A little introduction perhaps. How did Natalie become Lilly Loca? I became Lilly Loca when I decided to enter a burlesque competition through MissChief Events in 2009. To be honest, it was the recession that prompted me to try it, as I had recently been made redundant and I had put performing on the back […]
Posts Categorized: Photography
On Friday the 4th of October, between 6pm-10pm New Zealand photographers Tom Gould and Anna Delany launch their Two Of A Kind photographic exhibition at Silo 6, Silo Park in Auckland (corner of Jellicoe & Beaumont Street).
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There are no snakes in New Zealand. But even so, problematic kiwi urban wildlife (that would have never seen a real snake,) can still be scared off with a rubber snake. It’s got something to do with genetic memory, or something. If you have pigeons pooping on your window sill, or mice in your kitchen, just keep […]
Science images can be very pretty, that’s why Nikon has a competition for them. But when looking at them, is it unreasonable to want something more than just pretty? In the absence of other information, the winning images are just cold abstraction. Often the information that would give you a way into the image is too technical […]
“One day, quite some time ago, I happened on a photograph of Napoleon’s youngest brother, Jerome, taken in 1852. And I realised then, with an amazement I have not been able to lessen since: “I am looking at eyes that looked at the Emperor.” -Roland Barthes It’s nearly the weekend – a long weekend in […]
Coming very soon to the Auckland Art Gallery is Who Shot Rock & Roll, an exhibition of the best rock photography since the mid 50s, by luminaries in the field such as Dennis Hopper, Annie Leibovitz, and Diane Arbus. With their promotion of the show, it looks like Auckland Art Gallery are trying to make it […]
Part of the appeal of punk was that it was an art form that anyone could be a part of – simply because it was music that anyone could make. There’ll always be an appeal to art whose processes are accessible. Not that there’s anything punky about the look of Dariustwin’s photography – it’s very […]
Movies aren’t real, everyone knows that. Even the places where the stories are set are made on a sound stages. We’re so sure of this, that it’s quite surreal when we come across an exception. Enter FILM tography, a Tumblr Blog that compares film scenes with the places where they were shot. The method by which this is done is […]
Colour is colour, and light is light, so it shouldn’t come as a surprise that realistic models can be made from the strangest of materials. But once you’ve seen the photography of Matthew Albanese, it all makes sense. The striking thing about these images is that they are all about texture and form, yet it’s rare for […]
The folks at Co.Design noticed that Pitchfork sometimes had GIFs instead of still images for its artist profiles, so they interviewed the photographer who made those images. The interview is pretty standard (where did the idea come from? what camera do you use? etc,) because it mostly serves as an excuse to feature the images, […]
I’ve read the explanation of why a few times, and frankly I’m still a little hazy on the concept. It has something to do with a movie he’s making – he’ll choose ten photos that will serve as inspiration for hus movie, I think. Also, Ron Howard, and Desperate Housewife Eva Longoria are involved somehow. […]
Seriously… What’s the first thing you do when you see fireworks? You reach for your camera. As a result, we’ve all seen too many photos of fireworks – the photos are everywhere. Usually, if you’re not there, watching them in real life, fire works are no fun. But, enter Davey J, with his long-exposure images […]
From a local art controversy to an international one. Canadian photographer Jonathan Hobin has a series called In The Playroom, which involves children reenacting tragedies that have played out in the media. Maybe “controversy” is a bit of a stretch. The Daily What was very critcal, but they’re owned by the same people who own […]
Buzzfeed is a website that anyone who spends too much time on the internet will have come across. It’s a time waster that aggregates other people’s stories or gives us keyword-heavy filler like 38 Owls That Look Surprisingly Like Kurt Cobain, or 9 Raccoons That Love Reading*. No one will ever admit that they spend as much […]
There are quite a few international models in town at the moment for fashion week, and Roelene is one of them. She’s from Australia and is represented by N Model Management here in NZ. You can view her portfolio here.
I’m a sucker for these sorts of slick photography competitions. As cynical as you can be about them, it’s hard not to be amazed by the images they produce. Yes, they could all be computer desktop backgrounds, but they’re still very lovely. The Atlantic has eleven (?) of the winners of the National Geographic’s traveller photo contest […]
In a world of images, it’s easy to forget the basic things that they do, like freeze time. They give us access to a times and places that no longer exist. However, to do that, it requires that the image be kept for posterity, and with images becoming more ubiquitous, they’re also more disposable. There’s a meme […]
Professional photographs are all about artifice, hence the fetishisation of candidness. When a photographic subject is at their least guarded, least coached, and least prepared for being photographed, in general that’s when the results best meet that standard of candidness. Brooklyn-based photographer Caroll Taveras saw an opportunity for such images in the London Olympics. Taveras has […]
Lauren is a brand new model from way out West Auckland, and is represented by Clyne Models. She came in last week for a Go-See and I took a few portraits, you can check out her portfolio here.