#wearedivine #matchingtattoos #wecray #yolo
Crazy, right?! I have DIVINE tattooed on my left arm. The tattoo means a LOT to me, but Star truly does deserve the word with some of the shit she’s been through in life, and I’m honoured that I mean so much to her. We booked in to Tora Sumi in Balmain, Eduardo Star’s tattoo artist was an awesome dude, Star took the needle like a champ and she’s so ecstatic with the end result!
More photos: http://www.justinfoxphoto.com/stories#/divine/
Nanami got invited to be an MTV IT Girl leading up to Curvy, SO RAD! She so deserves all these awesome opportunities she gets. As usual Nana was nervous and a little anxious (I’m no different despite how many times I do talks or have to get in front of the camera), so she asked me to come along for support, and to also take a few behind the scenes shots. Turns out one of the other IT Girls was Ainsley Hutchence of Sticks & Stones Agency who featured a Cacia Zoo x Jess shoot of mine a while back. Was super rad to meet her!
Was a horrible grey windy and rainy morning. Sydney’s turned, hard, over the past few days (no more beach!). We started at MTV Australia (nice offices!), where Nana was dressed in H&M gear, then got her hair & makeup done too. We had lunch, then headed to Nanami’s studio where MTV’s film crew did their thing (was great to watch them work and Nana killed it!).
Full Set: http://www.justinfoxphoto.com/stories#/mtvitgirls/
David from Import Bible sent me a message the other night to ask if I could try and take a front on shot of the Old & New 997 Slant Nose at SEMA for him. I did, and this is what he’s come up with (so good!).
Pretty awesome show on at White Rabbit right now (go!).
Shots I took of her finished piece (1:1 scale guys! SO RAD!).
I’ve got a huge mouth and it’s been hard to keep this one under wraps but I can share away now! Nanami’s been invited to create art for Gears of War 4, specifically armour and a weapon too!
There are 10 international artists in total, the top 5 get immortalised in the game! Getting ZEN logos into in Need for Speed was pretty special to me, so I’m gunning for Nana’s armour to win.
Her piece is inspired by her Japanese heritage (SAMURAI!), and the Biohazard symbol was inspired by the tattoo on my arm (so cool!).
PLEASE VOTE FOR HER DESIGN!!! You just have to click on her design and vote by signing in with Facebook (one click!). Thanking you all in advance!
TO VOTE Visit: http://www.gearsofwarart.com
Worth it for the art (Zawada) alone.
Always hard to know when a painting is “finished”, but I think she’s finished!!!
Haven’t painted since high school really (where I was so obsessed with creating art that I jigged most classes to paint), but my mate Kristi inspired me to paint again and this is what’s come out!
Not sure painting is for me right now, it’s just too slow a process!!! Might save my return to painting for another time down the line.
Always stops me in my tracks. Rosalie Gascoigne.
Always pay a visit to this guy, a James Gleeson piece I studied in high school
Went to see Frida with Krysti, but it was a sold out event (what?!).
So proud of my little kumquat Nanami Cowdroy who’s artwork is splattered all over Westfield Chatswood!!! She’s killin’ it. Holy Shit! We’re all killin’ it!
More photos: http://www.justinfoxphoto.com/stories/#/nanami-westfield/
I went to support Nana who was invited to be a part of a panel discussion at this year’s inaugural CURVY Women’s Creative Conference at aMBUSH, Central Park.
There were 8 women on the panel and the topic was “The Art of making it”. The session kicked off with everyone introducing themselves with their story on how they got to where they are now (Nana’s story was particularly awesome, it really came from the heart).
Topics touched on Art vs. Design, making a living doing what you love. Having to do your time with crap work to make ends meet/gain experience. Business; Art schools should teach business, how to invoice, connections to legal help with agreements, etc. The topic of kids and a lack of time was brought up too; priority shifts as well as success stories of mothers who are creative directors at the top of their game. Social media, Instagram, how do Artists keep up with the pace of social media marketing. Advertising targeted specifically at women, connectivity, ultimately a lot was brought up in such a short period of time!
For more information, visit: http://ambushgallery.com/curvy-creative-conference/