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Portrait 365 : 106 – 110

17 Apr Thomas

I have met some amazing people in the past 5 days. From new jobs to adventures at sea. There was a few knock backs, and I totally get it if you don’t feel like being photographed by a random woman with two children dangling off her. It is a little odd.

110 days in it’s not getting easier to shoot people, and I’ve realised it’s totally dependent on my head space. It’s like cold calling or something.

I see hundreds of people every day, but I also don’t shoot just anyone. It’s a pull. I suddenly see someone and think ‘YOU’…. Unless I’ve been shit with my commitment, and then I’m like a desperado at the end of the night trying to hook snog, gazing madly around the general public trying to manufacture the ‘YOU’ moment.

None of these fit that bill though. These are primo subjects, especially my birthday boy with his cheeky smile.

Dexter

Dexter

“STOP SINGING!”
Loves to sing Happy Birthday to others, not fond of receiving it appears.

Thomas

Thomas

“I’m in Sydney for 8 hours only. I’m here from Perth to visit my girlfriend in Newcastle but she’s working all day.”

Adam

Adam

“Every tequila idea is a good idea.”
Adam is my new boss at the production company. With pearls of wisdom such as these I think we’ll get along just fine.

Nataya

Nataya

Nataya was so cool. She and her friends are here from Thailand for four months and they just wanted to take picture of my kids….. so I turned the camera on them. I couldn’t find out anything else because we had a mega language barrier. Obviously, style knows no barriers.

Ingrid and Phil

Ingrid and Phil

“The amazing thing is sitting and eating a meal uninterrupted.”
I loved these guys. They saw me get on the ferry with the double pram and two kids and they practically high fived each other because they’re on a kid free weekend in the city. With a 7 year old autistic son and a two year old daughter, I reckon a 3 day cheeky weekend together is a special type of bliss.

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Portrait 365 : 98 – 105

13 Apr Kayte and Beth

I’ve had a bumper week. Like, madly, stupidly bumper.

I’ve picked up some tv producing work and been working on writing commissions and giving talks about food at schools and to groups of women and, and, and, and, my feet have barely touched the ground.

I feel like I’m in a whirlwind, but it’s a sweet, warm whirlwind to I’m just going with it.

Last night (amidst much drunken revelry and fabbo frocks) I was announced as being in the Kidspot Top 30 Personal and Parenting bloggers and I really want to say a big thanks to everyone who voted for me. To see my name next to some bloggers I really admire is such an honour and a thrill and to be in the same room as many of my “colleagues” was a joy. I made some new friends fo’shizz, tequila will do that.

Without further ado, let’s see who I’ve shot this week…..

Spiderman Sean

Spiderman Sean

“I’m on my way to a kid’s party.”
“I figured.”
“This is not my regular Sunday outfit.”
“Lucky.”

Orsha

Orsha

D Man claims Orsha is his new best best friend. They met once, for ten minutes, and have never seen each other again. The finer details don’t matter don’t matter to him, I guess it’s a feeling.

Myesha

Myesha

Technically shot on the same day as her sister but those eyes….. those eyes.

Dexter

Dexter

“Is it my birthday again tomorrow?”
Valid question, buddy. Sadly, no.

Felicity

Felicity

“My heart is with the community. I want to give people a sense of belonging to something.”
Felicity and I are beginning to work together on a project called Overhaul Wellness. Wellness days to help you balance your body, mind and spirit. Stay tuned.

Pastor Bronwyn

Pastor Bronwyn

“I come from a family of traveling performers. When they put me into boarding school the nuns got cross because my grandmother had sent me with silky pajamas.”
I went to church this week for the first time in about 20 years. I wasn’t there for a service though, I went to talk food to group of lovely women.

Kayte and Beth

Kayte and Beth

Kayte : “Say what you want. It’s your blog.”
Beth : “I finally cracked it when I wrote a post about a fitted sheet.”
These chicks are kind of The Shit. This image was taken as pretty much the first thing I said to these ladies who you may know better as Woogsworld and BabyMac. Fast forward a few hours and Beth touched my boobs and we were the last ones to be thrown out of the pub. Firm friends now I would say.

 

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Portrait 365 : 93-97

5 Apr Gabrielle
Haley

Haley

I kinda keep to myself at the gym. I say hi to a few people but mostly I just do my thing. I’ve seen Haley around a bit, we often do the same classes and I find her really captivating because she’s really strong and focused.

 

Gabrielle

Gabrielle

“I just keep on going, because that’s what you do, right?”
Gab is one of my oldest friends and we’ve stood beside each other through about as much as you can, but I don’t doubt there’s more. We’d been having a long chat about grief and life. She’s a very strong woman.

 

Anika

Anika

Urban camouflage. I posted this on my Facebook, but it is freakin’ hilarious.

 

PORTRAIT 365 : 96  IT’S A WASH

I approached three people to photograph this day. A gorgeous old lady in a floral dress and wonderful hat, a young Muslim lady on a bus stop in beautiful morning light, and an old dude who just looked like a crinkly old dude.

All three declined so I reckon three strikes and you’re out.

 

Jesse

Jesse

“I train every morning except Wednesdays”
“What’s the plan?”
“I go to Nationals next week.”
“How did you go at last Nationals?”
“I came third.”
Good luck, Jesse. You’ve worked hard, man.

 

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Portrait 365 : 89-92

31 Mar Catherine
Catherine

Catherine

“Just keep pitching!”
Catherine has been instrumental in my learning curve at getting my freelance writing started. She is a features writer and a blogger whom I admire greatly. Her generosity is boundless and she’s just the right amount of naughty.
You can see her blog, Cup of Tea and a Blog here.

 

Maarten

Maarten

“Are you going to have a turn?”
“No”
“Are you too cool?”
“There’s no such thing as too cool for the Slip and Slide.”

‘Nuff said.

Rodney

Rodney

I asked him if he wanted to hit me with a line and he said -

“Stuck around till the end”
“End? Am I dying?”
“We’ve been meaning to all get together and tell you”

With friends like these…..I think he’s referring to the fact that we’ve been like family since I was and he was 19. I call him my brother.

Paul George, Tijuana Cartel

Paul George, Tijuana Cartel

I saw this gig and had me some fun…. also, I love someone with two first names.

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Portrait 365 : 84-88

27 Mar Jesse
Jesse

Jesse

This l’il guy is so adorbs. It’s all about those deep browns….. heartbreaker in the making me thinks.

Coach John

Coach John

‘I just love playing with kids
I have boundless admiration for Coach John. He is possibly the most patient man I’ve ever met. Coach John is the big cheese at our Little Kickers and we’ve built a lovely rapport over the past year and a half.

Sylvia

Sylvia

‘My husband and I are designing and creating leather handles. Sometimes people struggle to visualise how amazing they will be but I’m just going to make them and trust my instincts.’
I saw this beautifully dressed lady from behind in a car park and I walked up to tell her she look amazing. She spun around and we instantly recognised each other from a party a few months ago where we had clicked. Anyway, we’re catching up for coffee. Pronto.

Anika

Anika

No matter how many times I ask her not to blow bubbles in the milk……… I remember just how fun it was. Love the splashes on her face.

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Portrait 365 : 79 – 83

24 Mar Favorite Aunty Carol
Carolyn and Casey

Carolyn and Casey

“If I’m not talking about sleep I’m reading about it, researching it. I should just rest.”
I remember that feeling so well. You may remember these guys from my first few portraits. Casey was just a few weeks old.

Miles

Miles

“Today is an adventure for me. I don’t usually get the train but I put diesel in my tank instead of petrol this morning. I was distracted by a hot chick.”
Thankfully, it was a company car. Reckon he has Buckley’s of getting them to cover the cost of the diesel though.

Favorite Aunty Carol

Favorite Aunty Carol

“Never eat something you find in the crack”
She was referring to Kiki finding a sultana in the couch, but I think it’s a fairly poignant life lesson, no? This is my Favorite Aunty Carol. She’s been my Favorite Aunty Carol for as long as I remember. She and my Mama were BFFs at high school.

Sarina

Sarina

“I want to be an artist. I really love to draw.”
I returned some books to the library and walked smack into a Harmony Day soiree. There was a mix of people enjoying dancing and music and samosas.

Abe and Rose

Abe and Rose

“It’s a cruel trick to spring this on me before a coffee”
I’ve met Abe and Rose a couple of times, and I bumped into them at the markets. Abe runs organic veg/fruit/food delivery company The Vege Trail. If want awesome, fresh organics delivered to your door, check him out.

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Portrait 365 : 76, 77, 78

19 Mar Portrait 365 : 76

Portrait 365 : 76

I didn’t catch her name, but I got lots of great photos of her shaking her thang.

Georgia

Georgia

Fashion on the field.

Sama

Sama

‘Oh no, I’d never be the kind of mum who uses bribery to get her kids to do stuff’
Sama bribed her kid to go to football today. No judgment here, I did too.

 

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Portrait 365 : 72, 73, 74, 75

16 Mar Anika

Alka-shah

Alka-shah

‘The first two years of our marriage we lived in different countries. I think children make the family but for now we are both gaining knowledge so we are set up for our futures’.
Alka-Shah is from Nepal, but she studied in Thailand, before moving to Australia. Quite the nomad, but she’s here to stay.

Bones

Bones

Bones didn’t have much to say for himself. To be honest, I think he was hungry.

Anika

Anika

‘See birds? See feather?’
Not sure what the fascination was but she was hell bent on sticking the cockatoo feather into her ear. Like, right in. Sometimes you need to let them work out how far is too far, but I thought this day was not a good day for that.

Jah-Bya

Jah-Bya

‘I am from Jamaica and I like to bring my music to the people. Jamaica is a good place because everyone is welcome. Different to here.’
Jah-Bya rocks out Radio Skid Row for all who dig a little smooth reggae action. I’m a fan personally. Reminds me of my crazy time in the Caribbean.

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Portrait 365 : 68, 69, 70, 71

12 Mar Paige
Rob

Rob

‘I have three bikes but my favourite is a pink ladies bike with spoke dokes. I got it for my wife but when she upgraded I kept it. I want to show people that I’m teaching that it’s not about gear, it’s about transport.’

Rob teaches cycling during the week, but on the weekends he volunteers for Bicycle Garden, an organisation that teaches people to fix their bike, and fixes bikes old bikes to give to refugees. That’s way cool.

Paige

Paige

‘What most important for me is that my kids see that I’m strong, and I’m doing something I love and that I’m happy.’

Paige is my friend who can fly. She’s absolutely breathtaking, in every sense.

Michelle

Michelle

‘What advice would I give my 21 year old other than a good kick up the arse? Oh God, he’s young, dumb and full of….’

Michelle works at my local supermarket and whenever I see her she just beams that big ol’ smile and is so happy. I found out why she loves works so much….. she has 6 kids at home.

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Georgia

‘I can walk but I have a hip issue that prevents me from running. The chair is hard and people in a wheelchair full time have much better control of the chair than I do.’

I saw Georgia busting out some mean b’ball at the stadium. I was so impressed by her co-ordination that I had to go and chat to her. She training for the Australian U25′s basketball team. I’m totally in awe, not just because I ave no hand/eye coordination, but because it’s awesome to see someone striving for their dreams regardless of the set backs.

Apologies for the blurry pic, I tried to rush it on my iPhone but I had to use it anyway because I loved Georgia.

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Portrait 365 : 64, 65, 66, 67

8 Mar Irene

The Holsbys

The Holsbys

I didn’t technically take this photo, but it was taken with my camera. We’re doing a little cross promotion for D Man’s football club, Little Kickers.

Too lovely not to use it….. I was probably muttering something like ‘Hurry up, this kid is squashing my jugs.’

Maya

Maya

‘I’m NOT sharing.’

Maya was not feeling the play date.

Mandy

Mandy

‘This parenting toddlers part is really tough on relationships. You need to remember why you were attracted to your partner in the first place.’

I met Mandy through blogging and instantly connected with her, but she lived a couple of hours away. She’s now moved back to town and I’m thrilled because I feel like I’ve known her for a long time and I just love her vibe.

Irene

Irene

‘I’m still thinking about my ex, but I met a new guy and this whole dating idea has really caught me off guard.’

Irene was walking along scowling at her coconut water. I laughed openly at her for not getting into the health benefits and we struck up a conversation about love.

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