Story Dated: 3.10.14
I’m not really sure what to say about the amazing Angie Baxter , whom I admire and adore (even more than she probably knows), and her beautiful family. But I thank her with all my heart for her friendship, and look forward to many more years of friendship, laughter, support and hopefully a few more crazy times before they put us out to pasture.
I am so glad that the sun shone so gloriously during her family session, because this is the way that Angie lights up the world around her, and I couldn’t illustrate this any better than nature.
Story Dated: 25.09.14
If you have good thoughts they will shine out of your face like sunbeams, and you will always look lovely”
It was an honour for me to capture the wonderful Peta Nikel, and her beautiful family, all the way from Tasmania, at St Kilda Beach recently. And I have to say, that sometimes a family strikes me as, well, extra particularly lovely.
Story Dated: 27.08.14
I am now solely shooting film for all family, maternity, child, baby and newborn sessions. I hope my clients will love it as much as I do.
One hundred thankyous to this lovely family for allowing me to capture this next stage of their wonderful lives. So precious to be able to return to the same families year on year, to watch them grow, in centimetres, and in love.
Story Dated: 15.05.14
Never love anybody who treats you like your ordinary.
Story Dated: 29.04.14
There are hours that need less words than others, and yet we will pause to say how fragile and beautiful and singular they are, because that is our song.
[Contax 645, Kodak Portra 400 and Tri-X]
Story Dated: 7.04.14
I think we are only given as much as we can hold. What an honour, then, to be given so much.
Story Dated: 4.04.14
“I can’t say when you’ll get love or how you’ll find it or even promise you that you will. I can only say you are worthy of it and that it’s never too much to ask for it and that it’s not crazy to fear you’ll never have it again, even though your fears are probably wrong. Love is our essential nutrient. Without it, life has little meaning. It’s the best thing we have to give and the most valuable thing we receive. It’s worthy of all the hullabaloo.”
Story Dated: 30.03.14
“Don’t walk behind me; I may not lead. Don’t walk in front of me; I may not follow. Just walk beside me and be my friend.”
Story Dated: 1.03.14
Every family is a love story. No matter what else a particular family might be, there is at its heart that one truth.
And there seems to me to be something about film photography which is able to grasp on the very atoms of that love, the tiniest extraordinary threads of it, and hold each up to the light as if to say; thankyou.
I love film. I don’t know what it is yet, but I’m going to have some fun chasing it.
A big thankyou to the Matthews Family, who generously allowed me to experiment with them earlier this year, with my slightly unwieldy Contax 645 medium format camera, half a dozen rolls of film, and totally nervous butterfingers.
Story Dated: 27.02.14
Some casual snapshots of (one third of) my family, captured on a medium format film camera, the Contax 645.
I thought I’d share them for no other reason than that they mean a lot to me.