Aimee Renee is a makeup artist, a model, and a mum of two. She likes reggae music and her uncle owns a juice business in the Kapiti Coast. I started calling her Aimskeez for some reason and now Skeez just comes out of my mouth. We met each other on Star Now and decided to work together. Working with her is like hanging out with my favorite cousin. She's good company and we can give each other shit. Here we are shooting on a rooftop in downtown CBD, Wellington. Model - Aimee Renee Shoes - Aeon Infinitas
I met Nicole months before this shoot. We were chatting over facebook messenger. She is the designer at Forgotten Lockett and I wanted to photograph the coat that she had made. At the time I didn't know she was also a model. In fact I had no idea what she looked like at all, I just thought her clothes were cool.
Fast forward a few months and someone tells me she is the girl on the TV programme NZ's top designer or something like that. (I don't watch TV). Cool, she's out there doing it. Kudos. Then I find out she is the model in some of her designer photos. Now I think she really has her shit together and when I finally met her she did.
Here she is when we hired out a bach in Napier when I went up with my crew from The Fashion Creative for the weekend. She was one of the local models I got to shoot that day. We had a blast shooting together. We both agreed we will shoot again one day. What a shame we live so far apart. Model - Nicole Nirvana Fashion - Forgotten Lockett
Tara was recommended to come meet me by her cousin Te Manava as she wanted to get into modelling. Every time I meet a model I meet them in a public place like a cafe so I can suss them out. Quite often models don't look anything like the photos they have sent me or there is a risk that we just won't get along because of our personalities. If I don't get along with them it will show in the photos. For the above to happen they have to show up first hahaha. I have learnt to walk away if I feel they have falsely represented themselves or I don't get along with them as a person. I don't want to waste my time or theirs and meeting in a public place makes it easier to walk away. Tara showed up. She looked like her photos I had received. She was a little shy but we got along. We did a shoot and then she shot with a few friends of mine and now she is signed with Kirsty Bunny Model Management. And then she moved to South America. Model - Tara Ford Robertson HMUA - Eden Gibbons Photography Assistant - Jared Capco