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.
September 21, 2015 § Leave a comment
For those of you curious to hear a little bit more about Ruby’s Balloon, here is an interview straight from the director and I (interviewed by Emily Steckly)! Or maybe this is just interesting for those of you who are curious to hear what I sound like, as photographs don’t literally “say more than a thousand words”…or any words at all.
Underneath is an invitation which will be held in the CBD.
There will be live entertainment with Diego Villalta’s and his band (I’ll even sing a few jazz numbers with the band). But most importantly, every drink purchased will help raise money for our feature-short. We hope to see you all there.
A big thank you to Lustre bar for supporting our film and event.
September 20, 2015 § Leave a comment
We are very proud to announce that designer Anie Zanazanian (Anie Z Couture) will be making and styling all the costumes for Ruby and her husband. She will be creating a new iconic yellow dress for Ruby to wear in the feature length film (still 1950’s inspired of course).
Anie Z, (if you don’t already know) is a designer who took Melbourne by storm almost overnight. She has very recently created clothing for renowned Ita Buttrose (Studio Ten, Channel Ten, Click here to watch), had her clothing in the Fashion Aid Runway (as the final featured designer) and is currently travelling Europe with her gowns. It is an honor to have such a passionate and talented designer working on our film! (You can read more about her on Anna Pappas blog HERE)
More exciting news includes work on our new film score. Ken White has traveled all around the world playing music throughout his life! He specializes in jazz and has been working on developing our film score inspired by the classic French jazz sound. Another interesting fact is his band headlined in Sweden for a while back in the day.
Emily Steckly is a writer who has written and edited a few articles in the past for me. Recently she conducted an interview with Billy Minshull-Gardner (The director of Ruby’s Balloon) and I, asking us questions about our ambitions for the film and the plot line for the feature-short. I couldn’t have asked for a better writer.
Emily Steckly has also written various plays and has written a new show playing in the Melbourne Fringe festival, The Afterglow. – “What is death? And why do we mourn the loss of those both familiar and strange?
29th of September – 3rd of October
The Owl and Cat Theatre (34 Swan street, Richmond)
Book tickets at: owlandcat.com.au or ring, 9421 3020
To keep updated on our film progress you can keep an eye on:
Facebook Fan Page: https://www.facebook.com/rubysballoon?ref=hl
(Donations are still open until the 22nd of September. Even a donation of $5 will mean the world to us).
FilmInk Article: http://www.filmink.com.au/notices/11520/
We will soon be hosting auditions for actor’s to play Ruby’s husband, a featured baker and a few other roles. So make sure to keep watching these spaces!
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?
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.
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!
November 14, 2013 § Leave a comment
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October 11, 2013 § Leave a comment
Enzo Ficco and Nicole Gregurek’s appearance at the Forum Theater for the Melbourne Gangsters Ball in 2012.
Caught on camera by Cable Williams and Kurt Ingwersen on a Super 8. A millions thank-you’s.
October 6, 2013 § 1 Comment
Depending on who the viewer is more familiar with I have noticed when people look at a photograph they can be very one sided over the photographer and model. The thing is there really is no answer to who was a bigger influence toward getting the perfect picture. You are seeing an image that captures the relationship between the photographer and model.
Photographer: Peter Coulson
This photograph was taken at Peter Janson’s, Rutherglen house. Mr Janson is the wonderful man who started, “Fashion on the Field” at the races. He was sweet enough to let Peter and I work in his home, which is decorated with furniture ranging from the Gilded Age to the 21st Century. My favorite photograph was the most simple picture we took. I am wearing one of Janson’s beautiful sofas… or it is wearing me! But those pictures may take a few more days to be released.