Make-up artist Ania Milczarczyk and I have been conjuring up visual fantasies for just over a year now. We have shot over 20 models in their homes for Model-Maison, we have been on road trips to the outer suburbs of Sydney and the hills of the Central Coast.

Late last year we started dreaming about how we would want to shoot babe Samantha Harris as a bottle blonde.  I shot her when she first appeared as an apparition of beauty back in 2009 with stylist Divya Bala.

We teamed up with our mate Iggy Haha – dream team from the Teresa Oman Model-Maison shoot, and approached stylist Monique Moynihan to work her magic with late 70s early 80s fashion- a fantastic synthesis.

Fashion Journal and I have been speaking for a while about working together, and this seemed to be the perfect shoot for them. Leah the editor gave me pretty much complete creative freedom, which is always such a luxury. It allows all creatives on board to bring their a-game, unhindered.

So here is the shoot, shot at Stables Studios. And check out the video, shot by Kit Webster, showing some behind the scenes of our afternoon with Sam. Enjoy!

Publication / Fashion Journal

Photography / Cybele Malinowski

Model / Samantha Harris

Styling / Monique Moynihan

Makeup / Ania Milczarczyk

Assistant / Amelia Dowd

Retouching / Justin Malinowski

Video / Kit Webster