ZoeFest 2009 Australia Mission Beach

In Praise of Our Models

As I look through the images figuring out which pictures to work on, I never ceased to be amazed at the models in our commmunity – Their creativity, courage, willingness to do it all for a shot and willingness to suffer bodily abuse to get it. Knees on rocks, cuts on rocks, climbing trees, rolling in mud and sand, climbing into cubby holes in trees, and, in OZ, abuse by bitey things. As I get more into my pilates and yoga practice, I appreciate the hard work it takes to pose as well.

And a special thanks to Bink who went above and beyond the call of duty continuing to shoot even though I’m sure her feet were killing her after being cut on rocks and bitten by a crab, to Joceline for being chased by a Cassowary, to Rebecca for taking an unexpected swim in the rapids, to Vassanta for enduring snakes and lizards (and I’m looking at a picture….just how did you get that high in the tree on Mt Kataloo!?)

So, here’s to the Ladies of Mission Beach. Your beauty, courage and grace under difficult situations inspire me