This one is really from the archives! The danger of taking so many photos is that you don’t remember half the ones you took … or possibly even a third or a quarter of them. While trawling the archives of my blog and flickr to update my portfolio a bit more, I came across my photos from my trip to South America five years ago. Looking at them I thought that they deserved to be seen. These were my ‘mainly digital’ days when I was only just starting to experiment with film cameras again. The following are just a very small selection. The rest, including some film shots that I’ve shared previously, can be found on the flickr set.
Sometimes I discover that someone has favourited an image of mine on flickr. Often they are recent … but sometimes they are very very old. Like this iPhone photo I took at Melbourne Museum one day in November 2009, which someone found and made a favourite just over 4 years later! Why? Maybe they were searching for tags? Who knows. But one of the things I find very cool about such occurrences is that I get to look back and remember images that I totally forgot that I had taken and which I sometimes don’t rate that highly. It is good to know someone out there likes them!!
Just a quick note that I have finally got my own domain!
http://www.agrippinamaior.com now lives.
WordPress assures me that all my old agrippinamaior.wordpress.com links still are mapped to the new address. I hope this is true!
(Image from Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion, Penang, Malaysia. December 2012)
Four days before leaving the beautiful island of Koh Phangan I did one final yoga photoshoot. I randomly met up with Erin on one of the Koh Phangan facebook pages when she put the call out for a yoga photographer. For once my internet was working so I put my hand up.
This lovely, sweet lady is a talented yoga teacher who is living on Koh Phangan for a few months immersing herself in yoga and giving back through volunteering through projects such as Phangan Animal Care; Monte Vista Retreat, & helping clean up our beaches. In her other life she teaches on another magical island – Nantucket, off Cape Cod in Massachusetts, USA.
Erin came over to my side of the island, which is about 500m as the crow flies from where she is. But, due to the rather large mountain in the middle, it takes a good couple of hours by bike & boat to get from one side to the other! (Apart from the rutted 4WD track through the jungle, which I personally hate!). But she got to see and do yoga in what I personally think is some of the most spectacular scenery in the world! (Not that I’m biased of course).
It was a fun shoot and Erin was a trooper in the blazing sun and on the hot and hurty rocks. They look nice in the photos but yogis don’t really love kneeling on them! I love this location and you may be familiar with it from a previous shoot. I was really happy with the results and looking at them makes me reminisce about my second home on the Magic Beach.
Thanks for such an awesome experience Erin! You can see Erin’s yogic philosophy and enquire about her classes in Nantucket on her website.
I have just spent the last few weeks designing & printing some posters to advertise my photography work on Koh Phangan. I am here until February so I thought I might offer photoshoots to local yogis & bodyworkers. My photography captures peoples’ practise but incorporates it into the magic scenery of this amazing island. Great for websites, marketing or simply to commemorate their time here. I will be doing more when I return to Melbourne in mid February … So more on that in a month or so!
The beginning and ends of film rolls used for specific shoots often ends up with lots of interesting & unexpected images. These are those bits & pieces from my Magic Beach Yoga Shoot with Mimi a few months ago. I had a few on the first roll already … and at the end of the final roll I ran around Haad Tien taking snaps so that I could use it up before Mimi took the rolls back to the States to be processed.
Earlier this year I had the privilege to photograph massage therapist & yogini Daphne Chua in a series of images for her promotional material. Daphne is one of those massage therapists who puts a ton of her own energy into her treatments and you feel is totally present & right there with you every step of the way, making it a total mind/body experience. I feel that her amazing talent and synergy with her clients show through in these images. Daphne is based in the city of Saigon, Vietnam where she does bodywork treatments & teaches yoga. You can also find her doing treatments & conducting yoga & acroyoga retreats in amazing spots in South East Asia, including Cambodia & Singapore. Details of these can be found on her website & I highly recommend you head along if you have the chance.
A country weekend away – March in Maleny, Queensland. More images of this beautiful location over at Flickr.
Some images that have been lingering on my hard drive for a while – from my cousin’s gorgeous vintage themed country wedding in Maleny, Queensland in early March this year. I only managed to shoot two rolls of film before it became too dark but captured some beautiful moments from this lovely family occasion. You can also see down the bottom the one & only Polaroid I took on the day, as well as the cool photobooth pic (from In the Booth) of yours truly. If you want to see more images of this gorgeous wedding, the talented folk at Artography were the photographers on the day and featured the wedding on their blog.
Congratulations to the lovely Kat White who won my little birthday giveaway from last month. Kat chose the above image as her prize & will be receiving a 20cm x 20cm copy of this Polaroid from Red Bubble very soon.
Kat is a super talented Polaroid photographer who I have known for a few years and has been an inspiration to me. She has just launched her online store, which includes a number of her beautiful Polaroids as photographic prints as well as the most gorgeous silk scarves featuring some of gorgeous Polaroid prints. Check her work out at the store and on flickr!