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This past month I shot an eco-conscious beauty shoot with Gilles Bensimon for Above Magazine - a Vanity Fair-style mag for Avant-garde environmentalists. It took place on a beautiful beach - but unfortunately one located at the tip of Long Island in the middle of winter. Submerged in freezing cold water isn’t my ideal shooting condition - but hey, since when do I call the shots on these things anyway? :o) Despite the cold temperatures, I must admit the opportunity to shoot outdoors was invigorating.

I love how Gilles sat right down in the cold water.

The curious case of the dancing dog!

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Some editorial shots from ABOVE…


who Summer RayneOakes

when January 26th, 2010

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Kayaking in Kona

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Took a little time out to go kayaking in the rain in Kona, Hawaii. This of course was after I swam with sea turtles.

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who Summer RayneOakes

when November 20th, 2009

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My Elephant Friend - Deli

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I just got back from a from beautiful Bali, While I was there I researched alot into the facilities for animals as anyone who has been to Bali knows they are not known for their great treatment to animals, I found a great center that looks after the dogs that have been neglected Bali Street Dog Foundation jump on and donate, every penny counts.
I also found this great elephant adventure park up in the Taro forest, where you can ride the elephants for half and hour through the forest and man made lakes, these elephants are well looked after and the park is fantastic.
This is Deli, she is 23 years old, and has been in Indonesia for 5 years.

dsc02152The strangest feeling sitting on an elephants head!!

dsc02163After the half hour ride, you can purchase food baskets which come with corn and Pinapple, Deli’s mouth was open from the moment she saw the basket to the last piece of corn! Piglet.

dsc02175An amazing park and such a memory. Check it out here

who NikkiPhillips

when November 11th, 2009

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Melbourne Escapades

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8718_1214871164942_1023711488_705136_5304471_nI took my best friends Holly (visiting from NZ) and Julia for a Melbourne adventure. We went from the Victorian markets, to the melbourne zoo, to a lovely park in the city, we all had such a great time on our city adventure! Aimee x

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who Aimee&MorganHurst

when November 5th, 2009

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Meet Bertie

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I was in Melbourne this week for a few jobs and with a bit of time to spare so i went to the Melbourne Aquarium, they have Penguins, Sharks and loads of incredible fish, it is defiantly worth checking out if your down that way!  But I  met this one guy and it was love at first sight I named him Bertie, he posed for the pictures and we stared into each others eyes for about 20 mins…. I had never met anyone with bigger lips then me!!

bertie

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who NikkiPhillips

when October 30th, 2009

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It’s Fall

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Its Fall, a beautiful time of the year when the leaves turn from green to red, orange and yellow.
Our collection of old bicycles (lovingly saved from the garbage) are perfect for exploring the neighbourhood when friends visit from the city.

dsc03007 Fiery red tree ‘glowing’ on the river near my house…
dsc03123The crew getting ready for our Sunday ride. My favourite bike is the vintage tandem out front!
dsc03164Tas and me, whirring and blurry together.
dsc03154Scott and Morgy, a perfect team on the tandem.

who PaniaRose

when October 29th, 2009

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Barefoot & Happy in Vanuatu

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For the latest Harpers Bazaar issue, we flew to a private island in Vanuatu.dscf2174

Here is me doing my best Vanuatuan postcard girl pose with another giant plant. I spent 4 days barefoot and happy.

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This was my home for the week.. a 300 year old javanese hut that had been transported in pieces and rebuilt on site. It was made entirely of wood and the floors were worn soft from years of use. It was a very special experience to be in the historical home of many generations and occupants before me.

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This mother duck and her teenage duckling would come visit at dawn every morning and as you can see, they weren’t shy. They just waddled right in the back door.

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We went horseriding in the rain and wore helmuts to protect ourselves not just from falling off but from the palms which were heavily loaded with coconuts.

who PaniaRose

when October 7th, 2009

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