elise, the fire in the city

these are a few pictures i took of elise, one late afternoon after a long day of shooting. everyone was tired and packing up and we were running around like children on the rainy streets. her hair was like fire. when i’m back in new york city i’m going to go exploring with her and we’ll take pictures again. she’s wonderful to photograph. she recently shot with tim walker.

i got home from new york today, and i will tell you all about my trip in my next post. because now i am so exhausted from all the flying that passing out sounds like a good idea. speak soon, x

(laia, another model from the same days shoot)

films, dinner parties and new york city

(above is an image from a beautiful shoot yesterday. the series is for a magazine, so i am sorry i can’t show you yet, but i wish i could. luckily this shot doesn’t quite fit, so here it is, out in the wild.)

you might know that i am an aspiring film maker. of course, i haven’t made much yet, a few little music/inspiration films here and there. but nothing of thought or substance.

i am always thinking about films. ideas for scripts and scenes and filmed moments. my films would have their roots in my pictures. that soft, whimsical youngness and sunlight. but with a louder voice. one that gets into your mind and i think you’ll either love it, or it’ll unnerve you. maybe you’ll even hate me. i don’t care, i just want to change and inspire people.

my father was a filmmaker when he was younger. i remember not long ago watching a cowboy film he directed, wrote and acted in. it was made a long time ago. he won a lot of awards for his films. and even though we are very different, it’s nice to know my passion came from somewhere.

i have a book i am filling with ideas for short films. i want to do this. and if i want to do something i will, i’m that kind of person.

george and aria (the pretty boy and girl from the pictures on the beach) came over the other night for a dinner party (slash going away party). i cooked spaghetti bolognaise for dinner and heart shaped lemon tarts with cream for dessert. we played monopoly and i rolled a 5 eight times in a row. then we went on the roof and watched the city and took pictures. i realise how much i love making other people happy. it is the most wonderful feeling.

i am leaving to new york on wednesday. can’t tell you why but it will be life-changing. i am bringing matt with me. it’s not sinking in yet, sometimes it will a little bit and butterflies will swarm around my tum, and then they’ll be gone. can you imagine? i can’t!

i’m going to take a hell of a lot of pictures for you guys. i can’t resist the chance to show this off!

au revoir love birds, check out matt + george’s blogs

no i never

arms around me

girls of sun

sisters t & m
travelled in a train for hours towards the morning peninsula and photographed them through the sunlight. i live for the nice summery days like these.

the day i ran away and stole the boy of my dreams

above was taken the night we watched stars from matt’s fathers backyard. it was the beginning of us. and even though i was staring up at the neverending universe, i still felt like we were the biggest things in the whole world.

soon i’ll blog about the first times i ran away to here.