WEST – Photographs of LA + Vegas by Derek Swalwell

Everyone knows I love LA and a good dose of Palm tress so its no surprise that Im loving this!

“WEST is a new series of landscapes by super cool architecture and interior photographer, Derek Swalwell a collection of photographs captured from Los Angeles to Las Vegas moments and urban impressions of Los Angeles to LasVegas, effectively his own take on the Californian mood and topography. It features dated buildings, low-rise cityscapes and a sun bleached 80s colour palette.

Take a look of the exhibition online here.  www.west-lalv.com or if you happen to be in Melbourne head in to JCP Studios 51-57 Cubitt St Cremorne Melbourne until 11 May.

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sportscraft christmas table

Its beginning to feel (really) like Christmas, despite styling for it for some time now!

A while back I was asked to create a Christmas table setting for a campaign for Iconic Australian fashion brand Sportscraft. It was briefed for it to be simple and “Australian”. pretty much my preferred signature style.

We had a beautiful day creating some magic shooting by the water on the harbour at a secret beach. Christmas is fast approaching and the key is to be organised and have a plan.

Here are my top tips to creating a beautiful and simple Christmas table at your place that will be sure to impress your guests.

1. Pick a colour Palette , ours was white with natural elements, try avoid too many colours try to stick to no more than three.

2. Keep it simple – dont crowd the table, make sure there is room to serve and for your guests to have a conversation.

3. create different heights – we added flowers and some some found branches for added dimension.

4. Have a feature/theme – It helps pull everything together, it can be as simple or as specific as you want ours of course was a white Christmas by the sea.

5. Set the scene – we went for a relaxed casual vibe as our setting was by the water.

6. Layer the table – use placemats, table runners and linen to add interest to a table with out overcomplicating things.

7. Personalise your table/place settings and make your guest feel really welcome.

8. lastly treat yourself – use your best glasses , serving ware, cutlrey and plate ware to make it a special occasion in the details. Christmas is that special once a year event!

Click here to see more from Sportscraft

Photo Credit Derek Swalwell

 

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