Wednesday, 7 October 2015

BTS: Collaboration with Sunnie. Photos by Gabrielle.



























These shots are from quite a while ago but I only just discovered them! Thanks Gabrielle Wee for taking these behind the scenes at our collaboration with Sunnie Zuleta. This was such a good day. Both of you are absolutely fabulous to work with and I'd do it again in a heartbeat!

You can check out my earlier blog post with the photos from this shoot here and our interview with Sunnie for Inspirall Magazine here. Also you can follow her on Instagram @sunniezuleta and Gabrielle at @art_clique.

I'm missing my photography and modeling so much at the moment! My life has been so full recently, my focus has been in other areas. But I'm very keen to collaborate and do new projects, now that I'm more settled in Golden Bay. I'm free most weekends! So just message me if you have any ideas or questions. I will also use my spare time to make sure that I finish off any old projects and get edited photos out to people if they still want them. So again please please please remind me and I'll do my best to get them to you!

xxx
M

Saturday, 3 October 2015

BTS: 'Wandering Spirits' Video by Gabrielle.



Throwback to the Wandering Spirits photo shoot at the majestic Wainui Falls with Summah Noakes Maniana Raunigg Sundari Zuleta-Connable Isaac Henry Check out : Summah Noakes Photography Maniana's Creations Gabrielle Wee Art Clique https://instagram.com/sunniezuleta/:D
Posted by Gabrielle Wee on Monday, 28 September 2015
Throwback to our 'Wandering Spirits' photoshoot collaboration between Summah, Sunnie, Gabrielle and I, with our wonderful assistant Isaac. It was such a good day! Thanks Gabrielle for making this awesome behind the scenes video.

You can check out my blog post about this shoot here and see the rest of the photos on my website. Don't forget to follow Summah Noakes Photography, Gabrielle Wee Art Clique and Sunnie Zuleta.

xxx

Wednesday, 12 August 2015

Summah Part 3


For part three of my collaboration with Summah we wanted to do something a bit different. I had this neoprene skirt and chain-mail top hanging around in my wardrobe, which I obviously don't get many chances to wear out. I also had some black lipstick left over from my goth days and some $2 shop silver eyeshadow! It all fit together perfectly to create this weird unique alien look.

Wharariki beach just before sunset happened to be the perfect location and timing. Isn't the lighting spectacular? And once again Summah did an amazing job modeling in the freezing cold!

There are so many awesome photos it was hard to only choose a few for this post. I'm so exited about this shoot, it is definitely one of my favourite projects I have done so far. See more on my website. I can't wait to share the rest of the images! And stay tuned for my next post which will be behind the scenes...

xxx
M

Monday, 10 August 2015

Summah Part 2







































This is part two of my recent collaboration with Summah. She's wearing her fleetwood bells from Spell Designs and crochet top by She Made Me from Free People. Summah has one of the best tastes in clothing out of everyone I know so if you're into bohemian gypsy fashion then definitely follow her on Facebook and Instagram. It was absolutely freezing (there was literally snow on the hills) so I think she deserves some applause for making it look like it was the middle of summer. 

For this shoot we went out to Wharariki beach and had the most amazing time. The landscape is so beautiful and there's endless possibilities for locations. I definitely plan on going back there soon!

More images are up now on www.manianaraunigg.com/photography and my Facebook page. Hope you enjoy! Part three is coming soon with much more strange, quirky, extraterrestrial vibes...

xxx
M

Thursday, 6 August 2015

Summah Part 1

Warning: Some of these images contain nudity, so don't scroll down if you're offended by the natural human body.
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My friend Summah came to stay with me for a few days and we had a great time creating some beautiful images. I'll be posting them as three different series, this being the first one. 

The weather outside was grey and miserable but we really wanted to do some photography so I did her makeup, we chose a few different items of clothing and then spent a few hours messing around in the bathtub.

Summah is an amazing model and a great photographer aswell. I've done alot of collaborations with her over the past couple of years. Be sure to like her Facebook page and follow her on Instagram. And if you want to see more of our work together go to my website and look under Modeling and Photography and you're sure to find plenty of images.

Lastly, I'd like to say that it takes lots of courage to show your naked body so please be mature! Do not be rude or judgmental or you'll be reported and blocked. Thank you!

xxx
M

Sunday, 2 August 2015

Jasmine for Inspirall Magazine








Here are a few shots I took of Jasmine White for Inspirall Magazine. She's an awesome young woman who's been traveling solo around the world and is currently in New Zealand. We met up with her in Nelson, as she was on her way down the south island, and did this photoshoot. 

We sent her a bunch of questions and she wrote back some truly inspiring answers. Go to www.inspirallmagazine.com/lifestyle/jasmine-white to read the full interview and see more of my photos of Jasmine! 

xxx
M

Sunday, 19 July 2015

Tia







































Last week I photographed my lovely friend Tia. We stopped at her place on our way to Nelson and spent the afternoon catching up, adventuring and being creative. When we arrived it was already quite late so by the time we decided to dress up and take photos we knew we'd only have another hour (if we were lucky) of light. So it ended up turning into a night shoot and we had to use a cellphone light in the last picture, which actually created a really cool effect! Everything works out even when it doesn't go as you thought. 

The outfit is a skirt and a dress of mine which I've been wanting to use for a project for a really long time. I found them both separately at opshops. I love the scales and especially how they shine in the light.

I did her hair and makeup and Isaac added more to it half way through the shoot. He also had a turn behind the camera and took a few shots including the last photo and helped out with direction. The crown on her ankle was his idea and it added so much to the image. We make a pretty great team. 

Tia was an amazing model, really enthusiastic and heaps of fun to work with! Using tin foil was her idea and then I made it into a choker.

We will definitely collaborate again soon, but for now I hope you enjoy these images. More will be up soon on my website and facebook page.

xxx
M

Saturday, 11 July 2015

'Bohemian' Modeling for Summah Noakes



Wow, what can I say? It's always fun collaborating with my good friend Summah. Even when she's very ill, it's the middle of winter and she wants me to wear a dress three sizes too small (in the chest area! Seriously though... I think we did such a good job of hiding that!) The dress is from Free People and I was styled by Summah in her own fabulous bohemian clothes.

I love how those first two look like they're in the desert or some rugged hot landscape but we were actually right beside the road up the Maitai Valley! Sorry to spoil that for you... 

Photography is so magical! I think we did a pretty good job overall and we had a great time, so I hope you enjoy the results of our little adventure.

To see the full series go to www.manianaraunigg.com/modeling and be sure to check out Summah on Facebook, Instagram and Tumblr!

xxx
M

Behind the Scenes: Photoshoot with Dove

Here's some behind the scenes shots I just rediscovered from my photoshoot with Dove a few months ago that Isaac took on my phone. The location was the beautiful Milnethorpe Park in Golden Bay, New Zealand. I absolutely love it there and I definitely plan to work there again.

It also happened to be pouring with rain that day (luckily we were sheltered from the worst of it by the trees) but we braved it anyway. That's why in the second photo I'm making desperate attempts not to get my camera wet and looking very silly in the process!

To find out more about this adventure and see the final images you can read my earlier blog post here.

xxx
M

Sunday, 7 June 2015

Jazlyn







































Jazlyn is such a wonderful model. She's only thirteen but she acted so professionally, taking direction really well and being open to all of my ideas. Unfortunately we didn't have much time for this shoot but I still got some great shots that I'm very happy with. Definitely keen to work with her again soon.

More photos coming soon at Maniana's Creations and www.manianaraunigg.com.

xxx
M

Behind the Scenes: Isiah Stevenson by Summah Noakes



A few weeks ago I helped Summah out with a couple of shoots. This one was with Isiah Stevenson, wearing clothing from Sidecar Menswear. His friend Vinnie also came along to assist.

It was a lovely day and they were a fun team to work with. I'll upload the rest of the photos soon to my personal facebook page. Be sure to check out Summah Noakes Photography page to see the final images from this project.

xxx
M

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