Thursday, April 19, 2012
Just a quick update to tell you I've entered the SOYA Awards Competition and would absolutely love all of the support I can get. They featured one of my photos as the Cover Image today WOOHOO which made me so happy. All you have to do it go to my entry page read the description as it's very important to me :) and if you feel its worthy hit the 'LIKE' button on the main image. If I'm lucky enough to win, I will have the opportunity to be mentored by the incredible Polly Borland and attend Les Rencontres D'Arles in France which would be a mind blowing learning experience! I want to grow as an artist and find my own voice so badly, this would be a dream come true.
p.s. I'd be able to extend my stay and capture so many more stories to tell - I only have a select few images left from my overseas trip as the memory cards were lost in transit on the way home.. I am still so shattered but hopefully the opportunity to go and relive those moments was mean to be.
Fingers, toes, eyes, ears crossed while holding my breath...
Posted by jennaforjethro at 19.4.12
Monday, February 27, 2012
Meet Molly P.
She is learning to play the flute and beats grown ups at scrabble. She looooves watching Spics & Specs and her idea of fun is being carried around the house in a big blanket, then being thrown into bed "again" and "again" and "again". She knows how to use an iphone better than me. She also knows how to put a pram together better than me. She loves making musical instruments out of absolutely anything, decorating cookies, reading the same book over and over, making necklaces out of streamers and is a cutie pie inside and out.
I think back to when I was little and miss how intuitive I was. I always knew what I did and didn't like and fell into my creative bubble at every spare second. I'd listen to Tina Arena on my discman, write songs about love (too much Celine Dion in the house), see how many plastic butterfly clips I could fit in my hair at one time, paint/draw on every blank surface, decorate my room with an overload plastic gerbras, make up dance routines which mostly involved two hands on the heart and shimmy down low over and over...
I'm 25 this year and it freaks me out a little bit. When is it too old to enjoy being childish?
I still love painting, dressing up in funny clothes, listening to music, re-arranging my room, making up dance routines and think I will continue to do so for as long as I like (However I promise to ditch the signature dance move.. sigh... might try a body roll as I bite my index finger?)
Posted by jennaforjethro at 27.2.12
Tuesday, February 14, 2012
♥ Nobody can make you feel inferior without your consent - Eleanor Roosevelt ♥Hello! I'm not sure if anyone still reads this but it's so nice to be back ...
For a while I struggled to find a purpose to my photography. I felt like I always wanted more and was never happy with my work and worried if it pleased other people. But I’ve come to realise that not being completely content with my artwork is okay and that there is beauty in imperfection. I can also see that it gives me the curiosity and drive to look further and experiment so that I can become a better artist every day.
I had missed photography so much. For me is about escaping reality and getting lost in imagination where there are no limitations and I felt so out of balance without it. I love being able to capture the beauty of life in infinite ways and telling stories, both real and make-believe and I'm excited to be back in my little bubble again to capture it all.
I took this photo of a beautiful girl at the 2011 Falls Festival. I love creating mystery with my photos and thinking about my subjects, what life they might lead and what is going through their mind at the time. This girl still has me thinking...
I have a lot more to say, plenty of photos and collaborative work to share and would love for you to follow me on the journey of Jenna for Jethro.
Posted by jennaforjethro at 14.2.12
Thursday, September 8, 2011
what i'm looking forward to about spring:
♥ leaving my embarrassing inverting umbrella at home
♥ spring cleaning (you wish mum!)
♥ the smell of freshly mown grass
♥ strawberries and mangos
♥ being able to wear sunnies at brunch after a big night without looking like a dick
♥ flowers blooming outside my window to cover the blank fence
♥ letting my feet see the sun
♥ good excuse to buy new clothes
♥ eating dinner outside while it's still light
♥ riding my bike
♥ people smiling on the way to work
♥ wearing dresses
(photos taken by me. 1.my sis Simmie 2.spring goodness)
What's your favourite thing about spring?
Posted by jennaforjethro at 8.9.11
Sunday, September 4, 2011
I took this photo in a train between the beautiful towns along the cinque terre in Italy. The man must have been a local because he stood in the doorway facing the train tracks so eager to get off while the opposite side of the train looked out onto the incredible house filled cliffside and ocean. It's funny how we things seem to lose their beauty when we become accustomed to our surroundings.
Posted by jennaforjethro at 4.9.11
Friday, August 19, 2011
I have a new website up that my little bro put together for me www.jennaforjethro.com - if anyone needs a website he's a clever thing so just contact me at email@example.com He manages to talk on the phone, update his facebook and play playstation all at the same time lets say he knows his IT ha!
These are a few snaps from my Europe trip. I just love people watching. It really intrigues me the way people go about their day and how there are so many diverse personalities in the world. They were all in their own little world with their rambling minds and had no idea I was watching them. It really fascinates me how everyone is constantly with their own thoughts and no one else can hear them. I always wonder who is really being themselves and who is changing who they are to fit into what society says is acceptable. I bet if everyone had to speak exactly what their mind was saying for one day we'd see most people in a completely different light. Some people might disappoint us and others might completely blow us away.
I'll stop rambling in a second but it reminds me how facebook can be really judgemental and based on physical appearance. After a quick skim of your photos and status updates, someone can completely make up their mind as to what kind of person you are without even meeting you face to face. I don't really like that so I make an effort to leave judgement until I honestly know my facebook pals. Join the club :)
Posted by jennaforjethro at 19.8.11
Sunday, July 10, 2011
Here is a peak at a little film I made this weekend. I have some personal projects that I have been planning to work on for women's body image for ages now and it's finally all coming together. I'm very excited! I'd love any feedback if anyone is still following this blog.
Posted by jennaforjethro at 10.7.11
Tuesday, January 11, 2011
After having the most amazing time overseas it feels like I never even left. But then I sit back with my new food crush 'sicilian canolli' and look through more than 10,000 photos and can't help but smile about how lucky I have been. Amsterdam stole my heart with it's beautiful canals & art filled streets and Italy filled my mouth with ridiculously good food. There's too many stories to tell (mostly food related) so I promise to take it slow. For now here's a glimpse of my little European adventure.
Tuesday, August 31, 2010
Hello and goodbye!
Tomorrow I leave for my adventure of a lifetime. First stop is Dubai and then winging it through Europe for 4 months. I can't wait to experience the beautiful European culture, I think I will fall in love. If anyone has any tips of places I must see or visit, I'd love to hear from you. For now, I thought I'd leave you with a few photos from a wedding I photographed on the weekend. I'm hoping to update my blog as I travel so I can share the special moments with you all.
Until I'm sipping espresso in sweet Italy,
Posted by jennaforjethro at 31.8.10
Wednesday, July 28, 2010
Here is a still that I shot from another film last week. I really been enjoying capturing shots without the subject knowing and then taking the image out of context and making up my own story behind it. I was thinking the other day about how we subconsciously make up little stories every day about people even if we don't mean to. I find myself looking at people on my way to work and thinking how many cats do they have? are they happy? are they one of those people who can't use chopsticks?
I find it interesting that everyone can see a different story depending on how they grew up, where they live and what they're exposed to. I don't like to judge people but I think we all do without even noticing. We might make up our own stories about someone but I think it's all innocent and I guess it makes it all the more interesting when we are proved wrong. Look at Susan Boyle!
So anyway, I guess we should all keep our little tales but also an open mind and aim to be surprised ...
Posted by jennaforjethro at 28.7.10
Friday, July 23, 2010
Lately I've been finding potential in old, unplanned photos that I have taken. I feel like I am looking at them through a new pair of eyes and letting them tell me stories. This photo was an in between shot that I didn't think twice about at the time but I've been looking a little deeper to see what those spontaneous images are trying to say.
Photo: Me (Feb 2010) Model: Jemma
Posted by jennaforjethro at 23.7.10
Wednesday, July 14, 2010
Thank you Law of Attraction! It was only the other day that I was really hoping to get into shooting stills for films when out of the blue a very talented friend of mine Sarah Tinitali asked me if I could come along to a film she was producing to take some. I got to meet so many fantastic people and see how the whole film making process works. The makeup artists and hair stylists, professional actors and talented crew were all so kind and really inspiring. I noticed how important it is to work as a team and I can only imagine it would be the same for big fashion shoots. There are so many things to organise and people on set that without the amazing cooperation that they had it easily could have ended in tears. I also saw that the directors were very specific with what they wanted and had a lot of patience which made things run very smoothly.
The colour palettes that were chosen for the set and costumes were stunning. You could tell that everything was really well thought out as it tied together so perfectly. It was a great opportunity for me to be able to work with some fantastic lighting too because I have really only had experience with natural light. It was all set up for me so all I had to do was shoot! I even got to use a 50mm f/1.2 lens for the day which I am now in love with and have put it on the list to buy before I head overseas.
Posted by jennaforjethro at 14.7.10