Fashion Photography 

That “Adut Akech David Jones” Situation & Why Diversity Is More Than Skin Deep

By Jenni Sellan @jennisellan ADUT AKECH. Height. 5’10 / 178cm; Hair. Brown; Eyes. Brown; Skin Colour – Unapologetically irrelevant, “Although I think your use of the beautiful black model is very attractive….. (Whenever a sentence begins with although, usually what is about to follow is less than favourable and any compliment simply a decoy used in an attempt to soften an ugly blow) I don’t feel it represents the general population of Australia”, declared Elizabeth Ballard on David Jones Facebook page. “How on earth am I expected to relate to this cover? I can’t…

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Photography 

Spitting The Dummy with Model Mum – Kendal Lee Schuler

By Georgia Hammerson @baddemanor Kendal Lee Schuler practically grew up in front of flashing lenses. This beach babe advocate is jaw dropping-ly beautiful, not to mention down to earth and I haven’t even touched on her career yet. A career boasting the likes of SIR The Label and Seafolly among many international flights across the globe. But this all-Australian sweetheart is a lot more than just a gorgeous face. Read on and you will catch a glimpse of the evolution she’s experienced from teen to young woman, and now Ryka. Big things have…

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Branding & Modeling Part 3: Know The Basics

You’ve got a name and you know what you want to do with your modeling career. You’ve got the ball rolling on this whole “branding” thing. Now what? In Part 2 of this mini blog series, I briefly mentioned applying your brand name across your social media platforms. Unless you hate technology or have been living under a rock somewhere, chances are you have a few or all of the most current social media profiles. But there is method to the madness and it involves a bit more strategy than…

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Photography 

Juno Calypso “lampoons corporate medicine” in A Girl’s Guide to Egg-Freezing, for Topic

Juno Calypso: A Girl’s Guide to Egg-Freezing, for Topic Photographer Juno Calypso has shot a photo essay for US platform Topic, titled A Girl’s Guide to Egg-Freezing. Taking darkly comedic self-portraits, characteristic of her previous series The Honeymoon Suite and Joyce, the five images tell the story of a woman’s potential “egg-freezing journey”. It begins with “Step One: Get Scared” and charts the injections, harvesting experience, and costs, each with a caption laying bare the reality of the process. The series is “humorous with bite,” explains Topic’s photography editor Caroline Smith. “Tone was a big…

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Photography 

Life through the lens of enchanting photographer Vicki King

Photographer Vicki King has a truly magical view of the world through her enchantingly hue-filled lens. Born in the Midlands and now based in London following a degree at London College of Communication, Vicki’s portfolio features a lush bunch of commissions from British and US Vogue, i-D and Isabel Marant to name just a few. “Since discovering photography, mostly by accident, she has become fascinated with the emotionality of images – using the medium to create a space that lies somewhere between the real and the imagined,” explains the photographer’s biography. “Her work…

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