Billie-Jade – Horror Haus

Horror Haus cover

Horror Haus cover

Australia finally has a heavy metal Queen! Billie-Jade (previously Diamond Noir) launches her solo career with her debut single, Horror Haus. The music video is pure gothic eye-candy, featuring corsets, glowing coffins, UV paint and snakes.

I was on set to photograph the cover, publicity photos and capture the behind the scenes goodness. Check out the full gallery here.

Billie-Jade filming Horror Haus

Billie-Jade filming Horror Haus

> Check out the epic music video on YouTube.
> Download the single on iTunes now!

On the set

On the set

Roman Goddess Photoshoot

Model: Clara Bélénus

Model: Clara Bélénus

In Madrid, Spain, I had the pleasure of collaborating with French model/dancer Clara Bélénus on a Roman Goddess-themed photoshoot.

Shot on location at the historic Temple of Debod, an ancient Egyptian temple gifted to Spain.

Check out the full photoshoot below.

Clara Bélénus // Temple of Debod

Roman Goddess // Temple of Debod

Roman Goddess // Temple of Debod

Roman Goddess // Temple of Debod

Roman Goddess // Temple of Debod

Roman Goddess // Temple of Debod

Strong as Steel – Seattle photoshoot

Mimi & the Fremont Troll // Strong as Steel

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.

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Boys gone wild in PDX

Boys in the hood

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

Under the bridge. Model: Brian

Under the cover of darkness

Under the cover of darkness

Squad goals?

Squad goals?

Brian goes rogue

Brian goes rogue

It's a tough city. You have to be tougher.

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

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.

Beach Maternity Photoshoot

Sunset pregnancy silhouette

Maternity goes tribal

My first maternity shoot was with one of the most gorgeous mum-to-be! At 36 weeks, Tate rocked our beach-themed pregnancy photoshoot, along Port Phillip Bay in Melbourne.

Shot at sunset, I went for a glam, fun and down-to-earth vibe, which is exactly who Tate is. With some fabulous clothes from Jeanswest, I styled the wardrobe with fashion-forward pieces which have a tribal edge, yet not explicitly ‘maternity wear’. Check out the series below.

Pregnancy portrait

Tribal queen

Tate & Evan

Tate & Evan

36 weeks

36 weeks

Tate & Evan
In the sea
Nautical glam

Nautical glam

Tate wears 'Arabella' Kimono

When’s it due?

Sunset pregnancy silhouette

Congrats Penny! Big Brother 2014 5th Runner-up

Penny Higgs

Eon Neavou Photoshoot

Congratulations Penny Higgs for making it to the final week of Big Brother Australia! Last year I had the pleasure of collaborating with this lovely lady on a haute couture fashion photoshoot for Eon Neavou. Check out the photoshoot in my portfolio.

The Rome Photoshoots

If you have been following me on Instagram, you may have seen a plethora of behind the scenes imagery I posted in Europe. I’m pleased to finally show you the final product.

In Rome, Italy, I collaborated with three amazing alternative models on a series of fashion photoshoots. Each one unique, showcasing a different underground take on the Eternal City’s thriving fashion scene.

Miss Milky Butterfly

Milky Butterfly

Burlesque photoshoot

Vintage showgirl photoshoot with Milky Butterfly – Burlesque Starlette. Shot at Libro Di Vino, a cute book & wine bar in downtown Rome, view the gallery.

Strange Little Girl

Strange Little Girl photoshoot

Indie photoshoot

Quirky street fashion photoshoot with Indie/Alternative model Sara De Santis, check out the gallery.

Roman Gothique

Roman Gothique photoshoot

Gothic photoshoot

A dark editorial series with gothic model, il Gatto Mannaro. Shot on a gorgeous medieval bridge, check out the gallery.

Spook Magazine Feature

Spook Magazine

Spook Magazine: Interview & Photoshoot

Very excited to announce that I am this weeks’ featured fashion photographer on Spook Magazine’s Week in Submission column! The article includes an interview with me and my Strange Little Girl indie fashion editorial, shot in Rome, Italy. Check it out!

Caught in the Crowd

Naomi Holt

Naomi Vs Naomi

When I ran into model Naomi Holt (Chadwick Models) at Soundwave Music Festival rocking a vintage Nirvana t-shirt, I had to do an impromptu photoshoot! Here are the results! You can also visit Flickr for more photos.
Naomi Holt
Naomi Holt
Naomi Holt
Naomi Holt

We are the weirdos… Gothic Fashion Photoshoot

Billie-Jade

Billie-Jade in the Suburban Goth photoshoot

One of my favourite movies from the 90s, is the teen witch movie, The Craft. The idea of teenagers practicing witchcraft in a suburban context, against the rigidity of a Catholic school upbringing, shows girls with a strong sense of self with the ability to make decisions on their own terms, without a care of the judgement they receive from their peers. Not to mention, the time capsule of where fashion was in 1996.

For a few years I had wanted to pay tribute to this movie with fashion photoshoot, and there was no one more perfect for the role than Billie-Jade Hastings, lead singer of Diamond Noir. Billie-Jade, like me, had a strong affinity with the movie and is a natural born Alternative Goddess who had no problem embodying the character.

Shot in a quiet inner city suburb of Melbourne. The styling was a modern take on 90s Gothic fashion, with pieces from; Alannah Hill, H&M, Material Girl, Mazi and Jeffrey Campbell shoes. I styled each look to represent the five elements; Earth, Air, Fire, Water and Spirit.

View the full photoshoot here!

Billie-Jade

Earth element