"Fancy Footwork" - a review of Crazy Horse, the Iconic Parisian cabaret

"Fancy Footwork" - a review of Crazy Horse, the Iconic Parisian cabaret

The Crazy Horse Cabaret in Paris has been setting hearts a-racing for more than 60 years. I finally ticked it off my Paris bucket list and attended the sexy, witty and iconic show, writing all about it for Marque Magazine in Australia. Check it out...

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Feet First: an interview with Raewyn Hill, director of new Perth contemporary dance company Co3

Feet First: an interview with Raewyn Hill, director of new Perth contemporary dance company Co3

I got to interview the inspiring Raewyn Hill, director of new Perth contemporary dance company Co3 for the Summer 2015/2016 issue of Marque Magazine. We talked about their opening season, getting out of your artistic comfort zone, and off the record, drinking cognac in Montmartre, her old stomping grounds. 

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A Mini Guide to Paris: Eating, Visiting and Loving in the City of Lights

A Mini Guide to Paris: Eating, Visiting and Loving in the City of Lights

Published in Marque Magazine August 2015

Paris is one of the most visited cities in the world, and home to some of its most iconic monuments. Crammed with historical sites, museums, fashion boutiques and fantastic restaurants, it provides endless entertainment for those that choose to visit. It can also appear overwhelming and visitors often make the mistake of trying to cram in too much. After four years in the City of Lights, I still haven’t seen everything, so take my advice, relax, breathe, and hold onto these basic tips when planning your Paris escape. 

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Rediscovering Russia, one vintage Soviet lens at a time

Rediscovering Russia, one vintage Soviet lens at a time

When Valentin Tchoukhounine returned to St Petersburg for the first time in ten years, to sort through the home of his late Grandfather, he discovered a box of dusty Soviet-era camera lenses, last used in the 1950’s and 60’s. 

Drawn to their unusual design and archaic features, he decided to adapt three of them, a Zenitar 16mm f2.8, Helios 44 f2.0, and a Helios 40 f1.5 to his own digital camera, and use them to document and reimagine the city of his childhood, which had changed so dramatically in his absence.  

The romanticism of using these vintage lenses appealed to Valentin, as did the irony of literally viewing Russia through Soviet glass, but what he quickly learned was that he was in the possession of no ordinary lenses. 

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