The apple of my eye <3

Holy moley, me oh my
You're the apple of my eye
Girl, I've never loved one like you

Man, oh man, you're my best friend
I scream it to the nothingness
There ain't nothing that I need

Well, hot and heavy, pumpkin pie
Chocolate candy, Jesus Christ
Ain't nothing please me more than you

Ah, home, let me go home
Home is wherever I'm with you
Ah, home, let me go home
Home is wherever I'm with you

La, la, la, la, take me home
Mommy, I'm coming home

I'll follow you into the park
Through the jungle, through the dark
Girl, I never loved one like you

Moats and boats and waterfalls
Alleyways and pay phone calls
I've been everywhere with you

That's true, laugh until we think we'll die
Barefoot on a summer night
Never could be sweeter than with you

And in the streets you run a-free
Like it's only you and me
Geez, you're something to see

~ 'Home', ALEXANDER EBERT, JADE ALLYSON CASTRINOS

Milestones... ✨

I've been all over the place lately. It's great, although I do miss having my own projects to work on. I miss that creative flow/addiction that kills and thrives you all at once. I know one day, that time will come, so I'm just happy to be picking up my camera more than three times a week. Hard work pays off - as they say, and I hope my personal projects pay the bills for me one day. 

FIANCE - This weekend marks our 5-month-fiancé-anniversary and we are celebrating by throwing a party! It's going to be super fun. 5 months to the day, accidentally. Can't wait to share some snaps from it on my wedding website - Blossom Daisy Creative 💘 I also can't believe how fast time flies by.... it feels like we were in Greece, sipping rosé, on a cliff, a few weeks ago.

SISTERLY - I was lucky enough to shoot a phenomenal project on the weekend, it's called 'Sisterly'. It will be launching very soon. Pip Compton is the brains & creative power behind the 💡 idea, along with her high school friends who have come together to create a charity for their life long friend battling cancer. Pip is seriously inspirational and I can't wait to share this series of images with you, along with the full story/purpose of the charity. 

ASSISTING - I been assisting some pretty awesome photographers, this week I've been at RMIT Assisting brochure and banner student shoots...  it's so much fun purely because the photographer I assist is hilarious. I have also stepped my foot into Second Shooting weddings. This would have to be my favourite way of shooting a wedding - as there's no "pressure" - you're not the principal shooter. I am really loving it at the moment, and have been lucky to find wonderfully talented photographers to work for. Grateful once again. 

NEW YORK - This week also marks three years since I left for my once in a lifetime trip to New York. That trip changed my life forever. I really don't know why I decided to go to New York, for a month, alone, during Christmas? I was 21 years young and over ambitious. Buy boy, am I glad I just listened to my heart and did it. I learnt more than I can put into words & I also gained confidence in my work but more importantly, in myself. I truly believe that if I didn't embark on that journey, I would not have completed my BA of Photography, or had the confidence to approach Adem. The idea of that now, is hilarious to think about, because he is the friendliest person in the universe, I don't really know why I was so scared of approaching to him all those years. Seriously though, NY was a life changing trip, that shaped who I am, and what I have achieved today. So here I am, blabbing again, it's all pretty relevant though. My work is me, I wouldn't be where I am today without taking all those risks, last minute decisions and trusting moments of chance. I stumbled into all the right places after that trip to New York... Thank You Universe for giving me the opportunity to do it. Forever grateful.  

Love C x  

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NIC MAL x CASS TZORTZ

 

Nic and I started taking photos together in High School, and boy, oh boy... we have been meaning to 'collaborate' properly for such a long time. It was finally the right time to work on something together.

In High School, our group of friends would spend our lunchtimes in the Media Rooms, working on our creative folios. We had a very close-knit way of working, and ever since we were teens, we have been working on little projects together. 

We were planning on collaborating together last year, during my Grad Year at PSC, but Nic spent a semester in Paris studying... (amazing), so our plans were put on halt. Last Friday, we got access to a remarkable rooftop at RMIT, Nic organised a team, and we had so much fun, the security guard phenomenally let us shoot on the Industrial roof.... magic. 

I hope you like this 'New York' inspired short story.

Team Credits:
Concept/Designs/Direction: Nic Malishev
Photographer: Cassandra Tzortzoglou
Model: Sara Salmeron
MU/Hair: Zoe Crawford

Love C x

 
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1 2 3 4... tell me that you love me more ❤️

 

I rediscovered this song and it's remarkable artist today. Feist got me through my high school years... I seriously owe her. I was lost and confused in highschool, if it wasn't for my dearest friends, my dancing or my photography, I don't think I could have gotten through that awkward stage of growing up. 

I've also been asked to speak to the current students at my old high school. Exciting and nerve-wrenching at the same time. Firstly, because public speaking is not my forté, and secondly, because it's going to bring back some mega humiliating memories. Cringe worthy! But... that's how you grow, right?

Leaving the lyrics here because they are seriously powerful & always relevant. 🌚🌝  

1 2 3 4 — Feist 💫 

One, two, three, four

Tell me that you love me more
Sleepless long nights
That is what my youth was for

Old teenage hopes are alive at your door
Left you with nothing but they want some more

Oh, uh oh, you're changing your heart
Oh, uh oh, you know who you are

Sweetheart, bitter heart now I can tell you apart
Cozy and cold, put the horse before the cart

Those teenage hopes who have tears in their eyes
Too scared to own up to one little lie

Oh, uh oh, you're changing your heart
Oh, uh oh, you know who you are

One, two, three, four, five, six, nine, or ten
Money can't buy you back the love that you had then
One, two, three, four, five, six, nine, or ten
Money can't buy you back the love that you had then

Oh, uh oh, you're changing your heart
Oh, uh oh, you know who you are
Oh, uh oh, you're changing your heart
Oh, uh oh, you know who you are
Who you are, who you are

For the teenage boys
They're breaking your heart
For the teenage boys
They're breaking your heart

Written by Sally Mary Seltmann, Leslie Feist • Copyright © (always credit the artist ALWAYS!) 

Love C x  

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