November 27, 2018 § Leave a comment
Once again it’s been a while since my last post. I’ve had a wildly productive year of learning and achievements. I am aware externally I have no changed so nobody can see the progress I have made in mental health and in the healing of my heart. I’ve always been a rather frantic person, whether or not its seen in my behavior, my heart and mind seemed to always be arguing. It wasn’t until I became mindful of patience. I am uncertain to what it was that shifted in me, I think I truly just grew exhausted by my mind and realized I actually had the ability to change my bantering thought process. I could best describe it to listening to metal music 24/7 (which as much as I enjoy it, when it’s time to rest it generally doesn’t help) and then I realized I could change the station to something calmer like, Chopin or Bach.
In other news I’m excited to say I’m back at university studying performing arts and online Social Media. The film, The Hollow Way (which I wrote and planned on making for a long while) was finally filmed and is now in Post production! I’ve also opened my own website selling prints and advertising my work as a performer as and actress, singer, burlesque dancer and model etc which can be found at: www.NicoleMelrose.com
More exciting news is that I began a Patreon account: www.patreon.com/NicoleMelrose
At the website you can become a member and select your Tier. Depending on what you select which ranges from $1-$20 you will receive benefits and it allows me to communicated and share my art and progresses on a more intimate level with my supporters. I have had my first subscriber which is very fun and I’ve already enjoyed sending BTS photographs, early release images and much much more. I’ve opened up a private Instagram which only the Patreon Members will have access to. My goal is to reach 50 patreon members which will allow me to create and execute consistent photoshoots that I unfortunately can’t do on my on at the moment. So every cent counts.
Here are a few sneak peak images to get an idea.
Of course the images they receive will be uncensored and more personal! Not to say I will neglect my WordPress and Instagram followers but if it isn’t for the people who take interest in my work and find a few spare dollars to donate to seeing more of my art (which will include many more exciting future benefits such as calendars, merchandise, discounts, private journal entries and even every now and again I’ll ask my most dedicated Patreons for photoshoot ideas!)
April 26, 2016 § Leave a comment
This coming June – July, I will be traveling around the United States again. Peter Coulson and I will meet up a few times in the U.S to continue our series. I’m relived to not only be working around the U.S but to see many of my close friends once again. One very difficult thing about living such an international lifestyle is the fact that everybody you once touched, will no sooner be out of reach. I am also very restless when it comes to settling down, my home is built of countries. My living-room lays in Sweden, my kitchen in Australian, my backyard in America… and so it goes.
Below is a set Peter Coulson and I did a while ago. I will add more pictures to Part ii, soon.
Peter Janson (Part i)
(Part of… watch this space) Peter Janson (Part ii)
Before you take her you must consider,
That without care her spirit will wither,
You must caress her daily and show her worth of praise,
She will be high maintenance, (I will not lie),
But she will be sure to strive when you are down,
To make you smile, or at least spend the rest of her day to try,
Make sure she has room to be,
For she is one who caves to be free,
Keep her entertained with humor, learning and funny games,
And she will be sure to remain tamed,
Especially as she carries heavy insecurities, shame and loathing,
She will be a responsibility,
I know, because this woman is me,
Not only will you have to simply love me,
But a part of you will have to adopt me,
My best advice is to stay away,
For if you try your patience your life may simply end in decay,
And for that, in advance I apologize,
I am nothing but an infant with glistening eyes.
January 6, 2015 § 5 Comments
Miss me? Peter and I have been building our port folio of our work together for a Melbourne exhibition. Hopefully, the pictures that are already released lure your curiosity into coming to see the rest of exhibition.
I’m not sure if it is to anybody else’s humor but I found a peeping Tom in the park when we were shooting on the park bench. It was like playing the game, “Where’s Waldo” but Waldo is perverted. I watched as he hid uncomfortably behind bushes and crawled through terrace as a solider would in marsh. I was a little impressed in his efforts I have to say, especially for somebody who looked like an older gentleman.
When Peter and I started to pack up I heard the Waldo carelessly drop from the tree and scamper off somewhere, tripping a few times on the way.
June 26, 2014 § Leave a comment
Writer, Emily Steckly and I have started work one of her next pieces. She is working on a literary portrait based on me. I am very excited though at the same time a little anxious. Having somebody paint or write about you is always a little dwelling because you see how another person views you and which aspects of ‘you’ most stand out.
Two days after the closing night of ‘Noises Off’ I traveled abroad to Europe and will be based here over the next few weeks. Before leaving Peter Coulson and I started on the first photograph of our next series and though the photograph has been released it is still unfinished.
May 21, 2014 § Leave a comment
Yesterday I worked with photographer Yervant Zanazanian for Canon and his wife Anie Zanazanian who designed the beautiful dresses I modelled. I worked beside the lovely gentleman Reese and met the model Teisha who also works with Vicious Models.
In June I will be performing in the play Noises Off as Brooke and Vickie (June 12th-July 21st). If you are interested in tickets the details are in “Current and Upcoming Performances”.
Immediately after the show closes I will be flying to Europe for three weeks where I will visit Sweden and Germany. I will be visiting a good friend of mine who is a terrific artist. Maybe some of you remember the beautiful painting Luke Kopycinski did of me?
March 20, 2014 § Leave a comment
February 27, 2014 § Leave a comment
Unfortunately because of the rioting in the Ukraine Peter and I had to postpone our travels for the exhibition. It isn’t all horrible news though because when we do eventually travel we will be able to add Paris to the list!
I am also very excited to say I was cast as, Brook in the comedy, Noises Of By Michael Frayn. There is a small chance it may also have to be put on later on in the year because of some complications, but regardless I am excited! If the play is able to go on sooner it should be put on in April sometime.
On April 5th I will also be performing at KADO : The Lost Island of Lesbos.
February 3, 2014 § Leave a comment
On the 27th of February Peter and I will be travelling to the Ukraine for one of his exhibitions. After Ukraine we will be staying in London to do a few photo shoots. I am interested in finding some locations in both countries for Peter and I to shoot in. I would love anybody’s recommendations.
I am also working on a film with Billy-Minshull Gardner and Pete Grayson which will be shot between the 20th-22nd of February in time for my travels.
Below are two photographs taken by Peter Coulson. The painting is an art piece by Nathalie Rattner based on a photograph Jessica Eisner took of me. She is a talented artist who resides in both California and Canada.
January 2, 2014 § Leave a comment
I wish everybody a wonderful new year.
I found some pictures I should have kept secret that Peter took a little while ago. I don’t think we will ever use any of the pictures from the series for anything so I was allowed to put up a few of the candids.
Myself and a bunch of other people also recently worked for Focal Point. We filmed an interesting little number which will come out hopefully sooner then later.
December 13, 2013 § Leave a comment
Peter and I have been creating many pictures lately and when I am not shooting in the studio with him I am painting there. We are traveling to Olinda Golf Course next week again which I am eager for.
I spent this morning with Hana Schlesinger at the Victorian Art museum for the Edward Steichen exhibition. I melted when I saw the Coco Chanel dress!