A Muse and a Moment

There is something beautifully simplistic about a white wall, a model, and a photographer who can capture a moment. While exotic locations and extravagant props can take a photo to the next level, sometimes you just can’t beat the simple things in life. Like when your favourite wine is on special.

Throw your hands up in the air!

xo

The man behind the curtain: Terry Richardson

Most of you will recognise Terry Richardson’s name from the closing credits of Miley Cyrus’s new soft porn music video ‘Wrecking Ball’ – but who is this mysterious man, and why is he shooting Miley in the buff? Mr Richardson is best known for his scandalous and erotic photography, as well as scandalous and erotic rumours surrounding him taking advantage of underage models… Whether you believe the rumours or not, there is no denying he does create some pretty rad images. 

You have most definitely seen his work before! His trademarks are a plain white backdrop, with celebrities wearing his famous black rimmed glasses doing a big thumbs up and/or taking their clothes off. He regularly shoots for GQ Magazine, and shot Tom Fords fantastically outrageously provocative  ad campaign in 2008. 

Recognise any of these?

xo

Lara Bingle gets chameleon for Oyster

Lara Bingle is the ultimate Aussie B-A-B-E. ASL? (oh the MSN nostalgia) Lara is an Australian model, TV personality, fashion designer, socialite, etc etc. She is best known for her delicious lips, bright eyes, and her 2006 Australian Tourism ad ‘So where the bloody hell are you?.

In her latest shoot for Oyster (oystermag.com) she shows off some serious diversity in her looks (and some sneaky boob) thanks to photographer Byron Spencer. Honestly, I don’t even recognise her in majority of these shots. Here is a sneaky peak of chameleon and all-round GC Mrs Bingle…

Photography: Byron Spencer
Fashion: Tiana Wallace
Hair: Jenny Kim
Makeup: Victoria Baron  using MAC Cosmetics
Assistant: Rodney Deane

xo

Corsetry in Vogue

Fashion has an undeniable fixation on the manipulation of the female form – one such extreme example of this is the rise of the corset. Although the corset faded out of common use in the 20th century, the fascination and beauty of the garment is ever-present in modern editorial and fashion photography.

I took burlesque classes and performed in a few shows during my early years at uni, and I must say the feeling of wearing a beautifully constructed corset is something else. Sure, it’s hard to breathe for the first few minutes, (depending on how tightly you lace it up) but once you get used to it you don’t want to take it off!

Here are some of my favourite corsetry pictorials chosen from the Vogue archives:
Photographed by Horst P. Horst, Vogue, September 1939
[ Photographed by P Horst, Vogue September-1939 ]

Photographed by David Sims, Vogue, March 2009
[ Photographed by David Sims, Vogue March-2009 ]

Photographed by Arthur Elgort, Vogue, March 1999
[ Photographed by Arthur Elgort, Vogue March-1999 ]

Photographed by Irving Penn, Vogue, October 1994
[ Photographed by Irving Penn, Vogue October-1994 ]

Photographed by Tim Walker, Vogue, January 2012
[ Photographed by Tim Walker, Vogue January-2012 ]

Photographed by Steven Meisel, Vogue, July 2005
[ Photographed by Steven Meisel, Vogue July-2005 ]

Photographed by Mario Testino, Vogue, December 2010
[ Photographed by Mario Testino, Vogue December-2010 ]