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this week: smoke & mirrors

this week: smoke & mirrors

1. shooting editorials in abandoned buildings. i made a vlog from this day of shooting but i can't release it until the magazine has been released! i'm dying to share it with you all. 2. i received my copy of the latest white magazine where my latest editorial for them has been printed. i posted an outtake to flickr a while ago, you can have a look at the picture here + i'll be blogging the entire set soon. 3. testing my night portrait lights on dan at the end of a wedding we were shooting. 4. behind the scenes of the on-location lookbook + campaign i shot for totem tally, blog post coming soon ^_^ 5. selfies with dan. 6. the beautiful countryside, where the air is fresh and the cold is so icy it's comforting. we get to spend the majority of our weekends here and i am so thankful for it. it reminds me of when we were in europe.

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blue mountains

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blue mountains

in the springtime, dan and i set off on a frosty morning to visit the blue mountains. i spoke of feeling over worked and wanting to take more time for myself in my winter blog post and this was one of those instances. life is too short not to get out and do things that make you feel alive. it was wonderful waking up in the morning and not turning on my computer or checking my emails. i took my time getting ready, curling my hair, giving my eyes wings and picking out a dress to wear. 

without a rush or a care in the world, dan and i set off and drove with our windows down and the music loud to the mountains. we stopped at a few places throughout the day. all places i've been to before but haven't seen in years. our first and main stop of the day was at the everglade gardens. we wandered through the trees and the manicured hedges stopping to take pictures everywhere. i laid on the grass with the flowers and dan took my portrait. 

we set off again and stopped on the side of the road in the suburbs to take pictures with the cherry blossoms that were blooming throughout the town. we made a quick stop at the three sisters for a couple of cloudy photos but went to fossil rock lookout and sat on the highest rock we could find to watch the sun go down. 

adventure is something i look forward to the most. there is nothing more that i love than being in beautiful, natural places. to walk around, take pictures and just be happy being outside. until next time, blue mountains. 

all day time photos edited with lovestruck & all night time photos edited with disposable film

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this week: hotel rooms

this week: hotel rooms

1. lunches with my sister. 2. pretty tiles i came across. 3. selfies with my new jewellery gifted to me by ruusk. 4 & 5. a pretty wedding we were photographing on a rainy day. 6. breakfast. organic yogurt with fresh berries. 7. i received my latest white magazine editorial in the mail. 8. updates from my mum who is currently overseas with her partner. this is a photo from ushuaia, argentina. 9. after a week of being sick and bed ridden, it felt nice to be warmed by the sunshine on a campaign shoot at the beach all day.

1. korean bbq with dan and my best friend sam. 2. sleepless weeks = tired me. 3. suburban sunsets after on location shoots. 4. i started going for regular runs/jogs again in this beautiful place *i have a little story about this at the end of this blog post! 5. at the white magazine hq. 6. stunning locations, my job lets me explore some of the most beautiful places i've ever seen. 7 & 8. dan and i at our hotel room. 9. delicious breakfasts before dawn for the big day ahead.

i post all these photos on my personal instagram account: julia.trotti

i also have an account where i post just my photography work (and occasionally some behind the scenes too!): juliatrotti

 

going back to photo number 4, i have a little story i wanted to share. i posted this on my facebook page the afternoon it happened, but i thought i'd re-share it here today: i was out for a jog this afternoon and while on my way, there was someone sitting in the distance who kept looking up every so often. as i approached them they asked “hey…. are you that photographer?”. right behind me dan was approaching and he mentioned “and you’re the videographer!”. we talked for a little bit before we went off running again, me with a big goofy smile on my face. it’s such a humbling experience when this happens. just a few weeks ago while i was going to get my car washed i gave the girl at the cash register my name and when she heard me her face sprung up and she started talking about being a fan of my work. i know it can be so daunting to go up to someone you don’t know to say hey. but i just wanted to say that i really appreciate it. it honestly and truly makes my day. thank you.

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