'Feels like home' ... behind-the-scene in film

.
.
.
.
.
.
.

I'm so glad that I took my film camera during the shoot. I just love the look and feel of the film camera. I think I've just found my most favourite film - Ektar 100. These are just some behind the scenes from 'Feels like home' photoshoot.

In the 2nd last image Emma was wearing a vintage robe lent to us by the ever lovely Mrs Press and a very elegant Summerblossom boho style chain headpiece

Images 6 & 7 where photographed by Eliza Barr

Film camera: Canon EOS-3 // Film: Kodak Portra 400 & Kodak Ektar 100.

Feels Like Home models: Margaret Zhang, Emma Lucey, Sara Donaldson // Photography: Luisa Brimble // Stylist: Dominique Brammah // Make-up Artist: Megan Vaughan // Hair Stylist: Amy Taylor // Photographer's assistant: Marione Lozano // Copywriter: Eliza Barr // Designers: Kahlo, Gorman, Secret Squirrel, Mrs Press // Location: Nicky Crowley

{Upfront with...} Lisa Madigan - Artist

"I wish the whole world look like this" said one of Lisa Madigan's customer said to her one day. It's exactly how I would have wished too when I went to visit her shop last month. In fact I was ready to move in and didn't want to leave the Southern Highlands. Lisa's shop is in such a perfect setting in Berry and I think if I live there it's where I will definitely hang out.

I think I will make it my mission to just photograph beautifully styled shops like Lisa's. Make sure to visit her e-store for some beautiful goodies.

storyboard004

storyboard029

storyboard003

storyboard005
storyboard023
storyboard015
storyboard019
storyboard031

About Lisa Madigan
Lisa Madigan's philosophy is simple, enhance your life with beauty, simple, luxurious, essential beauty and share the pleasure with friends and loved ones. Beauty is timeless, fine art is forever.

It's all about nurturing yourself and those in your life, with tokens like a hand written post card or treasures such as a beautifully crafted statement for your home, luscious art works and gifts of style and substance.

Lisa thank you so very much for taking the time the answer few questions… and your time starts now.

When I was a child I wanted to...
fly & frolick amongst the clouds.

My parents always told me...
I can do anything I set my mind to & be exactly who I want to be, both with unconditional love.

I wish I had...
more time.

My happiest moments were...
the moments that have filled me with great excitement & a deep calm in equal measure.

At home I cook...
with love, always.

My last meal would be...
somewhere spectacular & secluded, surrounded by memories & filled with gratitude, watching the sunset, with a bottle of Cristal & a rustic platter of French chevre & plump ripe fresh figs & maybe topped with a Peter Gilmore guava snow egg!

I’m very bad at...
being bad at things. I have a tendency to be a bit of a perfectionist so I will diligently carve my knowledge & experience & practice of the things that are important to me, I beleive if your going to do something, whatever that may be, do it with a sense of conviction, awareness & care. Things that we do poorly always allow us an opportunity to improve which can become journeys of great adventure.

At the moment I’m reading...
F Scott Fitzgerald’s Tender Is The Night. "...she walked on, through kaleidoscopic peonies massed in pink clouds, black & brown tulips & fragile mauve-stemmed roses, transparent like sugar flowers in a confectioner's window-until, as if the scherzo of colour could reach no further intensity, it broke off suddenly in mid-air, & moist steps went down to a level five feet below."

At the moment I’m listening to...
at this very moment, Miles Davis, the fan whirring above me & the crickets & cicadas outside my window. Sounds like spring time.

I’m always being asked...
where I find my inspiration for what I do & create, be it my art or curating the store & site or a single photograph & honestly it comes from so many diverse places. Inspiration can be subtle or grand, from my surrounds, experiences, travel, the tiniest perfect moments, nature, a fallen petal, a flower in bloom, an opera, architecture, science, the etherial or from within, it just strikes. I'm a beauty hunter & I love to make things beautiful & create beautiful things.

If only I could...
travel as much as I want to.

Friends say I am...
most likely obsessed with white & effervescent like a good glass of champagne.

My most treasured posession is...
my freedom & my faculties. At the moment I would also have to add in my beautiful Carrier Freres Industrie candle, divine!

If I wasn’t me I’d like to be...
a quantum physicist, a dancer or a musician, a serious mountain climber or a curator for the Guggemheim. Adventure, dedication & zeal is an attractive mix.

'Feels like home'... a collaboration photoshoot

.
.

A collaboration photoshoot with Sydney's fashion bloggers brought us all together in a shared table. During photoshoot I always try to make sure that we have a good spread and one way to get to know everyone.

Very much inspired by Kinfolk Magazine just in time for Volume 2 release. Which you can now order a copy here. A Kinfolk Magazine subscription is definitely in my Christmas wish list. Secure your very own copy now, they get sold out so quickly.

Models: Margaret Zhang, Emma Lucey, Sara Donaldson // Photography: Luisa Brimble // Stylist: Dominique Brammah // Make-up Artist: Megan Vaughan // Hair Stylist: Amy Taylor // Photographer's assistant: Marione Lozano // Copywriter: Eliza Barr // Designers: Kahlo, Gorman, Secret Squirrel, Mrs Press // Location: Nicky Crowley

{Upfront with...} Sarah Winward - The Florist

.

A part of Kinfolk visited Australia early this year. Sarah & David Winward graced the pages of Kinfolk Magazine as the resident florist for Volume 1.

It's possibly a very cliched thing to say but I felt truly privileged that they even took the time to come and meet me for a very quick coffee in Coogee, then afterwards we headed down to the beach and put together some arrangements of Australian natives - which Sarah mentioned she'd never really done before.

What I witnessed from her creating these flower arrangements was how much movement you can see. In fact, when I said this to her, she said that that was her very intention. I then realised how much I like this style. Why? Because it is such a far cry from the very tight arrangements that we see in wedding bouquets. I must admit that I've really loved her style more than anything I've seen and love that this particular design or arrangement is catching which I've been seeing more of lately, not many yet but I believe it's heading in that direction.

.
.
.
.
.

A little bit about Sarah Winward

"Each person has his or her own interpretation of nature, and I chose to speak mine through arranging with flowers. I like arrangements that feel organic and natural, and let each flowers speak for itself. Sometimes whimsical, sometimes more romantic, I like to mix a variety of elements in my arrangements to make them feel garden inspired.

I spent five years in the floral industry before I started my own business. Getting to know a bride, and collaborating with her to come up with a completely custom design that suits their wedding is a part of the process that I throughly enjoy. Each event that I do is something that I dedicate myself to, and all designs are made to fit each wedding's personality."


.

So thank you so very much Sarah for taking the time to meet and for answering a few "Upfront with" interview questions, your time starts now…

When I was a child I wanted to
have lots of pets. And I did…too many.

My parents always told me
to clean my room

I wish I had
a real talent for gardening. I am learning, but I'd like to have a garden one day that is really something.

My happiest moments
were/are spent with family and friends.

At home I cook
lots of vegetables, I love them. I am a messy cook.

My last meal would be
huge. Lots of vegetables, some really dense chocolate cake, and at least ten varieties of cheese. Probably a lot of starches too, I love potatoes, breads, and pastas.

I’m very bad at
keeping my closet clean, don’t open the door fast.

At the moment I’m reading
nothing, unfortunately. Maybe actually finishing books should have been the answer to my last question. I am really good at buying books, starting them, and not finishing them.

At the moment I’m listening
to a flight attendant sell duty free items to people. But-my music taste is all over the place right now. I have spent half of the year out of the country and have been subjected to whatever pop song is playing on radios and in airports. I’ve grown to like some of it. Usually I like folk music though.

I’m always being asked
how I started doing flowers. I didn’t really mean to, I was helping friends, and then friend of friends, and here I am now.

If only I could
do weddings with only flowers I had picked from the grounds around the venue. I would really like to do that someday. I would love to build the wedding on-site so that the flowers are really cohesive with the environment. This would of course take an incredible venue with a gorgeous garden…someday.

Friends say I am
“nonstop”. I was busy this year and I am always going going going.

My most treasured possession
is my husband. But I guess I don’t really “possess“ him. Honestly? My couch. It is getting tears, and sometimes you can feel the wood underneath the cushion, but I love it.

If I wasn’t me I'd like to be
I am pretty happy with who I am.

I often wonder
what life will bring next. Each year takes me somewhere different, and I can’t wait for next year.

.

Summer Weekends - The Millmore Family

When I photographed the Millmore family last winter I found that their charm and joy made the session an absolute breeze and the love they share really translated into this short story.

Little did I know they would be asking me again for a follow up shoot, this time in Summer, a sort of Millmore sequel, but this time in the sun. They said they wanted me to capture some of their typical weekend activities. Needless to say I jumped at the opportunity. I was intrigued by the concept of a family portrait that spanned the seasons and showed how the energy and vibrancy changed in subtle ways.

The Millmore family as become my second family so to speak. I've known Andrew for 13 years of my life and has played a part in my creative journey. Without the opportunity of tailoring a job that will suit me I would not have discovered graphic design and eventually photography.

As it turns out it was a fantastic day, I’ll let the images speak for themselves but I can at least say that I’m always amazed at how lucky I am to be given these unique and wonderful opportunities by my even more wonderful families.

.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
..
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.

Album