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 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!
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!
April 29, 2012 § Leave a comment
Peter Coulson was invited to complete an interview in the German fashion magazine, “Cielo”. What makes it even more of a specialty is that it would be published in the very first addition! Peter asked me to help type and edit his interview. When I went to the studio to write he showed me what he was featuring in the interview. We flipped through about four of his photographs before I saw one of my pictures. It was then he told me he was going to put two pictures of mine in there! As of last week I have been printed in a world wide European magazine; pictures and text! You don’t need to do well at school to get published, I just proved that. It’s also funny because I was a terrible nudist as a child.. and now I’m a published one! If that doesn’t say, “fight for what you believe in!” I don’t know what does.
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November 15, 2011 § Leave a comment
Peter has let me bring my paints into his studio. It’s simply wonderful because while I paint I am able to see all sorts of photo shoots happening at the same time. Last week I even saw something being filmed.
On Saturday night I helped Peter write an interview for an article about him which will be published in the first issue of a new German fashion magazine. He will be featured next to Valentino Afterward he showed me that some of our photographs have been displayed on Trend Hunter.
Below is a photograph of one of the lovely hats I wore to the races next to it’s maker, Richard Nylon and a wonderful example of Valentino’s Work.
October 31, 2011 § Leave a comment
The Melbourne Cup Races have started and I have actually started work for Peter Rowland Catering as a Host in his marquee tent. I’ve met a lot of very interesting people and made a few new lovely contacts.
I have been dressed by Australia’s top hat designer Richard Nylon who is nothing but an angel. I hope to be working with him more in the future. I will put up a few images of his gorgeous hat designs sometime.
The photographs below are from the last shoot Peter Coulson and I worked on. This I think was one of my favorite photo shoots. I had nothing less then fun that day!