Jasmine | Mud Running Glam Chic.

How I came to start this series was with a question. What is it to live as a woman today, as well as, have women themselves changed? You could say this is my attempt to make images against the terror of perfection. Looking at a woman’s strength. Hoping to capture naked images and I don’t mean naked body parts, I mean show the camera who as a woman you really are, the natural beautiful person women are. My instruction to each person was simply be who you are and trust me to see and hopefully capture that truth. I didn’t want images that just appealed to men, some of whom see them as possessions. This, I hope is the first in a set of three. Three set’s of images of true stories. Three set’s of images of life. Indeed, of lives. A set of images to talk about what it means to be today’s woman.

This is the content of my photographs, dedicated to women. A narrative that questions not on the concept of women as much as on that of not one concept of femininity, but many. Not so much about their beauty but about their power, presence, personality and influence. As a photographer I am in some way responsible for reflecting of women in society, me personally I want that to be one of individuality.

When Jasmine said yes to helping me out she responded with… I am strong and healthy but a mum of 3. Mud running glam chic and I love horses … a bit of everything. My body image … I love that I am tall and try to carry myself confidently. But every girl has those things she doesn’t like. Perfect for the series. I said.

Thank you Jasmine.

TRAVEL & PLACE | Siege of Kenilworth

In June 1266 having turned down the chance to make peace on King Henry’s terms, the rebel supporters of Simon de Montfort prepared to defend Kenilworth Castle. King Henry moves his men to Kenilworth and the siege begins.

I covered the event over the beautiful long weekend of August last year as the 750 Anniversary of the Siege took place.

750th anniversary celebration weekend 2016.

750th anniversary celebration weekend 2016.

750th anniversary celebration weekend 2016.

750th anniversary celebration weekend 2016.

750th anniversary celebration weekend 2016.

750th anniversary celebration weekend 2016.

750th anniversary celebration weekend 2016.

750th anniversary celebration weekend 2016.

750th anniversary celebration weekend 2016.

750th anniversary celebration weekend 2016.

STYLE & STORIES | Paul Scott

It was on the foreshore of Brisbane Waters just outside Gosford on the NSW Central Coast Australia, for the location to shoot these images of up and coming fashion designer Paul Scott. My idea was inspired by the images in the European fashion mags that I so love to look at as the photographers seem to have more freedom in self creative input than they do in say Australian or American pages.

Paul who has had a showing at Australian fashion week and a spread in GQ came along with couple of pieces he designed and made himself, and of course his great looking beard that just seemed to set the look off.

Fashion designer Paul Scott photographed on the waterfront of Brisbane Waters Gosford.

Fashion designer Paul Scott photographed on the waterfront of Brisbane Waters Gosford.

Fashion designer Paul Scott photographed on the waterfront of Brisbane Waters Gosford.

Fashion designer Paul Scott photographed on the waterfront of Brisbane Waters Gosford.

TRAVEL & PLACE | The Rennie bridge, Stoneleigh Abbey.

Apparently this bridge, designed by Scottish engineer John Rennie (1761-1821) and built over the river Avon west of Stoneleigh Abbey, Warwickshire England, is a possible site to the murder of a number workmen around 1812-1815 – within the lifetime of Jane Austen, who was Austen’s relative Chandos, first Lord Leigh of the second creation (1791-1850), a Romantic poet and Whig essayist, he was charged with two of the murders.

The Rennie bridge, Stoneleigh Abbey.

The Rennie bridge, Stoneleigh Abbey.