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Coffee and Connections

This morning I am decompressing from a workshop I ran yesterday here in Wellington, New Zealand. During the workshop I was assisted by a lovely young lady called Summer who generously offered to collect me from the airport when I arrived. ‘I’ll be the Japanese girl wearing African braids’ she said. Funnily enough, I had no problem

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A Shout out to Photographers

It’s a busy world. My recent lack of posts is evidence of the craziness in my life- and I know plenty of busier people. Technology demands that we are constantly responding to a barrage of social media updates, never mind Emails, texts, and the humble old fashioned phone call. So it’s no wonder that most

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Who the Bloody Hell are You?

At the recent AIPA Image Nation Conference in Auckland, photographers were asked to submit questions to a panel of advertising creatives and art buyers. One of the questions which raised eyebrows and had some of the panelists squirming in their seats was:  ‘Why do ad agencies fly in high-profile photographers from Australia to shoot big budget

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Closing the deal with a bang

Have I mentioned that I’m a Virgo? For what it’s worth, this means that I am finickity about presentation in general. Grammar, design, colours, you name it. Oh, and all the neatly ordered jars in my pantry are labelled, much to my family’s amusement. I studied graphic design back in the early Eighties, and whilst

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Move me!

So my daughter (artist and musician) and husband (ad agency creative and script writer) were in the kitchen this morning, hovering over a bowl of cherries and slab of half-demolished Christmas cake whilst they checked out Juxtapoz on the ipad. They were admiring the technical ability of an artist who could render perfect images with the humble biro.

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The Power of Women

I was recently asked by an emerging photographer if there was any hope of her ever getting work as a commercial photographer. She had discovered that it was a male dominated world made up of mostly male photographers working with mostly male creatives. She wondered why; did I know?And was the effort even worth it?

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