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First things first, I got a film camera for christmas. A Canon AE - 1. I am still learning to use it, still getting many blurry/under/over exposed shots back but the ones that work I'm obsessed with. The dreamy softness, the depth and the colours! Still being a novice, I am posting the pictures because I am a firm believer in looking back at your work and seeing the flaws, and I take pleasure in knowing I have improved (hopefully!)

 Before the storm rolled through

Before the storm rolled through

These images are from a styled shoot I organised involving some special friends -  Barefoot and Bearded, Chic Artistry, Ruby Compton, Rob Birchall and Songbird Silk.

It was located in an incredibly beautiful abandoned building, partly falling down, partly overgrown, dripping with water and definitely haunted. I don't usually stress on shoots but this one got me nervous, the weather was crazy storms, the location was slightly dodgy and I had such a strong idea of what I wanted it to look like in my mind I didn't know if it would be as good in real life.

 Exploring the architecture with Ruby

Exploring the architecture with Ruby

Honestly, I don't know why I should ever worry with these guys, they are a dream to work with. Always interpreting my bad explanations and hand waving. Each time we work together I mumble some random words like "light! But cool shadows! But edgy! Also soft!" then just give up and say "do what you do" and every time they produce something better than I could have imagined.

 Cool shadows!

Cool shadows!

Seriously, most epic shoot I have ever been involved in.

Thank you to Tanya for letting me create a Flower Hawk hairstyle, I think it was my favourite element. Check out the film made by the talented Rob here and the images shot by Joel here and here. Take note of the incredible ribbons hand dyed by Tamara, the breeze that came through the broken windows picked up the silk ribbons and the light reflected from the charcoal velvet ribbon she made especially. And a little shoutout to Brooke from The Posy Post for lending me her Lover dresses x

 The Flower Hawk

The Flower Hawk

 Those ribbons!

Those ribbons!

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 Climbing higher

Climbing higher

 Insightful graffiti

Insightful graffiti