"...For me it represents cleansing. A washing away of the day. Preparation for rest. I wanted to explore what this moment often disregarded represented to other girls. To understand what they saw when they looked up and saw their makeup smeared face staring back in the reflection. What was. What is. Vulnerability. Idealism gone. Facades taken away..."
CLEANSE is a photo documentary exploring the daily ritual of facial cleansing & what that represents. The full body of work was recently exhibited at the Creative Collective HOME exhibition in Birchgrove, Sydney.
"I have experienced my creativity to be much like a wild animal, the more I have tried to domesticate it, to squeeze something out of it, the more stiff it has become. To me, the way of teaching myself discipline and exercising my technique is allowing mind space in my day to day. The more I intentionally meditate on healthy things, the more I take in the world around me (the more) inspiration pops into my head. It's in that quiet place that the most genuine ideas are translated into artworks." Heidy on her creative process.
Photo essay on paint & plant life with an interview by artist Heidy Wein on her stunning art. Click Title for full post. X
I typed the BA flight number into Google and pressed refresh. Late. The little airplane symbol on the screen symbolised so much more. Arrival pushed back to 0610. I mentally calculated if she'd have enough time to get from LHR to her office before the start of the Monday London business day. Soho Grind coffee in hand. A quick bathroom change out of casual flying clothes & into professional attire.
I'd been watching the minutes tick up on the digital clock bottom right of my work computer screen realising the closer they got to 2 was closer to her arriving. It's daylight savings here. Only 2 hours ahead now. With the delay means she'll be landing just after 1600 my time. Further away. I hope she's well welcomed. That it's a good day to arrive in her other home. That the people there somehow make up for the distance from loved ones here. Because distance is only that. Its just geographical numbers representing miles. It's no different being one hour away or one day away. Either you're present or you're not. Time. The heart stays close regardless.
Friends who are all about the stunning little details. Beautiful day. #happydays
Styling: Elissa Day nee Flindell et al.
Location: Hardys Bay, Central Coast.
Model: Christina Joy / Location: Gunnedah, NSW / Photography & styling: Janelle Grace / Photography assist: Josh Cameron
Brighton. A quaint, seaside town just south of London we visited to see where my sister had lived when she first moved to the UK. In every phone call would paint me pictures of this quaint, seaside town and tell me stories of eventful moments she came across during her wanders.
Aqua water, a historic town centre, abounding vegetarian cafes, green parks with all the locals dining alfresco in the sunshine. Hidden alleyways with some of the most well stocked antique jewelry stores I've ever seen. Couples meandering down the aforementioned alleys hand in hand, peering in the windows laden with sparkling gems. Coloured bunting flitting in the breeze, contrasting against the British sky. Music posters basted up heralding the arrival of a small multitude of well known bands.
Its a seaside town with a creative heart attracting both the opulent and the bohemian.