luisabrimble Grand table styling not required when you let the location shine. Elephant garlic from @boutiquegarlic, Kimbri olive oil from Annie & Henry Herron's olive tree farm created the minimal table styling from our lunch in the olive grove during the @locallovely Pracshop. The clever @stephanie_somebody played with shapes and shadows instead in styling the table. #localislovelyworkshop 4d

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luisabrimble One degree of separation from @epicureanharvest - grower of these rainbow of goodness for our pickling scene during the @locallovely Autumn Pracshop. Styled by @stephanie_somebody. Our patient models - @gretanz @shelleypricephoto @ellabendrups and Amelia Haigh. #localislovelyworkshop 4d

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luisabrimble Naturally this needs to happen when olive tree foliage is in abundance. Meet my new muse @ellabendrups who patiently modelled this #girlholdingfoliage series during the @locallovely Pracshop. #localislovelyworkshop 5d

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luisabrimble What I love about Sophie Hansen of @locallovely is she makes my dream workshop come true. Together with @stephanie_somebody styling I ended up just incredibly overwhelmed by the beautiful scene they constantly create for us to shoot. The @locallovely pracshops is about learning the basics, putting it into practice, gathering, make friends and just enjoying the whole experience. Lunch in the olive grove at @artclasseswithannieherron property in Rydal, NSW. #localislovelyworkshop 6d

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luisabrimble Continuing my House Plant Series, I photographed @little_nicki_'s little apartment in Tamarama full of indoor plants. I thought that it will be nice to add a portrait of the house owner with all their collected plants. We'll sharing the photos soon. xoxoxo 1w

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luisabrimble I'm reposting this beautiful illustration by Tracy Hung @yayforfriends. It was inspired by one of my 'Girls Holding Flowers' Series of @le_jones holding the foliage of wattle provided by @katiemarxflowers. To view the original image you can click the link in my profile. Thank you @yayforfriends it's so beautiful. I'd really love to buy a print please. 2w

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luisabrimble I'm really torn lately - between high concept and real moments when it comes to which direction I want to take my photography. In saying this though every time I purchase a book or a magazine I'm still drawn to books or magazines in which photography is about 'real moments' rather than the highly styled or conceptual. On a look out for new inspiration, my good friend @arthurstreetkitchen introduced me to Toby Glanville's work - he photographed the a few cookbooks and one of them is Rose Bakery's - Breakfast, Lunch Tea. Toby Glanville's work is just absolutely stunning. He totally went straight to no.5 of my top 10 favourite photographers. This cookbook is far from high concept but rather a celebration of warmth and real moments. I loved that this cookbook is as real as you can get - published by Phaidon. 'Down the long driveway, you'll see it' is the book photographed by @marygaudin in collaboration with Matthew Arnold. It is a coffee table book of modernist homes built in NZ between the 1940s and the early 1970s. The beauty of this book lies in the small details, quiet moments, the bits and pieces that give you a sence of a place rather than the highly-polished architectural images we flick through magazines and online. 'Lifecyling' - another beautiful book about the homes of people whose day-to-day lives reflect an affection and dedication to the things they hold most dear. New fave mags: MITT @meninthistown (by the way @rachelkara I loved your photo essay in the 1st issue) and @nourishedjournal. There's a definitely time and place for high concept images no doubt about it. For me styling though still need to make sense and form part of the story. 2w
  •   fraeuleinsonntag @luisabrimble thanks for your inspiration and words of honesty here luisa. this is also what i have observed that messages and pictures sometimes do not match, looking too perfect and styled and that it does not really reflect reality 🏻 2w
  •   natashaamorgan It all comes down to authenticity for me Luisa. I'm drawn to the moments, the details, the teeny tiny happenings that make you stop. I think the capturing of these moments shows an appreciation of time and space, relationships and connections by the author. It's also about a generosity in capturing those moments which brings a real sense of sharing at the most human level. Don't get me wrong high level and conceptual can and are inspirational and aspirational, but moments... these are precious and fleeting. Thank you for sharing these books. @luisabrimble 2w
  •   lisbonbylight @luisa. You only understand how much you love books when you relocated in a 4th flour without elevator !!! 2w
  •   petalplum So great to read these words - love hearing your thoughts on this......as a wish-i-was-a-photographer (ha!) and will-never-be-a-stylised I ponder this often .... I don't think I ever come to a clear decision, but that's ok too. 2w
  •   rachelkara1 I was so with you on this only half way through reading then got a little flutter seeing my name! You blend these two things very well already I say X X 2w
  •   victorcaringal Just roaming Europe for a bit! Got some photo gigs funding it :):) 1w
  •   melanie_biehle Love this Luisa. Thanks for sharing some of your favorites too! 1w

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luisabrimble I can show you scrumptious salads and quiches and incredible looking cakes but that's just showing off right? Ha ha ha. Trust me there are and when @theflourybaker and @simmerandboyle puts them on the table chances are you got to be quick because this is the scene you'll end up with. You snooze you loose. One of the things I love to shoot are gatherings and I've been to lots. This one put together by Nia & Johan Neve of @theassemblyhome is most definitely my kind of gathering. The one I felt really at home and comfortable. I never once felt intimidated meeting or introducing myself to most of the guests at today's luncheon. Lately at gatherings there seems to be a trend where there's more emphasis on fancy schmancy styling and becomes such a grand affair. Today was just perfect. Thank you @theassemblyhome and team! I wish it was longer, I wish it lingered until dinner and we could have chatted a lot more. I met so many amazing people. I was telling someone today that I meet the next person I collaborate with at gatherings like this and very right too! @theassemblyhome you guys are right on the money here, you've created a gathering I want to attend again and again. I love that you brought it back to the basics of just the simplicity, amazing food and just purely a time to enjoy each other's company. I'm looking forward to the next one - Winter gathering. Sign me up! #assemblygathering 2w

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luisabrimble Whilst we were preparing the main meal for today's lunch, I attempted @kategibbs' Grilled Prawns with Bloody Mary Butter. I forgot to add the tomato paste! Nevertheless it tasted so freakin' good, prompting questions from @hannahmacmedia and @andjelkaj where I got the recipe from - I said that it's actually featured in @kategibbs' new cookbook Margaret & Me. #MargaretAndMe 2w

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luisabrimble I promised Graham, Troy & Wendy from the succulent nursery in Dural a cake for morning tea. I called them yesterday and said "let's take it to another level why don't I come and cook you guys a nice lunch?" Then this happened today. I called my favourite people - @hannahmacmedia @gardenclinicclub and @andjelkaj to join in and it took only 30 minutes to organise. Sometimes it's nice when everything is just spontaneous. #StaffMealsSeries at Dural succulent nursery. 2w

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luisabrimble Going to experiment and make White Rocky Road for you @perpinquity @doubleroasters - finally! From left to right: macadamias, 2 x blocks of white chocolate, white marshmallows, rice bubbles and a hint of pink from Turkish delight. Adapted from @therootcauseau's 'Best Rocky Road' recipe ever! 3w

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luisabrimble Happy Mother's Day to all beautiful mamas in this world. Here's a big bunch and a much latergram from the Seattle workshop last year with @cannellevanille. Thank you @tonya_papanikolov for modelling here xoxoxo 3w

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luisabrimble @stephanie_somebody @figandsalt and I are in the final stages of putting together a Food Photography & Styling Workshop in Melbourne at @lyndagardener's The Estate Trentham #theestatetrentham on 27th & 28th August. More details coming soon. 3w

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luisabrimble After seeing lots of broth images from @michelleschoepsorganic of @loveandbonesbroth I'm feeling really inspired to make chicken meatballs in clear broth for dinner tonight. I used the veggies I can find in the fridge - mainly from last weekend haul from @cooksco_op and chicken bones from our local butcher. There's a video in Michelle's website (link in profile) of her chicken meatballs recipe. 4w

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luisabrimble In my previous working life I used to be a marketing co-ordinator / graphic designer. The job of a graphic designer is to find a visual solution to client's design needs. The one frustrating thing that I needed to learn get over with, is working on the design where you give your honest opinion on what will look good yet the client wants the logo bigger or uses not-so-good-looking fonts etc... and at the end you just give up and design it as best as you can and go with it. You can't put a price on having the creative freedom to all aspects of brand design - now that's hard to find. That's why we work on a few love projects that will satisfy this need. @karmmehq is possibly one of the website (www.karmme.com.au) I'm really proud to share because Imby has given me that creative freedom. Just a word of advice: trust your designers, allow them the creative freedom so magic can happen. There's reason why they are the designers, they are there to give you advice on what will look good visually. After all you are paying them for their style and expertise, right? My current fave designer is @tessguinery who's yours? 4w

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luisabrimble We chase fogs not sunrise when we're at 'Kimbri' in Rydal, Blue Mountains. To catch this scene we are up by 5am. Hardly a recce because the paddock at Kimbri is that expansive its photogenic. Our version of recce with @theflowerera and @ellabendrups. This is the background we get to play with for the early breakfast at @locallovely Pracshops. 4w

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luisabrimble @locallovely just announced two new Local is Lovely Pracshops. Both are collaborations of the best order, bringing together a really wonderful team of teachers and creatives; from @countrystylemag’s Editor-in-chief Victoria Carey to super stylist @stephanie_somebody artist Annie Herron and incredible host, food writer and home cook Sophie Hansen of @locallovely and myself.
Local is Lovely Winter Pracshop – Creative Story Telling , August 15 - 16: Join us for a very special residential two-day workshop this winter that’s all about telling stories; through food, words, photogrpahy and art. @countrystylemag Editor-in-chief Victoria Carey will talk about telling stories with words (and how to weave them together with images for today’s magazine), cook and food writer Sophie Herron will share and demonstrate some favourite winter recipes which I will help you photograph, (both the process and the end result). Artist and art teacher Annie Herron will also guide us through story telling through art, with a session on composition and basic drawing and illustration techniques
Local is Lovely Spring Pracshop, September 9 - 10
A two-day residential spring practical food photography and styling workshop bringing together photography, styling, art and cookery. Super stylist @stephanie_somebody will teach us how to bring together beautifully styled scenes, how to find your own style and the tricks she’s picked up in her years as a sought-after creative force! Artist Annie Herron will ground us all in the basics of composition, the art of seeing and give us a new perspective on really looking at every frame we shoot and cook, @locallovely make us lots of yummy food and teach a few favourite recipes and I will be there to share my knowledge on photography basics, editing, finding your style and the importance of collaboration. Cost is $900pp for one night accomodation, two full days tuition and all meals. For bookings and more information please click the link in my profile.
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luisabrimble First time making gnocchi. Text messaging @arthurstreetkitchen for some tips at 10.30pm Brooklyn time. I used purple potatoes but I don't think they retained the colour after adding the flour and eggs. Maybe it will look different once I've cooked it with sage and butter. Mushrooms is my first preference but hubby is not a big fan. I'm freezing few batch for a mushroom version with another mushroom lover one day. Anyone? ps absolute respect to any food bloggers out there. I don't think I have the patience to stop and shoot every step. 4w

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luisabrimble I may or may not have spent a lot of money buying old cookbooks and from @foodandwords, fresh produce from @martinboetz's @cooksco_op, cakes from The Cooking Tree and flowers from @eugalo. What a beautiful day catching up with friends - @caitlinmelling @hannah.brady @perpinquity @augustus_fitzroy @thelostandfounddept @murobondpaint @leahkua @eugalo and Erica at @glenmorehouse Open Garden. 4w

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