In between dreamy whitewashes and crisp editorial landscapes, Cricket’s photography speaks of the coast. After all, she is a coastal gal. She’s assisted in fashion photography in London and Milan, but couldn’t resist the call of home. Now she lives and works in Geelong, art directing Ardor Magazine to boot.
Cricket: My aesthetic is, I believe, indicative of the era in which I studied. It was the ‘90s and I was obsessed with the images by Mark Seliger in Rolling Stone, Peter Lindbergh and Paolo Roversi’s images in Italian Vogue. They were emotive and imperfect, grainy and utterly beautiful. I adore the shadow zones, the details that are just present in the darkness. My work often holds much detail in these shadow zones, against velvety blacks.
I enjoy my photographic art, and shooting fashion in equal measure. My dream client is Italian Vogue or Vogue Paris.
Geelong and the Coast have always held a rich creative community, I believe the recent change is the forums and collectives coming together to give the creative scene in Geelong a real pulse. It’s damn exciting!
Geelong is known for the incredible rural and coastal landscape that surrounds it, but there is much beauty within its immediate boundaries. The ageing industrial buildings along the river and hugging the port – like the Mill my studio is housed in, is one example. Buckley Falls and the Barwon River, the Ceres hills to the West, oh and we have sublime coffee too!
Coffee: King of the Castle and The Dirty Rascal
Boutique: Emblazon for Bassike (love!) Collections For Women for beautiful dresses and jewels, Kiki for cool cool.
Activity: Cycling along the Barwon River to Queens Park.