The Ladies collection is driven by the desire to give each of my ladies a chance to empower herself by stepping in front of my lens and by recording her written thoughts in the interviews about kindness, confidence and giant hamsters. The Ladies series can never truly be complete for there will be always be an endless list of ladies that I’d be honoured to capture in a frame. Want to take part or know more?
I’ll be posting my ladies’ interviews in whole (rather than the shortened versions in the books), featuring my personalised quotes and introductions. Enjoy!
We live in a wonderful world that is full of beauty, charm, and adventure. There is no end to the adventures we can have if only we seek them with our eyes open.
Sometimes you meet someone and you know instantly that you just have to get to know them better. The first time Addy and I properly met was cross-country skiing in the wilderness and I knew she was someone special. She has a spark for life that is unquenchable — just look at those stunning eyes! Those are the eyes of a lady who knows how to build a good life full of friends, travels, family and food. Those sparkling eyes are even literally the epitome of her favourite quote below. In case you can’t tell, my favourite aspect of this portrait is her eyes for they even inspired my chosen quote above. They say eyes are the windows to the soul after all and this lady has one incredible soul.
If your house was burning down, what is the one non-living thing you would save?
I am quite a sentimental person however the one thing I would save above all else would be photo albums and photographs,
in this day and age that’s also the SD cards!
Those moments and memories captured in time will never be recreated and being able to look back on snapshots in time of family, friends and loved ones is something you simply can’t replace.
What is your favourite thing to do in Canberra?
I grew up in Canberra, and while I’ve lived in a few other places in the world, Canberra has always been home. One thing I love to do in Canberra is walk. The beautiful mountains and the greenbelts bordering almost every suburb, make nature very accessible in the city. Within a few minutes, suburbia fades away and you feel as if you’re in the middle of the bush.
What are your three most overused phrases?
This is an easy one, it has to be ‘no worries’, ‘awesome’ and ‘you’ll be right’.
What is the most important thing you have learnt in the last five years?
Not to hold on to the little things, in the grand scheme of things, they don’t matter. No matter what happens, the world keeps
spinning, the sun keeps shining and birds keep on singing.
What is on your bucket list?
There are a few things on my bucket list but the number one thing I would like to achieve is to step foot on every continent to
see the beautiful landscapes, amazing animals and meet the incredible people. I only have two left to go – Africa and Antarctica, I can’t wait!
What is your favourite quote?
‘At the end of each day, your feet should be dirty, your hair messy and your eyes sparkling’ – Shanti.
What would you choose as your Little Miss character to describe your personality?
Little Miss Chatterbox for sure! I get told regularly that I can hold a conversation with a brick wall…
What brings you happiness?
Plenty of things, life is full of little pleasures. One simple thing that I love doing is pumping the music in my car and singing along at the top of my lungs. If you’re lucky enough to pull up next to me at a traffic lights, you’re in for a treat as I also dance along.
What could you eat for the rest of your life?
It would have to be cheese, it’s just so gouda!
What motivates you and gets you out of bed every day?
I try to find something to look forward to every day, whether it is an event, catching up with friends and family, or something
as simple as a delicious snack or having a shower at the end of a big day. There is so much to appreciate in the everyday and
sometimes we’re just so busy we miss it.