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one crap selfie

Every year(ish) I get together with my camera and we take a fanceh selfie. 

When looking for an ideal shoot location for a creative play around - and before you start planning big and trespassing all over the place - don't forget to first check your own backyard. Or on this occasion, your own toilet.

I set up shop between the wall and my toilet and had my camera on a tripod in the shower, shooting through the glass. Add a flamingo lamp (as you do) and from there you'll either end up with a cool photo, or an awkward time having to explain yourself if someone were to walk in and see this. Or both.

Just posting this to show that you don't always need epic set ups, or to travel to the next suburb in order to create, especially for little portrait sessions. I'm not saying take the team of your next big paid job to your bathroom, but being resourceful and seeing things with yo 'photographic eye' for creative portraiture can save you a trip and sometimes even studio expenses. It also makes you explore using different lighting or props you might not have otherwise paid attention to before. Grab an attractive friend and give this a go in your crib. 

If you do try this exercise out, I'd love to see what you come up with and what went into achieving it - send me your results at hello@lauramariiphoto.com so i can fan girl.

Laura Marii x
 

Smoke & Wood

My first shoot for love since becoming a freelancer at the start of '17. Everything used within the shoot was sourced using whatever I had in my house at the time. From cut up garlic netting to wrapping paper, I was wingin it hard and really don't enjoy styling. We left the hair natural and her face makeup free, for reasons evident below. great face.

Victoria is one of my favourite people to both photograph and hang out with. She's chill, intelligent and genuine. This is my second time working with her and it's always super enjoyable. She drove up from the Blue Mountains for this shoot and needed some fresh shots, so I felt a little pressure to make sure it was worth the trip even though it featured shitty, scrap materials stuck to my bedroom wall as a backdrop. 

I'm breathin easy and feelin light today. Happy January x

 

SOPHY.

This is Sophy.
She recently participated in the Worlds Greatest Shave. 
I took her portrait to immortalise and celebrate this epic fact. See what we created with an hour of each others company below.

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