Tuesday, 16 September 2014

America's Next Top Model Cycle 21 Episode 5 Recap

So the contestants are getting along with a more than 'friendly' game of truth and dare which results in Kari and Mirjana making out. Romeo is less than impressed with the silliness. 

Their first challenge is a Tyra-teach on connecting with the camera without being sleazy, which will surely result in a sexy challenge/photo shoot. In just three 'easy' steps: the smirk, the head roll and the peeping booch/tooch, the models go away to practice before being tested on. Poor Lenox, who is just so adorable being innocent has no idea how to be sexy... awww

For the contestant's photo shoot, it will be for a fake fragrance called 'Spyder Bite' where they will be paired up for a sexy ad, with the pairs as follows:

Romeo-Lenox (lol-sabotage?)
Matt-Will (clearly the producers pushed for this for drama) 

More Line App endorsement.

Matt/Will, Keith/Mirjana, Ben/Raelia get good feedback.

Denzel/Kari, Adam/Shei struggled. Lenox and Romeo looked like a hot mess to begin with but seemed to have pulled some good shots at the end.

So it's Romeo's birthday and they're all having a good time, bar Lenox who went to bed. Romeo gets a bit drunk and starts yelling at Adam and headbutts him a couple of times- crazy. 

They arrive at their runway show- to the announcement that Romeo has been eliminated for physical violence. Bye bye! For their runway, they'll be walking in stilts like in the Cycle 17 All Stars shoot. 

Mirjana, though she was terrified at first, wowed the judges, whilst Adam and Raelia did not impress. In the end, Ben somehow won the challenge. Prize is...??

Challenge scores:

At panel...

Keith 8,8,9/Mirjana 8,8,9
Mirjana did well, Keith didn't really do anything.

Adam6,7,8 /Shei 7, underserved 10, 6
Average commercial. Shei could've done a lot better. Adam wasn't too bad.

Denzel 7,8,8/Kari 7,7,8
I thought Kari did great in the commercial, Denzel not so much. Kinda forced and creepy.

Ben 7,5,8/Raelia 10,10,7
OK. Kelly loves her for some reason. It was good but not THAT good... 

Matthew 9,6,9/Will 8,9,9
So they looked good together, but something was still a bit awkward about it... 

Lenox 7,7,1
Tyra gave her a 1 for not trying. It was super awkward and the worst commercial but I don't think it was because she didn't try. She just doesn't know what to do to be sexy. Probs going home for this... 

Hate that Tyra only gave her a 1 to teach her a lesson and show her who's boss, that ultimately, if you don't listen to Tyra and do exactly as she says, she'll send you home. 

In the end, the first call out goes to...

Saturday, 13 September 2014

Morocco Photography

Having spent two weeks in Morocco and taken thousands of pictures, I've decided to turn them into a photo book, with just a selection of the best shots shown here. Instead of focusing on the usual sights, I seek out details, objects, people and ultimately the 'life' of Morocco at different scales. 

Check out more images after the break:

Friday, 12 September 2014

Broken Mirror/Evening Sky by Bing Wright

New York photographer Bing Wright captured these stunning images of sunsets reflected in broken mirrors. The simple use of mirror to reflect the colour whilst the fragmentation creates dynamic compositions. 

Check out more images below:

'Legend' Trilogy by Marie Lu Book Review

Haven't done a book review in a while, but managed to read the 'Legend' trilogy in my holidays.

Captured in two narratives, one of Day, a boy from a poor sector who is the nation's most wanted criminal and the other of June, the nation's prodigy, on the hunt for Day, the assumed killer of her brother. Themes of suppression, minority and divided societies that dominate the dystopian teen genre permeate in the trilogy.

Delta Goodrem 'Love Thy Will Be Done' Official Music Video

Delta Goodrem releases new single 'Love... Thy Will be Done' ahead of her upcoming tour with Andrea Bocelli in October.

The cover of Martika's track is easy to listen to but not that all exciting, missing the spark the Australian pop star is famous for. Goodrem is also due for an upcoming album, to be titled.

Check out the track below:

Tuesday, 9 September 2014

Brittani Kline in Interview Magazine (Sep 2014)

Despite an attempt to quit the industry, ANTM Cycle 16 winner Brittani Kline returns to fashion in a spread for Interview magazine's September issue. Shot by Gregory Harris and styled by Elin Svahn, Kline looks great in the editorial.

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America's Next Top Model Cycle 21 Episode 4 Recap

OK, so Denzel is going home. Or get first call out. His editing from the get go seems obvious. So after some Mirjana flirting with Denzel in the house and Romeo's occult practices, the contestants are launched into their first photo shoot (challenge?) where they will be creating optical illusions.

It's an interesting shoot with a sporty feel and a current creative direction. 

Keith, Lennox, Ben, Shei, Will seemed to do well.

Kari, Mirjana and Denzel (who gets really angry) did not do so well.

Chantelle comments on Raelia being 'wayyy too sexy' then she goes and poses with her legs around the tree... pfft.

So, the reason the photo shoot segment got less than 10 minutes was because this WHOLE episode is made to revolve around make overs, with a stint about finding different boxes with makeovers inside blah blah blah...

Denzel finds some 'magic' shears in his box so he finds out he will get a 'beard weave'. 

Chantelle freaks out because someone is getting a buzz cut/ head shaved.... come on, it's most likely for the guys!

More LINE endorsement at makeovers when they get to phone their family to show their new look.

Adam actually looks a lot fresher without his Tarzan hair. 

Mirjana looks really good after her makeover- that photo, the softness in the face ahhh

Denzel's face weave is horrendous. Absolutely horrendous.

Will gets a cool makeover.

Kari has a meltdown over her drastic makeover... I think it's ok, but personally prefer her with dark hair, but in the photo, she looks like she could be Russian, European, anything...

Soo... shipping Matthew and Will right now :3 haha

At panel...

Matthew 8,8,7
A cool shot, slightly short but playful... no qualms.

Shei 7,7,6
So Kelly gives Shei the same score she gave Matthew when this clearly wasn't as good. >< But she looks good in person with her new makeover :p

Denzel 7,7,8
Kind of a boring picture, but somewhat convincing illusion. His beard gets a re-do-over so hopefully looks better next week!

Will 7,9,9
A great photo, great face and pose... best photo so far. OK, what is wrong with Kelly. Another 7?

Mirjana 7,8,8
Kelly praises Mirjana for her boring shot, and her face shadowed by her bag. No way is this an 8, Kelly! Her favouritism is beyond noticeable...

Ben 9,9,8
Highest score so far! A great movement shot even though it was still. :)

Chantelle 7,6,7
Boring shot, no expression and looks really stiff. And her skin is all covered when that is her brand?

Raelia 7,9,9
Uhh, definitely not a 9. She has a good body but what even is her pose? is she having some sort of party with her arms in the air?? Nooooo

Adam 7,6,8
Looks short and not at all fashion. 

Lenox 8,8,10
Great shot, love the face and the pose :)

Keith 8,9,7
Slightly weird proportion too much leaning forward, but ok face. Average shot.

Romeo 7,8,8
Like his look in this shot actually. Something interesting in his face too... hmm

Kari 6,7,7
No neck, weird pose. Could have just sat there and even that would have been more artistic.

So... who gets first call out? Ben, Lennox or Keith?

In the end, the highest score is...
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