Petals I may have once pursued…

A reflection upon fashion and the fleeting nature of beauty, this shoot by photographer Cameron Etchells channels the words of Robert Frost in his poem comparing the leaves and the flowers – revealing and creating contrast in this shoot by bouncing between something that is slightly softer (the petals) and that which is a little wilder (the leaves and the bark):

“…Petals I may have once pursued.
Leaves are all my darker mood.”


Leaves are all my darker side

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Leaves are all my Darker Mood by Cameron Etchells
Leaves are all my Darker Mood by Cameron Etchells
Leaves are all my Darker Mood by Cameron Etchells
Leaves are all my Darker Mood by Cameron Etchells
Leaves are all my Darker Mood by Cameron Etchells
Leaves are all my Darker Mood by Cameron Etchells

Stylist Hannah McGrath understands the notion of intuitive and creative fashion in this Elfin-like shoot while the model, Sally Paton, works to reveal soft, feminine beauty and a darker, wiser side. Like Frost’s poem, we’re made aware that not only that which is soft and light is of the most value.

Paton’s features are both accentuated and softened in alternating portraits once more; either featuring wild brown hair and bold red lips, or leaning towards the softness of subtle pale lips and deep, dark eyes (makeup done by Jacqui Bradfield).

For a further look into this spectacular shoot by Cameron Etchells (www.cameronetchells.com) click on the gallery.

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Born into the humble town of Franschhoek, South Africa it was little wonder that Chevaun Roux would find her flavour in life through good food, good wine and stylish apparel. After completing a Bacherlors Degree in Politics, Philosophy and Economics the world of freelance writing became the first choice in occupation, with no regrets and having never looked back. With a zest for anything with colour, vibrance and essence she found herself diving further into the world of fashion and design; from thifting vintage wedding dresses to pouring through new and modern jewelry pieces. This self anointed bohemian indentity believes in all the partisan revolutionary ideals of love, beauty and freedom, and when she isn’t writing or editing you can find her at the kitchens helm creating her latest milkshake masterpiece.