still life

Vintage Still Life

A visit to my friend Simone's house is always a pleasure. Not only for the great company and our enthusiastic conversations about creativity, fear, procrastination and everything art related in-between, but also because of her beautiful home and styling. I could spend hours in each room enjoying her collection of vintage homewares and watching the soft light falling through the windows that stretch up to reach the old style high ceilings. 

One styling tip I've learnt from Simone is to put all the same variety fruit of the same colour in one bowl. Having a solid colour creates a more visually pleasing effect, and I have to say, it works well. First thing I did when I arrived home, put all the green apples in one bowl and all the oranges in another. 

These are a few of my favourite images from one of my visits. Stay tuned for more from her kitchen, it's a vintage style photographer's heaven!

Inverell Artisans for New England Home & Lifestyle Magazine

When I found out I was photographing three Inverell artisans for the Autumn 2016 edition of the New England Home & Lifestyle magazine, I have to say I was super excited. Having a strong appreciation for handmade products, this was one of my ideal jobs.

The Jeweller, Baker and Candlestick-Maker. Casey Lea from Pop Design uses clay as a creative medium to sculpt her simple, but striking jewellery and key rings. Chris Wellard from Wellard's Artisan Bakehouse uses the slow bread making process for his delicious sourdough bread and products. And Bec Devlin from Fig + Elm creates amazing fragrant soy candles. 

The love and attention these artisans apply to their craftsmanship is evident in their products. All being sold locally, you can find Wellard's Artisan Bakehouse products at Funki Munki and both Pop Design and Fig + Elm products at me & mr jones.

Grab a copy of the Autumn 2016 edition of the New England Home & Lifestyle magazine to read about their stories, it's out now!