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Shoot: Joanna by Jack Grayson

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Words By Spook
September 4, 2014
Australian photographer Jack Grayson has recently moved to London in search of a bigger, brighter career. He's getting right into it, the other day shooting French model Joanna from IMG in Regent's Park in some of the last sun of the summer. Check out our Week In Submission with Jack and see his shoot with Joanna below...

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Check out more of Jack’s work at his website here. Model Joanna from IMG

Week In Submission: Andrew Babarczy

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Words By Spook
Photography By Andrew Babarzcy
September 1, 2014
Week In Submission this week turns to Andrew Babarzcy, a Melbourne photographer who started out shooting abandoned buildings before turning to fashion photography due to a burning interest in telling stories. His hazy shoot is called Palms...

SPOOK: What is your experience in photography and how did you get into it?

Andrew Barbarczy: I’ve been shooting about six years now. Before that I assisted a lot, and before that I studied photography at uni. When I was studying I shot mainly architecture – I was obsessed with old abandoned buildings. After I finished studying I had a couple of years where I didn’t take many photos A backpacking trip through Vietnam and Cambodia reignited my passion for photography and I realised I wanted to shoot people… then a need to tell stories led to me shooting fashion.

What do you love about photography?

The creativity. I get to indulge my ideas and give them life. Also working with extremely talented art directors, stylists and hair and makeup artisits is really inspiring.

What tunes are on rotation in the editing studio/work/home at the moment?

DZ Deathrays – Black Rat, Souls of Mischief – ’93 ‘Til Infinity, Unknown Mortal Orchestra – II

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Elissa McGowan playsuit, P.A.M. shoes

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Chorus wrap dress, Kate Sylvester bra and shorts

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Elissa McGowan shorts and blazer, Kuwaii shoes

Where do you draw inspiration from?

Music – I often try to make images that look like the feeling/sounds of certain songs. Also dreams, films, books, travel, cities and of course magazines. I spend lots of time on the internet trawling through images, and I also love people-watching. Having said that I’m trying more to let inspiration find me rather than going looking for it.

How did this shoot happen?

There’s something about a fashion editorial set in a grungy motel that really appeals to me,  so I set about finding the quirkiest, grungy motel in Melbourne. Through the six degrees of separation in Melbourne I put the team together and we spent the day hanging out and shooting the story. It was a cruisy, fun day.

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Kate Sylvester jacket, Dress Up skirt

What’s the location?

Palms Motel in Footscray.

What did you shoot with?

I used a Canon 5D Mk 2 for the main story, and a Polaroid Spectra camera for some out-takes.

Where are the clothes from?

Chorus, Kuwaii, Kate Sylvester, Elissa McGowan, P.A.M., Obi Designs

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Kuwaii top and shoes, Elissa McGowan pants

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Chorus skirt and top, Kuwaii shoes

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Kuwaii dress (worn underneath) and shoes, Chorus top

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Chorus pants, Obi earrings

Photography Andrew Babarczy, fashion Sinead Hargreaves, hair and make up Janice Wu, model Laura Wood at Chadwick

Week In Submission: Chloe Sargeant

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Words By Spook
August 25, 2014
This Week In Submission comes from the talented blogger, stylist and all-round creative fashion wiz Chloe Sargeant. Sargeant here shares her latest shoot, in which she modelled AND took care of the fashion, featuring young designer Christopher Arblaster. "His black and white debut collection shows inspiration from Rick Owens, Margiela, a range of Japanese designers such as Yohji Yamamoto and Junya Watanabe, and some pretty bang-on early 70’s punk themes. It photographs just so well. It’s so strange that a collection so anarchic can translate through to a really beautiful femininity, right?"

SPOOK: Where are you from?

Chloe Sargeant: I’m from Adelaide, but I’m getting my shit together to move to Sydney real soon.

What is your experience in styling and how did you get into it?

I started modelling when I was sixteen, and was always getting told off by the makeup artist for moving my face while they were trying to do my makeup, I was always straining my neck to watch everyone behind the scenes do their thing. I was totally fascinated by these people and how they made clothes work together to create these crazy beautiful photos. I think I was fascinated because it was purely intuitive, and not at all logical or mathematical. I’d been writing for a long time, but I started writing about fashion, trying to make sense of how clothes, editorial images and runway shows worked in my own words. I didn’t think about styling or creative direction until I started blogging my personal style, and people started trying to book me via email because they liked what I put on my own body. It was so weird at the time, but I guess it makes sense now.

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What do you love about styling?

Everything. Meeting young designers and seeing how innovative and passionate they are is something I love a lot. But it’s also rad (and important) learning from people who’ve been in the industry for years before I was born. I love trying a thousand different outfit combinations and getting really frustrated, then finally finding the perfect one for the shot. But I can’t find a better feeling than seeing the final result of a shoot, and it looking real fucking good. I never in my life want kids, but I can imagine that that sense of pride I get from seeing photos I worked on is the closest I’m gonna get to being one of those crazy proud breeders. I just like passionate people, and I meet a lot of them with what I do.

What tunes are on rotation in the editing studio/work/home at the moment?

Hudson Mohawke, Childish Gambino, Depeche Mode, Drake, and a band from Adelaide called Bad//Dreems.

Where do you draw inspiration from?

I end up going back to my roots a lot of the time. My dad raised me on punk music, and my personal style is very dark, quite masculine, a bit left of centre. I struggle with traditional femininity. I never look polished, and I like things to look a bit ‘off’ – my mum hates it. Things like that tend to come through in creative direction, styling, all of it. I could never direct a shoot that’s just going to be intensely polished down to some boring shit that already exists; you lose everything good about the shots, the experience, what’s the point? I get a lot of inspiration from feminist icons, Vogue Italia, Comme des Garçons, winter, animals, the people around me. But to be honest, it’s probably just all the coffee I drink.

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How did this shoot happen?

I went to a runway show and saw some fashion design graduates’ debut collections – one of them was Christopher Arblaster’s, and I fell in love with his designs. I got love hear eyes over every single piece. I had wanted to work with Haley for ages; both her and Ali are stupidly talented and have such an amazing editorial eye. And I had a rad styling assistant, Elly, who was my organised saviour when I got frazzled doing two jobs at once, or when I had to wash my hair in a sink. I looked around for models, but couldn’t find anyone that was reckless enough to pull off Chris’ clothing, so I decided to just do it myself. I’m glad I did, I couldn’t find anyone else willing to get their tits out and drag on ciggies.

What’s the location?

A studio in Adelaide’s CBD.

Where are the clothes from?

All of the clothing is Chris Arblaster’s debut AW14 collection. His completely black and white debut collection shows inspiration from Rick Owens, Margiela, Yohji Yamamoto and Junya Watanabe, and some pretty bang-on early 70s punk themes. It photographs just so well. It’s so strange that a collection so anarchistic can translate through to a really beautiful femininity. All the jewellery is thrifted.

Anything else about it you’d like to tell us about it?

Yeah, hope my boobs brightened your day!

Check out Chloe’s blog, Swim With the Current and follow her on Instagram here

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Photography Haley Renee, stylist and model Chloe Sargeant, make up Ali Ancell, styling assistant Ellycia Kruger

Shoot: Ethan

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Words By Spook
August 21, 2014
Our latest editorial was shot by Kristina Yenko, who took to the inner CBD streets to capture a futuristic (and fishy) take on men's fashion. Check it out below and learn more about Yenko's own work in our Week In Submission feature on the young photographer here...

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Yuliy Gershinky top and pants and YRU shoes

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Alexandra Hackett hat, Emma Mulholland necklace and nose chain

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Alexandra Hackett shirt and Kiaya Daniels skirt

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Topshop turtleneck

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All clothing Kiaya Daniels, Doc Martens shoes

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Yuliy Gershinky jacket, Soot dress and Doc Martens shoes

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House of Cards top and shirt, stylists own hat and Pared glasses

Photography Kristina Yenko, fashion Blake Sutherland, hair and make up Isobel Claire, model Ethan at IMG Models

Shoot: LA Woman

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Words By Spook
Photography By Eddie New
August 21, 2014
Our Contributing Fashion Editor Larry Leong is currently getting her jetset on across Europe and the US. She's finding time though to inject her play with a little work, her latest project coming off a suburban wander in the backstreets of LA. Cue some pretty gorgeous locations, perfect lighting and an all-round stellar shoot that will (warning) definitely invoke a hefty punch of summer/travel envy...

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Photography Eddie New, fashion Larry Leong, hair and make up Monica Gingold, model Maiken at Hollywood Model Management

THE LOOK: Sam Rush

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Words By Spook
August 14, 2014
Sam Rush is one half of Melbourne based label Handsom, the label she started with Henry Allum in 2012. The British ex-pats have been outputting their own distinct aesthetic through their label – and now through their store (a perfect fit on Fitzroy's Gertrude Street). Suffice to say they're gathering quite the following Down Under. Sam features in our latest LOOK, shot by Daniel Luxford with fashion by Larry Leong. Check it out below, and watch out for our feature on Sam and the new collection from Handsom over the next few days...

 

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All clothes Handsom

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All clothes by Emma Mulholland from PET SHOP GIRLS

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All clothes PAGEANT from PET SHOP GIRLS

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All clothes P.A.M.

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All clothes P.A.M.

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All clothes Who Invited Her

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All clothes from Archive Melbourne

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Jacket ACNE, all other clothes from Archive Melbourne

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All clothes Handsom

Photography Daniel Luxford, fashion Larry Leong, hair and make-up Blondie at Vivien’s Creative Melbourne, model Sam Rush from Handsom

Shoot: Punk up the jam

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Words By Spook
Photography By Ben Clement
August 7, 2014
Yep, you heard us, punk it up. Ben Clement works with Larry Leong to do just that in our latest shoot, model Kristy Lee working braids and tartan like only she can. Check it out and take a few styling cues – the weather's cool and nothing says cold weather than punk punctuations that you can wear...
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Body Suit ASOS, pants Comme des Garçons from Archive Melbourne, necklace Underground Sundae

Shirt stylist's own, bodysuit (worn underneath) Little Hero

Shirt stylist’s own, bodysuit (worn underneath) Little Hero

Shirt stylist's own, bodysuit (worn underneath) Little Hero

Shirt stylist’s own, bodysuit (worn underneath) Little Hero

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Jacket The End, Body Suit ASOS, shoes Doc Martens, choker Underground Sundae

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Jacket The End, Body Suit ASOS, shoes Doc Martens, choker Underground Sundae

Jacket The End, Body Suit ASOS, shoes Doc Martens, choker Underground Sundae

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Jacket The End, Body Suit ASOS, shoes Doc Martens, choker Underground Sundae

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Skirt Comme des Garçons from Archive Melbourne, bra Lonely Lingerie

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Styling note: Doc Martens footwear and Underground Sundae jewellery worn throughout

Photography Ben Clement, fashion Larry Leong, hair and make-up Caroline Massola, model Kristy Lee at Vivien’s

Week In Submission: Jack Grayson

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Words By Spook
Photography By Jack Grayson
July 21, 2014
Jack Grayson was studying architecture when he realised he had more fun "making shapes with a camera more than with foam board". He started pursuing photography as a career and though Jack calls Sydney home, London is now his base – and no doubt a springboard to a next level career behind the lens. Here we feature Jack's recent shoot, a moody fashion story he worked on with stylist Gemma Harben while back home...

Spook: Where are you from?

Jack Grayson: I’m from Yass, NSW. I spent the last two years in Sydney and now I live in London.

What is your experience in photography and how did you get into it?

I’ve been assisting Max Doyle for the last couple of years. I realised I wanted to do photography when I was studying architecture, I was enjoying making shapes with a camera more than with foam board.

What do you love about photography?

I love that it can instantly convey a sense of something.

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Dress Alex Perry, faux fur stole Fluff Store Vintage

What tunes are on rotation at the moment?

“Whatever You Need” – Moonboots, bit of Darius too, The Middle East and Future Islands.

Where do you draw inspiration from?

Beautifully shot movies, “True Grit” for one, shapes, feelings.

How did this shoot happen?

Gemma and I really wanted to create something strong with good silhouettes.

What’s the location?

Kurnell, NSW.

What did you shoot with?

Max’s Canon.

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Dress and scarf Prada

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Dress and hat Georgia Alice, mesh tank Fluff Store Vintage

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Skirt and top Dyspnea

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Jacket Christopher Esber, faux fur stole Fluff Store Vintage, boots and sunglasses Louis Vuitton

Photography Jack Grayson, fashion Gemma Harben, make-up Kate Wilcox, talent Bella @ IMG

Week In Submission: Kalindy Anne Williams

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Words By Spook
June 24, 2014
Our latest Week In Submission is by Kalindy Anne Williams, a Sydney-Brisbane raised and now Melbourne located photographer who taught herself to shoot while growing up in the country. Titled, "If I don't belong here, then where?" her shoot we here feature is in no way country bumpkin - this girl's got a savvy eye for composition and location, not to mention quirky styling. But see for yourself...

Spook: Where are you from?

Kalindy Anne Williams: Sydney originally, Brisbane for the last year and next two weeks, and Melbourne for the foreseeable future.

What is your experience in photography and how did you get into it?

I taught myself when I was younger living in a country town with nothing to do. I used to take a lot of band photos and portraits of friends but I got super disheartened and had a break for a bout 3 years, a little under a year ago I realised all I want to do is photography so I spent all my money, upgraded my camera and started working really hard on organising and shooting fashion photography.

What do you love about photography?

Being able to create something unreal in the real world and always learning new things.

What tunes are on rotation in the editing studio/work/home at the moment?

Bauhaus, The Vaselines and Lydia Lunch!

Where do you draw inspiration from?

Movies, music, clothing and mostly locations, I base lots of shoots around locations and there are so many great ones here in Brisbane.

How did this shoot happen?

It kind of all came together last minute, I had wanted to shoot with Nikki Mathews (MUA ) before she moved to Syd but we didn’t have time, so on my last trip down there I pulled some wardrobe from some Sydney pals and together with Kristen we shot this fun editorial, despite the rain!

What’s the location?

It’s in a little park in Surry Hills that was built a couple of years ago.

What did you shoot with?

My Canon 5dmrk3.

Where are the clothes from?

I got some from Desert Designs and some from Kee Kee at Laurel & Hector and the rest is bits and pieces from my wardrobe of handmade and vintage gear

Anything else about it you’d like to tell us about it?

It was super fun! :)

Check out more of Kalindy Anne Williams’ work here.

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 Long sleeve top Desert Designs, plaid shorts Altered States, shoes model’s own, jacket stylist’s own

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Jacket and high waist shorts Laurel & Hector

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Dress coat Laurel & Hector, earrings (worn as hairties) Altered States, vintage skirts, tops stylist’s own

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Mini dress Desert Designs, trousers and coat Laurel & Hector

Photography and fashion Kalindy Anne Williams, model Kristen @ Vivien’s, hair and make up Nikki Mathews MUA 

Week In Submission: Lloyd Stevie

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Words By Spook
Photography By Lloyd Stevie
June 16, 2014
Sydney based photographer LLoyd Stevie joins forces with stylist Taylor McNeill to catch the lovely Ali Walsh in soft light for looks that will set you up for these cold months. Floaty lace, sporty sliders and knits you'd happily double as a pillow? Gets our tick. Here, Stevie chats El Salvador and stealing ideas from internet-blasted editorials.

Spook: What is your experience in photography and how did you get into it?

Lloyd Stevie: My friend Vladimir Potop, he told me I should take it more seriously!

What do you love about photography?

There’s always something to learn.

What tunes are on rotation in the editing studio/work/home at the moment?

‘All The Time’ by Jeremih.

Best location you’ve ever shot in?

I took some pictures in El Salvador recently, the colours there are beautiful.

Where do you draw inspiration from?

I steal ideas from editorials that I see on the Internet.

Who did you shoot with?

My friends Taylor Mcneill and Blake Burkholder.

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Vintage slip, shoes Zara, bag Acne

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Top Reformation, skirt Miu Miu, bag Acne

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Top Marni, pants Comme des Garçons, shoes Adidas

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Sweater DKNY, vintage slip, shoes Zara

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Jeans Alexander Wang, top Maison Martin Margiela, shoes Zara

Photography LLoyd Stevie, fashion Taylor McNeill, hair Blake Burkholder at Jed Root, model Ali Walsh at Major

Shoot: Georgia

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Words By Spook
Photography By Daniel Luxford
June 13, 2014
For our latest shoot, lenser Daniel Luxford took to the backstreets of Fitzroy with stylist Larissa Leong and a fiery red...

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Jacket stylist’s own, shirt Alpha60, pants H&M

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Top Alpha60, shorts PAM via Fat4

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Tee Rolla’s via Fat4, vest Alexander Wang, pants Carly Hunter, shoes Vans

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Jacket Alpha60, top and shorts Acne, shoes Platypus

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Shirt Vivienne Westwood

Photography Daniel Luxford, styling Larissa Leong, hair and make up Blondie at Vivien’s Creative, model Georgia at Chadwick.

Shoot: Wash Day

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Photography By Daniel Luxford
June 5, 2014
For our latest shoot, Daniel Luxford took to the backstreets of Fitzroy with Larissa Leong, prime primper Blondie and the beautiful Ribka. Leong took to the anti double-denim creed with casual, no bullshit abandon. Say hello to your winter wardrobe, and there's not a hint of wool in sight.

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Denim boiler suit Retro Star, scarf stylist’s own, bralet American Apparel, shoes Timberland

 

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Jacket RES Denim, jeans Claude Maus, jeans Dior, shoes Comme Des Garçons

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 Jacket Retro Star, jeans RES Denim, shoes from Clarks.

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Hat PAM, Shirt Cheap Monday, Jacket: Hugo Boss Orange, Jeans: Ksubi, Shoes Vans

Photography Daniel Luxford, styling Larissa Leong, hair and make up Blondie at Vivien’s Creative, model Ribka at Vivien’s Creative.

Week In Submission: Sally Ann & Emily May Gunawan

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Words By Spook
June 2, 2014
We all love a selfie. As much as we'd like to deny it, there's something really bloody satisfying about taking a photo of yourself. At the same time, you can't ignore the fact that the Tumblr age is churning out a self-obsessed generation of social media trawlers, many of whom will struggle to get any job that values real talent over how shit-hot you think you are. Photographic sister duo Sally Ann and Emily May Gunawan took this concept as their latest shoot subject, honing in on pop colour, quirky clothes, silhouette and the body instead of featuring just "another pretty face". Yeah, sisters.

Spook: Where are you from?

Sally Ann Gunawan and Emily May Gunawan: Born in 90s Sydney and grew up in Jakarta – which made us feel Indonesian at heart wherever home is.

How do you know one another?

Since our mum and dad decided to give Emily a little sister.

What is your experience in photography and how did you get into it?

It has been a good thee-plus years! At first, the reason behind it was nothing more than trying to be cool, fooling around with cameras during those high school shenanigans. We’ve never planned it out seriously but it was coming to us by chance.

What do you love about photography?

The way it can speak more than words.

What tunes are on rotation in the editing studio/work/home at the moment?

We’re still in an Arctic Monkeys post-gig euphoria state! Tomorrow is the 13th day. Still going strong.

Best location you’ve ever shot in?

Parangtritis Sand Dune in Yogyakarta. It was the first time we went to a desert with the infinity, fatamorgana-like view. The endless walking distance made us realise that what you see is not what you get.

Where do you draw inspiration from?

Emotions and personal moments that last.

How did this shoot happen?

In this narcissistic, selfie-obssesed generation, we’ve seen way too many faces every day. For once, it was nice to focus on something else more than just a pretty face.

What did you shoot with?

A bunch of girls with sense of humour and some weird yoga poses on set!

Where are the clothes from?

Australian up-and-coming designers.

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 Fur vest Living Doll

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Dress Gretchen K. Geoghegan

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Top Brkich, shorts H&M, socks American Apparel

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Left: Leotard and cape Christina Exie, crop top Topshop. Right: Top Gretchen K. Geoghegan

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Jumpsuit Finders Keepers, cloak Lydia Kennedy

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Top Christina Exie, skirt Zara

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Left: Dress Lydia Kennedy. Right: Top Caroline Tan, skirt Brkich

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Photography Sally Ann & Emily May Gunawan (sally/emily), styling Christabell McDonald, hair/make up Cynthia Tirtadjay, model Iris Ferwerda at Scene, assistant hair/make up Mila Tirtasari

THE LOOK: Julian Burak

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Words By Spook
Photography By Daniel Luxford
May 29, 2014
Daniel Luxford shoots, Kate Carnegie styles, Shella Martin primps and Julian of men's styling service A Good Man - jumps in front of the lens, joining forces for the second instalment of our new lookbook.

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Bomber jacket Autonomy, shirt Jack Londonboots Acne, pants Death Suite

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Jumper and boots Acne , pants Death Suite 

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Check pants and jacket Jack London, tee Alpha60, loafers  Acne 

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Boots Acne, jeans Autonomy, polka dot shirt and denim shirt Jack London 

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Pants Jack London, shoes Acne, jumper Kowtow

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Pants Jack London, shoes Acne, tee Kowtow

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Jeans and bomber jacket Autonomy, loafers Acne, tee Kowtow

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Shirt and jacket Jack London, loafers Acne, jeans Death Suite

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Shirt and loafers Acne, pants Jack London

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Vest, beanie and tee Autonomyjeans Death Suite

Photography Daniel Luxford, styling Kate Carnegie - assisted by Emily Doherty, hair and make-up Shella Martin, model Julian of A Good Man

Week In Submission: Katherine Boyle

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Words By Spook
Photography By Katherine Boyle
May 19, 2014
If there's one thing Bondi Beach is good for, it's scoping skater babes. Photographer Katherine Boyle proves this much with her Week In Submission for SPOOK, full of street threads, worn out decks and youthful stares that burn right through you. We hung five with 22-year-old Katherine to get the inside scoop on her trio tribe. Drink up, summer's on its way out.

Spook: So, where are you from?

Katherine Boyle: I am originally from London but I moved to Australia when I was six.

How did you get into photography?

My interest in photography began to grow when my dad gave me my first camera when I was sixteen and I began shooting with my babe friend Renee in her backyard. A few months later she ended up sending some of the photos into an agency and got signed. After that I started shooting with all my friends every chance I got in order to build a folio to get into RMIT.

What is your experience?

I have been studying a BA of photography at RMIT for the last couple of years. However last year I went to London for ten days and ended up staying for the whole year and I think that’s where I gained most of my experience shooting for agencies such as Models1, Storm and Elite.

What does a working week involve for you?

I am in my last year at RMIT so my working week includes trying to organize shoots for the following month, editing my latest shoots and shooting.

What do you love about photography?

A huge part of why I love being a photographer is the diversity of talent that I get to work with on a day-to-day basis. No face or mind is ever the same on a shoot. I have met my closest friends from being in this industry, which is a huge reason why I love being in it so much.

I figured out pretty early on at school that I was never going to be able to sit behind a desk for rest of my life as I can’t sit still for more than five minutes, which is why my biggest love as a photographer is shooting out on location. I love the freedom of being able to move around and work more organically with light than say being confined in a studio.

Where do you draw inspiration?

I draw inspiration from day to day life. I often carry around a little notebook in my bag so if I see something like an amazing location, or something in a university lecture or in a magazine or book that inspires me I can go back to it later and build ideas around it for shoots. I am also very inspired by the other creative personalities I get to work with. There is nothing more inspiring than a strong team bouncing ideas off each other.

Do you find the editing process mundane, therapeutic or other?

There is nothing more exciting than editing a new shoot. I find it quite therapeutic to a certain extent but after a while I always need to go for a run in-between or do something to break up the long periods of time spent in front of a monitor in order to keep my mind fresh.

How did it all happen – the shoot?

Andi Plowman (stylist) was flying up to Sydney for Fashion week and convinced me to buy a ticket so we could shoot whenever she wasn’t working. We had three days to plan the shoot and once we landed all we had was my camera and a suitcase of clothing.

What did you shoot with?

5D MARK III

Where are the clothes from?

Here’s Andi Plowman on the threads! “I carried to Sydney a very crazy/eclectic mix to use in “bondi haze”, from my dad’s 40 year old Levi’s he used to skate in, to an amazing local Melbourne designer – Yesterday’s Virgins. Knowing that we wanted to capture the Dogtown skate vibe in the shoot – I brought up street style designers including Lee, Ksubi, vision street wear, element, Adidas originals, American Apparel etc. mixed with higher end designers including Ameca Calleja, Alice & Olive and L.G.R.”

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Katherine Boyle Spook shoot

Troy – Shirt and shorts Yesterday’s Virgins. Marcus – hat Yesterday’s Virgins, singlet and shorts Ksubi, socks Vision Streetwear, shoes Vans

Katherine Boyle Spook shoot

Isaac – beanie Yesterday’s Virgins, top American Apparel, onesie American Rag Vintage. Troy – glasses Le Specs, t-shirt Yesterdays Virgins, jeans Levi’s. Marcus – hat stylist’s own, t-shirt Yesterday’s Virgins, pants Lee

Katherine Boyle Spook shoot

Top Adidas originals, cap Sharkies Hockey, jeans Ameca Calleja

Katherine Boyle Spook shoot

Shirt Yesterday’s Virgins, sunglasses Retro Superfuture, jeans Nudie

Katherine Boyle Spook shoot

Katherine Boyle Spook shoot

Isaac – Glasses L.G.R, swimsuit Tigerlily, Troy – shorts Yesterday’s Virgins

Katherine Boyle Spook shoot

Katherine Boyle Spook shoot

Cap Element, t-shirt and shorts Yesterday’s Virgins.

 

Photography Katherine Boyle, styling Andi Plowman, hair and make-up Tamika Taylor, models Marcus, Troy and Isaac at Priscilla’s.