We were shooting at Mondo Studios, which are quite private, great for someone like Rose.
I remember the first time I saw Rose. I was working on a music video for Alex Lloyd that my partner at the time was directing. Alex said he had a friend called Rose that he wanted to use in the video for his single “BLACK THE SUN”. Rose stood out even then, watch the video and you will see what I mean.
It wasn’t long after that, Rose starred in the Australian movie “Two Hands” with Heath Ledger and the rest is history.
The best thing about Rose is that she hasn’t changed, still that beautiful girl I met all those years ago. I’ve worked on many different things with Rose over the years. I was excited to see her and touch base again.
Of course, there’s a lot riding on a shoot like this. The magazine needs a great editorial plus a cover that will catch everyone’s attention. A cover that leaps off the stands and into your handbag.
Five top Australian models all together for an iconic shoot on Hayman Island
The Ocean Odyssey cover story for Harper’s Bazaar was about conservation and sustainability, with five of Australia’s most iconic models.
When Naomi (Fashion Director Naomi Smith) first ran the idea by me, and told me who the five girls were, I thought – this will be an amazing shoot – but how was I going to give them all equal attention? (-:
Luckily I’d worked with all of them before – actually most of them I’d known since they had started modelling. It’s really amazing to have watched these girls grow up over the years.
From their first shoots, their going overseas to work, babies, boyfriends, marriage and seeing how they developed into women, they became friends and you genuinely really care about their wellbeing.