"Maude..I love you!" - "Oh, Harold... That's *wonderful*. Now: Go and love some more."

"Maude..I love you!" - "Oh, Harold... That's *wonderful*. Now: Go and love some more."

"As long as there's no price on Love, I'll stay. And you wouldn't want me any other way."

Photo of Martina by Ignazio Nano - all rights reserved

Wednesday, 28 April 2010

* Perfume, Bodies, Heat, Paint, Skin...

"Temperature" and "Heat" were the key words to create the look for Hanna Ter Meulen's video.

Temperature... Heat... Two bodies wrapped around one another discovering new surfaces, provoking thoughts and feelings. The stuff Beauty is made of.

Filmed by Malcolm Pate, who is not a stranger to experimental art and conceptual work, I jumped at the chance to be part of this loving project! Will Westall was styling and the lovely Vale Aleman was helping me with the body painting that Malcolm had envisioned for this project.

I loved doing this shoot... Plus put together the team that we had for the day and you're granted a nice, relaxed, fun time!

Ellis's back garden was only a matter of hours away to get some well deserved rest at the end of the day :)

Titlel: H-3AT

Director: Malcolm Pate (http://www.malcolmpate.com)
Styling: Will Westall (http://www.anothermag.com)
Make-Up: Martina Luisetti (http://www.martinaluisetti.com)
Hair: Michael Jones (http://www.someonejones.com)
Boy: Matt Law @ mandpmodels
Girl: Juliana Cardoso

no images from this video may be used without prior consent of the copyright holder.

Monday, 26 April 2010

* I was a Amanda Palmer virgin

...And very glad to have been "baptised" with her art. Make sure you check out her work with Jason Webley on their group Evelyn Evelyn, just brilliant!

Amanda is special. This song - a cover of a Momus song if i'm not wrong? - is special.

Oh: and it goes in my top 5 love songs of all times.

Friday, 23 April 2010

* Vice Magazine cancer fashion feature on Sarah Lewis

...And speaking of my previous blog these were the images by Holly Lucas portraying designer Sarah Lewis wonderful pieces. Please have a look at the article in full here: http://vicestyle.com/en/news/today/post/cancer-fashion


* Backstage shoots

...It's funny: the things I see while working backstage or on locations, while the photographer is shooting, i like to catch the moments in between, right before the actual frame that will be chosen for the magazine.
I like that naturalness. If this words even exists in english.
To be fair all i do is a reportage, since i haven't decided the spot where the model is going to be nor the styling for the shoot.
I like what comes out though... sometimes more than the polished final images no offense to all the great photographers i work with, i hope :) I just like the awkward moments in between:the leg that is not quite right, the arm that's moving, the model talking etc... and i hope they won't mind me publishing the things i see on set.

I took this one on location for a shoot for Vice magazine: the styling was by Sam Voulters, The photographer on set for the shot was Holly Lucas and it was a feature on fashion designer Sarah Lewis.

I love it SO much.


Tuesday, 6 April 2010

* Daniel Johnston @ The Troxy

I went to see Daniel performing, i wouldn't have missed it for the world.
Jeffrey Lewis was the support act and i must say kudos to him: his music is brilliant and i only had heard of him but wasn't familiar with his work and....wow! I love it when this happens, when you can look forward to a new musician to get addicted to. I find this very rarely happens to me lately.
Daniel could barely sing, he wasn't in great shape, still he gave it his all and the respect he got back from the crowd was enormous and very touching...Until a fake blonde prick shouted at him from across the theatre:" Come on Danieeeel! Give us mooooore!" Daniel smiled and said "I'm trying.....I hope you are enjoying yourselves tonight" and the cheering from the crowd luckily booed the fake blonde prick.
I shouted at the fake blonde guy (which looked so annoyingly a product of these fashion days) to SHUT UP. I wasn't going to be in that "us", no way. I was feeling lucky already that Daniel managed to do this tour, given the obvious weakness of his body. SOME RESPECT for fuck's sake!
ah well. Nevermind. The blondie was put back into his right place when Daniel  came on stage for his encore singing "true love will find you in the end".

Shut up blondie.