Thursday, December 23, 2010

going green

this is my whitsundays buddy, abby cleary.  we had a few hours to kill before catching our flight home form airlie beach so the four of us put together a quick photo shoot.  raffaella boulding is the very talented hair and makeup artist who put this look together in no time at all using craft glitter from a local newsagents. more pics to come soon... L

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

playing in brisbane

its been a while since i've been able to blog, i've been holidaying so they'll be many more pictures to come.  this is me and dai, playing on our 'date day' amongst the hanging trees in brisbane.  we took a walk in the parks, had a picnic then met with marcia to listen to jack johnson play at the riverstage.  what a beautiful day.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

i am louise canton i am, it was my birthday a couple of days ago, so here's my birthday suit.  I've always liked portraits of the nude form, i would love to take some nudes outside but to find models would probably be pretty difficult.  to take a nude self portrait is also pretty difficult.  this is my start.

Monday, November 22, 2010

moreton island

last weekend we took a trip to moreton island, a beautiful island, near to brisbane.  We crammed in a taxi and raced to our camping spot to arrive before the tide came in.  the evenings were spent drinking copious amounts around the campfire and the days climbing the huge sand dunes.  it took us a 3 hour walk to leave the island again, as the taxi's were all booked up, but what an amazing walk home just us and our hangovers.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

self portraits

i'm hitting my first wall, i don't know where to go with my photography so for now i'm keeping my camera in my hand and will keep shooting, this is part of my photo journal, i will keep a visual diary until creating my next shoot, L.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

some extras from the luxe shoot two weeks ago, now what to do with them....

Sunday, October 17, 2010

luxe shoot

so here's the shoot i've been working on the past few weeks with my talented friend roxy who styled the models.  luxe hair boutique, teagan who did the hair, stef the make up, and ryan, jess and bree who modelled.  we all worked together as a team and now the task is to submit them somewhere to get them published for some exposure. one step at a time.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

avo nice day

some delicious avacados we picked up from a stall at the side of the road

photos by L

inspiration: francesca woodman

i am surprised that i've never come across francesca woodman before today, an american photographer (1958-1981).  from age 13 she used herself as the main subject in her black and white photographs but she had a short lived career choosing to take her life at age 23 by jumping out of a loft window in new york.  i am in awe of her photographs, and  have never felt such a reaction to art, they are incredibly eerie and will continue to haunt me but also inspire me to use curiosity and truth.

self portrait age 13

Friday, October 1, 2010

new lens!!!

a quick play with my new lens, 17-55 f/2.8, long exposure.
by L

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

the way i don't see

before i forget what i learnt, i want to share with you a couple differences i noted between western thinking and the way aboriginal people think. 

the way we look

if someone would talk about the view then i look out to the horizon, as far as i can see.  when an aboriginee would look at the same place they'll look at the actual land in front of them, the form the land takes and the different markings. 

i would love to try to see through their eyes.  instead of watching their eyes.

the way we think
like the land we are always looking out to the future, to what is going to happen later, where as aboriginals seem to be interested in what was happening around them now, and what had happened before them.

the kids were amazing.  much less spoilt than most western kids, i think maybe they had less attention.  when they'd have a bad fall they'd laugh instead of cry. 

when we drove around with 15 or so kids in one car, they'd get excited and point out things in the land.  instead of being excited about macdonalds, it was a honey tree they'd shout about.  or my favourite, the water snake.  it took me some time to realise a water snake was a stream flowing from a hill.

and their stories were amazing, they'd see ghosts everywhere, i couldn't walk by certain places because there would be a man i couldn't see standing on the corner.

 what's mine is mine

one aboriginal said: the land doesn't belong to them, they belong to the land.

Friday, September 3, 2010

intruding on a stranger,
flinders lane,

Thursday, September 2, 2010

loitering in melbourne

self portrait of dai and i, reflected in the trams
dreaming out the window