Doll on wheels – A quick shoot

So a mate of mine usually photographs cars and such, and has done a bit of modelling herself, but had never actually had a proper go at photographing people… until a while ago, when my partner and I took our bikes out to an area just outside of the city to meet up with her where most of the houses have been demolished (after the earthquakes we had 4 or so years ago now) – the perfect place for a wee practice shoot before the sun really started to pack some heat!

I haven’t modelled in what seems like a VERY long time (and even then I never know what the hell I’m doing!), and she’s learning, but we thought that together we could probably figure something out! Just because you don’t have a clue what you’re doing, doesn’t mean you shouldn’t try! 🙂

If the photos below are anything to go by we’ll be seeing some pretty awesome photos from her in the future! I’m definitely curvier than the average model and I wouldn’t have a clue how to “smyze” but who cares?! Apparently she has more ideas to throw at me, so yay! It’s good to have a reason to doll up every now and then 🙂

Check out her new page LH Photos

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Later Rockstars,

V

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Musical Feels – March

Some of the tunes which got my body rocking this month…

1. Capture the Crown

2. Sic Addiction

I tried to chuck a fancy widget in here so you could see their songs, etc. but it seems the widget function on Reverbnation is having a mare… on the upside though, if you go to the site via the link below, you can download their track for free! 🙂

Sic Addiction – Changing tide

3. Chase the Grey

4. Methane

5. Five From Zero

6. In This Moment

One of my fave bad bitches…

7. Schemata Theory

8. Gary Clarke Jr

This guy will honestly make your soul tingle…

9. Deez Nuts

10. Out Cold A.D.

And last but definitely not least – this local crew is releasing their new album on the 10th April, and I for one intend on being at that release party!

As always, let me know if there are any bands or solo artists you think I should check out 🙂

Later Rockstars,

V

Keeping the focus on the end game – 11 months and counting…

Image taken from imgdumper.com
Image taken from imgdumper.com

Some goals are achieved within a day, or several days, some take years… in this case I am in my 6th and HOPEFULLY last year…!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I have two core passions – music and the environment we live in, and given that don’t like the chances of becoming a wealthy rockstar any time soon, I am currently studying my other passion (the environment), with the idea in mind that I will move into some form of career at the end of it…

While I finish my degree, I work full time for a company I love, and hopefully will continue to work for when I graduate… which is GREAT, honestly and truly, I love the company and what they do. The trouble is, I am a person that needs some form of mental stimulation, variety, a different challenge once in a while. I have often joked that if I’m not moving – I’m asleep.

As I am currently only qualified to push paper, or run a restaurant, then that is exactly what I am limited to until graduation rolls around – COULD THIS YEAR MOVE ANY SLOWER?! The saying SSDD could not be more relevant… it has been the same for over 3 years now, and I’ve been digging deep to find my ‘happy-smiley work face’ for the last year of that. I’m soo close though! in 11 months I can finally exhale completely and move on to new and exciting goals!

Oh how sweet the taste of achievement will be! 6 years of…

  • Guilt because I don’t have enough time for my friends, family and boyfriend
  • Tears when the rest of my life started to implode right around exam time, because Murphy wouldn’t have it any other way
  • Stress-eating at midnight when I’m trying to finish an assignment at the last minute (which is really a day or two early but I know I won’t have time with the current deadlines at work)
  • Feeling guilty for stress eating but being too tired for the gym because I stayed up all night finishing my assignment then got up at 6am to get to work on time on the other side of the city, and essentially undermining one of my other goals (taking care of my health)
  • Being told by certain people in my life (of which I cannot choose), rather unhelpfully, that University is a waste of time and money
  • Generally questioning whether I had a screw loose when I started to embark on this journey, and whether I’ll even use the fan-dangly piece of paper I’m busting a proverbial nut for

Yes… sweeter than honey (or maple syrup for my vegan friends!). Eye on the prize…

Later Rockstars!

V

Living your dreams

captain planet Someone recently posed the question: “If you could do or BE anything, if money was not a limitation, if there were no barriers… what would you do, what would you BE, where would your heart take you!?” My answer to this was: “I’d be captain planet by day, and a rockstar by night” As ridiculous as this sounds, this is absolutely my most honest answer! OK so Captain planet is a cartoon character with green hair who can fly, and for some reason needs a bunch of kids with magical rings to do most of the work… but aside from that, the unnecessary waste and pollution that is caused by human consumption really is a huge issue for me. I thoroughly believe that we can live exciting and satisfying lives without destroying everything in our path, if we just made wiser choices, put our money where our mouths are, and force producers to make wiser choices further up the production chain. And as for my night time persona, I am definitely a rockstar on the inside (and sometimes on the outside, I try to keep it under control at work haha). Maybe once I’m not studying every second that I’m not at work, I will actually have more time to spend on music!! I know, I know. Usually when I hear someone say “I would do [insert whatever activity/idea they want to pursue here] but there’s just not enough time in the day”… I say “if you want it bad enough, you’ll make it happen, you only have one life”. I fully intend on taking my own advice! But seriously, for the next year time IS TIGHTER THAN [censored]!! But come 2016 – bring it on! I also happen to think that Captain Planet wouldn’t look all that out of place on a stage actually… I mean, THAT MULLET! Later Rockstars!   V

Musical Feels – February

It’s probably safe to say that this February’s faves were heavily influenced by Soundwave’s lineup… Slipknot, Butcher Babies, Slash… you get the gist, these guys are regulars in my playlists. So because I did a whole post on the festival I will leave these out and list a few other delicious finds that I didn’t get to see live this month!

See my post on the 2015 Soundwave Festival here

Musical feels for February:

Strength In Shadows – Reminisce

Kissing Candice – Ghosted

More Than Most – You’re Not Alone

I don’t know how many times I’ve caught myself humming along to this song while I’m doing something…

From Ashes to New – Stay this way

Taberah – Dying Wish

Rat Neck – Serpent Bitch/Dying Melody

Omaha – Devilish Acts

Hanshotfirst – Sarah, Tone In

As always, let me know if there are any other kick-ass bands out there that you think I’ll like!

Later Rockstars!

V