10 Tips For Booking A Photographer

1. You Get What You Pay For  We have all seen the specials on social media. Mini shoots for $45 including all images. Glam sessions for $99 including 1 edited image and all the Raw files. They look too good to be true when you’ve just been quoted a $500 session fee don’t they? That’s because … Continue reading “10 Tips For Booking A Photographer”

What Lies Behind the Make-Up

Originally Published 01/04/17 Living Dolls Inc became a registered company in New Zealand; October 21st 2011, and from there it began to make headlines and attract considerable amounts of media attention. Sole director and fashion couturier Sophia Lee owned the majority of the company (75%) and among various fashion awards she was even recently listed as … Continue reading “What Lies Behind the Make-Up”

The Payback Project

Paybacks a bitch… or is it? An unfortunately large number of people in New Zealand have been left in the cold having paid for photoshoots that never happened, or have never received photos after months of trying to reclaim them, its become a stain on the industry but a team has come together to clean … Continue reading “The Payback Project”

Living Dead Rollers Nail-Biting Win

On Saturday 11th March Dead End Derby’s Living Dead Rollers took on Timaru’s Derby Dames in a nail-biting, edge of your seat performance. While both teams fought hard to the bitter end, the Living Dead Rollers, the top B team in New Zealand, took out the win 194-175. Following an unbeaten season in 2016, Living … Continue reading “Living Dead Rollers Nail-Biting Win”

Nocturness | The Bloodbath

Nocturness enters the stage carrying a candelabra that she holds before herself like an offering. The room is dark and hushed, and her skin, barely hidden by a few leather straps and duct tape across her nipples, glows in the candlelight. She’s a tall, striking woman, made taller by some incredible boots and the horns … Continue reading “Nocturness | The Bloodbath”

Horns & Hot Pants

Across the crowded car park of the Riccarton Working Men’s Club, a lone woman totters in 4 inch heels, the purple latex straps of her costume peeking out from under her coat. She’s headed towards the entrance of the 15th Christchurch Fetish Ball, and I follow her in. Inside the unassuming exterior, neon strobe lights … Continue reading “Horns & Hot Pants”

Cripple Mr Onion – A Brief History

Twenty years in the New Zealand metal scene, going up and down the country, Cripple Mr Onion will certainly leave their mark on NZ metal for years to come. Though the band was formed in Christchurch their origins begin in Dunedin where Mike ‘Fud’ Fudakowski and Andy Wood first met while both studying music. From … Continue reading “Cripple Mr Onion – A Brief History”

Creep: An Exhibition

Hosted by In Good Company Space, an artist workspace and gallery, on Cuba St in Wellington. Creep brings a variety of artists together across a variety of mediums to make an exhibit you would hate you miss. Crystal skulls, macabre imagery, a touch of Dali, and sacred geometry makes for a diverse display from artists; Izzy … Continue reading “Creep: An Exhibition”

Dr. Sketchy’s Christchurch

“Beer, Boobies and Glory” is a pretty honest way to describe the artistic madness that is Dr. Sketchy’s Christchurch. Born from a bottle of whiskey in the early Two Thousand and Teens, this chapter of the Anti-Art School has been growing from strength to strength. Run by the amazing duo of Rosie Reckless and Tawdry Trainwreck, … Continue reading “Dr. Sketchy’s Christchurch”

The Clockwork Emporium

Located at 32 New Regent St. is one of New Zealand’s best kept secrets; A beautiful little shop with a range of fashion, jewelry, and accessories from some of Christchurch’s most enthusiastic Steampunkers. Mike Lester and Paula Garcia opened the Clockwork Emporium and Cafe on the 7th of April with Mike running the counter and Paula … Continue reading “The Clockwork Emporium”