Aurelio Costarella, Runway 3
Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival coloured the town stylish once again, on an uncharacteristically warm week in Melbourne.
On the new site, at the charming heritage-listed Royal Exhibition Building. Old world charm comes at a price – no air-conditioning, so some of the Autumn/Winter styling had to be altered to suit the rising temperature.
I covered the runway action, for the seventh consecutive year. Here are some of my highlights from Runway 2 and 3. Full gallery on Flickr.
Structured & feminine tailoring – Aurelio Costarella, Runway 3
Boho-ethnic layers evokes 70s rockstar – Camilla, Runway 3
Ladylike glamour to take you from day to night – Megan Park, Runway 3
Black lace is the trend to watch in AW16 – Alice McCall, Runway 3
60s op-art inspired prints – Manning Cartell, Runway 2
Old world grandeur of the Royal Exhibition Building
The Dresses by Tae Gon Kim
White Night once again illuminated the streets of Melbourne for the forth year year, attracting approximately 580,000 people. The all night program of light projections and entertainment saw a few changes from previous years. Major attractions were spread from Federation Square to The Royal Exhibition Building to ease congestion. While a couple of the illuminations had previously been exhibited at Sydney’s Vivid festival
, there were some attractions that were distinctly Melbourne. This is what I saw.
Check out the full gallery on Flickr | View past White Night galleries.
Circus Circus – rope artist
Still Here by Josh Muir with Ample Projects – NGV
Trip the Light Fantastic – Lamine Sonko & The African Intelligence
Jellyfish by Joe Blanck
White Night – Royal Exhibition Building
Tina Arena at Hamer Hall
Tina Arena kicked off her One Night Only tour in her hometown, at Melbourne’s Hamer Hall on Friday night. Once again, I was there covering the action for Life Music Media
, check out the gallery.
Brigitte commanding the stage at So Frenchy So Chic
Werribee Mansion once again played gracious host to the annual So Frenchy So Chic festival in Melbourne. With an eclectic line-up featuring Soviet Suprem, Lou Doillon, Brigitte and Hindi Zahra, it was a fine day in the sun.
I have photographed this event since its infancy at the Prince Bandroom, and for the ninth time I captured the French festivities.
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Lou Doillon – backstage at So Frenchy So Chic 2016
Brigitte: Double Trouble
Soviet Suprem tearing the stage
Floral garland-clad cloud on the grounds of Werribee Mansion
Soviet Suprem backstage
Je suis Paris, Je suis Sydney
Lou Doillon onstage
Fans joining the Soviet Suprem revolution
Mimi & the Fremont Troll // Strong as Steel
In Seattle, I had the pleasure of collaborating with model/race car driver Mimi Park on a quirky industrial-themed photoshoot. Shot in Seattle’s historic Gas Works Park, with a guest appearance from the much-loved Fremont Troll.
View the full photoshoot below.
My Flickr account
is an oeuvre of my photography work since 2009. I constantly update it with my latest fashion photoshoots, documentary travel photography and of course live music photography.
I’m very proud of how it has grown over the years, and the milestone just passed – a mammoth 2 million page views!
Explore my photo albums here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/aurora_design/
Here are just a few highlights from my portfolio:
1. MADONNA – MDNA Tour, Staples Center, LA, 2. Sydney Opera House – Vivid 2015, 3. Ashley McCarthy – Venice Beach, 4. Joshua Tree National Park, Mojave Desert, 5. The standard you walk past is the standard you accept., 6. Marilyn Manson – Soundwave 2015 – Melbourne, 7. Grand Canal – Venice, Italy, 8. Foggy tree tops in Banff, Canada, 9. rats, 10. Secret Garden Photoshoot, 11. Galeries Lafayette stained-glass dome – Paris, 12. Bondi Beach, 13. Suburban Goth photoshoot, 14. Yeah Yeah Yeahs – Big Day Out 2013, 15. Aurora Australis over Cradle Mountain, Tasmania, 16. Penny Higgs (Big Brother) – Photoshoot, 17. You and Me – Catacombs, Paris, 18. Florence and The Machine – Melbourne
Thinking of all my friends and amazing memories from the most beautiful city in the world. The city of lights! Stay strong Paris! XO
Photographer Jarrad Seng and model Jessica Marie
After months of travel, it was nice to rediscover my hometown of Melbourne, with one of the largest Instameets hosted by Qantas to celebrate their 95th birthday. Our urban walkabout guide was Perth photographer, Jarrad Seng as we wandered through the Fitzroy Gardens, steps of Parliament and down through Chinatown to capture some Melbourne moments.
While there didn’t seem to be any considered itinerary for the Melbourne event, I did manage to get a few shots capturing Melbourne in a new light.
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Puddle of Grace
Wandering through Chinatown
General Charles George Gordon statue
What’s on the menu?
Rooftop hangs at Sunset with Qantas
PDX hood life. Models: Brian, Greg & Steven
In Portland, I collaborated with local Instagrammer Steven Bustrin on a Vigilante web series. During October, Steven posted an ongoing saga of the tales of a disengaged young man in the big city, accompanied by a photograph, several of which were by me. Fun times re-imagining Portland as a city full of hoodlums.
Gallery below. View them larger on Flickr.
Under the bridge. Model: Brian
Under the cover of darkness
Brian goes rogue
It’s a tough city. You have to be tougher.
Models: Steven Bustrin, Brian Pickett and Greg.
You can follow the Instaseries on Steven’s instagram.
From the streets
Portrait from the streets of Portland
There are around 4,000 people sleeping rough on the streets in Portland. The homeless situation in the USA is always a culture shock for me. I even saw 2x police officers issuing a ticket to a man sleeping in a car park, what an outrage! I’m not sure what the solution is, but what I learned is the best thing I could do was to overcome my fear and treat everyone with kindness and respect.
Cœur de Pirate commanding Doug Fir Lounge
Quebecoise indie-pop, singer-songwriter, Cœur de pirate (aka Béatrice Martin) packed out Doug Fir Lounge in Portland last week. Supported by the supremely talented NYC singer-songwriter Sophie Auster.
I couldn’t help but get into gig photographer mode and put together this gallery.
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Cœur de Pirate
Cœur de Pirate