tainted love

 
 
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Hey Guys,

This entry is in a way more artistic than all the previous ones we've yet done.

The first time I visited Cockatoo Island, I fell in love with it for its uniqueness and yet creepiness it seems to hold. For those of you who do not know me, I have a dark side I love to discover and see how far I can push through art whether as a viewer and/or director. I do not consider this shoot to be dark in any way as I am only skimming the surface of it.

This island, this place I fell in love with, I just had to try and encapsulate its eeriness through a few photographs. And at this point, there were just hundreds of photographs we had shot that it took me hours to trim it down to the remaining few which are now online for you. But I love every one of these pictures. Each photograph hints at a story which would have taken place at the island. It is almost as though all hard labor and activities which underwent on the island at the time were stopped in an instant and all workers fled the land immediately leaving behind bits and pieces. And by doing so, it is nearly palpable in the air and the appearance of the island's remaining foundations could vouch for this. I am certain that many stories could be told if these walls could speak. For all these reasons and more I had to simply have a photo shoot on this incredible island. 

I've purposely styled this shoot in a very subdued manner as I did not want it to be about the clothes but, rather I wanted to create a mood around the photographs, a sentiment around it all. Hopefully, in turn this can be well translated to you all and it may make you feel something too :)

Happy Strut,

CCXO

Dress - Canadian Atelier

Platforms - Superga