through the looking glass...

a fashion photographer's scrapbook....

10 years in Sydney 10 years in Milan shooting in the USA ...

Frances makes pictures, tells stories...

all images are copyright frances j melhop 2012 unless otherwise credited

the best thing at Milan fashion week ….

this guerilla street presentation

I thought it was a homeless person at first …until looked closer ….

beautiful custom handmade shoes boots and sandals

and……… I didnt get their name …

If anyone did let me know !

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the truth about burning man…

it alters your mind
it changes your entire perspective
it engages you in community fast
it forges radical self reliance
it requests radical self expression

it changes you

and aside from the showers and baths in default world….
its better out there

the truth

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the burning man world

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burning man 2012

astronauts coming back from the moon
back in default world …. it’s strange
everything looks different and yet the same….

odd to be back
the Black Rock Desert, art, friends and dust storms
realer than real life

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truly utterly and absolutely fabulous…

rest in peace Anna

I remember being enchanted and entranced by her at the Milan shows each season … so tiny and always so outstanding! I so wanted to photograph her ….

without a doubt she will be sadly missed!

(images collected not photographers own)

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the cds we have been working on arrived!!!

…. complete with tyre tread mark on package …..

but they look amazing … and they sound even better !!!!!

these girls rock!

duo scorpio

Nada dada……

I like it …. !
an art movement for Nevada locals

the idea is this … hire a crusty dodgey old motel room for a week and exhibit your work however you want…

geniusness …. :)

the duo scorpio shoot NYC

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Duo Scorpio

—Scorpion Tales - III. The Tale of Orion

So the musicians Katie Andrews and Kristi Shade and their producer Robert Paterson have finalised the album and it’s ready to go …..
this is what we have been working on for the last months ….
 it is available for pre-order here …. "scorpion tales"

it’s quite extraordinary to see the work up on Amazon already !

here is a sample track from the Duo Scorpio…. love love their work

and ………….. I want to thank Jane in Milano for the use of her wild haunted house :)

shooting in Brooklyn..

a sneaky peek behind the scenes…a funky studio in Brooklyn and a great new crew..
2 really amazing NY girls who play kind of avant garde Harp  … “the duo scorpio”

loving it 

album to be released in May at which point I can show the final artwork …

seriously can’t wait…

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Vivienne Westwoods retrospective at the Pallazzo Reale some years ago in Milan …
still love this…

Vivienne Westwoods retrospective at the Pallazzo Reale some years ago in Milan …

still love this…

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even after all these years Vivienne Westwood rocks !!!!!!!!

This show with her look at 17th Century corsetry flavoured with Highlands fabrics and rich Baroque patterns, tattered nobility style and tartan platforms, is to die for

….as always

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Bill Gaytten for John Galliano … these are my highlights of the show …

just amazing wonderfulness…love it love it!

(photos by Marcus Tondo)