The Crane

PhotographerAaron McPolin
PrizeHonorable Mention
CompanyAaron McPolin Photography
City/CountryPerth, Australia
Photo DateFebruary 2011
Technical InfoFlash Studio
Entry Description

The Origami series was an experiment of coiffure hair design by Simone Lee and myself Inspired by origami and geometric designs, the collection continues to innovate with styles influenced by the historical themes of luck and serendipity behind the art of paper-folding. Hair is sculpted to resemble angular, stiff shapes in an executed homage to Japanese culture.

About Photographer

Originating from Manchester, England. Aaron’s early influences were by his mother, watching her paint, sculpture nail art and coiffure in her salon, whilst his father fashioned, moulded and tinkered new invetions in his shed. Aaron's vibrant curiosity delved him to undertake a beauty course, whilst also completing his design and adverting degree at Curtin University. His love for fashion was sparked when glimpsing the fashion students in the next building, as they cut, stitched and sketched their designs, this quickly led to a flourish of collaborations and experimentation. "I enjoy listening to the people, their story, vision and dreams, learning their culture and beliefs that are often presented their creations, and all I want to do, is make them come to life through photography." Since 2008 Aaron has worked nationally and internationally, photographing campaigns for elite beauty and fashion designers. whilst also developing courses as an educator for Curtin University and SHOOT workshops, teaching conceptual development and collaboration in the photography industry.