This past weekend was a LOT of fun. If you follow my Instagram you may have seen a few quick snaps of the action, but I wanted to show the real deal.
My friends and I recently had the pleasure of meeting a very talented photogrpaher named James Heaslip. He's one preson that likes to use exclamation marks just as much or more than I do, so I like him!!!! We originally met to shoot my friend's clothing line, which I'll post soon, it's STUNNING! Anyway, we had such a blast on that shoot, we decided to do anther one which James has had in mind for a while; a Hitchcock film noir photo series. He wrangled us together into different roles, and we crammed weeks of work into a very short time frame. I've been feeling a little uninspired lately but it's always such a great cure to work with a group of really talented, passionate people!
We took our inspiration from three classics; Vertio, Dial M For Murder, and Birds. If you haven't seen these films, you are missing out! Rent, stream, download, do whatever you have to do.
Behind the camera, there were some special surprizes! As we were driving through the graveyard (my favorite place to be) we spotted a family of dear prancing around the headstones. It was really beautiful. We learned later that the smart buggers come to eat the flowers that people lay at the graves.
Depite the spring-like weather we had that day, it was a relief to see that the Canada geese were migrating. I worry somtimes that winter will just suddently arrive and they'll all still be here freezing theit butts off!
This was the most exciting moment when this beautiful vintage car arrived. It was prestine and had all sorts of special touches inside! Why can't they make cars like this anymore?!?!
On the second day of shooting we drove up to Burlington, which is about an hour away from Toronto. It's such a pretty town. Our friend Laura, who helped me to produce the shoot, lives there and made us these amazing pancakes for breakfast. I felt like a hobbit, it was my third breakfast for the day, I couldn't say no!
This is the beautiful abandoned house that we shot in on the second day. It was completely stripped down to nothing on the inside. It smelt so old in the best kind of way, like all the smoke from fires that had been lit in the house from a hundred years ago had soaked into the wood. I could have moved in just like that.
Anyhoo, wanna see the pics?
::: DIAL M FOR MURDER :::
::: BIRDS :::
::: VERTIGO :::
Photography: James Heaslip
Styling: Anouk Moran, Laura Tyrrell
Makeup: Gina Pulai
Models: Dial M: Nik Timar, Ania Pogorzelski Birds: Tarah Kennedy
Vertigo: Stephen Francis Murphy, Lydia Schmoll
Production: Kristiann Boos, Laura Tyrell