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Made to fly by Alex Benetel

Monday, October 10, 2016 12:23
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Made to fly by Alex Benetel
Hi guys! Thank you all so much for your support on my recent photographs. It feels so good to finally be sharing what I’ve been creating over the last two months. This photograph in particular means quite a lot to me. Delta Goodrem has been one of my biggest inspirations since I was about nine years old. For those of you who don’t know who she is, she’s an absolutely incredible Australian singer. I created this piece “Made to Fly” in direct response to her new single “Wings”, wanting to portray my interpretation of the track. I was staying at my Aunty’s property around about the time when the track had just been released. I was drawing in my sketch book day in and day out, hoping to really create an amazing photograph. I had this idea to make wings made out of leaves but knew it was going to take some prep time. I collected sticks the day before of the shoot and practised positioning and posing. I was very lucky to have Christian helping me and letting me bounce ideas off of him. On the day of the shoot, It took me about an hour or so to finalise the wings – ensuring that there were enough leaves and that they were exactly the right shape and in the right location. I organised my camera settings and just as the sun was setting, handed over my camera to Christian to click the shutter for me while standing on a ladder. I am so happy with how it turned out and am over the moon that a week later, I got to hand a printed version of this photograph to Delta herself. I got the opportunity to truly express to her how much she’s meant to me in the only way I know how, through what has rapidly become my greatest passion – photography. I’m overwhelmed with happiness that she’s set eyes on my work (+ has a copy of it!), expressed her love of the piece + excited about her willingness to possibly work together sometime in the future (fingers crossed – ahh!). If there’s anyone I want to see my work, it’s her and to this day, even though it’s still a bit of a blur, I cannot believe it actually happened. Facebook | Tumblr | Twitter | Instagram | Blog | Website |
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