"The concept for my latest shoot 'Wallflower' stemmed from an obvious love of flowers. Ask anyone I know and they'll tell you I wear a lot of floral. Although I work with both, I much prefer shooting on location than in a studio. I find a natural environment so refreshing and ever changing. Plus there's always lovely (and sometimes not so lovely) surprises when working on location; and that keeps me going. I don't mind a challenge. My subjects can run around, jump, lay on the grass or soak their feet in a lake, which is something you can't do within the confines of a studio space.
When I expressed my ideas to model Marissa (of Dally's Models) she was more than happy to try it. I think she did a fantastic job. Especially given it was a sweltering hot Aussie day; and I was asking her to climb into garden beds or stare up at the sun. We were both pretty grateful to run under the sprinklers at the end of the day.
I find inspiration in the work of photographers such as Anne He, Rockie Nolan and Oleg Oprisco. The aesthetic I try to create is something daydreamy and soft but not far from the truth. I don't like to over manipulate images.
My equipment of choice when working on location always includes my Canon 5D MII, light meter .. and a bottle of water! I occasionally use a reflector and portable lighting. I prefer to use an 85mm lens when shooting people.
As for locations, I like to keep that secret (if I can). But what I will say is that I like things to be unexpected. This goes for propping as well (expect fairy wings and top hats in future.. perhaps not together though)."
We are really loving the work Caede is producing and look forward to see where she goes next with her work, we have high hopes!
"One of the things I love best about this art form is creating characteristic scenarios for each of my subjects. Like being handed a blank canvas from which anything can happen. I never tire of the initial creative process of developing a concept or theme, then chucking colours, props, eras, daydreams and moods into them. Although some may not consider photography to be a true art form; I believe it has every right to be."