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Could you describe the story in your own words?
I wanted to capture the essence of innocence, – a lone girl in a warm world, a contemporary story with a vignette of 70’s Mexico.
What were your main sources of inspirations when shooting the story?
The designer Sara and I scouted a small town on the east coast of Australia, nearby to where we live. We found a handful of amazing locations but once we started shooting at the Motel we couldn’t leave! This location completely spoke our vision, and as the sun lowered, the bricks made patterns with their shadows and it became even more delicious.
And the styling?
The styling was all in the location, although we brought props and accessories, we just loved the blank palate and had to let it be. Our model Jazmine’s beauty contrasts the plainness of the bricks and tiles, and she is what draws us in.