Monday, 4 January 2010

My Friend Philip

First of all, 'Happy New Year'! I have had a great break over this holiday period and can't wait to get started with this year of 2010! So many new projects to tell you about (in due time) and many more insights into what goes on behind the scenes creating fashion in its many forms!
This time of year sees a lot of my friends return to Australia to visit and share Christmas and New Year with their families and it also allows me to catch up with their exciting careers and life in far flung places! One of my very close (and talented) friends Philip Riches returns most years to see his family from London/Amsterdam and this year again it was great to spend some time with him and hear his many stories of his life as a much sought after fashion photographer working all over the world with a lot of top models, magazines, fashion houses and celebrities!
He recently just shot Yasmin Le Bon, Lara Stone, L'Officiel and Viktor and Rolf to name a few and up until last year was a judge on 'Hollands Next Top Model' for 3 years. He has spent most of the last few years in Amsterdam but last year moved to London to be with his partner.
Philip and I met nearly 12 years ago and worked(and played!) in Australia, Italy and Holland etc for many years, it was always the thing of Big Philip(He's 6ft6!) and Little Philip, photographer and stylist respectively and we certainly had a lot of fun in those early days in Milan and Melbourne shooting some amazing male and female models and enjoying many adventures along the way.
His work continues to inspire me and I feel very lucky to have him in my life even tho we live on opposite sides of the world and only see each other a few times a year, I thought it would be great to share and showcase his amazing talent and for you my blog reader to see his website
The images of us both will show you how tall he really is, or maybe how short I am!!! And are taken during a visit to Amsterdam that I took a few years back and a New Years Day party, by the way we both work behind the camera but as you can see both love posing for a pic!
Please check out his work on his website


  1. Happy New Year, Philip! I too, love getting together with old friends and catching up. Sometimes it brings me back to reality.

    The height difference is cute, as well as the both of you. I did check out Philip Riches' portfolio site and it's amazing, very talented!

    Can't wait to read your future posts!

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