couple standing in the graveyard


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.

 deer walking around the graveyard

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! 

geese migrating south

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?!?!

1959 red vintage car

skull car lock

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!

 a pile of beautiful pancakes

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.

old white abandoned house

interior of an old abandoned house

group of people in front of house


Anyhoo, wanna see the pics?



killer character walking through the door

man waiting to strangle his victim

women character crying on the floor


::: BIRDS :::

woman sitting in fearful anticipation

woman looking out the window in fearful anticipation

anxious woman staring out a window


::: VERTIGO :::

couple talking in a hallway

couple standing in the graveyard

couple staring from inside a car

couple standing outside the car

man sitting alone in his car


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


Comments (10)

  1. Rochelle New:
    Nov 15, 2012 at 04:40 PM

    I looooove all of those movies!! I watched a bunch of them on Netflix last month for Halloween. Dial M for Murder is one of my favorites. Gorgeous photos you've recreated!


  2. Scruffy Badger :
    Nov 15, 2012 at 04:53 PM

    Gorgeously stylish photos....I loves me a bit of Hitchcock too....


  3. paunnet:
    Nov 15, 2012 at 05:32 PM

    Wow! They look amazing!


  4. Heather Lou:
    Nov 15, 2012 at 05:49 PM

    So, so rad. The little instagram peaks were super fun but the final product is bee-yoo-tee-ful. I want all those vintage furs......


  5. crystalpleats:
    Nov 16, 2012 at 05:56 PM

    My goodness, these pictures are so artistic with such great lighting. I am a particular fan of Dial M, Rear Window, North by Northwest, and The Man Who Knew Too Much. I haven't seen the Birds except for a few scenes, so I may need to do so.


  6. Ginger:
    Nov 18, 2012 at 03:29 AM

    Wow! I LOVE these photos! How cool!


  7. maddie:
    Nov 21, 2012 at 01:03 PM

    Wow, if you're not inspired after shooting these photos, I don't know what's going to get your creative juices flowing again. Alfred Hitchcock is an amazing director. Vertigo (which just knocked Citizen Cane out of the number one all time movie spot) and Birds are classic Hitchcock's but my favorite is Rear Window. Grace Kelly is just a gem of an actress to watch!


  8. Annie Sharkey:
    Nov 21, 2012 at 06:09 PM

    Wow great shots, caught the atmosphere of film noir and loving the clothes


  9. Haley:
    Nov 22, 2012 at 09:29 AM

    These are amazing! Wow! Thanks for sharing these


  10. Kristiann Boos:
    Nov 23, 2012 at 11:27 PM

    Hey guys, I'm so glad you like the pics. We had such a fun time working on them. James, the photographer, is uber-talented! Now I have to watch every Hitchcock film ever made, they're so amazing! We're thinking of doing some more shoots, so I'll make sure to post them when the time comes.


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