DANCE, SING, LAUGH AND ROCK AND ROLL
A simple message from the laundromat crew: CLEAN OUR HEARTS OUT!
“And oh! forget not while you live,
That in the smallest duty done
Lies wealth of joy for everyone.”
Dust Under the Rug from Mother Stories by Maud Lindsay
A beautiful representation of how UNITED the world can really be even through extreme challenges. This is a photo story presented by Australian photographer, Alexandrena Parker and New York stylist, Maria Montane.
In early March, when the world quickly started to go into lock down, Alex and Maria decided to put their energy into something positive and creative. As FaceTime shoots began to trend online they challenged themselves to try an experimental virtual shoot. And with children all over the world began creating installations of rainbows to display in their front windows as a universal symbol of hope and positivity, Maria decided to use the 7 colours of rainbow to help curate and style the overall look. So they set out and connected with 7 families across the globe through Instagram and each child was allocated a single colour of the rainbow.
Working collaboratively in a virtual team, Maria styled from New York, Alex directed and shot via Zoom from Australia and each family created their own home set with as many things in their own house according to the colour they had been allocated. The making of the series was just as important as the final product for Maria and Alex as it challenged and pushed them to create and capture in a profoundly new way. With time zone differences, language barriers and creative direction all done through a screen, it was no easy task! But everyone worked so well together. It shows how much we can achieve collaboratively even with our differences and challenges.
Maria and Alex hope the way in which this series was created will be a small part of the history of photography… showing how the world connected in times of isolation and and helping each other through unprecedented times. Maybe one day in 150 years, future generations will be looking at virtual shoots in national galleries, like we look at Man Ray or Picasso, challenging the way art is made and presented!
Photography by: Alexandrena Parker @alexandrenaparker
Styling by: Maria Montane @mariamontane_
Title illustration by: Evie Barrow @evie_barrow
Tiarna, UK – Pink
Coosje and Julius, Netherlands – Orange
Sophie, Australia – Blue
Ezra, Netherlands – Green
Redd, USA – Red
Valentina, Australia – Purple
Gonzalo, Rodrigo and Ingnaitus, Spain – Yellow
We are so ready for endless Summer days and being with our forever friends.
After several long weeks of social distancing… I took my daughter and two of her closest friends to a nearby park to do a mini photoshoot. They loved dressing in some pieces from the newest collection by Velveteen Clothing. Go check out their Stylish Spring Blooms!
Location | Houston, Tx
Styling | Priscila Barros
Photography | Amy Carson
Clothing | Velveteen
Childhood With Style – Sustainable Luxury Fashion
Hair Accessories | Knot Hairbands
Throwing it back to days that were spent in the sunshine and with friends. What is better than planning all the things with your girl gang? We recently shot some of the cutest girls in Houston as we explored the local pier, ate ice cream, went rollerskating and played with bubbles.
A fun outting with the besties call for some fun clothing too. We love these outfits provided by Lola and the Boys that are fun, colorful and create a statement. Who else needs that “Good Vibes” jean jacket? Check out Lola and the Boys for some fun accessories also. They have the most adorable hats, necklaces and accessories.
Wishing you could get some of this in your size? You can! Check out their women’s collection HERE.
Cinco de Mayo in San Diego was always so magical. We often would sit under a colorful banner and watch the woman dance with their big skirts as someone cheerfully played music on a guitar.
Photo + Styling @mamaandthetribe | Clothing provided by Ladida
As Summer is approaching we are planning back yard pool parties. This party is featuring Accessories from MINISTA. Where every boy and girl can become a star! From stylish hair accessories to sunglasses and handbags they have it all!
Styling// Priscila Barros
Photography// Amy Carson
Pink & Blue Strip Swim// Yellow Jungle
Pools and Balloons provided by// MINNI Dip