She comes in colours everywhere
She combs her hair
She’s like a rainbow
Monica, Ella, Zoey and Frith from Kirsty Bunny Management
Styling and hair by Bex Brent
Makeup by Kate Boyd
Bubbles by Vladimir Maricic
Assisting by Mathias Ryder Te Moananui
Photographs by me.
Clothes by: Twentysevennames, Julian Danger, Kowtow, High Noon Tea, Starfish, Emporium Vintage Boutique.
This gorgeous wee whipper snapper from the sun city is tipped to be the next big thing. Here’s why:
Nikita the Spooky and I met up recently in her Newtown flat to have a chat and take some photos for Capital magazine, out now. My word limit was too small and while I told of her menagerie of men and her circus feats, I couldn’t possibly cram in all of the tales and tidbits. So here’s some room for the spill over. We talked about the fact that she spent all the money she won in high school for best vocalist at Rock Quest on a pair of turtles. And also the fact that Newtown is her favourite suburb. Ever. We talked about the buzz she feels walking down the street because it’s our generation’s time. I marveled over her bountiful lemon tree and she danced for me in the weakened winter sun.
Test shoot with new face Suny Xia
Hair, makeup and styling by Bex from Willis York
Anna, Kate and I had so much fun in this shoot. We ran down streets and climbed up to balconies in my neighbourhood to capture Anna letting loose in a suburban wasteland.
Model: Anna Flaherty
Hair & Makeup: Kate Hamilton
Shot on a Pentax Spotmatic with Kodak Gold 200 film in Brooklyn, Wellington.
A gang of three. Turtleneck and leather clad. Eyeliner flick. Black jeans, black coffee. Hip swivel and shimmy. Wild rides. Fast bikes. Best friends, Lovers.
48 hours from go to woah. We were given the genre Obsessive Relationship. I barely had a wink of sleep, our director had none. But our little gang of six made a film in one weekend.
This is newcomer Ella Bourke with a face that belongs in a Botticelli painting.
What a beauty.
Makeup by Kate Hamilton and the perfect pony outfits are by Julian Danger.
I know a lot of people who, like me, are getting disenchanted with the digital phenomenon. Sure it’s cheap, fast and easy, but so is McDonalds. Of course, some people have never swayed from analogue techniques, but I think there has been a revival of film photography in the last few years, especially with the younger generation and especially with older cameras that result in wonderful mistakes such as light leaks, vignetting and erratic hues. (The irony of this is the popularity of the iphone hipstamatic app.)