Sunday, 23 November 2014

George St

The irony in the title is that I spent most of my day on George St but the one photo I post wasn't even taken on George St. And my purpose for going out was actually a job interview, not to do photography. But the story is that around a month and more ago, I emailed an online fashion publication looking for street style photographers. At first, when I thought about it, street style can't be that hard. But then when they wanted me to ask strangers for permission to take a photo of them.

It got hard. Really hard.

But I thought back to a piece of advice that pretty much amounted to:
1) Hi, excuse me.
2) You look awesome / Your outfit looks amazing
3) Can I take a photo of you?

It was still really, really hard. But I'm halfway through my assignment now, and even though I felt like an idiot, I guess it amounted to something. And smiling really helps.

Still slightly terrified, love,

Tuesday, 18 November 2014

10% Battery

I'm writing this on my new macbook on 10% battery life, which I believe will spurn me on to finish this post quickly (and hopefully still manage to format all my images satisfactorily). I'm doing this to send out my photography excitement into the void of the internet, and wait, like a sad little hermit (that I arguably am) for all the formal photos of BHHS Class of 2014 to turn up in the following days. If there's one thing I am good at in life, it's stalking photos of pretty girls that I don't know, and telling myself off for wishing I could be pretty like them too.

Silly Michelle, what happened to all that about empowerment? And feeling good about yourself? But I really would like to have hair like that. Or legs that long. I guess there's always something you can't have, but you'd like. Maybe it's the fact that what you want to be is so unattainable - and that's what drives you towards to and attracts you even more.

Stop being so deep. Look at some pretty photos of a lovely lady.


The funny thing about the title of this post, is that a friend of mine and I talking last night agreed on the problem of battery power that all photographers faced. And yet I don't think I've reached a point where shooting has drained my battery to a critical condition. I've yet to take photos until my battery was completely drained.

Maybe one day. Love, M.

Saturday, 15 November 2014


Camera Comfort

Doing some kind of fashion portraiture has always really excited me. Fashion itself has also excited me for a long time, because a lot of my friends didn't have the same degree of passion for it. So when there was somebody who cared about the clothes they put on themselves as much as I did, I get kind of excited. And I really want to take photos of it. So when Kelly hit me up to do some photos, I instantly said yes.

This spot underneath the bridge is one of my favourite shoot locations. I loved all the shots I got from this, so I'm really happy to be sharing this. I guess it's really exciting to forego the not divulging people's faces rule on my blog, because the photography that I really enjoy kind of inevitably involves people's faces. And I get the honor of getting everybody's most flattering angles, you know?
There's a part 2 that's scheduled to happen, so hopefully I'll get more shots uploaded.

Today though, I went out with two dear friends of mine, to location scout Cockatoo Island. So much potential, and I'm so excited to see how things will go with the shoot that's planned for that. I didn't take many photos, except one of a badass seagull. I was taking it easy, because the Terrigal trip thoroughly drained me of my energy levels.

Sincerely, M.
Have a seagull.

Friday, 14 November 2014

Terrigal Transitions

A lot of things have happened.
I guess I had always know that this would be a time of change and things will come and go. I guess I just never expected it to turn out the way it has so far. That's not to say that I'm experiencing and end or a beginning of anything in particular, it's just that things are changing.

I'm also starting to like the intimacy of tumblr as a blogging medium. It's interesting. I don't know if I'll stay on it or fluctuate between blogspot and tumblr depending on the content of posts. I will keep posting photos here though. I like how it's therapeutic, and I appreciate my photography friends.

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