Lush Lane is run by the lovely green fingered Holly. She finds the coolest plants from around New Zealand for the coolest clients and her advice on which plants will work for the ambience in your room as well as her speedy delivery service make Lush Lane a need to know for "plant-ies" and interior designers alike. We worked on a series of images for her website and social media as well as print collateral. Don't give flowers, give plants!!
The Nature Edition of The Great New Zealand Wrapping Paper Book is the third instalment of this clever concept from The Kiss Co; a compact book containing tear out sheets of a3 wrapping paper, adorned with nature inspired imagery by illustrators, artists and designers with New Zealand connections. There are designs from Bec Brown, Amy Van Luijk, Katie Wilson, Melissa Boardman, Alice Berry, Jo Pearson, Natty, Lisa Baudry, Lou Studio and Flora Waycott. Ami and I love working together, as we have done here, here and here.
Ali Johnson hand makes her beautiful, natural soap Sphaera here in Wellington, New Zealand and it is sold in New Zealand's finest homeware/design stores. With such an elegant product I focused on extracting the fine details of her product through the styling and photography, bringing out Ali's incredibly sophisticated colour palette, textures and bevelled edges.
Jane Denton is a textile artist based here in Wellington, New Zealand. She hand embroiders her beautiful art pieces and ships them across the globe to happy homes and collectors. I photographed her new series of work, in soft muted tones with subtle detailing as well as Jane at home and in her studio.
The Kiss Co, as well as being publishers of The Great New Zealand Wrapping Paper books, publish two charming children's books and gift tags for all occasions. The books are written by Ami Muir, founder of The Kiss Co, and are illustrated by Sara Mutande and Becky Lazarevic. This is our third project together, for which we have an established colour palette and styling direction. I look forward to the third instalment in the series of wrapping paper books, due shortly!
For our third project together, Eloise and I worked on styling and photographing the products and services that she offers at The Neighbourhood Studio, alongside the classes that I have photographed for her before. As well as providing custom screen printing services, Eloise also sells the materials one might need to work self directed at the studio. In studio you can find artwork by Alani Mckenna, Forest Drawn, Flora Waycott and Amy van Luijk.
Wundaire is the brand name of the unique, hand formed pottery made by Felicity Donaldson. From her studio in Wellington she produces work for restaurants and private clients, teaches classes and collaborates with high profile New Zealand brands on limited edition pottery pieces. These collaborations include notable New Zealand brands Kowtow and Meadowlark. She is the founder of Mug Mates, a mug subscription from a range of New Zealand potters curated by Felicity. We worked together to photograph product for online sales, ranging from her staple tableware shapes to one-off pit fired planters.
The Artists' Edition of The Great New Zealand Wrapping Paper Book is the second clever wrapping paper book from The Kiss Co and in this edition Ami Muir has bought together designs from 10 New Zealand artists and designers! Artwork from (brace yourself) Greg Straight, Ami Rogers, The Monster Company, Angela Keoghan, Sly & Co, Emma Hayes, Alex Fulton, Katrina Ward, Sally Shand and Sarah Rose.
UK based designer Sadie Hawker handcrafts each (often unique) piece for her jewellery collections. Working with the key colours from each collection I created images that embraced the fun and glamour of Sadie's pieces with a lot of sparkle and a good dose of Chanel.
Woolfresh is an innovative absorbent and deodorising wool product first introduced to market in the Llana bag and is now being produced as an element of a range of energy supporting socks. For this project the manufacture of the socks was a central concept and the patina and aesthetic of the factory in Levin, New Zealand was paired with product shots.