Wednesday, August 21, 2013

"heavy, petal"

"Heavy, Petal"  in Frankie - photography by Luisa Brimble, concept and styling by Stefanie Ingram

Back in June I walked from Central Station to Wellington St and ended up in a light-box of a warehouse. Luisa and Stef were creating a floral shoot for Frankie magazine and they wanted me to hide behind flowers. The Sisters delivered armfuls of the season's best blooms and fruits and Stef created the bouquets to match the clothes (and the fabric wallpaper). It was beautiful to watch it all come together. 

Aside from the pleasing aesthetics it was a privilege to witness a dedicated and determined creative realise her dream. Back in Tasmania, Luisa told me that she wanted to shoot editorial; a hard task in a country with countless talented photographers and not many publications. But Luisa is one of the most hard-working people I know and within a year of our Tassie trip she has established herself as a renowned photographer with a distinct feminine style. She has worked every weekend, she has worked for free, she has organised styled shoots, collaborated with other creatives, travelled the length of the East Coast and created a soon-to-be-published magazine. She's an inspiration! She is also a brilliant example of the power of blogging -  by publishing our thoughts, opinions and creative work online we are reaching out to like-minded people who, in turn, introduce us to others. Never underestimate where your words or photos will take you.


31 COMMENTS

  1. What beautiful work! I must pick up a copy of the magazine before it sells out. You look bewitching, Jodi, and yes, Luisa is amazing. She seems to leave a wonderful mark everywhere I turn.
    Ronnie xo

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  2. "heavy, petal" - I just got that. :)

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  3. Such beautiful pictures - Luisa's work is just beautiful.
    Love that photo of you in orange :)
    xx

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  4. Love love love it. Shall be stopping in at the newsagents later on today x

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  5. I've just picked up a copy - those photos are so gorgeous!
    Such wise words re reaching out to like minded people.

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  6. I adore Luisa, and have followed along on her journey through blogging and instagram! I love everything she does, it really resonates with me and I'm very much looking forward to the magazine to be published!

    I loved ALL of these shots from the latest Frankie, they're divine :)

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  7. oh, amen to that last sentence! I have experienced it first hand, it really is a powerful thing. such beauty here jodi - because of you and because of those truly talented women involved in such creativity. simply beautiful x

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  8. Oh. Oh. OHOHOH! These are beautiful. I don't normally buy (or even look at) Frankie magazine, but have to have this issue. I love the work Luisa makes - and not only for the beauty of it, but because I can see so much hard work, true passion, dedication and collaboration happening within/without/behind it all. Wow. Stunning. So pleased for Luisa, who I've "met" through instagram, to be realising her hard-worked for dream. I'm eagerly awaiting her new magazine. xx

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  9. I've just had a sneak peak ta the Frankie pics through The Sisters! I am in love! Your shoot was stunning and so are The Sisters! Love making new discoveries every single day.

    Sophie xo

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  10. It looks like all the right women got together and magic happened! Beautiful Jodi!

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  11. So much YES!!!!
    And those photos are a treasure.
    xx

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  12. So true and so many congrats to Luisa! She is an inspiration to me and my work as well, and seeing her achieve her dreams makes me hope for my own, I love hearing people's stories of gratitude, they sometimes feel so hard to come by in this day and age. You look so lovely behind those flowers Jodi! It must have been a blast!

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  13. I purchased my copy of 'Frankie' yesterday and went straight to these photos.
    Luisa sure is a talented photographer.
    I do love all the florals. x

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  14. oh wow, so much beauty! well done ladies, you are inspirational x

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  15. oh wow, so much beauty! well done ladies, you are inspirational x

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  16. Love Luisa's work, I'd love to meet her in real life as I swoon over everything she does. x

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  17. So lovely! I love you peeping through the flowers. Kellie xx

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  18. Wow! Such beautiful imagery. You look gorgeous Jodi, you're a natural!! Mel x

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  19. so inspiring and such a pretty shoot x

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  20. I love how beautiful these images are, huge congratulations to the girls. I'm off to look at their work...
    Bella xx

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  21. Wow! Just scrolling through their work now... You should check out their shoot One Fine Day. Soft, romantic, beautiful.
    http://thesisters.net.au/shoots/one-fine-day/
    Bella xx

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  22. OMG, YOU'RE A MODEL

    (and the worlds best banana bread baker)

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  23. Such beautiful images. And a huge congrats to Luisa for her amazing work. What a delight that warehouse filled with colour and blooms must have been. :) xx

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  24. Such amazing images I just picked my copy up last night.bunkered down on the couch with the flu and two sick wee ones your photoshoot was beautiful, simple in palate and breathtakingly sweet. Yey you an awesome achievement Jodi.

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  25. That shoot happens to be one of my all time favorites for Franking magazine - I couldn't stop looking at it this week.

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  26. I adore Louisa's work - she's fan-fricking-tastic. Incredibly inspirational!

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