Wet look hair and acid yellow lips were already a power combination at Magdalena Velevska’s Australian fashion week (MBFWA) show this week. But it was the addition of intricate masks to some models that made them the stars of James Broadhurst‘s photos as he headed backstage to capture the action for Fashionising.com.
James Broadhurst on Fashionising.com.
When a collection is as dramatic, eye-popping, and quirky as Romance was Born’s spring / summer 2012, you know it’s going to be the perfect opportunity for capturing the backstage action in vibrant colour. James Broadhurst headed behind the scenes at the label’s comic book inspired Australian fashion week (MBFWA) show yesterday to document, with visual brilliance, the orange-haired lifesized comic characters.
View all the photos from backstage at the Gary Bigeni spring / summer 2012 showing at Australian fashion week. Read the article to see the full gallery.
A video always adds something to a shoot: movements, flickers of emotion that the still frames might not catch – or that the photographer might choose to leave out. In the film accompanyment to James Broadhurst’s shoot of Lola Van Vorst, Lola pouts, poses and smokes her way through a few minutes of captivating footage as filmed by Erin Collette.
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Lola Van Vorst‘s look enthrals photographers like a siren’s song enthrals a sailor. Her features imply a strength that’s somehow laced with vulnerability; a femininity hardened by tough independence. That look is what lured James Broadhurst into the deep. “In my mind I was striving for a balance between Marylin Monroe and Bettie Page,” says James of his shoot with the model. To that end,…
“I really wanted James to look intense and troubled,” says photographer James Broadhurst of his model, James Cater. With its rattling bones of percussion, bursts of organ and lyrics like twisted Sunday school sermons, what could be better for setting the mood than Nick Cave’s Dig, Lazarus, Dig!!!? If music is a tool that can set a mood, then Broadhurst uses it well. The styling…
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