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So... it's getting to that time of year again with only four and a half weeks till the end of the working year and it feels like it's going to be a landslide to get there. Three photoshoots in as many days and something was bound to give. Taking the brunt of our lethargy was our poor little salad leaf plant, highly featured and the latest pet. Quick clean up and a new pot and it's take two.
It was a pretty good reminder to slow down, be methodical and focus on one thing at a time. Out salad leaf plant is loving his new slightly bigger pot and we just can't wait for a summer holiday!
Posted at 4:42pm by
So we can finally post these images after sending Godfrey Hirst and Feltex artwork to print, they look beautiful printed! Home Style you really need these images! This was a whirl wind photography shoot in which we visited The Block NZ and photographed the interior spaces. On pack down the lense cap in my back pocket needed a wipe down! Yip, we really worked hard and fast, perhaps its the nature of such a production, every person on site is pushed to tight schedules.
Whilst not being an avid follower and have to admit to quickly watching snippets of episodes online the day before we were blown away at the styling of some of the spaces, especially when considering the essence of time and TV personalities are always in question.
Different personalities certainly created different styles and it was fascinating to experience the expressions and feels in each house.
Posted at 3:56am by
These photographs are breathtaking and rife with conceptual metaphors...
Bringing the elements inside... Exploring interior spaces with external elements... The artist as god... Weather galleries. Temporal, sculptural and temporal. Ephemeral micro-climates!
The list goes on...
Smilde certainly created a moment where you know something profound and ephemeral has happened and these images are not just the witness, but part of the action, the experience.
Wouldn't you just love to experience these moments or better still know all the behind the scenes info! To this extent are these action shots? How long do these clouds last and how even did Smilde get approval to make these grand spaces so damp... The wizardry of these shots really do make the mind crave for more, to understand the science behind the art and to experience the climate of these spaces.
Is hearing someones voice the online version of seeing someones handwriting? Now that we type most messages it can be quite sometime before seeing someones handwriting. How long can you work with someone before seeing how they hash out notes? Handwriting can be so personable, anyway I love that this short video gives so much insight into the artists personality just by hear the tone and attenuation of his words.
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We spend a lot of our time diligently taking and editing photos. Selecting the props, styling product, adjusting the lighting, balancing the colours, enhancing textures and cleaning up dust. When it comes to the editing process there is nothing more satisfying than getting your white the right colour and believe me, white is a colour.
Posted at 3:56am by
We can finally show you our time lapse of the Sileni Wine launch at Britomart Country Club a few weeks ago. We couldn't have asked for a more beautiful location to shoot in - all that natural light and eclectic decor! People are so great to watch and a time lapse was the perfect way to capture the entire evening.
We are really exictied to start experimenting with the D4's film features and splice both time lapse and video footage.
No wine was consumed during the making of this film.
Posted at 3:11am by
So the phrase 'Mind the Tripod' has been trumpeted a little this week. Our latest pet plant made it to our studio after searching high and low for this current and highly acclaimed interior species - thank you Sub Tropica for delivering this to our door. Culminating with a fancy new piece of Astro Time Lapse photography kit, it only seemed natural to document the growth of a Salad Leaf plant!
The large jumps in this animation are the amazing growth spurts which occur between six at night and six in the morning, who would have thought photosynthesis had a night life. Its been interesting to watch the colour temperature variances of natural light shift between early morning and through the duration of the days.
The magical delight in this time lapse is revealing what goes unobserved in the gradual shift of time.
The Astro is a great piece of kit, however its largest increment is 35 seconds and I wish it went to one hour increments. This animations stills are shot every 45minutes. Cant resist watching this guy growing so will leave this animation running next week too - don't move the tripod!
Posted at 2:14am by
Oh my, the sun graced us this week. Sunshine. Whilst the season goes through its turbulent winds and moody skies and followed by glorious sunny afternoons, which we will not ever complain about! It's blue that is also popping up like magnolias and fresh new oak tree leaves. Having been gently eased into the use of colour with blush, mint greens and other chalky pastels which work so beautifully with a restrained neutral colour palette is it time to take the next step towards these rich, vibrant hues inspired by plush renaissance and an eclectic approach to styling. By allowing the use of stronger more intense colours can we infuse more personality into a space and give the observer a glimpse into our personal story.
This week we also worked with Resenes Woodsmoke, a rich green tone, full of depth which worked beautifully with golds. Will post something as soon as we have a chance to process the images!
COLOUR CREDIT: Resene Paua
Posted at 10:20pm by
Stumbled across this beautiful photography project by Leonid Tishkov and it has stuck with me ever since.
The dark colour base of the images create a controlled colour palette with vibrant seasonally changing sky lines. The sense of wonder and adventure is captured by the mystery of knowing the rest of the world may be sleeping while the curious travel and fall in love! This is a poetic story worth reading.
Leonid Tishkov - Private Moon
Writer Chesterton once said that there couldn’t be a personal faith as there couldn’t be a personal sun or a personal moon. In Russia everything is the other way round: we are faced with life one to one, and we are completely lonely in the face of the problem of time, that is, the problem of life and death, the problem of losses and gains, the moon, the sun, and everything in this life. We could, conceivably, turn to someone for support. But we are still lonely…
However, that shouldn’t make us grieve or suffer. Loneliness of this sort means that we exist, we are here, we are at the center of the universe and we are comparable to the Moon, to the other celestial bodies.
“Private Moon” is a visual poem telling the story of a man who met the Moon and stayed with her for the rest of his life. In the upper world, in fact in the attic of his own house, he saw the Moon falling off from the sky. Once she was hiding from the Sun in a dark and damp tunnel. But the passing trains frightened her.
Now she came to this man’s house. Having wrapped the Moon with warm blankets he treated her with autumn apples, gave her a cup of tea, and when she got well he took her in his boat across the dark river to the high bank overgrown with moon pine-trees. He descended into the lower world dressed in the clothes of his deceased father and then returned from there lighting up his path with his personal Moon. Crossing the borderline between the two worlds across a narrow bridge, immersed in a dream and taking care of this heavenly creature, the man became a mythological being living in a real world as in a fairytale.
Posted at 4:53pm by
Over a week in the making, some intense planing, calling in of favors, borrowing of vans and Land Rovers, testing our carpentry skills with hammers and drills, some very specials props from the ever stylish team at Corporate Culture and there your have it. An amazing day of set building, styling and photography, one involving the whole team and soon to be seen in one of New Zealands top fashion magazine.