The Bird of Paradise shoot started as an image that just appeared in my head and refused to go away. In my mind, I saw a model with colourful makeup and hands dripping with sparkly rings, nestled among a wall of flowers. An image that would be exciting as a floral installation, but would also lend itself to ideas within commercial photography. My aim was to show that I can create big ideas in a small space, ideas that would work on a billboard for a big commercial client as well as a big art print.

Art Direction, styling & photography: HIYA MARIANNE
Florist: Fairynuffflowers
Hair stylist: Severin Hairstylist
Model: Lydia Cooke
Make-up artist: Keeleigh Remnant
Retoucher: Kim Muneri

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