'Shirley Fracture' is a local Brisbane label and the creative outpouring from the mind of Kathleen Dittmar. Overwhelmed with the boredom of ubiquitous plain stockings, she decided to do something about it.
By individually handpainting her own designs on them.
This has extended to the up-cycling of high quality second-hand fashion converted into one-of-a-kind wearable art. You can check out more of her work hereand follow her story here. There's much, much more to this lady than meets the eye.
Now, before I start confusing you, I should say that I don't think of myself as a fashion photographer. When people ask me what sort of photos I take it's really difficult to tie myself down to one particular thing. At Art College I took a major in Commercial Photography and Art Practice because I just could not decide what I preferred most. So, when I think seriously on what I'm about and the direction I'm going in it always comes back to the same thing - people. People, the human race, the way we relate to and understand (or not) each other is fascinating to me.
Naturally, Wedding and Portrait Photography is a wonderful platform for me to really pursue these ideas as I try and navigate my way towards the individual via photography.
BUT - I love love love to have an opportunity to get out some lights and work with a concept from beginning to end. Fashion is definately fun. Fun because it is a different kind of challenge and also because it requires a collaboration of people all working together to create the final image. I really get a kick out of it and am happy to say, I think everyone else involved does too.
Huge shout outs go to everyone who has worked together on this shoot. All the names and details are mentioned at the end of this post.
Models - Heloise-Laure Ruinard and Lara Cresser
Make-up - Meghan Bell
Hair - Ragdoll Rampage
Assistant and Runner - Miranda Ryan
Boys From The Skate-Park - All the extras appearing in the above images kindly donated their time
and talents to this shoot. Many thanks for the extra 'spunk' they added!