What a fantastic day! After it was broadcasted to rain all day, we were blessed with the most perfect day full of sunshine. Old Bar really turned it on for us!
I first met the couple at Flow Bar, a beautiful cafe/bar, where everyone was getting ready for the ceremony. There were plenty of laughs and drinks to be had, with a beautiful balcony to relax on.
The ceremony was held at the Saltwater National Park right along the river, making everything so dreamy!
After they tied the knot, the couple took me to Wallabi Point with lovely views of the coast line and then to the air strip for some photos with the afternoon light and lovely greens. Then it was off to Flow Bar to dance the night away!
Thanks again guys for allowing me to capture your special day. It was truly magical!
‘Lost’ explores the struggle of feeling absent. We are constantly faced with rapid change and can find ourselves lost within it. Absence causes the subconscious mind to destruct, leading towards an unwanted path. Our identity begins to fade as we become clouded and question what we stand for. ‘Lost’ describes the need to fight against inner battles to overcome and reassure self-belief, and where we are headed.
'Rebirth' focuses on the need for a fresh start physically, mentally or emotionally - the opportunity to re-invent a piece of ourselves for the better. Rejuvenating mind and body allows for us to bounce back and continue growing - it is a chance to discard unwanted energy, reimagine and replenish. We forget how important it is to stop and revaluate our ground.
The magazine was created as an appreciation piece to influence and spark inspiration within the viewer. Layout design and photography are the focus of the magazine. Through these mediums, the magazine becomes an artwork in itself, as the focus is pulled away from traditional editorial design. I hope to provoke thought, and provide another avenue to showcase beautifully collated works to enhance creativity.
As a lover of photography, magazines and layout design, I am frequently flicking through magazines to source inspiration. In the magazine industry, there is very little that communicate stories and experiences through photography and layout design alone. This is the relationship I wanted to explore.
The inspiration behind the concept of the magazine came from the Celtic symbol of 'Begin A New.' I believe new beginnings can be broadly interpreted and looked upon from numerous perspectives; whether it be new life, a new start psychological or emotional beginning. Each series of photographs explores a different facet of this concept. The magazine creates a sense of narrative through layout, design and the stories told within each photographic series.
Published by WCP Media
Layout and Editorial Design | Advetorial Design
The Hunter Blackboard Magazine is a monthly publication that is distributed throughout the Hunter Valley, NSW. I am currently employed at WCP Media as a graphic designer exploring layout, editorial and advertorial design.
Featured are a couple of spreads from the October 2017 and November 2017 issues. You can find the magazines in full at www.issuu.com
'Alice Discovers Wonderland' derives from the well-known story of 'Alice in Wonderland.' Lewis Carroll's original 1865 book, Walt Disney's 1951 film adaptation, and Tim Burton's 2010 film adaptation have all provided inspiration in my final series. 'Alice Discovers Wonderland' does not strictly follow the original narrative but acts more as a reflection and appreciation of the infamous novel.
The story follows Alice discovering a wonderland surrounded by luscious fields where her exploration leads her to stumble upon a potion planted by the Queen. Once the potion is consumed, she embarks on strange adventures in order to battle and conquer the Queen.
Nominated for an AGDA Award in 2014
Design & Editorial
Full magazine available on www.issuu.com
'Fuelled' tells the story of a young ballet dancer who's biggest aspiration in life is to join a prestigious ballet company. Her dedication and passion has fuelled her to become the technically skilled ballerina she is today, but her farm and grass studio has little more to offer. The decision to leave is proving tough, but is crucial if she wishes to continue to grow and compete for a spot in a company; "Aspire not to have more, but to be more" - Oscar Romero.
'The Place That Was' follows an adolescent girl seeking to rediscover and connect with her childhood home, to reminisce on fond memories shared with her family. However, when she arrives she is confronted with the burned, trashed and abandoned ruins of the house. She decides to go ahead and wander through hoping to find anything the she can reconnect with or hold on to.
Taken with Ashai Pentax K1000, 35mm film, ISO 400
Published by WCP Media
Wine & Dine is a bi-annual publication that is distributed throughout the Hunter Valley, NSW. I am currently employed at WCP Media as a graphic designer exploring layout, editorial and advertorial design.
Featured are a few spreads from issue 13 2017. You can find the full publication at www.issuu.com
I had the pleasure of working with the HVWP Magazine team during 2016/2017. I was involved with their wonderful Love in the Vines Festival event, as well as their fashion and content shoot for issue 19 & 20.
Images in the magazine by Muse Photography, all from issue 19. Shot on location at The Springs.