(All hail our 70s psychadelic mafia lord, Minna!)
Chuffed is probably the apt word to use when Minna approached me last week to take some photographs of her and her exhibition at the Windsor Hotel. Almost Forever was the perfect installation, juxtaposing the grown up vibes from one of the fanciest hotels in Melbourne with the crudeness and multicoloured world of a teenage girl. It was almost comical, walking into a room that you expected to be sophisticated and classy only to find the inner contents of a girl's imagination vomited up onto every surface. The space had all sorts of really cool knick knacks and hot pink glitter lava lamps. It was kind of an embodiment of the vibes and aesthetics that Minna uses in her work which was super awesome to experience. It felt personal, as though I was inside her own oasis!
We messed around for about an hour playing with the sparkly tassels hanging around the room and jumping on the bed (me trying to awkwardly not hit my head on the chandelier). It was so lovely to work on a professional level with Minna! It was also equally as fun to photograph in a curated space that was so atmospheric and different to what I'm normally used to shooting in. Photographing in a hotel room has surprisingly many challenges but luckily I was able to use the yellowed light to my advantage!
Thank you so much to Minna for trusting and believing in my work, let's create something together again soon, okay?! :)
You can see Minna's work here and also on Rookie Mag!