All Images/Sam Crawford for Stephen Marr.
The above image sits as a billboard, just past the Mini Cooper shop, on the side of a brick building on the corner of Ponsonby and Richmond Roads. As a person who drives all over the CBD several times a week, I can safely say it is the best billboard I have seen this year. Or maybe the best billboard I have ever seen, ever. I smile literally every single time I drive past it. It’s engaging like no other advertisement I’ve seen in a very long time.
The rest of the images from this Stephen Marr campaign are fantastic too. Sam Crawford has done an excellent job. As have the models, in particular, 62 Models’ Alyssa Hiyama. I don’t think I’ve ever seen a more beautiful, compelling photo of her than the one immediately below. I’ve had these photos in a folder on my desktop for about a month now, thinking – as with most images I ‘save for later’ – that I’d grow tired of them after a few looks and lose the want to share them. This is not the case.
Happy Friday, readers.
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Georgia Fowler, standing in the rain. What a trooper.
- Name: Georgia Fowler
Agency: IMG/N Model Management
Ethnicity: New Zealand/Australia
How did you get into modelling?
I joined Clyne when I was 13, but didn’t work too much until I got my braces off at 15. My sister was scouted, and I was too young to be left alone at the time so I went along with her and got signed at the same time. I got signed to IMG when I was 16.
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All Images/Maddy Budd.
A couple of months ago I spotted this pair of Opening Ceremony blue suede shoes in the window of Area 51. They reminded me of the kind of thing that Mark McNairy would make, but with less of chunky sole. I wanted them. They’d go with so many things, they were boy-ish (my jam, obviously), I could imagine wearing them with socks and skirts, and socks and trousers, and no socks and everything. But then there was my maxed out credit card to contend with…
I umm’d and ahh’d over them for such so long that by the time I checked on the Opening Ceremony store one day, and they’d sold out. I’d missed out. Yet another opportunity squandered. I was disappointed. Life plodded along, as per usual – except without the possession of the blue suede beauties. That was until last week, when I walked past and decided to enquire within Area 51. It was just my luck! One pair left in my size! What’s that saying? Sometimes things are meant to be.
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Last week I was invited to view Zambesi‘s Spring/Summer 2012-2013 at their old Vulcan Lane store in the city. Expecting it to be your average press showing upon receiving the invite, I was surprised to find an email in my inbox the day before, with the note: “See you tomorrow! You are encouraged to bring a stills camera as we will be providing models and a backdrop for you to style and shoot the new collection.” Intriguing! And such a great idea. Here are some of the shots I got on the day. I put together two looks – no prizes for guessing which ones they are…
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