and friends!

2014 has been a strange year for me. I've been seeing a lot of posts recently on Instagram/Facebook about how grateful people have been for the last year and how it was 'the biggest/most exciting year of their lives' etc. I don't know about you, but I've been experiencing major FOMO whilst scrolling past these kinds of posts. You see, I don't feel that way about 2014 at all. In fact, I haven't felt that way about life probably since about 2009/2010. All I keep thinking about is, am I doing something wrong? Why am I not feeling this content with the past year?