April 12, 2014

Instagram it!

by nicole

I am not on instagram that much. Generally in fits and starts. But you can follow me on instagram at http://instagram.com/agrippinamaior

Here are a couple from recently of my magic beach

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April 1, 2014

From the Archives – Penang 2012

by nicole

Some older film shots from my trip to Penang in 2012. Absolutely love that city! More on Flickr

Tai Sin

The Only One

Peking Hotel

Grave

Light

Omphalos

Shortcut

Broken & Forgotten

Gone & Forgotten

Emptiness

Jimmy Choo's

Rumah Penginapan Modern Hotel

451

Kucing

Like a tiger

Dancers

1855

Trishaw

Red Lantern

Chew Jetty Children

Sunshine with L<3ve

Pearl Mill Tea

Hummingbird

Repairs

March 31, 2014

Acroyoga Photoshoot

by nicole

Sometimes I load up a post all ready to go and then something distracts me and the whole publish thing manages to go by the wayside.

This is one of those posts. An acroyoga photoshoot that I did with my friends Daphne, Sara and Lee. It was such a pleasure to shoot these guys and you can tell from the smiles on their faces that it was also a lot of fun!

 

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And here’s one of the images again – this time in colour. Because I can’t decide whether I love the colour or B&W more!

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March 10, 2014

When is a self portrait not a self portrait?

by nicole

Photos of me. Set directed by me but the shutter was pressed by another :-)

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March 6, 2014

From the Archives – Buenos Aires

by nicole

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.

flag

corrugated green

washing day

colours

hanging out

la boca untitled

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giant empanadas

michael one

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crocodiles

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last tango

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poser

chile & peru

boardwalk

fenced in

empty bridge

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memoria

March 3, 2014

Random

by nicole

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!!

colourful architecture

March 3, 2014

Domain

by nicole

Blue House Penang

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)

February 25, 2014

Adieu Haad Tien – Erin Bartolome

by nicole

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.

Mandahasa B&W
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Baddha Konasana B&W (Bound Angle Pose)
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Virabhadrasana I (Warrior 1)

Urdhva Mukha Svanasana (Updog)

Urdvha Dhanurasana (Wheel Pose)

Eka Pada Urdvha Dhanurasana (One-legged Wheel Pose)

Anjaneyasana (Low Lunge) with Jnana Mudra

Malasana (Garland Pose) B&W

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Salamba Sirsasana (Supported Headstand) with variation B&W

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Anjaneyasana (Low Lunge) with Jnana Mudra

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December 27, 2013

Poster girl

by nicole

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!

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December 23, 2013

Magic Beach yoga shoot outakes

by nicole

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.

Quayana

Bay of dreams

restaurants are for sleeping

Friends

Resting

Haad Tien longboat

Laid up on the magic beach

Nina's Pinchamayurasana

Sacred

Altar

Bay family

Love & Lip

Tea Temple

Sunset bay

Pontoon

Leo's sunset

Leo napping

Out to sea

Horizons

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