Playbreak Challenge Week 1

PLAY BREAK CHALLENGE! ‪#‎playbreak‬ Life can be SO, SO, SO busy for most of us that we need to make sure that we have a play break now and again.  Mostly, as photographers we just love to PLAY and this is another excuse to do so. Plus, PLAY is the best way to get those creativity juices flowing. So I’ve decided to join the Beloved Collective’s ‘Play Break’ challenge: START DATE: Saturday, July 18th, 2015. And GO! Week 1: Jesh has been known to say that there is a whole world within a 10 foot radius of where you are standing: so your challenge is to stand in one spot and make 24 unique photographs while standing in the same place. You cannot move your feet! What can you find that is beloved about the images you took? and why? what is beloved right where you are? I was pressed for time so chose a spot in my backyard on the concrete outdoor area. Among my 24 images were potted orange and lemon trees with beautiful scented flowers and fruit almost ready to pick.   Leaning forward closer I could watch the bugs going about their business on the leaves.  Our veggie patch with snow peas, rocket, kale and mesculin mix.  Overhead the cloudy sky, the house exterior wall with its textures and not to mention Kodie my four legged fur friend. What ‘really’ interested me was when I looked down…the aged, weathered and cracked concrete and the plants that manage to self seed and grow in such a confined space with very little substance to spread their roots and grow. The desire to live, spread...

Yeah We’re Published

We are officially published – another volume in the ‘A World of Twins’ book series is born! 37 families have become a valuable part of Australian History preserved forever in the National Library of Australia Today I was just as excited picking up volume IV from John and Paula at Middleton’s Printing as I was when the first one was published back in March 2011. ‘A World of Twins’ is a photographic study that explores the special world of twins.  This volume includes 37 families: 38 sets of fraternal and identical twins and one family with triplets, aged from 8 days old to 29 years, with two families having not one, but two sets of twins.  Acknowledgements Thanks to everyone for all the enthusiasm and encouragement during the production of Volume IV. A special ‘heart felt’ thank you to all the beautiful twins, triplets and their families for opening your hearts and for inviting me into your homes and lives. My life has been truly enriched by each and every one of you. Without you this book would not be possible. Jessica, Rhianon, Liam and Thomas, Zachery and Xavier, Jai and Nate, Angus and Stirling, Gracie and Blake, Skyelah with Brooke, Alexandra and Isabel, Andy and Riley, Alexia and Jonathan with Denisse, Ayva and Zachary, Kylan and Ryley, Zuri and Sari, Jade and Peta, Kenzie and Keoni with Sharna, Jenna and Stephanie, Kerrie and Linsey, Gareth and Rhys with Keiran and Heather, Fraser and Emma, Annabelle, Sophie and Matilda with Poppyand Waggie (dog), William and Ripley with Julian, Aria and Kalani, Anthony, Brooklyn, Jordan and Grace, Declan and Charlotte, Adelaide and Aedan,...

Women of Influence

Wow…to say I am chuffed would be an understatement! Last night Greg and I attended the Launch of the July edition of the ‘Profile Magazine‘, Sunshine Coasts largest monthly lifestyle publication.   What a bumper issue ‘Women of Influence‘ focussing on successful women.  AND what an honour to be featured alongside Lisa and other amazing women sharing their inspiring stories.  Who better to grace the cover of this issue than Lisa Wilkinson, journalist, presenter and co-host of the Today Show. Special word of thanks and immense gratitude to my dear friend Karen Podsiadly from What the Fox Creative, the catalyst for getting my story out there and featured in the Profile.  I had the pleasure of working with Karen on the design of my twins stories book. She also designed a stunning 12 page brochure and promotional material for the launch of my book and website aworldoftwins.com. AND SO IT BEGAN…I met journalist, Kate Davies for coffee and a chat at our local cafe Little Miss Saine.  Just happens that Kate is a twin herself, hence her interest to interview me and find out why I do what I do and what it is that draws me into photographing twins and triplets.  Kate’s article ‘THE POWER OF TWO’ begins… One plus one equals two, and two is not one without the other one – that’s the life of a twin.  International award-winning photojournalist, Helga Dalla is capturing this incredible bond in a fascinating series of photographs, and using them to change the lives of twins around the world. I am two centimetres shorter than my sister, my face is slightly rounder and my feet are half a size smaller. These are the only distinct differences between us, we share everything else,...