Today’s portrait is of one of my work colleagues – Elaine. She is also a designer here at Yellow and like myself is interested in all things designy. Some of her interests are art, magazines, graffiti, interior design and of course… clothes. Something interesting about Elaine is that she left school when she was only 15 years old!

We tried shooting outside around 4 to 4.30pm. Although the light was reasonable it probably wasn’t the best idea shooting at that time as the shadows were quite harsh. In retrospect, a reflector of some sort would have been really handy to knock back some of those harsh shadows. The background isn’t the greatest either so I’ll have to keep looking around work to see if I can find a better location. It’s all a good learning experience either way and I managed to get some good shots under the less-than-desirable conditions.

Another thing Elaine and I have in common is… Pinterest! I have to admit that when I first heard of Pinterest I didn’t want to join the network as it seemed it was ‘for girls’ (such a primary school boy attitude) and seemed to be swamped with a ton of pins that would generally appeal only to women. However, I did end up joining it due to it’s ability to provide some awesome inspiration and now I must confess I am a bit of a Pinterest fiend. Feel free to follow my Pinterest boards by clicking the Pinterest logo under the ‘Follow me Socially” header in the sidebar.

Oh one more thing we have in common is our love of the NZ artist, Shane Hansen’s work.
Check it out – You’ll love it too if you don’t already.

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