Monday, May 30, 2011

Jeannine Tan

Jeannine Tan is a very talented Australian photographer. I am pleased to announce she will be part of an exhibit that will be in the shop! I love the way she mixes nature and fashion in her work.
Photos and interview with her below!

How old are you and where do you live? I'm 17 and live in Melbourne, Australia.
Can you tell me a little about your photographing process and where do you draw your inspiration from? I draw inspiration from the location, lighting, atmosphere at the time and my favourite photographs. My photographing process isn't too interesting. I usually use a Canon 500D with a 50mm 1.8 lens, fiddle with a few settings, shoot away, transfer photos to my laptop, drag my favourites into Photoshop and drag adjustment layers. But if I had it my way, I would shoot everything with film!
Tell me a little bit about your collaboration with Kelsey Genna. The photos are stunning! Thanks so much! She was in Melbourne for a few days, so we shot some photos of Anna Denton in her lovely clothes. We had less than 2 hours because the sun was setting but it was so beautiful with the golden light. *You can see the photos with model Anna Denton above!
How long have you been taking pictures? My parents let me use their brick of a camera when I was around 7. I remember people laughing at me. I must have looked ridiculous! When I was 12, I learnt how to take macro photos and uploaded my first photo onto DeviantArt. It was of raindrops on a window and it got 60 favourites. I was ecstatic!
Have you always been interested in fashion and photography? I really got into fashion when I was 14. Last year I took photos of my friend, Simone for an art project. I guess they kind of merged for me then. 
Who is the ideal girl you would like to photograph? What is her aesthetic? There are so many beautiful girls in the modelling industry. It's really difficult to pick. Natalia Vodianova, Arizona Muse, Frida Gustavsson and Abbey Lee Kershaw are a few of my favourites.
Who would be the ultimate celebrity (or even a style icon from the past) that you would love to shoot with? Scarlett Johansson (back in Lost in Translation).
Since the boutique is called Audrey Grace what are your favorite Audrey Hepburn and Grace Kelly films and photos, or even specific outfits they have worn? Breakfast at Tiffany's and I think Grace Kelly looks stunning here:
Who are your favorite artists and photographers? My favourite photographers are Nirrimi Hakanson, Simon Filip and Nikoline.
What (music) are you listening to now? I'm really into The Drums, Hot Chip and Warpaint at the moment.
Your photos are always unique and beautiful. Do you come up with all the ideas for them? I'm not sure if I could call them ideas. I usually see something interesting and just decide to take a photo of it. 
Do you prefer fashion photography or photographing nature? At the moment I find fashion photography more interesting.
Who is your style icon? Alexa Chung. 
What can we expect from your future? Any exciting collaborations or anything? Not much in the near future. Year 12 is eating up my time!
Any shopping/gallery tips in Melbourne? Chadstone shopping mall for any store you could ever want, Chapel street for interesting but overpriced second hand clothes, Camberwell market for dirt cheap things and Queen Victoria Market for touristy goodies and hot jam donuts :)

Thanks Jeannine! She also did a lovely post on me on her blog, here: 
I'm really enjoying Australia. It's a beautiful country. In her interview Jeannine mentioned her modern day style icon is Alexa Chung, I really think Alexa is the perfect modern emblem of Audrey Grace! Don't you?
Talk soon!


  1. Aw wow! She is so talented at such a young age! I can't wait to see her progress in her passion for photography! It will be such a treat!

  2. thanks daisy. hope you've become a follower of my blog! x

  3. I've been such a fan of hers. It's so nice to see her get recognition for her work. Her work is amazing and she has come so far~ <3

  4. She is exceedingly talented. Her lighting is so interesting!