As it was the week before Christmas and I was away from my usual studio space, we loaded up the car with outfits and hit the road in search of locations and lovely light.
We went from A to B to C to D and had a lot of fun and laughs along the way.
Part way through the shoot, after noticing her excellent posture and carriage, I discover this English Rose is actually no Shrinking Violet and at her tender age, is a veteran of the stage as an accomplished dancer and performer.
And perform for the camera she did! Such a delight to photograph - looking back on these pictures, they make me smile.
Got a spare 2 minutes and 7 seconds? Check out this little video slideshow of just some of the highlights - while sadly I couldn't get around to view the whole programme, I gave it a jolly good try. Eurobodalla has a wealth of talented artists and I had the pleasure of documenting some of the fabulous art on exhibition plus the artists behind the work during the recent ten day River of Art Festival.
Crank up the volume and hold on to your hats! Helen
Here's a wee sneak peek from last Sunday's fashion shoot. While I don't want to give too much away before the up coming Outrageous Fashion Show, I am dying to share more images.
This is just a snippet of a fantastic felted headpiece by the very talented Keedah Throssell.
I'm so pleased to have met so many very talented designers/creators over the years and I love having the opportunity to shoot their work.
Mothers Day was spent with two mums and daughters working on documenting just some of the many fabulous wearable art creations by members of the Eurobodalla Fibre Textiles Artists Group for this years Fashion Show.
If you have tickets already for OUTRAGEOUS, then you are in for a treat . . . if you don't have tickets yet, bookings are essential and selling fast so be in!
If you are interested but not able to come to the show, watch this space . . . I will be posting some more photographs from yesterday fantastic fashion shoot later this month.
This years theme is OUTRAGEOUS - so anything goes! Included are outfits entitled "Fireworks" "Gilded Bird" and "Bra-ssy" to name just a few. Put together using mediums of wool, wire, feathers, films, upcycled "treasure" etc etc - the creativity of EFTAG knows no boundaries!
Many thanks to the designers who provided their garments yesterday, to Sue Barford for the use of her studio also to Monika for her fabulous contribution in the hair and make up department.
Young Molly and Alice were truly great to work with and they amazed me with their change in character with each change of outfit - a great team effort all round! Thanks everyone, Helen.
Currently I have a solo exhibition of portraits displayed at the Narooma Library on the beautiful south coast of NSW.
The Eurobodalla Shire Council have kindly given me this opportunity to show case my work through "SPUR" - a free monthly program of exhibitions and floor talks from the regions artists in Batemans Bay, Moruya and Narooma libraries.
- Springboard - Promote - Unveil - Reveal -
A week today it will be my turn to take the floor and I will be talking about the stories behind the portraits on show.
My models are not professional models but everyday woman who are mothers, daughters, students and one portrait, "the Sea Princess" is quite literally the girl next door. She kindly allowed me to drape her in somewhat slimely seaweed for her Princess Portrait. She was a very good sport about it I must say, very stoic despite it not being the most comfortable of experiences! Bravo to you young Jess.
If you are in the area do pop by the library 5pm Wednesday the 14th of May - if not, I will post some photographs of the exhibition at it's conclusion on May the 23rd.
The last Sunday of every month a bunch of Blues musicians gather at Malua Bay to share their musical talents and I had the good fortune to be invited last sunday. Well I really should get out more - some great entertainment was on offer including singer/songwriter
Sarah Cowan of Sacred Cow
I find words difficult to describe the array of talent on display at the recent EFTAG exhibition "Hidden".
Here are just a few of the many wonderful works of art by the Eurobodalla Fibre & Textile Artist Group.
I'll let the photographs do the talking - enjoy! Helen
Such a fun night of fabulousness! Flappers, feathers, fancy footwork galore. Congratulations to all
involved in putting together such an entertaining evening - so great to see everyone go all out dressing for the occasion and then hitting the dance floor with great gusto - BRAVO!
What a fun afternoon I spent documenting the goings on inside the studio workroom of the very clever Belinda Hunt, the woman behind the label
Her jackets are a fun combination of classic tailoring mixed with quirky details and beautiful finish. More pictures to follow . . .
Soon to be available for purchase online!
Taranaki was treated to a great show by the dynamic 10-piece group . . .
Batucada Sound Machine at the stunning setting of Pukekura Park's annual Festival of Lights.
I was fortunate to be present to see and hear the show - Brazilian, funk, hip-hop, reggae and Pacific soul influenced musical performance, with vocals in Portuguese, Spanish and English!
Truly a fun night, thanks guys