But let's backtrack, Photographer John Tsiavis came to me a while back to discuss styling for this editorial and the highly conceptualised vision that he had been working on with the master creator of this idea, Nik Dimopoulos. After seeing Nik's amazing concept I jumped at the chance to be involved and loved the idea to work outside of the usual 'fashion' constraints that you deal with when shooting a fashion editorial. I myself had never worked with Rolling Stone before but have with John Tsiavis on many celebrity and fashion jobs (John has photographed Chris Lilley for the cover of Rolling Stone before) and was excited to work with Nik Dimopoulos's concept, a unique editorial for this young and emerging band that was far from expected by not only the band but also by the band's management and the magazine!
We stuck to Nik's vision and powered through a shoot that is probably best explained by looking at the above image of the band that represents a dinosaur's face...squint your eyes and you will see the eyes, teeth and tongue of a dinosaur!
Clothing credits above are: Boys jackets from Strateas Carlucci, Shirts were vintage. On Phoebe: Top by Alpha 60, Trousers from Neo Dia and shoes from Zomp.
Continuing on the conceptual vibe the above image of two band members represents milk from a cow's udder, no really it does! Clothing credits: Left, Alpha 60 top, Strateas Carlucci trousers.
Right All by Alpha 60
Now you probably have already realised that the above image has something to do with birds but to help you out it represents Magpies eating worms! 'Well of course' I can hear you saying!
Nik's amazing concept was totally embraced by the band who were great to work with.
Talking of birds, the concept was about birds, a parrot to be exact.
All other clothing by the wonderful designers at Limedrop.
Big thanks Glenda for all your work on an amazing shoot.
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A BIG thank you to Photographer John Tsiavis and Creative Director Nik Dimopoulos for allowing me to be involved with this shoot and to Make Up Artist Kim Tavares and my assistant Glenda Tarle thank you for your talents and great work.
Please go out and purchase a copy of the September issue of Rolling Stone Australia to check out the whole editorial of a band that you are sure to hear a lot more from in the future.
Photographer John Tsiavis
Creative Director Nik Dimopoulos
Stylist Philip Boon
Assistant Stylist Glenda Tarle
Make Up/Hair Kim Tavares