Monday, 22 September 2014

Imogen






It was so good to catch up with Immy and Indigo on Saturday. It was pouring with rain when I woke up so I cancelled the shoot but we decided to chill in town anyway. We got a drink and wandered around for a bit and stopped in at one of my favourite shops, Whirled, and found this awesome necklace. Then I felt inspired so we went back to the flat and got Immy all dressed up. I love her long, glorious, white-blond hair it's very... Danaerys Stormborn. We'd been planning this shoot for a while but since I'd cancelled it earlier we didn't have all our gear so we got spontaneous instead. This is why I shouldn't plan things. They never turn out the way I intended but usually end up better. More photos will be up soon at Maniana's Creations. Peace.

xxx
M

Tuesday, 9 September 2014

Oonagh













































































Oonagh was so fun to work with. She brought some funky outfits with her and we wandered around Nelson finding random hidden corners like this empty carpark, alleyway and tiny staircase. When I'm doing a spontaneous photoshoot like this I like to explore and see interesting shapes and unique beauty in all of my surroundings. I try to do this as much as I can in my everyday life aswell but I often just walk by not noticing the details. I choose people to model for me based on their quirky style, natural beauty and individuality and I try to capture that in my images. With each new experience I learn more about my personal photography style which is constantly developing and improving, I doubt that will ever stop. I hope you enjoy this serious of photos, more will be up soon on my facebook page Maniana's Creations.

xxx
M

Sunday, 7 September 2014

Collaboration with Jesse Maxwell





Here's some of my favourite shots from my collaboration with Jesse Maxwell's Creations and Summah Noakes Photography last friday. Summah came along to capture what went on behind the scenes of our little adventure into a creepy abandoned house, and Isaac assisted with lighting, driving us around and exploring ahead to make sure there was no dodgy crack addicts going to jump out and stab us. Jesse's makeup was inspired by Clockwork Orange hence the one sided bottom eyelashes. The third and fourth photo were taken with a long shutter-speed and an extra flash (from Summah's camera) which created that trippy layered look and was so much fun to make. 

Thanks so much again to Shell at Allkindz for letting us borrow these awesome clothes. If you ever need any funky costumes, gorgeous clothing from local designers, quality second-hand goods or you want professionally done dreadlocks please go in and see her at 26 Gloucester St, Nelson.

I love collaborating with other creative people and I want to do stuff like this as much as I possibly can. I love photography because it gets me out of the house and meeting up with awesome, talented, interesting people who I wouldn't normally have the courage to talk to. Thanks so much Jesse for spending the last afternoon of your holiday back in Nelson to chill out with us and create some awesome images. More photos will be up soon on my facebook page Maniana's Creations

xxx
M

Wednesday, 3 September 2014

Morgan le Fay



Firstly I'd like to thank the extremely talented woman behind Circle of Wolves Jewelry for creating the beautiful custom-made crystal crown and necklace for this shoot! Also a huge thanks to Allkindz for lending me this wonderful dress. And of course, my amazing model and muse, Morgan! 

I had the idea for this shoot before I'd even met Morgan, but when I did I knew that she'd be perfect. I was inspired by a character from one of my favourite childhood stories, Morgana le Fay, from The Legends of King Arthur. Especially the movie "Merlin" where Morgana is played by Helena Bonham Carter, and also "The Mists of Avalon." This is my second time working with Morgan and it was a pleasure yet again. She's got a bright future ahead of her.

I've been experimenting with new techniques and pushing myself to take risks alot more. It's all in the little things, like not talking myself down when I have an idea. Even when I was doing Morgan's makeup, I kept questioning wether I should make it darker or add more details. But in the end I just did it and I'm so happy with the result.

This project was so much fun, I'll post more pictures soon on my facebook page Maniana's Creations.

xxx
M

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