Fashion Photography

In my first studio in Brisbane, I concentrated on all aspects of commercial photography. My first fashion shoot was for an underwear company, Kayser. I soon understood fashion offered a whole different life and creative possibilities, not to mention the girls. I was 23.  But my fashion career was not going to happen in Brisbane. I relocated to Melbourne, where I worked with a young hip magazine, P.O.L. and its fashion editor, Robin Batey.

The storytelling instincts that had served me well in advertising became a dominant focus.  My success gave me the confidence to move to Europe and, more specifically, France, the Centre of fashion and also my family history. My ambition was to achieve an individual reputation within the highly glamorous world of fashion photography.  With some minor success with Elle, Marie Claire, Vôtre Beaute, and other European magazines, New York beckoned me.

I was excited with its vibrancy. I loved it. I immediately felt at home. Then I was offered work for Vogue by Alexandra Liberman. He became my mentor and supporter, soon putting me under contract with Vogue. During those years, my pleasure in pursuing my vision was exhilarating and substantially satisfying both financially and aesthetically.

What a gift Vogue offered, to tell stories with the luxury of the most beautiful locations, models and actresses, coupled with a creative team that were all there helping to instruct the stories. My most satisfying shoots were when I could take the clothes and throw them away, where the personality of the girl and the narrative dominated. It was when I had the most fun.

Filmmakers were my inspiration, and when I had an opportunity to work directly on a feature film as a technical advisor, I jumped at it. The film was James Toback’s Exposed, starring Rudolf Nureyev and Nastassja Kinski, playing a model and the actor Ian McShane playing Greg Miller, a fashion photographer (modelled after me).

I became fixated with narration. I saw it as an opportunity to expand my horizons beyond commercial work, where I was not selling clothing or a product but exploring personal ideas about life.

My next project, Love is Blind, led to a whole world of independence that I would never have achieved without my fashion career.

hot

out again

dressing

in preparation

beauty time

back home

perfume

fragrance

windswept

miami

airport

on the road again

waiting

ready to go

inspection

dressing

thoughts

alone time

dinner

shopping

hanging out

preparation

still life

Rosemary’s baby

at home

work

catching up

reflection

lunch

home

airport

fragrance

expecting guest

under the bridges

Cafe

Eiffel tower

Paris

Rosemary classic

coffee

Manhattan

hanging out

keeping cool

stretch

sunkissed

kickstart kabuki

Esme Manhattan

Nance Airport

sensuality

rest

privacy

window reflection

evening cool

sunset

wet

juke box

sky high

sensuality

the view

beautiful

after shower

relaxed

jeans

a drink inbetween

portrait

looking for sun

beach escape

a stop

escape portrait

scenic relax

escape

total escape

relaxed

it’s cool

summer shade

shade escape

ok as is

pool temptation

water cooling

summer dress-up

heat reflection

keeping cool

cool wrapp

cool sunglasses

summer cooling

car chase

keys

garden heat

deck sun

garden read

goodbye

invitation

undressing

watering plant

kitchen

floor hug

introspection

preparation

hanging out on the floor

bathroom dressing

floor reading

couch reading

bathing suit reading

ownership

undressing

a couple

a man’s club

towel car wipe

Examination2

Examination

ambulance

struggling mum

on the town

seduction

kitchen help

chef

Barola

age and beauty

group 1

Kabuki 1

exposure

stripping

Sucking thumb

Undressing

smelling undies

naked shorts

foot reflection

late sunlight

private moment

red dress

in between

red dress

cooling off

purple and red summer

black & yellow summer

sun pleasure

street colour

escape

discover

evening rest

hanging out

shade light

lost

continued promonade

promonade

backstreet passage

street scene

Morocco sandel

Shizuoka-ken goodbye

Shizuoka-ken leaving

Shizuoka-ken morning bath

Shizuoka-ken bath

Shizuoka-ken treatment

Shizuoka-ken lunch

Shizuoka-ken telephone

Shizuoka-ken breakfast

Shizuoka-ken peace

Shizuoka-ken morning meditation

Shizuoka-ken music

Shizuoka-ken dinner

Shizuoka-ken massage after travel

bullet train

leaving Tokyo

another market visit

sumo wrestler

evening shopping

distraction

business meeting

telephone from market

Market visit

another street visit

street visit

a first massage

Arrival

Japan

Gia stare

Nancy contemplation

Gia shadows

Nancy vacume

Gia adjusting

Nancy confrontation

Gia seduction

Nancy conversation

Nancy buttoning up

Gia beauty

Nancy reading newspaper

Gia glass of water

Gia opening collection 1979

summer sleep

intimate exchange

Nancy dressing

Eva dressing

afternoon rest

shade escape

after swim

suncream

Eva sun pleasure

Nancy sun pleasure

Perfect view

Early departure

Evening discussion

Un Homme et Une Femme

misunderstanding

secret

escape

out of control

jealousy

admiration

assistant

morning

holiday work

arrival

Biarritz_RosemaryMaid

Maid

total relax

water massage

swim

early morning refresh

early bed

stretching

poolside admirors

relax

another massage

bycycle

massage

breakfast

early morning

dinner

glass of water

run

tea

Water

unpacking

Arrival

Laetitia bath

Rosemary massage

Rosemary made up

Laetitia reflection

Laetitia and Rosemary confrontation

Laetitia after bathing

Laetitia unisex shower

Laetitia smelling the roses

Rosemary relax

Laetitia beauty rest

Rosemary thoughts

Laetitia relax

Rosemary work

First meeting Rosemary Laetitia

Arrival Rosemary

Arrest

anticipation collapse

lunch

seduction

Massage

hair dry

glass of water

INfared relax

pool exercise

face mask

Shower jets

mud treatment

being secure

security

Waiting

after lunch

Lunch

Money count

Final document

the meeting

Security

Prominade

Another discrete meeting

Descret meeting

survey

next stop

The package

arrival

Joan & Nance Morning

Joan brushing Nance’s hair

Joan & Nance shared moment

Nance & Joan Early dinner

Joan a quiet read

Nance & Joan wine tasting

Joan & Nance reconciliation

Nance further reflection

Nance interior reflection

Nance contemplating view

Nance time alone

Nance & Joan battleground

Nance & Joan enjoying the view

Joan & Nance reading time

Joan & Nance A glass of champagne

Nance who cares

Joan Peacock run

Joan Peacock no competition

Joan Peacock distain

Joan Peacock Snub

Joan Peacock showing off

Gia Picasso

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Andy kabuki 1981

Andie smelling undies 1981

Filmset LA Suzie&Peter 1985

Mustique Suzie Amis

Paris Collections Gia25 1979

Joan Peacock

Nance Joan Undressing

Christy Turlington Tatjan Patitz Laetitia FirminDidot

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Tatjan Patitz Laetitia Firmin Didot

   

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