Don't crack under pressure. ❦
model // sonya chai
photography // me (Dave Blake)
styling // hayley cannon
hair & makup // hayley rosa
A short film starring Kirsten Clemens. Tunes by https://soundcloud.com/johnsonsomerset/alt-j-left-hand-free-johnson-somerset-remix . Styling by Hayley Cannon & Hayley Rosa. Hair & Makeup by Jessica Cagney.
A short sunset film by Dave Blake (@daveblakephoto) starring Kirsten Clemens, at Miami Beach, Gold Coast Australia. Hair & makeup by Jessica Cagney. Styling by Hayley Rosa and Hayley Cannon. Original music by @mattymanuva, 'The S-Trumpeter (Holding On).Read More
model // Jordie Shennan (Chadwick, Shear, Que)
photographer // Dave Blake
Postcards From Paradise.
What's to say when you come across an abandoned tee-pee on an Island beach, at sunset, with three models and a couple of good looking pineapples. Steph Rayner, Bridget McMahon, Lori McKenzie via Vivien's Models; Photographs by Dave Blake, Hair-Makeup Jessica Cagney. Location: North Stradbroke Island, Queensland Australia.
This is my youngest cousin Rob Blake (I'm the eldest). What can I say, he's a bloody legend. He's a photographer just like me, and when he came to visit, we drove down to Byron Bay for the day to do a bit of location scouting. I made him jump in front of the camera for a change. This is what we shot.
Gear Used: Nikon D810, Nikon 70-200 2.8 VR II
Another super fun photoshoot with the amazing Davina Drinan. No hair and makeup in this shoot. Yes, this is how she wakes up every day. Enjoy!
Davina grew up surfing and playing guitar from a young age. Inspired by artists such as Tracy Chapman, Joni Mitchell and old crooners like Billie Holliday, she brings a jazzy folk charm that warms listener’s hearts. Her family’s old guitar served her well whilst in her school years, but she went on to study business and massage therapy as she was drawn to help others heal their bodies. Davina then went on a rollercoaster journey of bringing her incredible daughter into the world and immersed herself as a mother and nurturer of this little being. During this time, Davina experienced fatigue and unfortunately this joyful time was marred with lack of vitality. With eye opening realisations came a persistence to create her life as she desired. The silver lining has been evident in the inspiration that comes with doing what she loves and following her dreams despite challenges. During this time, Davina trained as a competitive surfer and gleaned from World Champions like Cheyne Horan and Trevor Hendy. She explored big wave tow-in surfing, sharing waves with Cheyne, Trevor and Kelly Slater. Stand up paddling was also a passion that Davina enjoyed and competed at the national level. Nowadays, Davina’s love affair with the ocean is evident as she glides by on her 1970’s twin fin. Falling in love with surfing all over again in a way she never expected, her retro board gives her a new avenue to experience the ocean and builds her admiration of her surfing ancestors. With a stoked smile likened to her first few waves, Davina loves every minute she is wrapped in the ocean’s loving arms.
You can follow her on http://www.davinadrinan.com/
Gear used: Nikon D800 with Nikon 70-200 VR II @ f3.2-4.0