Friday, October 30, 2009

The Art of Ivory Flame

I had the pleasure of shooting the UK model Ivory Flame while she was holidaying here in Australia. She was fabulous to work with :)

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

"We never forget those who make us blush."

Jean-Fran├žois De La Harpe

Thursday, September 10, 2009

My heart is broken

Thursday, September 3, 2009

The Art of Rock (and an updated website)

I did another shoot with my gorgeous 7 (nearly 8) daughter. I turned her into a rock chick, she loved it and I was so happy with the results that it is now the new front image on my updated website

Saturday, August 22, 2009

The Art of My Uni Days

Taken along time ago, back in my Uni days, when I still used film...

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

The Art of Waterhouse

Waterhouse is one of my favourite artists. Here is my own 'Ode to Waterhouse' photographic style :) Thanks to Vairi and Wendel who spent an afternoon with me finding the right location and doing everything I said in front of the camera so graciously ;)

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

The Art of Old Friends

As you get older there is nothing like the friends who knew you when you where 16....

Monday, June 8, 2009

The Art of the Next Phase

The exhibition opening went past in blur but it was so much fun...the exhibition is still running until the 14th of June but I'm kinda over it and looking forward to the next one already :)

I have a few scheduled shoots coming up both art and 'work' ones. Urban Shoot this weekend - extremely excited about working with the wonderful Jaih again aka my Queen Of Hearts and Adrian

Today my beautiful Zoe agreed to a photoshoot. Introducing Babydoll Series #1

Saturday, May 16, 2009

The Art of Peeking Through Someone Else's Window

My exhibition (entitled Peeking Through Someone Else's Window) opening is a little over a week away (May 24th) and we have found ourselves promoted in the Gallery M latest newsletter! Artwork is delivered Tuesday. I have all my photographs framed and ready to go (all 46 of them!!) but I'm frantically finishing my 3 half finished paintings! Nothing like abit of last minute stress to keep the blood pumping. 

To view full size image of newsletter click here

Thursday, April 30, 2009

P.S Another Dose of the Art of Zoe Thomas

Zoe's latest paintings :-

I'm so proud of her for sticking with it and getting so many pieces finished for the exhibition. At last count she had over 20 pieces - not an easy feat for anyone especially a 7 year old!

The Art of Freaking Out - again!

I'm sure I have used this heading already in my blog. I tend to freak out alot. The last load of work for my exhibition is at the framers. The reason I'm freaked is that there is so much more I want to put in - but I have to stop somewhere, I guess I'm having trouble letting go. I think I need to see everything together because in my head its not enough, doesn't go together, isn't good enough blah blah blah, the end is nigh and I'm freaking out. I will leave you with some of my latest work.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

The Art of the 1940's

Had a photoshoot with the wonderful
Gemma. We did a 1940's vintage shoot and we had so much fun! It was done on a Sunday afternoon on a busy road - we had a lot of cars slowing down trying to see what was going on and tooting the horn! Here is the first finished piece - more to come :)

Hair and Make up by Gemma, costuming by me, Gemma and my Oma (who allowed us to use her dress, shoes and bike)

Thursday, April 16, 2009

The Art of Zoe Thomas

My beautiful 7 year old daughter Zoe has been painting up a storm for our exhibition. Here are her latest offerings. She was very creative with the sprinkles on her cupcake she used coarse pumice gel and when it was dry painted them.

Sunday, April 12, 2009

The Art of Easter

Today after our easter brekky and Zoe's egghunt

We did this

The next in my Alice in Wonderland series "The Cheshire Cat". I'm not completely happy with it and plan to re-do it but we did have a great afternoon doing it.

Thursday, April 9, 2009

The (He)art of a Queen

Had a photoshoot today with Jaih. I was a little nervous because I had decided to do the make-up myself and wasn't sure if I could pull it off. The day went so smoothly - hair, make-up and shoot was 2hrs in total and I got the shot that I wanted straight off! Jaih was great to work with we had alot of fun. Next shoot in my storybook theme is the Mad Hatter next Wednesday with another model fingers crossed it goes as well as todays one - then I will be a happy little photographer!!

Meeting up with a couple tomorrow who I'm photographing their wedding on Saturday - sunset shots on the Glenelg foreshore a little nervous but excited at the sametime. I have photographed alot of weddings but I still get nervous before hand - I think its because you have to get it that day, no room for error or reshoots!

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

The Art of a New Website, Nudity in Laundromats and Keeping Busy

Wow what a great week it has been for me, exhausting but oh so much fun! I have had a few photoshoots with the wonderful
Anne-Marie Morris. All the photoshoots with her have been fabulous but the most fun would have to have been the laundromat shoot - I wonder what the owners will think when they see the surveillance footage! I also have my own website up and running, so exciting! please check it out Julia Thomas Photography - and let me know what you think! met with a few more models and have a very full next couple of weeks. My next theme is storybook characters - Queen of Hearts shoot on Thursday and still another vintage shoot next week. My life is anything but boring at the moment!

Sunday, March 29, 2009

The Art of a Test Shoot

I found a new website that helps bring together models and photographers. I'm finally getting to my moviestar and pinup ideas - 2 shoots booked in for next week! I met up with the model Anne-Marie on Saturday to try and costumes and work out the hair and makeup. I took a few test shots to see how the makeup translated in photographs. Here is few of my test pieces

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

The Art of -esque

Well I have the obsession - but for future reference lets call them thoughts - about a series of photos I want to do with a old moviestar-esque look to them - as yet I haven't had the opportunity to do it. So today I did this little number to placate myself until I can throw myself into it on a larger scale. So this is Mark Frank Sinatra-esque so I called it 'Come Fly With Me'...

Monday, March 23, 2009

The Art of My Life

Dear blog..

Other than painting,I have been getting naked...

Playing with my food...

And watching Zoe being her beautiful, magical self...

Love Julia xx

Thursday, March 19, 2009

The Art of Painting

This is a painting I have been working on. It isn't quite finished I need to finish the background. its a portrait of my friend's kids, Gemma and Lee. They are adorable kids and couldn't resist painting them. I struggled alot with getting Gemma's cuteness onto canvas and I've unintentionally made her look older than she is so there will be a little more fiddling before its complete. I'm hoping to do a few paintings for my exhibition in May but my painting comes in waves so there is no guarantee that I will. I'll guess i have to be stricter on myself! The piece is called 'Gemma and Lee' and its gouache on canvas.

Monday, March 9, 2009

The Art of Peeking Through Someone Else's Window

This is the invite for the exhibition of photographs, paintings and collage called 'Peeking Through Someone Else's Window' that I am having with my mum Uta Mooney and my daughter Zoe Thomas. Exhibition is held at Gallery M (287 Diagonal Rd, Oaklands Park South Australia). Exhibition opening is May 24th at 2pm.

Friday, March 6, 2009

The Art of a Deadline Fast Approaching #2

Some more exhibition stuff that Zoe and I have been working on. We plan on having an art day tomorrow so I will be sure to post some more fruits of our labour :)