Photographing the insanely delicious London Coffee Roaster and Sassiest Cafe in Hackney has been a handsomely caffeinated experience for all involved.
Dark Arts Coffee prides itself in every step of the roasting process. From the origin of the beans to the monthly designed hand stamped packaging, nothing goes by without being fine tuned to the Dark Arts way.
Situated in a railway arch in Hackney alongside I WILL KILL AGAIN a deadly vegetarian and vegan friendly cafe. There Kasundi is to die for among everything else!
One of my beloved // Artist Profiles // Max Patte is a British born artist and sculptor currently living and working in Wellington, New Zealand. We met at Weta workshop 8 years ago. I was the workshops entertainment and Max was this rather tanned, flared jeaned Birkenstocks wearing sculptor. Today he has his own studio and a growing list of happy collectors of his adventurous work. I mean come on he sculpts with light these days so I am pretty happy to claim him as a talented pal of mine.
Urban Yoga and I have had a ongoing relationship over the past year. As I am a wanna be yogi I have found this job extremely rewarding.
"At Urban Yoga, the perspective we teach from is that yoga can be used as a tool to help you know yourself better, to feel good in the wholeness of who you are and to go out into the world as the very best version of yourself."
Ok so I no I say this about every shoot but this was so blimmin fun! I was given a car load of glorious leather box bags and sent on my way to capture there "HOTNESS" on the streets of Wellington. Thanks to my professional bag wearing models you guys rock like a lot!
Check out what Meniscus has on offer they sell online and ship worldwide. www.meniscus.nz/
"Meniscus Leathergoods take a little time to wear in but a long time to wear out.
Each item is made using a range of techniques both traditional and innovative. Making props and costumes has helped us to work creatively using old and new ways.
We employ traditional leather working methods including hand dyeing, stamping, stitching, distressing and polishing. Also using turn of the century sewing and splitting machines, hand tools, anvils and burnishers. Along side the traditional, we use new technologies in innovative ways involving computer design, laser cutting and etching, embossing, chemical processes, foil printing and metal casting.
Whatever the process used, you can be sure that our pieces will stay strong for the long haul."
Rawkus Juice is a wonderful company built on the belief love health and happiness. Capturing Rawkus Juice was a beautiful process with a bucket load of vegetables to play not to mention some delicious juice to sip on while I snap away. Product photography is truley a challenge but when it is as wholesome as Rawkus I found it incredibly rewarding! Thanks Rawkus and Tim Cooke it was a pleasure working with you. http://timcooke.co.nz/
Ruth Mundy is one glorious musical genius. Her stories sung to a poetic tune are simply mesmerising. The whole lyrical spell Ruth puts on her audience is known to jurk a few watery eyes I am not ashamed to say I sobbed my way through a few of her heart clenching songs. Ruth is currently living in Wellington New Zealand working on her EP. You can find more of her music on http://www.ruthmundy.co.uk/. It is moments like these that makes me love my job. Thanks Ruthy x
From Ojai, California, Mimi found the courage to sing publicly when she discovered busking on the streets of Ventura. Recently moving to to New Zealand from Sydney, she continues to make music around the world. Creating layer upon layer of a raw, prevailing sound that simply burst with life, journey and experience, Mimi feels most herself when behind any instrument at all, sharing the understanding that comes from music.
A collaberative event put together by Wellingtons finest designers and creative community.
Capturing a high end fashion event like - Zambesi - was a little intimidating at first until the adrenalin kicked in. I could only see beauty in the theatrical lighting and in the shadows of the robotic models faces. I climbed the stairs up by the very sexy D.J to ensure I captured every angel. I leart that staying confferdent in your personal style resonates in your end results. Sometimes overthinking what the client would possibly want just kills the creative juice.
Zambesi epitomises individual spirit, redefining convention with an ironic practicality, confirming its reputation in the global market of strength, beauty and independence. Zambesi is consistent and unique signature and is proudly made in New Zealand.
Arriving back in New Zealand after 5 years overseas my eyes have been opened to the glorious life New Zealand has to offer. The greens have never looked so bright in my eyes. Here we are on our way down to French Pass. A wild life haven 3 hours from Blenheim.