We are just about to launch our inagural project, and fuck we’re excited. We can’t really talk about it until it’s all good to go, so in the meantime we’ll start filling you in on what we’ve been working on and what’s been passing before our lenses.
We’ve been testing our work on friends and colleagues and are getting such incredible responses. One of them was from Melbourne artist and stylist Mel Balkan. Check out her blog to get a sense of the breadth of her work. Mel approached us with an idea that she seemed to have been developing for awhile. And so we found ourselves a week later in an urban grunge setting making a film of a haircut. Well, on the surface, anyway. Mel’s approach to style is fully engaged and collaborative, and as we began to build moving imagery around the recontextualisation of her daily labour, we found a great many places in which to explore one of our favourite subjects: intimacy. For two ladies who are used to filming much more conventionally vulnerable acts of sexual expression, we were pleased to find that we were able to find just as much vulnerability in this incredible exchange between the Black Wolf and the White Wolf.
Thanks to Belinda Gillies for the backstage images and Lady Lucille for the layers of White Wolf’s costume. The edit is forthcoming over the next month or so, at which time we’ll say more about the piece itself, so stay tuned. We were grateful for an opportunity to get out of the porno trenches for a moment and experiment with subject matter and form. All told it was a beautiful afternoon of perfect light and generative feminine spirit, suggesting what might be possible as we open ourselves out into our community.
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