It was a day well spent shooting this music video with my amazing and talented friend Vincent Haycock. Little did I know I’d be shooting in a Mexican candy & pinata store downtown until 4:00 in the morning dressed as a chola. I’ve been typecast for years as the sexy pin-up or edgy vampire-like role, so getting to play a cute, playful store clerk was refreshing… and smiling felt sort of strange.
When I was in Japan a few months ago (before coming back to Sydney- but more on that later!) I was shooting for Madame Figaro. They asked if i could bleach my eyebrows for the job, which was fine with me, but i suggested the stylist do it to….and she did! It’s a pretty wicked look, but becomes pretty weird when your brows start to grow out again!
Here I am on the catwalk opening the fashion show for the TV series: CSI Miami. It was so much fun working with the Wardrobe team and of course all of the amazing Directors! Everyone was so kind! The Stylist even gave me the cool red boots that you see me wearing in the opening scene! Niiiiiice Score!
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!
Some editorial shots from ABOVE…
On my way to NY for a job, the images of what is happening with the earthquake in Haiti are haunting me. As soon as I land will drop off my bag and meet Lorraine Alexis (pic below visiting orphanage in Haiti last summer). She works for a relief organization and is a medical student who has been visiting Haiti for several years. I’m hoping she may be able to tell me more and I could help in some way…
So I got off the plane, dropped my bag off at my apartment and straight to the train to meet my Haitian friend Lorraine Alexis as I wanted to hear firsthand her thoughts on family, friends and colleagues in Haiti. What I learned I can hardly put in words. Amongst the midst of chaos and uncertainty, Lorraine and fellow Haitian relief worker Cedric Desir (Voices of Haiti), were kind enough to give me their personal insights involving the chaos they and their family and friends are experiencing right this very minute. While they shared with me stories of lost and missing loved ones, what astounded me the most was their focus and hope filled plans for a better future for their homeland.
I am truly inspired.