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“The Housewives”, Private Commissions:
This is Caylin

(Note: “The Housewives” was a term I fondly coined in 2006 after I started getting shoot requests from private, individual women who became my clients. Many of the women who contacted me were married and in their mid 30’s and were doing the shoots as gifts to their husbands. The folder in my archives is still called this and so I’ve stuck to it, in part just for the irony: most of these women are not “housewives” at all, but strong independent and forward thinking women who I have had the honour of documenting.

All are private commissions and the demographic has changed substantially over the years. Some I’m still in contact with, others I’ve totally lost contact with, some have become friends, some may wish not to have their real names used, others don’t mind, some may have their faces obscured for privacy reasons, others have generously shared their experiences of being photographed.)

I often can’t believe I get to shoot such fun work as my “job”, how lucky right?

This is Caylin. I photographed her in 2018 in the beautiful home of a friend who kindly let me use the space as a location.

The series of images where intended as a gift for her fiancé and were given to him the night before their wedding day, so romantic!

Caylin was so wonderful to work with, she’s strong, confident and beautiful and had great reference images for me to work from for the shoot.

We shot about 5 different looks of which Ive included a few here. We used a mix of lingerie from my ‘prop collection’ and garments/items Caylin brought with her.

Her hubby loved the images. It was just all round such an awesome experience with laughter thrown in and I loved how the images came out.

 

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“The Housewives”, Private Commissions:
This is Jane

(Note: “The Housewives” was a term I fondly coined in 2006 after I started getting shoot requests from private, individual women who became my clients. Many of the women who contacted me were married and in their mid 30’s and were doing the shoots as gifts to their husbands. The folder in my archives is still called this and so I’ve stuck to it, in part just for the irony: most of these women are not “housewives” at all, but strong independent and forward thinking women who I have had the honour of documenting.

All are private commissions and the demographic has changed substantially over the years. Some I’m still in contact with, others I’ve totally lost contact with, some have become friends, some may wish not to have their real names used, others don’t mind, some may have their faces obscured for privacy reasons, others have generously shared their experiences of being photographed.)

I first met and worked with Jane in 2006 when she came into studio for this shoot. It was a shoot I felt highly frustrated with and it just didn’t come out right which was the reason I offered Jane to come back into the studio in 2007 for this second shoot.

We shot about 6 (six!) looks over the session and, for that time, with my given experience, I was chuffed with the outcome.

I was thrilled when later that same year the Sunday Times newspaper picked up my Housewives shoot stories and published an awesome page three article on my work. Jane featured not just in the article but also on the cover of the newspaper above the headline, see below.

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“The Housewives”, Private Commissions:
This is Kim

(Note: “The Housewives” was a term I fondly coined in 2006 after I started getting shoot requests from private, individual women who became my clients. Many of the women who contacted me were married and in their mid 30’s and were doing the shoots as gifts to their husbands. The folder in my archives is still called this and so I’ve stuck to it, in part just for the irony: most of these women are not “housewives” at all, but strong independent and forward thinking women who I have had the honour of documenting.

All are private commissions and the demographic has changed substantially over the years. Some I’m still in contact with, others I’ve totally lost contact with, some have become friends, some may wish not to have their real names used, others don’t mind, some may have their faces obscured for privacy reasons, others have generously shared their experiences of being photographed.)

I loved shooting this really diverse series of images with Kim in 2014. Our shoot ranged from a neutral soft boudoir look, to a strong, high contrast B&W look with musical instruments (such as amplifiers, guitars, snare drums) and then lastly an “Oktoberfest” themed series of her in her classic German dirndl.

We brought in loads of props for the shoot and just had an easy-going and fun time working through the various options and drinking wine while we were at it.

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“The Housewives”, Private Commissions:
This is Sara

(Note: “The Housewives” was a term I fondly coined in 2006 after I started getting shoot requests from private, individual women who became my clients. Many of the women who contacted me were married and in their mid 30’s and were doing the shoots as gifts to their husbands. The folder in my archives is still called this and so I’ve stuck to it, in part just for the irony: most of these women are not “housewives” at all, but strong independent and forward thinking women who I have had the honour of documenting.

All are private commissions and the demographic has changed substantially over the years. Some I’m still in contact with, others I’ve totally lost contact with, some have become friends, some may wish not to have their real names used, others don’t mind, some may have their faces obscured for privacy reasons, others have generously shared their experiences of being photographed.)

I worked with Sara in late 2012 to capture this beautiful series of images. I loved working with her. She was one of those clients with a natural ease in front of the camera and I really enjoyed that we covered a number of quite contrasting looks from soft light to hard back-lighting picking up the silhouette of her body.

The shoot took place at one of my favourite interior locations close to my studio: Banksia Boutique Hotel in Rosebank Mowbray which is just out of Cape Town.

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